Thursday, March 24, 2011

Latest Project

So...do you remember this little beauty?


I picked it up at the thrift store a few weeks ago.

I bought it because we have a "media closet" with all of our media machines {dvr, dvd, vhs{!}, surround sound, wii, etc. etc.} and I thought it would be nice to store the movies in there, too.

Previously, our movies were stored in the armoire, stacked three rows deep on two seperate shelves.

I always thought it would be great to put shelves in the media closet for dvds and such so everything would be together {and so my two youngest wouldn't keep emptying them all onto the floor while searching for one movie}, and so that we could see each title.

So when I saw this old doorless cabinet-turned-bookshelf thingy, I knew it would be perfect for that purpose and space.

Only problem was...it was too deep...and a leeeittle bit too long.

So I had to remodel it.


I started by taking off the back, and sawing off the back half of each shelf.  This sounds simple, but the stupid hand saw's battery kept dying, so the process went a little like this:

saw 14 inches
switch batteries
saw 32 inches
give husband dirty look for not keeping batteries charged
wait 10 minutes
saw 2 whole shelves!
swich batteries
saw 18 inches
go inside because it is dark
wait a week and a half because it is raining and cold

...you get the picture.


I finally finished it yesterday!

I decided to paint it turquoise and put a gel stain on it.


I ended up having to cut 3" of one of the corners off so that it would fit in the {slanted} closet.


I love the cracks and nail holes and the overall crappiness of it.


I also love that it fits in that spot so well.


I'm pretty happy with the results...

...and that it is finally finished!

12 comments:

katie@tulsadetails said...

Love the color!! I am so impressed!

christini yogini said...

Great job! I love that happy color! I linked up near you over at the shabby chic liky party! I'd love to have you visit!
www.christiniyogini.blogspot.com
Have a great day!

Melissa said...

Cute, Kathi! That does sound like a big job!
But I get the movie chaos. YOu described the scenario of our movies to a t, too. Maybe one day, I'll get a better system too. :)

Way to go!

Jaalsey B said...

I love torquoise :) :) :)

Wendy said...

Good job!

Mary said...

You are hysterical! "Give husband dirty look!" LOL GREAT job on the shelf...it looks amazing!!!
:-)

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Wow so much work went into adjusting the shelf but it looks great! Not crappy at all! And the color you picked was perfect. Awesome job!

I'm your newest follower (saw your post on MMS). If you get a chance, stop by my blog! And hope you follow me too :).

Emily
http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

I love the color you chose...great transformation....I'd love for you to stop over to my link party and link this up...I'm also your newest follower!
Simply Creations Link Party

Kerri said...

Oooooh I LOVE it! It would be perfect in my home! Saw you at MMS's Furniture Feature. Great job.

Kerri
mydecoratingaddiction.blogspot.com

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It fits like a glove now! You did a great job. Love the color.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Awesome! And yeah... that colour makes it extra special!

Donna

Sommer said...

This turned out FABULOUS! I hope you can stop by and link this up to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

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