Friday, August 30, 2013

What a difference!

I have been so busy painting my living room pine wall units this summer, that I thought it would never end.  It was a lot of work, but so worth the effort.

Here is what one unit looks like before and after.  Huge difference, eh!  In the before, we can barely see what is on display in the unit.

In the after shot, all my items are easy to see and we can enjoy them even more.
We are absolutely thrilled with our wall units that we purchased on Kijiji.  After a lot of sanding and painting, these units help to complete the look in our living room and they look fabulous with our new hardwood floors and our painted walls.  New hardware makes a huge difference to the finished look.  Only two more units to finish up and my boxes can be unpacked once again and more purging will take place.  Last year, we purged before our move from Toronto to North Bay and after a year of things being in a box, anything that was not missed will be donated to a local thrift store.
There is still a lot more work to do inside .... but the work will get done bit by bit.  As I'm writing up this post, DH is busy in the kitchen tearing up the flooring.  Sigh, will it never end?
Have a great day!
BTW, my next post will be about my whirlwind visit with a quilty friend and then about Edyta Sitar's trunk show.


Josie said...

Brilliant job on your wall unit. Amazing the difference some paint and new knobs can make. I've just finished my first piece of painted furniture and can't wait to find more to revamp!

Jennifer said...

What a useful wall unit! Hello to Miss Ashes too, I can see you posing beautifully on that chair.

Deanna W said...

That is quite the transformation. I did a wood cabinet that DH had in his garage and was done with. It was headed to the dump and I said if I painted it, it would look nice in my sewing room...great place to hide more fabric...I mean storage for future projects!!! lol

QuiltSue said...

That makes so much difference, it's amazing.

Karendianne said...

What a good eye you have because that really did make all the difference!!!

Your next post sounds exciting. :)

Barb said...

looks fresh and pretty!

Tatkis said...

What a wonderful change! Your room looks perfect!