Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spray Paint Fun

I had a pretty productive weekend in terms of house stuff.  I am essentially finished my DIY headboard... I'm just waiting on the nail head trim I ordered to arrive.  I ordered it back in November and there was a snafu wit the shipping :(.  I also did some painting/reupholstering of some old furniture I stole was gifted from my dad's house.

Bench for the foot of the bed:


This is a chair I have had since I was a little girl (hence it's small, but works for holding my clothes that take me a week to put away :)).  I'd like to get a nicer one when I can find a good price, but it will do for now.  I also made that "M" sign from a $3 Ikea frame, a 69-cent piece of craft paper, my printer and a sharpie!


This bench I got on craigslist as a place to hold our work shoes in the garage and a place to sit on to take them on and off. I just drew a grid on top with pencil as shown in the second picture, taped on the chevron pattern with painters tape, spray-painted it, removed the tape then erased the pencil marks on the white parts. 




We have also been busy couch-shopping the past few weekends, but I still can't find anything I love.  Unfortunately I have a very specific idea of what I want and I can't find it in stores anywhere.  Hopefully we'll have more luck this weekend.  I know Greg is super-psyched to shop again this weekend ;).

6 comments:

  1. Creative! I love everything. Where did you find the nail head trim. I want to put this on the back of my new dining room chairs. Thanks for sharing...keep the fun projects coming.

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    1. The first time I ordered it from perfectfit.com, but that stuff never came (still trying to get my money back... grrrr). I ordered it the second time from Amazon... hopefully that will be coming soon so I can share my headboard with you!

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  2. I love that chevron bench! What a great idea, and it looks so simple!

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  3. *colette* you are super talented!!

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  4. I love the bench at the foot of the bed! I had the same issue with couch shopping. We went EVERYWHERE we could find where they sold couches. We sat in everything. Nothing worked for us, Couches are made for GIANTS now. Also, I had a certain look in mind to go along with the selections we made for our house. I ended up taking a huge risk and ordering two couches online. Luckily, they worked out perfectly!

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    1. I have been leaning more and more toward ordering online, but like you said I'm scared of the risk! I have found several online that I love but can't find them in any stores :(. I think I only have a few more weekends of shopping left in me before I resort to ordering online.

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