Sunday, February 23, 2014

Barn-Style Sliding Door Weekend Project

Great weekend for doing projects!  Here was a little teaser from my last post and what we started with:

And this is what it turned into:

Unbelievable, the talent my husband has and the ability to make what I envision!  Our landlord had some old 2 x 6's sitting out in the weather.  We asked her if we could buy some and they were transformed into this beauty!  The handle is from the plumbing department at The Home Depot.  The rollers on the top of the track are from the garage door section.  

This thing is so heavy and so huge, just under 8 feet tall!  Which is great because we have 10-foot ceilings and it seems more in proportion with the room.  I really have dreamed of having a sliding door, but thought it was out of reach because the cost of the track kits start at $250 and go up from there. We made this entire door for around $50!  The only thing left to do is install a small rubber caster on the wall so that the door doesn't bang into the wall, which I learned Here.

I'm in love with this door and how it changed the whole look of our bedroom.  It also matches the new laminate floor we just finished installing. 

Next up, painting our bedroom a light gray, but not sure if hubby will agree to this!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Update on the Dresser Redo, and a New Project

So glad it's the weekend!   I wanted to give you an update on the dresser I am painting.  Here is the before:

And here are the drawers all painted with Caromal Colours Peppercorn basecoat, and Paprika on top.  We have also applied toner to pull all of the great color through.

I have the skeleton of the dresser painted as well, just need to apply the toner and I am waiting on my beautiful hardware.

As far as the new project Justin is working on. . . what do you get with this combination?

Our landlord had these beautiful boards out in the weather and we just couldn't resist.  Just and the boys are building a rustic sliding door for our bedroom at the cabin.  It is going to be amazeballs I tell you!

I should get the dresser finished tomorrow, all except the hardware, and will post the pics.

Monday, February 3, 2014

A lot of change has happened since I took a hiatus from blogging. . .

My last blog post was dated April 29, 2012.  So much has happened with our family/living situation/jobs/life since that time.  We lost our house (it is what it is and I have finally made peace with it).  We moved to a small town. . . It took a little getting used to but I love it!  Our son stayed to finish out his senior year and play football (I don't know that he would have ever forgiven us if we made him move).  Our oldest got a great job with a great company and now lives on her own.  So 3 kiddos made the move with us and it made this Momma sad to leave 2 behind.  Change is inevitable, but that doesn't make it any easier.  My little birdies are starting to leave the nest.

  I have really missed blogging.  It is my creative outlet.  I love painting furniture, giving old discarded items a new life and new home.  Sometimes it is the find that gives me the biggest thrill.  With the discovery of Caromal Colours Paint, re-doing furniture has never been easier.  It is simply the best.  No sanding before you start painting your piece so you get to the fun part right away.  This paint bonds to almost anything.

The very first piece we have ever painted was this:

(Apparently I didn't know how to crop yet)

Here is another one of our first pieces:

But, my very favorite piece of furniture we painted so far was this one, named Kennedy:

I found that naming each piece gave them a little personality.

So I may have already lost all of my followers, but I hope to gain you back one by one, plus a whole lot more.

Here is the first piece I will be painting in my second phase of blogging:

 A tall, very plain, part particle board, part wood dresser that will be transformed shortly.    Check back to see the results.

Also, last time I blogged (almost 2 years ago), I was having a contest and once I reached 100 followers, I was going to give away a jar of Caromal Colours paint.  I am at 100 followers, not sure how many are left, but I will run the contest through to the end of February 2014 and will draw a winner on March 1, 2014.  Just leave a comment below to enter to win.

Here's to many more posts, many more projects, and many more adventures.

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