Happy 2017 Friends....hope you are off to a great start! This is the month I just seem to kind of "chill" if you know what I mean. It seems like I just breathe a little more this time of year. It gets dark early - so farm work has to stop, we eat supper at a decent hour if my young man is not playing in a basketball game. I have always cherished the month of January simply because there seems to be a little down time.
But with the start of the new year and cleaning up after the holidays....I am always ready to refresh something in my home. So as usual...it just happens to be another piece for my kitchen. Actually when I found this piece I had no idea where I would put it. I moved it around a few times before I settled on this spot. But I have to say...in this space...it was the perfect fit! And all those little cubbies could serve a purpose instead of just being dust collectors.
Well...here she is in all her glorious "brownness". I found this piece a couple of months ago at our area peddlers mall for $30. Score!!!! Now it was rough - just a simple handmade piece...but the lumber would have cost me more than that!
It actually had one more set of boards in the back...but I simply unscrewed one across the top and two down the sides to make it a bit more narrow. I then cut off the support pieces with a reciprocating saw. Took less than 5 minutes to do all that! Now that is my kind of fix!
Worst part about it was trying to paint in all those nooks and crannies! Serious. Hand. Cramps! I painted in the corners and rolled on the rest.
After a couple of coats I did end up distressing it a bit (not shown here...oops).
Here you can see the sanding....Now....Just trying to decide what to fill it with. I must confess....I love stuff but sometimes things like this make me nervous...just to much going on. I see other people layer on top of layer and it is GORGEOUS but I must say it scares me a little. I suppose I just don't like cleaning around it all...what about you?
I went to my pantry and pulled out a few things...like cookbooks, my basket of potatoes, a little chicken feeder I had...
...and that is about it! Now on to the top. I reused a chalkboard I had and my new blue buckets were a Christmas gift - I just love them...especially since they are from my mamaw Ruby!
Some greenery tucked in the buckets...
My scale with oranges...
A lamp for coziness...
...and that is about it. Inexpensive, cute and functional....that sounds like the perfect blend to me!
And on that chalkboard is my favorite scripture. A scripture we should all try to live by each day. I know I am thankful for Forgiveness!
Have a blessed 2017 friends!
Create a little something that makes you smile!