I have spent limited time swinging on my wonderful Hanging Daybed and hours and hours swinging a hammer... and holding a sander! But the good news is that I have accomplished quite a bit, I have a lot to share and best of all, I finally managed to get over my fear of power tools and I made one project all by myself!
So, I am hoping to get back into my regular routine and start posting again but for now, here's a little sneak peek of how I spent my summer vacation...
Numbered Wall Cubbies Plan by Ana White. As soon as it popped into my email, I had to have it! I made mine a bit bigger so the cubbies are more roomy and because that's the size of scrap wood I had on hand!
I measured, cut and assembled every bit of it myself. I used a nail gun to put it together but added some black nails to give it some more character
Painted with the technique Ana describes in her post - black spray paint, covered in white paint and distressed with a power sander.
I really love the finish and have used the technique twice since.
The numbers font is Century Schoolbook (Uh, ya, the same font and colour as my Numbered Staircase - geez, what is my thing with navy blue numbers???) printed on to paper and traced with a pen so I could follow the indent to fill in with paint.Waited for it to dry and distressed the front again with the power sander.
Finished the whole thing with furniture wax and I absolutely love it.
We hung it in my son's room and he quickly populated the cubbies with his treasured possessions!
Who can blame him?
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