Thursday, February 9, 2012

A New (ish) Bookcase

i didn't have a specific type of creation in mind
when making that resolution
just that anything would really suffice
i like making things
it just gets put on the back burner a lot
{like i'm sure it does for a lot of you}
with life - cleaning, work, kids, etc...
but i've been rearranging what's on my front burner
{suck it dirty dishes!!}
and couldn't be happier with my first project of 2012
If you don't get the reference, click here
a small bookcase that my mother-in-law
happily passed along to me
when i asked her if she'd love to donate it
to the good cause of lillie's room
that has done without a bookcase since, well, ever
and to be honest is really quite ridiculous considering she has close to 50 books,
if not more,
{i have a problem, i know}
i had to update it a little bit
Yes, that's a screwdriver in the shape of a duracell battery.
And even yesser, it works in a pinch when you need to open a can of paint.
because the whole magenta look was not working for me
i went for a plain brown 
{that i already had - score!}
and then decided it definitely needed something more
so, after a little thought
i decided my medium of choice would be decoupage
on the shelves and maybe on the outside
if it turned out good - awesome!
if it didn't - well, it's going in a 1 year old's room, 
the chances of it surviving the next few years looking good are nill to none
either way, 
I ended up using my CriCut to help spice up the sides a little bit.
it's not perfect or fancy
 but i'm very happy with the final product
 even if all the 'storage' still ends up on the ground
{which it does, trust me}
the whole process
{which really took me just a couple of days}
was definitely worth it.
here's to starting and finishing resolutions for 2012!
how are yours going?


Sar said...


The Lehmann's said...

Yes! It's the small one that only does like half a sheet of paper, but I love it. Watch the ads because I got mine last year for $79 bucks at Michaels!
As much (and as awesome!) as you are at crafting stuff you should definitely look into getting one!

Sar said...

The small one for $80 is still a steal! I'll be on the lookout. Thanks for being so awesome!