Thursday, January 12, 2012

$10 Cabinet Redo

Ok I know I posted some time ago about my cabinet I was going to redo. I have had it done for quiet sometime but its amazing how life gets in the way! Things are WAY more important so posting this got pushed aside.

So I was going to paint the whole thing black and then distress it some. Well it didn't turn out that way because I sanded it and though I got it good enough (it was that awful 1970 gloss) but I didn't and the black paint started to bubble and do some wonky streaking thing. While painting it black my sweet daughter who was trying to help also created some messes for me to clean up too. I know she was just trying to help...

Yup thats black paint all over my flower garden. Mind you I was also trying to beat some rain we had coming in! So after that and my black paint not working I had to decide on what to do. I thought about scraping the thing all together but then decided I couldn't do that! So I got out some barn red paint I had for something else and tried a few different techniques before I found one that looked right. I must say this cabinet was a definite learning experience!

Here she stands today in our bathroom. Right where we wanted her. I needed the extra storage for all the things I have been getting while couponing!

I also replaced the handles because it had the shiny 1970 silver handles. I found these black ones at Menards on sale for less than $1 each.

So there ya go! When you can make somrthing go from this
to this
is a good thing!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So Where have I Been?

So I have not blogged in about... forever!

So today I thought I'm going to get back at it. I need to do this to get things back on track and well I miss sharing everything! So here goes...

Life has been busy none the less and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Over the summer we went camping and visited the Amish part of Ohio. We also spent some time in Kentucky visiting family.

Fall came and so did the kids starting school. That made for some busy times and hard decisions on hubby and I's part. Our middle daughter was having some problems at school and the teachers and I where not seeing eye to eye on alot. One day while picking my daughter up from school the teacher and I basically had a screaming match in the office. I also learned my daughter was getting picked on and laughed at and NO child deserves this! So together my hubby and I decided to pull her and I now homeschool her. The other 2 are still in school. My oldest is still in a special program for children with learning disabilities and attends a school, other than out local school district. Our youngest still goes to public school but she does well and has no problems. Its hard to believe I am the mother of a 7th, 6th, and 4th grader! Which also means I am the mother of a teenager! Someone please fill me in on where time went!

So that brings me to today... (well in a nutshell) Hoping to be more regular about posting as I have also been busy redoing, painting and well still thrift shopping!

Maybe if I'm lucky I will get the cabinet I bought a few weeks back at the Restore painted and I can come back and share! (waiting for the driveway to dry a little from last nights rain and I am going to get started)

Hope everyone has a blessed day! Leslie