I'm ready to show you my first project.
First off, do you remember last year when I re-did my table and chairs? Yeah? Well. After that I decided I needed a long, long break from spray paint, furniture, etc. I'm just not cut out to make cute and quick transformations like a lot of you crafty people.
Trust me when I say that I do cuss like a freakin' sailor when I start to have problems. Which is usually about 30 seconds in. Mostly it consists of me calling inanimate objects f-words. And other really naughty things. Mostly under my breath. It's all sort of silly, I mean, do you know how a can of spray paint or a drawer could be a whore? I don't either.
Anyprofanity. When I was done with the table and chairs I wanted to do the hutch. I don't have a nice picture of it before.
(i had yanked all the stuff off i didn't like and still didn't like it)
It's one of those fake wood thingies. Like most of my furniture because I'm too poor to afford a really nice wood one. The only nice wood furniture I have is my table and chairs. Everything else is fake, fake, fake.
I wanted to paint the hutch to match the dining set, which is actually real wood.
Well. Painting over that fake laminate stuff is not the easiest thing.
First I took these wooden dowels out of the top area where that teapot is...they were there to hold plates. I thought they looked stupid so I took em out. Then there were 4 knob thingies right below that shelf to hang coffee mugs. Also stupid. So I yanked em out.
Then my husband and I jockeyed that beast out into the garage, aka: my
Now imagine it getting tons of coats of black paint. Because I don't have any pictures of that process.
I give up on the picture taking way before I'm done.
Here it is finished and moved back into the house. For some reason when you take a picture the light gets all weird and it looks blotchy...? I don't know. But it doesn't look splotchy in real life. Swears.
And, yeah, imagine pretty stuff on there. I have some stuff to stick on it, but I haven't yet because of the other project I'm working on. I'm just so freakin' tired of projects. For the love of all things holy can I pleasebedonewithitalready??
Cursing Crafter Rating? TCC = Triple Curse Craft.
Lots of cussing but it turned out pretty well.
I'll show you parts of the other project this week...it takes a lot of small projects to equal one big re-do. Well, big for me, anyway.
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend and didn't set yourselves on fire! Have a great Monday, since lots of you probably have it off!