Friday, November 5, 2010

Taking a Break

I bet you thought that I was going to say I am going to take a break from blogging.


I am not, I am simply taking a break from sewing/diaper making.

I now have 8 cloth diapers made up and they seem to be working smoothly for my son. It is so nice to think that I don't have to go out tomorrow and drop $25.00 on diapers because I can just wash some up. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!

So, after deciding to take a break from sewing and redoing the boy's room I tackled a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now.

A few years ago my mother-in-law found this beauty on the side of the road for nada, nothing.

It's ok. Kinda plain mostly used for holding blankets and such. I decided that it was time for a major face lift. So yesterday I got started tackling this project.

In my house there are a lot of people. 7 to be exact which means there are a lot of shoes around. As an impromptu fix I put together a wire basket to hold all the shoes. This is what it looks like:

A great big mess. It was bothering me something terrible so I decided to fix it!

I got some clearance paint at Walmart called Emma's Eyes and got painting.

After removing the heart shaped back board and cutting tall wood to be even with the shorter one. After painting a Heirloom White "M" on the lid and distressing with the sand paper and stain this is what I got:

I also painted the inside bottom and sides with Mod Podge hoping that will keep the wood intact better when the wet shoes come.

I love it! So much prettier then both the before picture. I have ordered everyone to clean out their shoes and are only allowed 2 pairs per person.

I painted the "M" on because I wanted to be able to distress it and I didn't think that vinyl would have given me the look I wanted!

What do you think?

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  1. looks great Amy! nothing like before, and i always enjoy a good distressed finish. Way to go!

  2. You did a fabulous job on this makeover! I love that you got rid of the heart, the color and initial are perfect!

  3. It doesn't even look like the same chest. I love the monogram! Great looking way to hide all the shoes :0


  4. From cutesy country to something fabulous. Great transformation!

  5. I really like it! The "M" and the color of the paint... they look great together.

  6. It looks great, Amy! Love the "M!"

  7. Well done, love the monogram! Good idea, now I'll be searching for a chest like that.

  8. Great makeover, it looks beautiful:))
    Your blog is wonderful, thanks for stopping by:)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana