Okay. So I don't have enough projects swirling around in my head already, I need to add PAINTING to the list. I've always been interested in the idea of revamping old furniture, but I guess I'm just afraid to take the plunge (that ugly old coffee table re-do 20 years ago notwithstanding). What if I mess it up? What if it's ugly? Despite my insecurities I decided to start, but start SMALL.
I present to you the "Really Flowery and Green Painted Magazine Holder That Never Really Went With Anything In My House."
(Oops, I started priming it before I remembered to take a "Before" photo! So please disregard the primer on the bottom left corner.)
Call me crazy. It's not that I didn't like it. It. Just. Didn't. Go.
So I got to work with some primer and white paint I found in the basement. One coat of primer and two coats of paint. Then I took some sand paper to it, just on the edges and corners for a distressed look.
I wanted to maybe stain it a bit and rub the stain off for a more authentic look, but I'm still such a scaredy cat. What brand should I use? What color stain? How do I apply it? The list goes on. I've been amazed at all the talented people out there who do this stuff every day. My goal is to try to learn from them. And then it's just trial and error, I guess.
Look out world, she's painting now!
Since this is for White Wednesday over at Faded Charm, I thought I'd add just one more small white lovely.
This is sitting on the vanity in our powder room. It's a scent diffuser from ~ ready?~ a dollar store! I kid you not! I've been asked by a few people if I have the Dollar Tree or the Dollar Store. It's actually Dollar Tree in these parts. Anyway, the rest of the bathroom reveal will be coming up soon once I find the perfect mirror (and paint it, of course)!
Hope you're all having a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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