Thought I would share my latest couple of projects with you. I bought a couple of unfinished wood cabinets at Michaels. They were $39.99 and I had my trusty 40% off coupon! So a fairly thrifty project! If you have one check out your local Michaels Arts and Crafts Store. They have so many unfinished wood items that you can prim up!
Here are the two cabinets before~
And here they are after. They will hold most of our DVD collection~
The red one is basecoated Black (Michaels Brand Craft Paint) and then the topcoat is Rookwood Red (Americana Brand Craft Paint). Then I sanded, distressed and covered with a Dark Walnut stain (Minwax). I also painted, sanded and stained right over the hinges! Some of you may prefer to take the hinges off. But I really like the look of them painted and roughed up a bit!
This one is basecoated Black (Michaels Brand) and the topcoat is Tan (Michaels Brand). Then I sanded and distressed it and covered it with a dark walnut stain as well (Minwax). I also painted the insides of both cabinets black. Sanded, and stained those as well. I just forgot to take a picture with the doors open! Ooops!
One thing that I do with EVERYTHING that I paint/makeover....I ALWAYS ALWAYS paint everything inside, outside, bottom, top, back etc. It really makes a huge difference and I think it makes it look more "professional". Even though you may not see the back or bottom of something I really think it is important to finish the whole piece and pay attention to detail.
This is just a silly picture that I took while I was lying on my couch the other day (I am battling a sinus infection) sometimes I just need to "take a load off". I looked out into my kitchen and saw a perfect star on the ceiling. No there is nothing there that would cast a shadow of a star on the ceiling, it is just the way the gourds and pumpkins are arranged in the basket. I thought it was cool, I guess I had an "artsy" moment! Haha!
Today is Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary! We all watched it, we all loved it! Some of us still watch it and still love it!! What a great learning tool it has been for SO many kids. So many generations have enjoyed it!
Happy Anniversary to Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Snuffy and the whole Sesame Gang!!
Thanks for 40 years! Here's to 40+ more!! :)
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Our weekend forecast sounds wonderful! Yippee! I am off to do some more makeovers! :) Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~
P.S. I am SO frustrated with Blogger lately!! All of my text turns out all goofy! I just can't figure it out! Looks fine before I post it, then when I post it....it's all messed up! Ugh!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! I have Live Writer and that works fabulous...UNTIL I try to post my blog.... then I get an error message and it won't allow me to post! So then I have had to do one blog TWICE! Oh Calgon take me away.....Blogging should NOT be stressful!
Thanks for listening to me ramble!! :)