Sunday, November 11, 2012

Third Time's A Charm

If you've been following this blog since its beginning you know that I purchased a sideboard for our dining room from Ikea and painted it.....bright....yellow. #DIYFAIL.



























Not one to easily accept failure, I painted it again, and it looked a whole lot better.



























But then I repainted my dining room and got some new furniture, and the sideboard no longer matched.







































So I moved it into our unfinished living room, and let it sit there for a while.  I knew I'd find another place for it at some point.   I've been working on our home office makeover and knew that I would need an organized place to store all my craft materials, fabrics, etc. since the small closet I have is already overflowing.  Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

Jake and I muscled up and moved the sideboard up to the office (thank the lord I didn't have to take it apart and reassemble it again!) and I gave it a coat (or 3) of fresh paint.  I chose a great deep blue called  Adriatic Sea by Ace paint.







































The printer fits *almost* perfectly in the middle and we cut out a hole in the back for the cords.  I swapped out the brushed nickel knobs for some shiny white knobs I already had. On each of the drawers,  I used Martha Stewart Avery labels for easy organization.  I have drawers for fabric, paints, paint chips, writing utensils, and samples (tile, finishes, etc.).









































































Above the sideboard, I mounted two Ikea Ribba Picture Ledges.  It's a great spot for me to display design boards and other projects I'm working on.  I bought a few clear plastic display frames (still need to buy a few more) so I can easily swap the design boards out.







































Notice that little guy sitting pretty?  It's my new Silhouette Cameo!  I can't wait to get started on some fun projects! Have a great rest of the weekend!

7 comments:

  1. This is a super great idea. I think it turned out great.

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  2. It looks great! Nothing beats having all that office stuff organized, our office is the bane of my existence...

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  3. It's amazing what colour can do! PS - I totally have the same brother printer (or at least one that's virtually the same!)

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  4. Love it! The dark blue is perfect, and I'm a total sucker for anything Ikea:)

    Jessica

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  5. I love that color! Third time was the charm =)

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  6. Love it. What did you need to do to prepare the cabinet for painting?

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  7. Because I was paining it a darker color, I didn't re-prime. I just sanded it down a bit before painting.

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