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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

work it girl…

I’ve got a great work space that’s all mine…It’s in the basement and about 4 years ago we put up a wall the length of the basement to give me a work space, storage and the kids a place to play…we even added doors to separate it all…in case you’re wondering, the large cut out in the wall looks into the kids space, we put it there so when I’m downstairs on my side and the little one’s are on their side they can still see me and hear me but keeps them out of what I’m doing…make sense?  Good, let’s move on…
A year ago…
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After a major cleaning last year we got the space organized and easier to work in…but, it was still depressing and filled me with anger at it ugliness…
I started this year again with a good clean up and we organized the furniture I’ve been hoarding collecting to give me more space to work in…
The walls got a coat of white paint…did you know you can get paint for $10 a gallon at Lowe’s?? Well I did not,  so when we went to get some other supplies I picked up a couple gallons of Olympic flat white…very basic but why invest in basement paint??
I bought some table legs at Ikea when I was in TX this summer and I had some filing cabinets that the hubby bought at an estate sale…I knew what I had in mind…a massive work table with storage…
oak work table with filing cabinet and Ikea adjustable legs
I painted the legs gold and the filing cabinets glossy white…I used a Krylon gold leafing pen for the handles…
oak work table with filing cabinet and Ikea adjustable legs
We got the wood at Lowe’s and had them cut it to size…the hubby got a gift card for Xmas and I had a return so I was out $0 for the wood…
It’s oak and it stained fabulously…3 coats of lacquer and a cheap high later I have 12 feet of glossy purtiness!!
oak work table with filing cabinet and Ikea adjustable legs
Still lots of work left to do but now I’m not pissed when I go downstairs and work on a project…

1 comment:

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Lookin good sister. And good tip about the Lowe's paint. I need some white paint. I want as pure of a white as I can get.