So, if anybody knows me, they know I am NOT crafty. At all. But since we've been back I've had a couple of projects that I've done and I am feeling pretty proud of myself. Proud enough to actually document it. So here are my accomplishments... :)
The story of my coffee table is a long one. In MARCH, I tried to re-do my kitchen table/chair set and it went terribly wrong and we weren't able to complete the project. I don't want to talk about it anymore. So, in my anger/frustration/crushed dreams I felt like I needed to re-do SOMETHING. So, I took my dinged up coffee table and applied my kitchen table idea to it and it turned out great! I'm in love!
So, before, my coffee table was just plain black. I liked it for a while but it started to get dinged and I was getting tired of all my furniture in my living room (besides my couches) being the color black. You can kind of get an idea from the pic below...
|I know, Ruby's hair is SOOOOO SHORT!|
We eventually got tired of sanding and we got really busy before we left for the summer so we just had our coffee table sit in our garage for the entire summer. By the time we got home, I really wanted a coffee table again and forced myself to just finish it up. So, we finished sanding the minor details that were left and decided to call it ready.
So, we stained the top...
And then we put 3 coats of lacquer on it...
And then put two coats of paint on the bottom...
|The paint looks a lot more yellow than it actually is.|
Next is project Door Decor.
I had been calling this a wreath and Nate corrected me and said that technically, wreath's are circular. I looked it up and he is right. So, door decor it is.
My door at home is black and plain and has a little hook for
So, I got this frame. This frame was actually from a project gone wrong (I seem to have many of those). I tried spray painting it and it just cracked all over. it was sad and the frame was ruined for my previous purpose. But it was the perfect thing for this project!
So, last minute I
|Yep, still cute :)|
I love love LOVE it! Yes, so it looks a little springy, but I don't care. It brightens up my life and makes my door look nice and stylish.
Next up, project girls room. We just got them both twin beds (thank you Craigslist!) and they are loving them. But now I need to figure out what to do with the walls. And we've got to find a better solution to blacken out their windows without using a black, fitted sheet :) And I would like to eventually paint those headboards. Hmmm...