July 23, 2010

ANOTHER DIY PROJECT

Im having fun w/ these mini projects that save money! This weekend Steve is off to a canoe trip w/ the boys up in Maine. As much as I miss him when we are apart I have to admit it's nice to have some alone time to just do girly stuff & knock things off my personal/anal (HA!) to do list. Tomorrow I will be painting these items to use in our house!

This cabinet was in the house I grew up in. My Dad had it in our basement storage room & used it to store/hold school supplies. He was always able to collect extra supplies since he was/is a teacher. My sister & I used to hate having to rummage through this thing bc we really wanted to just get our supplies @ the store where the supplies were wayyy cooler. But of course my parents were all about saving money. HA! Too funny! I laugh @ it now. And of course this cabinet gives me humorous/good memories looking back. I plan to paint it black & put fabric behind the glass to hide whatever I put on the shelves. Probably clothes-since I have "way too many" as my family has always told me & now Steve tells me. It will be placed in the "Glamour-esque" big guestroom that I am re-decorating!
A lil something we found @ this unfinished wood store in RI. We will put the numbers in our newly finished basement as you come down the stairs. 9-5-09 is our wedding date! YAY! Clever right? I'll paint them white so they POP on the black wall/ceiling.
Last but not least...this desk was given to Steve by his Mom a few years ago-I believe it came from her side of the family. One of the drawers was broken until I realized last night how easy it was to fix. I will paint this black as well, along with adding fun glass vintage looking knobs. Then I'll add a vanity chair in front of it & a vanity mirror above it. This of course will go in the "Glamour-esque" big guestroom as well.


***a weekend to myself= relaxation, mani/pedi, errands, dvr, re-decorating our big guestroom "glamour-esque" style, facial, house chores & lifetime movies. :)

4 comments:

SOUL PRETTY said...

Hi Shannon...I see you'll be busy with your own DIY projects...can't wait to see the finished project...Did you receive my paypal invoice for the blanket....? If not, check your junk mail for SoulPretty, Paypal...

Meesh's Photo Blog said...

love the cabinet you are doing...can't wait to see the final pics!!

Yvonne said...

can't wait to see the "after" photos :)

nataliegracie said...

I'm excited to see the final outcome of the cabinet you're going to paint black and cover the glass in fabric.