Rhoda is having a before and after party and I thought I'd join in. Be sure to check out her blog to see more. Maybe you'll find a project you'll want to do this year!
First up is an old rusty tray that I painted white and then I painted a harlequin with a fleur di lis on it. The green is some leftover paint from when I painted my kitchen - it makes it easy to tie into my kitchen. The after is the top picture.
The next before and after is an old patio table and some chairs from the thrift store that we use on our screened in porch.
This is just a regular old binder that I used some scrapbook papers on that I use to organized my recipes.
The before of the small bookcase I use as a buffet in my dining room which I got at Hobby Lobby at the beginning of the year.
I painted it white.
Then last fall I decided to add that little curtain. I decided I needed more storage space not display space. So behind that curtain are all of my placemats, extra candlesticks, napkins, and cake stands!
My black china cabinet when it was sage green
Then I painted it black and distressed it.
At the end of last year I decided to cut out the divided window on the top and replace that with chickenwire. Better don't you think?
I like for even my coupon organizer to be pretty! So last year I glued some gift wrap on to a small file folder and set up my own categories. I'm still using it and it works great. I can't tell you how many people stop me in the grocery store to ask me where I got it!
I also painted the insides of my kitchen cabinets last year. That was a job! I painted the back yellow, I put some pretty green paper on the shelves and I painted the insides of the doors the same color as my walls. I love that surprise of color when I open my cabinets!
By now I'm sure you realize that paint is my BFF! A little side table that if you are a regular reader of my blog you've seen a million times with various things on it! Before I painted it white..
Those are storage jars from Target and I painted the lids almost the same color as my kitchen walls. I had a little sample pot from Benjamin Moore and wanted to use it up! I also covered a jar lid in fabric.
Not every project has to be a huge undertaking to have impact. I like to do little things to make ordinary objects just a little bit special!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things I did last year. I have a lot planned for this year so stay tuned!