I’m about to let you in on the deep, dark, inner workings of my brain, particularly with my thought process. Women and small children, those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant should use caution before proceeding. Officially consider yourself warned. This evening…we’re talking about curtains with and underlying theme of my indecision. And it all started with these guys.
I went to Target the other day with a shopping list that included “tea, rubber gloves for cleaning, and some Goose cookies”. Somehow I ended up in the curtain aisle after a brief stint perusing the sheets. Dang you Target (she says while shaking fist in air)! It’s like that cartoon on Sarah’s blog post about our Target edition of the Inspired Design Challenge. Isn’t that crazy?! The cartoon was about impulsively buying curtains and I JUST impulsively bought curtains! Target gets me every time. I couldn’t resist the pair of coral curtains, which were $24 a pop and we could use some curtains for the Etsy office, right?!. The poor window was naked…a Will Ferrel “we’re all going streaking” kind of naked.
So home I came with my pair of coral curtains and a basic, $10 curtain rod, ready to put Colby to work on hanging the suckers. Simple project, right?! No such thing! We LOVE hanging curtains on the studs. Especially since Goose has a habit of yanking on the curtains while he’s “protecting” us from evil yard squirrels. But alas, the studs around this wall were completely off center and generally out of whack. One stud was just above the trim and the other was about a foot off.
So we improvised and tried our hand at some super heavy duty, you can swing off this sheet rock screw like a monkey, anchors. This was our first go around using the anchors and so far so good on the ruggedness quotient. To install, it was just a matter of drilling a hole into the sheetrock using a spade bit, inserting the screw with the “wing part” into the wall. And then tightening the whole thing up until the curtain hanging bracket is flush and tight with the wall.
And tah-dah! Coral curtains in the Etsy office!
I love them! Stupidly, ridiculously love the coral curtains in this space….however….of course there had to be a “however”, I already had this fabric kicking around:
I had picked up the fabric for around $20 during a not so recent Jo-Ann’s fabric sale and got just enough fabric to make curtains for this space. Mind you, this was back when we were going to turn this room into a guest bedroom with a daybed in front of the window, complete with tons of white, squishy pillows for lounging. And this fabric was going to be the big pop of color, curtain fabric. But now that we turned the space into a workspace, design plans have changed. But I still wanted to give the curtains a chance, so I quickly snipped the fabric in half to make two panels, and clipped the panels up onto the curtain rod.
Please excuse the fabric pooling on the floor. I still have yet to sew these bad boys.
Hmmm…I kind of like these curtains too. I sense a dilemma brewing. This has the potential to rival the great “which spatula do I buy debate” of 2002. Do I get the spatula with slats? Or the solid spatula? Hmmmm…three hours later (I kid you not) I still couldn’t decide and came home with both spatulas. Both of which I’ve used up until Goose became a part of our lives and decided spatulas ranked right up there with meaty bones on the yumminess scale.
So if I keep the green/yellow curtains in the craft room, what to do with the coral curtains? They were clearly not going back to Target. They’re just too pretty for that and were destined to live in my home. Then I remembered the dining room and the black plaid curtains in there.
I’ve been thinking of replacing them for a brighter pair. Coral is brighter than black. Situation solved.
Swoon! I love those curtains! I swear since replacing the black plaid curtains with the coral curtains, the room feels brighter and more dynamic. It’s like all of a sudden there’s life in the room and the windows no longer just fall flat. The coral really makes the room pop.
So here’s the worst part of this dilemma…I love the coral curtains in BOTH the Etsy office and the dining room. What to do, what to do?! Do I keep the coral curtains in the dining room and the green/yellow curtains upstairs in the office? Or do we put the coral curtains back upstairs and bring back the black plaid curtains? Or maybe go a completely different route in the dining room? Oh decisions how I loathe thee! Save me!
Pssst…I just have to mention, I’m about to head to the Haven Conference and am SO ridiculously excited about going! If you’re heading to Haven, let me know so we can meet up!
Welcome back Inspired Design Challenge followers/readers/general awesome people. How was your weekend? Mine was fantabulous…thanks for asking…mostly because we tackled this little Urban Outfitters inspired project:
Boom! New plant hangers for the dining room in your face! Sorry. Apparently I get a little excited about plant hangers. Anywho, this week for the Inspired Design Challenge we were charged with using the gorgeous goods from Urban Outfitters as our inspiration. I have yet to set foot in a physical Urban Outfitters store as there isn’t one near us, but I had a HARD time leaving the virtual Urban Outfitters store when trolling for project ideas. I wanted EVERYTHING. But I settled on this little plant hanger as inspiration.
Especially since our pre-project plant hanging situation in the dining room included an overgrown, not doing so well pothos plant (I think that’s the right name for the plant…I am soooo bad at plants). AND the poor pothos plant was still in its original, cheap plastic container from the store. Doh! We actually purchased the plant last summer as wedding decor. Cue up the awwwwwww! So here’s the before/after for comparison’s sake.
Much classier with the updated plant hangers, no?! So let’s get into the good part…the part I’m sure all you guys are DYING to read all about…the “how we did it”. First starting with the supplies.
