Thursday, September 22, 2011

Two little projects in the done column . . . . .

Did you ever look at a little project and think, "Ooh, that won't take long.  I'll do it tomorrow.".  Only tomorrow never seems to come!

That's what I did with these.  But I did wake up Monday and think that it was time to do them.  So quickly in fact that I didn't take a before picture of the first one.

I found this cute little bread box at the NC State Fairgrounds on the Friday before My Black Monday.  It is in great shape but it was a boring beat-up brown.  The price was right at $10.00!  So a little bit of paint and my favorite Tudor Brown Bri-wax and ta da!

While I was at it, I painted the wall above the countertop in the kitchen.  Remember we had to remove all the cabinets to put in the new flooring last summer.  We put the base cabinets in and made the kitchen functional but then we stopped and went on to other things.  We even had put some of the paint swatches on the kitchen wall last summer.  I'm embarrassed to say, they were still there.  So I painted.  It took an hour!  What was I waiting for?

After painting
Note the coffee pot in the above picture.  Murphy's law struck again.......

After measuring 15 times, I still put the first shelf a 1/2" too low.  So the bread box was moved here and the coffee pot to the right of the window in the picture.  It doesn't look great yet.  I just threw up some things I had laying around the house.  The brackets came from IKEA last January destined for another project that was never done.  The board I picked up at Lowes that morning.  It was a rough cut cedar board....rough cut on one side and smooth on the other.  Only $12.00 for the 8' board and the best thing - they cut it for me!  No trying to kill myself getting into Dear Hubby's shop and finding the right tools which would have taken HOURS.

Anyway, two more little projects off the list.  We may wind up putting upper cabinets on this wall down the road but in the meantime, I have a nice place for seasonal decorations and the paint samples are gone!

Blessings, Cathi


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well Cathi - if you hadn't shown us the coffee pot sitting there and told us the shelf was installed too low, we would not have known it... lol
I think it looks good like it is but I know when you have an idea and want it to work and it doesn't - it makes your mind crazy!


Darlene said...

Wow, Cathi you had a very productive day. Love it ALL.

Lynn said...

Cute shelves, I'm impressed with your power tool abilities!

Angie Berry said...

Cute breadbox, love the makeover! I've been trying to decide which brown Briwax to buy. I only have ebony and love it but I need a brown that's not too light and not too dark. So you like the Tudor Brown? Yes, I like that color on the website. I think I'll go with that... thank you for the help, ha!

So long, paint samples! I had some paper paint samples taped to my walls for a whole year, just moving them around every once in awhile to see what I (and everyone else) thought. Then it got to the point that I totally forgot about them because I was so used to seeing them, lol. I like your new shelves... lots of room to display your prims! =]

Carrie P. said...

the bread box is a great find and I love how you fixed it up.
Hey, that was a great idea to get the guys at Lowes to cut your boards for you, in a jiffy. :)

Teresa said...

Looks great and I love the way you get things done.