I know I promised this yesterday, but I got busy working at two of my jobs then came home and had to watch one of my favorite shows. If you haven't seen it it's called "Cake Boss." It's on TLC channel. Love this guy and his staff. They are so creative. But I digress. LOL.
Once again I am at work in my ambulance minding my own business when I get this pic message from Steve. "What do you think?" Of course my answer is "Where are you?" "The Salvation Army and they are $3.99 a piece and I figure you could paint them up." So he buys them shoves them in the front seat of his truck and brings them to me at work. I happened to be at the shop when he came. All smiles he's like whatcha think? Whew I'm thinking these are UGLY what the heck am I gonna do with these.
Ok so here they are... all lonely and dirty at the Salvation Army. Actual picture phone pictures lol. You like the smokey finish? I thought it was screaming take me home and put me in your house. LOL. NOT!!!!
I'm thinking what the heck are they? So the conversation goes on and it appears that they were once a part of a dressing/makeup table but part of it is gone. Maybe they were then used as end tables. Pretty awesome aren't they. I know you all are thinking why didn't you leave them alone Mary. Well, you know me I couldn't leave them well enough alone.
I kept wondering what I was going to do with them. Finally it hit me. My daughter kept bugging me to paint her room she was bored with off white. Well, since we live in a rental I'm not allowed. BOOOO HISSSSS!!!! so the next best thing was decorate her room with color. She needs a desk since she will now be a Freshman, which by the way is hard to believe. (Oh on another note she passed all her proficiency tests except Math which she has an IEP for and it doesn't count against her.) For those who are new my daughter has multiple learning disabilities. Anyway, Steve helped me sand and paint her new desk. We went to the local glass shop and bought the top. I just about fell over on the price when Steve told me. For tempered glass (which is safer for my daughter) with rounded edges was $91.00. I told Steve I didn't have the money and that we would figure out something else. He said no that he was buying it for her. Now she can put her pictures under the glass. He bought her a cork board with a white board for messages,a new dog calendar for 2010,and some dog stamps and plastic bin to keep them in. He was so proud of it he put it up that night for her. I had another idea for a cork board that I was going to cover in fabric and criss cross ribbon on it, but not now since he did this for her.
So here is the finished product. New plastic glass looking knobs and paint job. Not very prim, but when I asked her what her favorite colors were this was what she told me. Well she told me sky blue, green, red, black, with hearts and flowers. UGHHH... OK I kinda like the shabby chic look but she loves it so everyone's happy.