Thursday, January 14, 2010

MIA/DIY

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately. I haven't quite been able to get myself back into blogging mode since the holidays ended. It was so nice to be home for all those weeks, and now that I am back in Brooklyn I'm staring down a HUGE pile of projects that need to get finished (and some that need to get started too for that matter). I am notorious for starting a project, getting about half way done, and then calling it quits. Because of this, one of my New Year's resolutions is that I am not allowed to start a new DIY project until I have completed ALL the unfinished ones I currently have going. So instead of blogging these last few weeks I've been hopping about The Apartment, trying to finish many of my unsolved projects.

I finished painting the storage buckets that sit on top of our kitchen cabinets. Now you can't see what we're hiding in them (wink, wink). However, in all actuality, they are currently empty (except for a few paper napkins)!

I also jazzed up our front door with some chalkboard paint. Originally the door was a hideous shade of forest green, and for some time we actually thought we would just leave it like that. However, the more we stared at it the more we grew to hate it. A few coats of chalkboard paint later though, and we've gone from drab to fab (and we now have an awesome, and totally handy, place to leave notes)!

I'm now working on the windows in my bedroom (stay tuned for a future post on that one), but I also managed to finish painting the kitchen, fix a few other odds and ends, and have a fabulous day out with a few of my good friends (I totally regret though that I didn't bring my camera along, because some of the places we went were TOTALLY Swoonette worthy!). There is still so much to do, but one little step at a time!

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

love, love, love the door! wish something like that could fit into our decor :)

Molly Pants said...

I think I NEED to do a chalkboard paint project the next place I live!

Vic said...

I must admit the chalkboard door is way more fun than I had anticipated! It is reminding me of college, and how everyone used to decorate their doors, and leave notes for each other on their whiteboards! This is just a classier more grownup version!

Elizabeth – For a small chalkboard that would fit in anywhere you could get a really cute frame, pop out the glass, and paint the back. Instant reusable To Do list… or rotating Emma artwork!

Jen said...

They look awesome!!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, very good idea, thank you Vic.
When Chris and I used to have an apt. we would place a small white board near the toilet for people to write on. Several times I have thought about incorporating it into our current bathroom, it's just too small... this chalk paint might be fun :) (even though I don't think Chris would go for it)

Elizabeth said...

funny coincidence... I just saw this link on another blog I read regularly

http://mycakies.blogspot.com/2010/01/chalkboard-canvas.html

Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) said...

That is great you have been working on projects around the house. Good for you for finishing them. The chalkboard door is fantastic! It is fun to draw pictures on too for a little stress relief. Have a great day!

Vic said...

Thanks everyone!! :)

Debbie said...

Love the door. I really hated the green. This looks sooooo much better and fun too! Great job. The bins are mighty fine too.
xxoo

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