I bought these a week ago from a thrift store. I really liked the shape, but the paint was chipping and the dark green color was not really my favorite. I probably should have spray painted them, but I didn’t have enough black spray paint home, so I painted them using a brush (I can be so impatient sometimes!).
The result is not as smooth as I would have hoped for, but it’s enough for now. I can always spray paint them if I ever feel like the paint is bothering me too much. And now that they’re already black, I won’t need as much spray paint!
This year is coming to an end very soon and I thought it would be nice for new readers to see a glimpse of what projects this blog has seen this year.
So here are ten of my favorite DIY projects from the year 2012:
6. Hyllis hack
10. Diy headboard
This year has definitely been a great first full year of this blog. I’ve learned a lot and hopefully continue to learn more as I go. I’m excited to see what the new year brings along!
Just brought home this white heart ornament made of branches. I liked the way it looked and didn’t cost much so I bought it. I removed the bright red ribbon it had and replaced it with a nicer black and white stripe ribbon. This will go on our front door when December starts.
Are you planning to put some decoration on your front door this Christmas? Or do you think it’s old fashioned or just too much?
I finally finished my chairs!
Here’s how these chairs looked when I found them next to the garbage containers.
And here’s how they look now:
A big improvement, isn’t it! I removed the flaking veneer from the edge using a knife and used wood filler to make the edge smooth again. Then I sanded the chairs lightly and painted them. Easy and didn’t cost me anything! (I already had wood filler and paint)
Here you can see them in our kitchen:
I’m so happy that I have these chairs! They are so sturdy and now that they have been painted, they also look good. A great find + a bit of effort = affordable decor Love that!
Ps. I’m hopefully making some progress soon with my industrial style lamps (see part 1 here and part 2 here)… They’ve been taking longer that I expected. I have the concrete and the molds, but I still need to find time to make the bases. I already tested the concrete and made something of it… and I will show you soon what I made (and maybe after that my finished lamps).
Today is my 22nd and NimiDesign’s 1st birthday! Yay!
I’m just relaxing and enjoying my day today. Had an amazing brunch with my husband earlier and now I’m finishing up some projects.
I’ve been busy lately and would have wanted to have something nice to show you today, but instead I’m only showing some work in progress: dining chairs sanded and ready for paint!
Paint is drying as I type so hopefully I have something new to share soon…