Saturday, January 04, 2014

Projects!

We've been working on a few projects around the house. Little Elvis and Cheese Puff needed new dressers. They've been using those cheap cardboard things that come with cribs. Cheese Puff still is, but Little Elvis has moved up to a big boy high boy!
I got it at a furniture auction after Thanksgiving. It's German, and very sturdy. It was a crazy painted veneer, but the construction is wood. I've gotten more comfortable with veneer, but Little Elvis wanted it red. That's way easier than trying to patch and stain.
I sanded it and put 2 coats of red paint on it. You can see some of the fake wood grain through the red, but Bob and my dad liked that. It was freezing and damp outside, so I was fine with stopping at 2 coats. I coated it with polyurethane to make it shiny.
I left the handles the same. Little Elvis is thrilled and I'm pretty happy with it, too.

Bob's also been working on projects. We still have lots of wood left over from the shed/playhouse. We've used some. He's made shelves, backs for picture frames, a shoe rack for the big boys, a Halloween sign, a glow-in-the-dark sign for the big boys' room, lots of Christmas coasters, and a DVD/game rack. The DVD rack was probably the hardest.
We tried to base it on a CD holder we got from IKEA years ago. I got the color for 25 cents at Lowe's a couple of weeks ago, and it works really well with the colors in the playroom
The boys now have very easy access, which is a bit of a problem with Cheese Puff. But he'll learn.

Bob says we still have tons of wood left. He really can't use his shed because of all of the spare wood. I will have to think up some more projects. We welcome suggestions!

1 Comments:

Blogger Ann Wyse said...

I LOVE the red with the wood handles. FUN! The DVD/game rack looks really great, too.

10:37 PM  

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