Reinventing

I almost gave it away. I tried – multiple times. I sent picture messages to friends and family asking if they wanted this piece of furniture. My exact words might have been ” I don’t need it, want it or have anywhere to put it.” Liar! I just didn’t recognize how awesome this piece of furniture could look once painted, chuck full of yarn and tucked into the corner in my office.

I’ve always had a problem with my knitting projects spilling into every room in our house, but since we’ve started dyeing yarn it seems that both the yarn and knitting projects are everywhere. While my husband is a very patient man, I know he would appreciate if I was a tad more organized. I’m workin’ on it, starting with this DIY cabinet revamp which left me feeling relieved no family member or friend took me up on the offer to take this piece!

 

Before

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During

I used STIX for a primer, which I would highly recommend. Sure beats sanding and sanding some more!

 

 

After

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15 Comments on “Reinventing

  1. Oh. My. Word. I’m drooooooooooling over all that gorgeous yarn! That’s art.

  2. Ahhh, that turned out so well! I love it. I’ve been trying to convince my husband to let me paint our bedroom set, I’ll have to tell him about the STIX primer. Maybe that will convince him.

  3. If you feel like DIY-ing anymore old furniture pieces, Allie Sloan’s chalk paint – especially the Paris Grey shade – works wonders. It rejuvenates all sorts!

  4. Now after you asked all of your friends and family to please take it, you’ll be going around asking if anyone has another just like it (as your yarn escapades expand), hehe. Looks great and a great reminder of what a fresh perspective can do.

  5. hmm.. well done!! i also have the habit to throw something used away, such as clothing, furniture or other things.. by reading and seeing your work, i decide to DIY from now! It it really wonderful. :)

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