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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:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good job ... brightens up that corner.

Mama Pea said...

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?

Susan said...

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!

Susan said...

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!

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

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

Susan said...

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!

2 Tramps said...

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!

Susan said...

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!

Sylvia said...

Love, love, love it!!!

Susan said...

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

Kelly said...

Looks soo good! I love the color!

Erin said...

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

melanie said...

nice!

Amy @ Just Being Me said...

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.

Unknown said...

Cute, I love re-doing things...

Carolyn said...

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

Anonymous said...

Amazing! It looks great and really jumps out!

Kristina said...

I love the color.

thecrazysheeplady said...

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!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

That is a fantastic re-do. So pretty!

Candy C. said...

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

Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said...

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