Sunday, February 26, 2017

Antique Turned Wine Cabinet

I have had this antique sheet music cabinet for a long time.


I've used it for various kinds of storage over the years, but I've always wanted to revamp it somehow. I finally settled on the great idea of turning it into a wine bar/storage area. The first thing I did was pull off the back which was warped and rotten. Then I pulled out a few of the shelves to make room for some wine glass holders. I had to put a new back on. I chose to paint some bead board with a pop of color. Here's the result:

It works out great. I especially like how well it fits in this little space in the kitchen. I also like how nice it looks with this pallet wine rack my brother and sister in law gave us for Christmas.

What do you think? I think I love it. I also think I need a glass of wine to celebrate.

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guest Room Update

Last fall we switched our daughter's room and the guest room around. It took me forever to get things to what I consider pretty well finished in the room and even longer to get the whole thing actually cleaned all at one time. :) Despite that, the results are great and I'm so excited to finally be able to show them off.

The bed is pushed up next to the wall just inside the door. I did this because we don't have guests super often and I wanted to make plenty of space for the office portion of the room. The dark gray stripe on the wall was yellow when our daughter used this room. I opted to paint it a dark glossy gray to keep the wall color fairly neutral.

I used a small folding plant stand for a side table as there isn't much room between the bed and the doorway.

I love me a good artwork wall for a focal point. I had all the pieces on this wall already.
This shelf was in the room when it was Maddy's. I decided to leave it because it works so well in the space. (For those wondering, yes, I did take it down to repaint the stripe even though I was very tempted to be lazy!)
Here's the desk and work space. I'm pretty pleased with how this desk looks in the space. This was the desk in my office uptown previously. It fits really nicely in here.
I found the chair at a local thrift store. It's just the right size for the space, and it swivels. It must have been repainted by someone at some point, but they did a nice job. It's very light gray in color.

One of my biggest feats was probably reorganizing the closet! My Hubby cut an extra piece of closet shelf we had lying around and it helped immensely with the storage issues.
Another piece of furniture formerly from my office. It displays things pretty nicely along with the bookcases made from crates I snagged long ago at a garage sale.
That's pretty much the 360 degree tour of our guest room/office. I just hope I can keep it clean enough to actually work in here on a regular basis. Now, I'm off to drink some tea and edit future posts. Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Storage Crates

As a part of the guest room update, I needed some storage in the closet. I found some unfinished wood crates on sale at Menards and decided they would be perfect.

To finish them, I used a gray stain to make them look weathered.

Here's how one of them looks in its new home:

I think it's a great solution for the guest room closet. The stain gives just a hint of color while still showing the wood grain. I think I need to use this stain more often! I will be revealing the entire guest room tomorrow.

Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!