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 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!