-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man, and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in cities somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Hold me, Bob Villa...."

These are the words I imagine Martha Stewart screaming while witnessing any of my versions of crafting, sewing or home improvement. I picture both Martha and Bob hugging their knees and rocking in the fetal position, absolutely appalled at what lies before them.
"Why, why, why Bob, is she painting a perfectly fine sewing cabinet?"
"Did you see her nail that picture to the wall without using a ruler, level or a stud?"
"Did she really just sand and paint that piece of furniture without proper ventilation? Without removing all the pieces? Without a stinking drop cloth?!"
"Did she attach the hardware before the paint was completely dry?"
"Oh no, Martha.  Please say she didn't paint those drawers with stuff still in them?"

Yep. I kind of did. We bought the cabinet for 20 bucks over ten years ago at a resale shop. I wanted to paint it the day we brought it home. I know, I procrastinated a bit. But now it's done and I love it.

So, sorry Bob. Sorry Martha. I'm not the best rule-follower. But hey, while you're shaking your head at me in disgust, check out the chair I revamped too. Good news guys- I actually took it apart before painting it. Woo Hoo! I need my own show on HGTV ;)

sewing cabinet before-

 sewing cabinet after:

Chair before and after

Finished project :)


  1. Holy buckets, girl. That's fantastic!! While I was sewing all those sashes, I kept thinking about how I could make the space work for me better, about what sorts of little "things" that would help me organize my needles and thread, buttons, etc. Now, I want to paint!!

  2. Thanks Shan, when you finish that book of yours, we'll go out and get our organization on!

  3. I thought the ribbon organizer was a fabulous idea. I take it back...that chair is my new favorite. I want one just like it. You did a great job. You are such a talented soul.
    Mary Welling-Bonney

  4. Fine looking desk and chair, superb job! The soft colors blend with room and give it a "home" feel. All good things come to those who wait!


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