Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shelving Update

I've been changing small things around the house lately. I decided to change up these floating shelves I had in the living room.

They were okay, but I put those shelves here when we first bought the house 7 years ago. I decided it was time for a change. I also wanted something that fit better with the barn wall. I had several wooden drawers in the garage I knew were made for some kind of project. I decided this was it.

The bottom of these drawers were pretty shot, so I just removed them. I sealed the shelves with a matte clear spray paint. After hanging and styling, here's the final results:

I think these fit in with my barn wall much better than the old ones. Plus I have a lot more display space than the old shelves did. Stay tuned for more updates like this around the house soon!

Don't settle for dull, live a (re)finished life!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Little Tykes Picnic Table Redo

Maddy's Little Tykes picnic table was looking a little worse for wear lately. It was pretty sun faded.

Plus, I don't know who decided on color combos when they made these originally, but I'm not a fan.

I've seen multiple makeovers of these and other Little Tykes products over the years on Pinterest, so I decided to try my hand at it. I did clean it off with soap and water, but I did not sand this at all. I whipped out my trusy RustOleum spray paint and got to work.

I decided to do the top using my lace method. I think it turned out great! Now Maddy can sit with her snacks on the deck in style!