Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weekend Update: DIY Projects and Yardsales

Over the weekend I did two little projects that really didn't take much time, but I had procrastinated doing for years. It felt good tackling those little projects, felt like I accomplished something.

First was painting a door. We've lived with this dirty, blemished door for years and years. The door that leads from the garage to the house. Even when it was installed, it had the discoloration in the center. But it didn't seem to bug me or DH that much since we've lived with it for 15 years, give or take. (This is the side that faces the garage). I remembered I had a gallon of some paint that I bought for a quarter years ago at a yardsale and figured anything would be better than how it was.

We are having visitors again soon, so it's time to start spiffing up the house a little (and maybe my clutter won't be noticed. Yeah right.)

So here is the "Before" door:

And here it is "After". The sign (a thrift store purchase, says "Beware of Attack Crab" was $1.) It's plastic so I glued some magnets to the back so sticks to the metal door.

Then the second project was unfinished corner cabinet that I bought in New York at a yardsale for $5. I've had it in the garage for years. It's not some exquisite handcrafted piece of woodwork that will be handed down thru the generations, but it's storage, and I have a need for storage. Cheap storage is good.

So here it is "before". Just plain, unfinished.

And here it is after a little bit of sanding, staining and polyurethaning. Not a drastic change or anything. I'm not sure what I want to put on it, but I already had those conch shells in the bathroom. It will do for now, but I'm sure it will be changed. It's too uncluttered - haha.

Speaking of storage, I bought this outdoor corner storage at a yardsale over the weekend for $10.

And I am excited that my Coke card came for my upcoming cruise. So I won't have to go thru withdrawls!


Pictures said...

well its always a good feeling of accomplishment

Anonymous said...

That door looks a million times better now!