Tuesday, November 3, 2015
We feel pretty terrible for our absence in updates but some pretty exciting things have happened over the past few months. Not wanting to jinx a closing we didn't share until now that we bought a new house! A whole new project! It's near the condo we love so much, which is now being rented out by lovely tenants, and we're ready to get to work. These are some of the before photos!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I was digging through photos and posts of projects past and came across this gem we never got around to finishing/posting.. so here it is for your Throwback Thursday enjoyment!
We started quite a few side projects while waiting to close on our new place and this is one I can't wait to see finished. We found some super inexpensive filing cabinets at Staples and started by painting them white, instant improvement. Then I went to Michael's and picked out a very cool stencil set - Thanks Martha :) and a pretty acrylic shimmer paint color.
DIYer Beware: This was not as easy as I expected and took MUCH more time. The stencil wasn't large enough so after rolling the paint on, I had to wait for it to dry then set it up in the next position, tape it down, etc. I probably should have just measured the drawer faces and ordered or made a stencil to fit - but coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Love a little shimmer!
We're getting somewhere..
Ta da! Now just a little white paint touch up.
Hope you enjoyed the blast from the past - We'll make sure to share the finished project and office photos soon!
Monday, July 27, 2015
When we first bought our house and started gutting the kitchen, we decided we wanted to save as much of what we took out as possible. Most of the cabinets got a new home in the garage (link coming) but this small awkward desk area became a problem. What could we possibly do with it? At the time we were shopping around for our kitchen counter tops and I remember thinking, wouldn't it be nice if the yucky plastic desk could look like pretty stone, I immediately started researching. It turns out there is a spray you can buy that will create a stone affect and with that this project was born.
This is after we went all hulk and ripped the counter top off the base to start painting.
The side cabinets went to the paint work shop to get a fresh coat of white high gloss paint, with our AMAZING paint sprayer.
The counter top went out to the garage to get scuffed up a bit and prepped for painting.
We actually used two different spray paints and layered them to give the stone a pretty gray color. One was called Gray Stone and the other was Granite Stone.
We kept spraying in even strokes until you couldn't see the tan surface through the stone anymore. Then we let it dry for a few days. After it was totally dry and ready to epoxy we picked up a kit called Super Glaze, at Home Depot and got to work - sorry we don't have any photos of this step but we followed the directions exactly as the product entails and we love the results.
On to the next project!