I have still been busy down at my niece's rehab house but decided this weekend that I was going to stay home and work on some projects. One is for her so I guess I didn't get too far from the "job site"! Speaking of job site, that is how our garage seems to always look. We have a plan to get it organized this fall when it is cooler so hopefully it will be more efficient and look better!
My SIL and I removed this ugly, homemade cabinet off the wall and I had my honey drag it home so I could work on it. We have been using it to paint on and everything!
Ignore the empty beer boxes that have been laying there since vacation!!! I should view my pictures before taking them!!
I told my niece that if she trusted me, I was going to make it into something she would WANT to use! I decided to add a top shelf, some trim, a solid back, knobs and four legs to make it a cottage standing cabinet for her towels since she has no space or linen closet. Looks like our dog Shadow is checking it out also!
I took it apart, my hubby put more support with screws, I filled in all the holes with wood putty and gave it the first coat of primer! Looks better already!
My plan is to paint it white with distressing of brown underneath and a teal blue for the inside to match her bathroom that is going to be teal blue and brown. I will update later this week with the progress!
My next project that I am working on at the same time is the dresser I just purchased from Craigslist for $15. Here is a before shot from it on CL.
Well, I sanded it and used paint stripper on the top only. I then had to sand some more. This picture shows two coats of stain on top and primer on the base. It looks better already!!
The drawers are a little time consuming! I found if you press the roller hard enough, it will get into the scroll design just fine!!
I am going to paint it a tan color with distressing showing brown and then do a mocha glaze over it. I think I am going to paint the hardware a bronze brown. Hard decisions!
While I was doing that, my honey was busy power washing the house and cleaning out the gutters 30 feet in the air! You would have thought I would get a picture of that! Nope! However, I did catch a picture of him trying to burn all the brush and old wood that we have been collecting in the lower yard and needed to get rid of. It has rained a lot so he decided to take care of it! Picture is blurry as it was getting dark and he was far away from the house!
The fire looked cool at night!
Stay tuned for updates later this week! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to start the week!!
I am linking up to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays! Mine isn't done but is sure is thrifty!
I am also linking up to Transformation Tuesday at The Pumpkin Patch even though it isn't done but is still quite the transformation at this point!