Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kitchen Entry Redesign

Here are some more pieces I spray painted yesterday. The cabinets in my kitchen are white so I wanted to paint some wood furniture to match so I could put it in my kitchen entryway.

A friend/co-worker of mine gave me this wooden mirror last week when not even The Goodwill would take it when she tried to donate it. It was in pretty rough shape but it still had hope so I told her I'd take it. I love the small shelf under the mirror and knew I wanted to line it with pretty stuff when I had it all finished.

Here are the before and after pics...

The next piece I did was a table I was going to place right under the mirror. Once again I was a noob and forgot to take a "before" pic.
Here it is mid-project and finished...

It looks so pretty right now with only a couple pairs of my shoes on it. I promise you though that by the end of tonite it will be covered in tons of shoes. Mine, my husband's and my brother's. At least I got the before pic this time!

Here is the entire project completed. My new backdoor/kitchen entryway! Boo YAH!

Maybe I'll do more with the entryway later. I could add some framed pictures or maybe even embellish around the mirror a bit. That is for another blog entry though so until next time folks ;D

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spray paint my life

 It's early spring here in Iowa and I decided to use my time off in the beautiful weather wisely. On Monday I used my dad's truck (thanks dad!) to pick up a dresser from the Salvation Army. I've needed a decent size dresser for a couple years but could never find the right one (aka the right price) to refurbish. Yep, sometimes even the used dressers at The Salvation Army are outta my league. But on Monday I found a $40 beauty that would work perfect.
Once I got into the rhythm of spray painting the dresser though I kept finding more and more things to spray paint. 

 Here is my dresser mid-project. I was being a noob and forgot to take a "before" pic. I'll work on that.

And here is the finished product. 

I wasn't planning on painting the hardware initially but remembered a can of salmon pink paint I bought on clearance awhile back at the craft store.
Perfect combo.

 I'll post the results of the rest of my spray paint endeavors a bit later :)