Friday, August 6, 2010

Is That an After? Wait...what? Two Afters?

So, I'm not always great at finishing my projects. I start a lot of them....and then get distracted with new ones. This annoys my Type A husband. But I can't help it.

However, in the last few weeks I have wrapped two of these projects. I won't lie, the extra kick in the pants came from us putting the house on the market...but whatever. They're done.

The first was this kitchen I bought for Heidi Sage for her birthday back in March. There were a number of things that kinds of halted progress....a vacation, a major back surgery for Rodney, and then all of a sudden Clinton was out of school. And then it was hot outside. Ugh.

Anyhow....this is what I started with...

Then I took it apart, sanded it down, and primed it.

Then I repainted and reassembled it.
I still have a few details left to finish out, but that won't happen until the kids start school in the fall. For now, it is what it is....and we love playing with it just as it is.

And I was also able to finish up another laundry room! The builders had finished it out with a cream colored paint and put in a wire shelf for "storage". After years of hating, I finally came up with a plan. I wanted real storage, I wanted a desirable color, and I wanted a curtain that could close it all off. My laundry room is a pass thru to the garage, and sometimes I don't like people coming through to see my now I can close it off.

My neighbor had a left over gallon of paint that was just the color I was looking for....Sparkling Sage. Rodney and I dropped the kids off at his sister's one day while we painted....together. My parents put up the cabinets while we were in Vail...big thanks to them! I recently painted the unfinished cabinets to match the trim. And Mother made the curtains for me out of some table cloths I found on clearance at Target, with a strip of some fabric I found at one of my favorite fabric stores. I love the way it turned out...

Two down, twenty seven to go,

1 comment:

The Rodriguez Family said...

Every little kid needs a play kitchen, and Heidi's is definitely one of the neatest I've seen! And I love the laundry re-do. The curtain is a great idea!