I am an addict of before and afters. Is anyone with me?? So why not better for them to be in my own home.
I’ve found this winter to serve as a good time to work/finish/begin projects around the house:) I know to some people projects sound like no fun…and there are times for me that I dread them as well, but this winter I have found them quite therapeutic. Its something about seeing change, being mindless, feeling like I accomplished something that I think keeps me going.
So, there may be a few blogs on all of my mini makeovers that are going on over here. First up….our island
I so wish our kitchen was a little bigger so we could put a big island in with bar stools and all, but it’s not. It is just wide enough though that it looks a little funny without anything. My friend posted this island on our online garage sale about 6 months ago and I fell in love with the chunky butcher block, the spindle legs, and the fun character. She purchased this one at Pier 1.
Ever since I got it though, I thought it would be fun to “tweek” it just a bit:) That’s when I saw this picture at Thistlewood Farm…
Made me wish all the more I had a bigger island…but I really liked the stencil on top and the colors, so I now had my vision:)
I started by finding a font that I liked and printed it out. Then I traced it onto plastic and cut it out to make my stencil.
Yep, they are binder seperators. They are cheap and work really well:)
Then I stenciled it on…
This is my tool box:) I used the hair dryer to dry the paint so I could speed up the process. I”m not a big fan of waiting.
Once I got it painted I distressed the numbers a bit and then stained the top.
I used the same stain that’s on my railings and better matches my floors. Dark Walnut.
I painted the dark wood white and distressed it, and then added a cute galvanized pull. It’s from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot.
I’m liking it. Another cheap makeover, and all done in a day….that’s my kind of project:)
Sorry for the night time pics again….
I’ve been working quite a bit on Kynlee’s room lately, and I have a few fun makeovers to show you there as well:)