Quote for the Day:
"IKEA: Swedish for 'good luck putting this $hit together'"
A couple of weeks ago, I dropped some hints about a project that I wanted to do before I put the next quilt into the frame.
Last weekend, with Andy's help, I was able to complete the project. However, since painting was involved, I had to wait till this weekend to make sure the paint was "cured" enough to actually put it into use.
This is a free-standing wardrobe that we picked up at auction when we first moved here 13 years ago.
As you can see with the doors open, there were no shelves, so all the quilts and extra pillows were just piled in there. It was a pain in the butt to try to get anything in or out. I also didn't like the dark finish on it, which was in bad condition.
So I painted it...
...and we added two shelves for quilt storage!!! The shelves are those white, pre-finished ones that you can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot so the quilts don't have to sit on a painted surface.
The extra pillows are now stored upright in the bottom and are easily pulled out for use and the quilts are easy to see and access!!!
Whenever I paint a piece of furniture, I always take a sanding block to the edges to "distress" it and give it some instant "age"! :)
I love how pretty and functional it is now! :D
Ain't she purdy! :)