Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Projects Around the House

As I mentioned in a previous post, our house did not need much work.

It just needed to be spruced up a bit.

So project number one was in our living/family room.

When we bought the house there was already chair railing up in the family room,

the thing with it was that it was painted the same color as the walls, and it looked dumb.

So what did we do?

We (I) took measurements of the room, decided how many boxes I wanted on each wall,

and went to Home Depot to buy some skinny molding (it cost us a whopping $36 btw),

Thomas cut the pieces to size with the correct angles and we nailed up the molding underneath the chair railing. I am a terrible writer, so this probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Here are a couple pictures to help you get the idea.

this is the room before (that tree unfortunately is not ours)

This is the room after nailing up the molding

and this is the room after we painted everything beneath the railing white.
(sorry all these pictures were taken with my phone)
See I did know what I was doing. I am really happy with how it turned out.

The 2nd project was a piece of furniture I bought at goodwill for $60.

I don't really have a during the process picture so I will just post a before and after.

This is the dresser before . . . and after.

We re-stained the top, taped it all off painted the rest this greenish color, once that had dried I glazed it, and we put a clear coat on top. I love this dresser, we are using it in our family room as an entertainment center for our movies and Nintendo and what not.
Anyway those are the projects we have been working on. Next stop Nursery.

(Probably should have been first stop)