Monday, June 27, 2011

Gray Distressed Table

Hello blog world... it has been a while, and no bloggin on vacation so no updates. Mediterranean Cruise...way too much fun! Two days of sleep to recover :-)
Goofed off for two weeks so time to get my project on...

Golden Oak dining room table, beautiful in it's day but now Gray is the word.

Distressed gray in a brick courtyard... oh yeah!

Table is ready, brick is purchased, now to get to work. Will take pics as the project progresses.
Happy Bloggin :-)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Toy Containment Center

This is the AFTER....
Not a conventional toy chest for a 4 year old, but I think he will like it.
All the essential have their place:  TV/DVD, book shelf is on the other side, the side you can see is chalk board (that's chalk hanging from a string), all of his DVD's....

Every surface that comes into contact with a sliding object like a basket or TV, I sprayed it with truck bed paint so it won't scratch. That's the plan anyway.

Do the chalkboard signs look like left over baseboard...that's because it is. Left over from my kitchen renovation.

Sending love to all the bloggers I follow...without you I would be sitting around waiting for my next issue of Southern Living magazine.

This is the before:
A craigslist find...I searched for a good little while to find the right size and shape for my little one's room. An old entertainment center upcycled for a new toy holder. I removed the glass front door (not good for a four year old) and the weak backing. The once popular honey oak color goes bye bye and the new satin black and tan with chalkboard accents come to the forefront. 

Maybe it's time to begin working on the table I see in the 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Practicality wins...

I admit... I am probably the world's most practical person. I ask for and get DIY projects for all special occasions. One of my favorite Christmas gifts is my under the counter wire pull out racks. How much do I love these, well enough to take a pic and load onto a blog, lol.
They were a cinch to install and make life so very easy! How in the world did I ever live without them.