Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
- emptied office - the contents of which are now everywhere downstairs. Don't enter my home without donning hazard gear!
- painted the walls.
- built and installed the base cabinets
- painted base cabinets
- stained 3 pieces of pine for the counter tops - turned out so pretty!
- installed the pine for the counter top
- removed the pine from the counter top - looks like it was quilted together, and not in a good way. We will use the pine to build Tyler a head board, night stand, and possible a book shelf so it won't be wasted.
- Good friends came over and gave us some ideas for the counter top
- 3 trips to Home Depot and the laminate sheet is ordered
- mdf is glued together to create a very strong top
- repainted under the counter top - I had it white, but needed to be the blue to match the walls. It didn't look right the other way.
oh, and during all of this, I had sales on etsy, so I am working on top of whatever surface I can find. In one picture you can see all the orders ready to head out the door. Crazy!
Here is the paint, it is still wet, but I love it! It is what is painted in our family room as well.
Here are two of the pieces of pine that I stained. They turned out beautiful!
The cabinet bases are installed, and I have one of them painted.
Here I am trying to get packages out the door for my etsy orders. It is crazy trying to do with everything everywhere! LOL!The room with paint under the cabinets. It gives it more of the built in look this way, and oh so much better! Isn't it crazy how different the wet paint to dry paint looks? This is what the color really looks like. :)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Here are some of the inspirations I found for my new creative space. :) I can't seem to get them to show up as a slide show, but here is the link to my idea book.
Now, for every great makeover is the dreaded before picture. I can't believe I am going to post this, but what the heck right? LOL! I bet most of my creative friends all have a space like this where they create. Hopefully theirs aren't as bad as mine is. I will say this in my defense, this is as bad as it has been in forever, I just had no time or energy to even try to put things away after finishing things up for orders, and shows. So here it goes.
So there you have it, my disaster area that has been driving me crazy. It is no longer there, but now everything that was in there is now all through out my entire downstairs as we are in the building process of the new office/creative space. Can't wait until it is done. I want my kitchen table back! LOL!