Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's become an obsession

*Two ugly chairs at garage sale (in sturdy yet hideous condition)
Cost: $20

*Bold fabric (in navy and white, a new favorite lately)
Cost: $40

*Beat up entertainment center (solid wood) from Mom & Dad

Cost: FREE

*TWO Old 1980's bookcases from Mom and Dad

Cost: FREE

*Paint, supplies, new trim piece to make bookcases and entertainment center "match"

Cost: $40

*Recycled hardware from Walmart furniture (that served as our loyal and atrocious entertainment center for the past 4 years, rest in peace)
Cost: FREE

*Extremely hot husband who helped every step of the way

Cost: numerous nights anxiously awaiting a phone call during dating phase, having to shave legs on a semi-regular basis, attempting to match his attractive-ness, childbirth, and the ever cliche picking up wet towels and clothing off of the floor every morning.

*The satisfaction of knowing you've created your family room entertainment with:
a dash creativity,
a smidge of team effort,
and loads of memories mixed, painted, and nailed in...


(I'll be sure to post pics once I actually fill the bookcases with goodies as well. Stay tuned. I'm not even close to tiring of this new furniture flipping kick...)


Anonymous said...

Wow! Did you recover those chairs yourself? You are so talented!!

-A fellow Mormon Mommy :)

Nonna said...

My daughter-in-law is so talented. My son is a very lucky man! We will miss all of you very much while in Cabo. Love, Pop & Nonna sure to give big wet kisses from us to our grand babies everyday! xoxox

Vanessa said...

You are talented!!! It's great you have a husband that goes along with your vision. The material on the chairs is just can never go wrong with navy and white; it looks so clean and crisp. The entertainment center and bookcases look great too (real wood is the only way to go.) I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with knowing that you created something that looks good and you saved money too. Can't wait for more pictures!

Natalie in Sparks said...

I love it! it is so fun to create things for your home, and to turn trash into treasure! You certainly have a knack for that, good job!