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...




PRICELESS.

(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...)

4 comments:

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
ps...be 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 beautiful....you 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!