I am in my new home with more projects than I could ever have imagined. Everywhere I look there is something to do when I have the money and the time.
However, it is our home and we are delighted to have our own space.
As with any new house there are always surprises. Our surprise was the electrical wiring.
Then just after Jason started working on that project our basement was wet with three inches of water during a crazy rain storm our community was hit with one afternoon.
The cities storm sewers could not handle the volume of water and backed up into the house. We were one of the more fortunate ones because our neighbours were under 3 feet of water!!
Still, the dry wall had to come off two feet around the perimeter of the first floor and the electrical issues were postponed for a few weeks.
The girls are delighted to be here and have made friends instantly with two neighbouring families which we often get together with for play dates.
But enough about all of this. I have come to day to show you my first before and after project.
I found this.
On the side of the road for free, for obvious reasons. Jason and everyone else who saw it thought it should have stayed on the side of the road for garbage day, but not I.
I saw this as my golden opportunity to make a beautiful cabinet without lot of risk. I mean I could not possible make it look any worse.
And so I painted it with paint I found at a garage sale for .50 cents and mod podged it with Alexander Henry Fabric, replaced the hardware and voila!
Not bad Ah?
I am really happy with it too.
Now onto re-upholstering a chrome chair with two steps that swing in and out from under it. You know that one that your grandma might have had.
I can’t believe it! Someone was going to throw it into the dump when Jason rescued it for me. Stunning I say it is going to be stunning, ( but even if it is not it is going to be functional).