So, I've been working pretty hardcore this weekend on the dining room. Grady got the old chalkboard hung right above this old thrift bench (that I don't think you've seen quite yet). And once it was hung, I couldn't bare for it to sit empty...
My chalkboard inspiration came from HERE. Really cool stuff.
Funny. I've had this old chair back/bottom/idk for several years now. I think I picked it up for a dollar at one of my old stores. It's been hidding beside my washing machine in the old house...hoping I'd find a good spot. Sad to say, I couldn't ever decide exactly how I'd use it.
It finally hit me here in our new house...
This is our downstairs spare bathroom. It's tiny...basically a powder room with a tub, so it's certainly not going to take much to fill it. It ended up that the new chair bottom magazine rack was the perfect addition.
But, I gotta ask, how would you have used it?
(More on this room next week...)
Happy hunting, y'all!
Alright...well, I do know this isn't the most original RRR project in the world (because who hasn't painted a piece of furniture?), but y'all, it had to be done. And, if I can help the one person out there that hasn't painted a piece of furniture before, then so be it.
Let's get to it.
You may disagree, but I've always liked this style of bed...and luckily my parents listened when I told them I'd love to have theirs whenever they decided to get rid of it.
The first step I took was sanding...just enough to take the shine off really.
Next I primed it...2 coats of Kiltz.
Quart of Kiltz- $8.
Lastly, I painted...2 coats of aqua (Vaspar's Woodlawn Charm, to be exact).
Although I typically rough up anything I paint, this one I decded to leave alone (Besides the scratches I made trying to put the mattress and box springs in place by myself. Ugh.).
It's a nice change, I think.
Quart of Valspar custom color- $15.
Total cost- 23 bucks.
I'm also fully aware how blank and bare it is in here.
Now go check out the other cool RRR projects for this month!