While browsing at a thrift store a couple months ago (The Saving Way for people here locally), I found this little table/cabinet for $10 that I thought, with some TLC, could be restored into something cute and useful in my home.
So far, so good. Then I went to carry it into the house to paint (because it was cold outside) and I DROPPED it before getting it in the house. The door on the cabinet was ajar and it landed on the door, snapping it off!!! :-( I was so mad at myself! I attempted to fix it, but realized soon it was out of my area of expertise, so I had to call in the big guns.... Tim. Unfortunately, it takes the Big Guns a while to get around to my projects.... so it waited, partially painted, in the dining room for a few weeks. I finally glued some of the pieces back together with Mod Podge. Here is a picture of it with a coat of primer and the door is not attached, it is just jammed in there and being held up by a bottle of Mod Podge.
Today..... Tim finally put on the new brackets and I got to work painting. It took the coat of primer plus 3 coats of paint to cover it. And I had very little of the lime green paint left, so I used it sparingly. Then I bought some wall clings to decorate it and Libby and Sarah went crazy with them. (I would have used fewer myself- but that's just me!) I still think it looks super cute. And Libby really likes it. It will be easily re-done if she ever changes her room. It will be moved beside her bed probably tomorrow. Here she is placing the remaining clings onto her walls.
And finally, as a bonus for your viewing pleasure, whilst shopping at yet another thrift store a couple days ago, I found this picture for my bedroom that looks so cute! It really goes well with the new quilt (which I am including again below). The frame will have to be replaced... but I LOVE the picture.