I spent the first week or so putting my house back together after the fiasco that was Dovi's 3 week hospital stay. Then, it was time to deal with my stress from that time.
And what do I do when I'm stressed? Why I decorate, m'dears!
So. I surveyed my house, and honed in on a few places that I was irritated.
1) Nowhere for the kids' shoes to go (well, I had some baskets in the front hall, but they were always visible. And Visible = Mess)
2) Ugly Kitchen Chairs. Well not so much ugly as not my style anymore. Light wood. Eew.
3) Ugly Living Room Side Table. Now I can't really complain about said table because
I got moving. Nothing a whole lot of spray paint can't fix, right?
Problem 1: Front hall shoe storage.
Solution: Old Shelving unit that was in the basement that had a broken shelf and was destined for the garbage.
How did I do it? Remove broken shelf, spray paint black (only about 400 coats of paint!), and hang a little curtain rod to cover up the mess.
Isn't it pretty? Oh and those who know my house well will also notice that my front hall is no longer red. More about that later.
Problem 2: Ugly Kitchen Chairs
Solution: Why paint, of course!
How did I do it? Hmmm maybe a bit more black spray paint? And some fabric...
They are faint-worthy. And are making me want to paint my kitchen table...
And on to the last.
Problem 3: Ugly accent table.
Solution: Beautiful in Blue. I don't even like blue, and I swoon when I look at this. Yes. I swoon. It is divine.
How did I do it? Blue spray paint, then sanded the edges, then a bit of dark wood stain.
I figure that all of these transformations cost me total about $50. Spray paint is divine. And the good news is that the blue paint on my front lawn is just about gone.
And now I need to go make dinner. Because it's 4:41 and I have not made a blessed thing.
It's good to be back.