I'm home today....our normal babysitter is sick, and I didn't feel like calling all over the county to find another one:) due to the holiday.
Friday night we installed the cabinet above my washer and dryer, and went from this:
I love it. I have to finish it yet, but hopefully that will get done this afternoon. Tommy (one of Todd's friends who builds fantastic furniture) brought it over - and it was a tight fit to get it wedged in there. We previously had a metal shelf in there, but I'm on a kick to spruce up the house this year, and probably next:) It was waayyy cheaper to have him build it from scratch than to go and buy a premade cabinet. And it fits in there exactly.
Tyler thought it would make a nice hiding space before they lifted it up. We wondered why one end was soooooo heavy! lol.
This morning I played around with paint and stain. I know what I want, but.....acheiving it was another matter. I think I finally found the look that I like:
flat white paint with walnut stain rubbed on gently over top. I want the distressed look, without all the beating up of the furniture. I didn't want to sand any corners off of this peg shelf, as it is painted blue underneath the white, and I certainly don't want that showing through!
Enjoy your day! I'm off to do some more painting and staining:) after I hunt up a pair of rubber gloves...............