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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

From blah to Bling!

While I was flinging myself around my living room, ripping things down, taping, sanding, swearing....my eyes alighted on the dismal little chest that acted as the base for my television and DVD player.  I rooted around in my laundry/tool/feed/gardening/storage room and came up with a small can of paint.

Figuring that we were already suffering through the dust, I also subjected us to paint fumes.  Even Scrappy left the room!  (Note to self:  Next house will have a garage/workshop.)

Before:

After:
In its new place:

22 comments:

  1. Good job ... brightens up that corner.

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    1. TL - Plus all it had in it were some musty old dog blankets. Now, I have my gardening stuff in it - all ready for spring!

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  2. Isn't it great what paint can do? Plus, I LOVE the color red. How can a place look dull and/or gloomy with splotches of red?

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    1. Mama Pea - The color isn't quite true to what it really looks like - sort of a deep, femme fatale red. I love red, too. It does brighten things up!

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  3. ooooooh ahhhhh! It is very 'craftsman' like. Very pretty and livens up the entryway. Good place to store out of season stuff too.

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    1. Jane - :) PLUS, I found three more dog towel/blankets. And with mud season coming up (early, it seems), you can never have too many of those!

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  4. Very nice - the red you used is so cheery. Be careful what you wish for - we have a shop along with our house. I spent three hours today cleaing in the shop. It is the "man cave" but the man is too busy and the dog hair was getting deep in there. I found all kinds of things that had been missing so at least I got a reward for my efforts!

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    1. 2 Tramps - So true! However, it would be the 'woman cave'. I'd have no one but myself to blame. Except for the dog hair, of course. That seems to have a life of its own!

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    1. Sylvie - I have saved all kinds of 'interesting' problems for your arrival!!!!

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  6. Looks soo good! I love the color!

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  7. looks great! Wouldn't a real workshop be awesome?!

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  8. Love it! Great job! I have an old foot-locker from when my father was in the Army. I think it dates back to the 1950s some time...it has his name, rank and serial number (they didn't use SS# then) on it. Of course I will never paint it, though. I use it as my coffee table.

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  9. Cute, I love re-doing things...

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  10. I just love it when something bright red just "pops" somewhere in an otherwise non-red room! Very swanky indeed.

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  11. Amazing! It looks great and really jumps out!

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  12. I would never paint something like that red...and then I see it in that corner and wish I could come up with such a great idea. Looks great!

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  13. That is a fantastic re-do. So pretty!

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  14. It's all shiny and new! Good job!! :)

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  15. What a fabulous splash of color!!! Good job.

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