Seems like the in thing right now is weathered gray furniture, and I have to admit that I am developing a fondness for it as well. I recently found a console at Restoration Hardware that I have been coveting, but it wasn’t exactly the gray color that I was hoping to find. I was looking for more of a dark driftwood tone. Plus, with a price of around $1700, I thought that this would be a good DIY project. I am sorry that I did not take photos of the whole process. However, I have created a sketch up to compensate.
Searching for the right sideboard
A few years ago, I bought a gorgeous,dining table for my hearth room, and every since I have been on the lookout for a sideboard that would look right with it. The table was one of those distressed tables that is made from reclaimed wood and, I wanted something that would look as if it was part of a set. Eventually, I came across a discounted sideboard (75% off) that had the right look, but unfortunately, the finish was a bit too red. It was also missing the legs, which was why it was discounted so much. Of course, I was not to be deterred…… so, on to refinishing the sideboard.
Take a look at your lamps, or any lamp for that matter. What initially jumps out at you? The lampshade, right? Well that’s what I noticed when I looked at my nightstand lamps. Unfortunately, they where just a boring, white, blah! So, I decided to give them a lampshade makeover.
Do you prefer everything to be neatly organized? Well, I do too. So, I have been on a quest to get every inch of my kitchen organized. I have very deep drawers on both sides of my cooktop, so this is the best place to store all of the cooking utensils. However, I hate shuffling around through drawers, searching for a spatula or a spoon. I needed a solution, and I knew just what I wanted – a deep drawer utensil organizer!
Quest for an inexpensive board that works…….
I really needed a good dry erase board for my craft/class room, but I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars to get the set up that I wanted. In the past, I have tried smaller boards purchased from office supply stores. I have also tried the paintable white boards. Both had there faults. The purchased boards were too small and very expensive for their size. The paintable white boards were never quite as smooth as the store bought, and they eventually show the dreaded ghosting.