The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Projects

So, I have finished the first project. The chest started out oak (no picture) and then I moved it to the bathroom, put a coat of Kilz on it and two coats of V@alspar paint in Chocolate Turtle.
Big Daddy and I agree that it's an improvement, but we both would like it to be a darker brown. More dark chocolate and less milk chocolate. Of course, it looks nothing like it does in this picture and the walls are a completely different shade of green. (Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage)

Project #2 is the desk/vanity thing. I'm not sure why I love it so much, but I do!
I removed the knobs and washed it two times with Murphy's Oil Soap.
After that, I sanded down nearly the whole thing, but put lots of focus on the top which was pretty rough.

After it was sanded, I washed it again and I have the first coat of paint on. If all goes as planned, I'll do another coat after Maggie and Ellie are in bed tonight. We have sort of a busy day tomorrow, so I'm not sure when it will find a home in the master bedroom. Luckily, there's plenty of room for it and two cars in the garage!


Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

LOVE it!!! Love DIY posts! That desk/vanity IS too cool. I think you love it because it is just so feminine and let's face it - solid wood furniture is hard to come by these days (usually stuff is particle board) and is just so beautiful.

Cool, can't wait to see how it turns out!

Tara said...

I hope you have an electric sander. That looks like some real work otherwise. Like Joy said, it does look feminine and I'm sure will look good as new when you get done with it.

Christina said...

Good job! I really like the vanity! It is very feminine and looks really elegant! I have a vanity and chest of drawers that is part of the first BR suit that Grandma and Grandpa bought after they married in 1939! I've go to find a good spot to display them!

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