Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New project - HIDEOUT for the kiddies!

so... our basement was finished several years ago and it was always in the plans to maybe cut an area for the kids under the stairs so they could have a little nook. Why we didn't do it in the first place when we finished the basement? No clue... we were in a hurry to finish the whole basement since I was about to have our second baby.. well, we did it now (read: the hubby needed a project)... Here's what our basement wall looked like 'before.' What was behind this wall was an unfinished room/workroom....The doorway for the hideout is now exactly where the train table was in the photo below.
Here's what my genius life-mate came up with. I did the painting and the decals.. He did everything else. :) Enjoy! The opening:
and inside... notice the cool built in shelving with the pvc cubbies with a lip to hold legos...

Friday, June 29, 2012

A repurposed shutter

Got this shutter from my brother's house and decided to put it as an addition to my laundry room with a purpose of course! Check it out...

Monday, June 18, 2012

New to me!

Well, it's been forever since I posted... 3 kids will do that to you... but that doesn't mean I haven't done anything. A couple days ago, I was driving out of my neighborhood and was very attracted to a mound of things on the curb in front of a neighbor that's moving. Here's what I pulled off the road and into the back of my car: I was so excited to put it as my centerpiece on my mantle: And upclose: I also snagged this chair that I plan to paint and reupholster: And here is a shelf that I wish I had taken a 'before' of... it was a dark green with an apple cut out on the top. I painted it and decoupaged a hulk minifigure on it for Aiden's room and his lego collection.