Our supplies list included two cheap metal mixing bowls from Home Goods for $6 each, a can of black hammered metal spray paint for $6 from Lowes, way too much gold/black chain from Lowes (we bought 20′ for $20 and only used 6′ for $6 thanks to poor planning…but we’ll use the leftover chain for another project later on), a pair of o-rings for $2, and a pair of hooks for $2 which we never ended up using. Our original intention was to hang the plants from the ceiling. But we couldn’t find a stud, didn’t want to punch a dozen unsuccessful holes in our ceiling, and decided to just hang them from the curtain rod instead.
The fist step was to drill the holes into the bowl…three equidistant holes. To measure, we wrapped a piece of twine around the bowl, measured the twine length, divided by three and marked the three hole locations on the string. Then wrapped the twine back around the bowl, marking hole locations on the rim, and drilling through the bowl using a bi-metal drill bit slightly larger than the chain width.
And tested a chain link by looping it through the freshly drilled hole just to make sure it fit.
Next up was spray painting time. Since the bowls were super shiny, smooth and glossy AND a round, non-flat surface (which means difficult to sand) I tried something new in finish prep…liquid deglosser.
I was apprehensive at first. I didn’t think that wiping a chemical across a metal bowl would really scuff it up and “degloss” it like sanding would. But oh my word did it work! I am now fully on board the liquid deglossing train and am lining up the projects I can more easily tackle with this stuff!
After layering on a trio of thin and even coats of the black, hammered metal spray paint onto the bowls, and letting them dry overnight, it was assembly time.
Colby assisted me with the chain de-linking process as he is the card carrying member of the “gun show” and I always buy tickets to that show! Seriously…my man is strong! Using a pair of pliers, he pried apart the chain links so we could attach one end of each chain piece to the bowl and the other to the o-ring.
We used a very precise method of having Colby raise and lower the bowls up against the window, underneath the curtain rod until I found a high/low combo for the planters that I liked. Then I measure the distance from the bowl to the hanging point on the curtain rod at an angle to simulate the chain angle hanging from the o-ring, center point. The planters ended up being about 15 chain links for the short hanger and 26 links for the longer one.
Then it was a matter of linking the chain through the bowl (and the other end around the o-ring) and closing the links back up using a pair of pliers.
Then we just split open our curtain rod in the middle and looped the rod through the o-ring.
Even without plants in the pots, they were already looking pretty adorable. But they weren’t fulfilling their plant hanging destiny so we had to fill them with green goodness. I had been told by a coworker that if you clip pothos plant stems and stick them in the dirt that they grow. And since our plant was looking a little sad and scraggly, we decided to give it a try. First by clipping the plant stems:
And sticking them into the dirt. Fingers crossed they grow!
With the plants planted, we just looped the plant hangers back onto the curtain rod and gave them a solid drink of water. I’m not gonna lie, it will probably be the only time I water them. Have I mentioned I’m bad at plants?
And now our dining room is looking just a tad bit classier with some dressed up plant hangers going on. Now I want to tackle more dining room projects…like maybe some new/more colorful curtains, or some seat cushions for the chairs, and maybe some art. It just seems like soooo long since we’ve done anything to this room. I think the last project we did in here was turning that corner china cabinet into a hidden closet door. Oh yeah…we really did that and it’s awesome!
So now I encourage you all to go check out the blogs of four of my bloggie colleagues with their amazing Inspired Design Challenge projects. They each are DIY/design super stars, we’re talking Mary Katherine Gallagher smelling her armpits super stars, so you don’t want to miss what they’re dishing out this week.
- Jennifer from Brave New Home
- Lindsay from Life of Splendor
- Kristin from Bliss at Home
- Sara from Embrace My Space
And because I LOVE a good teaser…here are all of their inspiration pics. But I’m not going to tell you which pic belongs to which blogging buddy because I think it’s fun to make you guess which one belongs to who. I was THAT kid growing up. My poor parents (“guess what I’m thinking, mom” and “dad, guess what we did, no, you have to guess” were my favorite games).
Pssst…Did anyone play along with us this week? If so, don’t forget you can either send us a link to you Urban Outfitters project in the comments section or for you non-bloggers, email it to me at email@example.com and we may just feature your awesome project!
One of the keys to finally finishing painting the corner hutch, which we revealed back here, was our investment in a paint sprayer. I haven’t always been pro spray painting. You could say that I’ve crossed party lines. Sorry…I couldn’t help myself throwing in a little election night pun. Consider yourselves lucky that I’m not posting a vote on the blog about whether or not buffalo check is the new chevron. But back to the hutch. I started painting it with my typical brush tendencies. But over thirty minutes into priming the first coat, I had barely finished cutting in the strange angles in the upper cabinet area. I made early projections of it taking precisely 18
electoral votes hours to finish painting it. Just call me Ohio! It was a battle ground state but I was leaning paint sprayer and finally pulled the trigger. Since Lowes is practically in our back yard, I started doing research on the Lowes website, poured over tons of reviews and compared prices before finally settling on the Graco Spray Station 2900 for $119.00.
So off to the store we went to pick up said spray painter and bring it home with us.
This is where I admit to you all dear blog readers that I am 100% chick when it comes to all the girly things in life (makeup, cleanliness affinity, decorating, pink, fancy dishes, and most importantly bling) but when it comes to direction reading, I’m 100% dude. Seriously…sign me up for my man card and throw me some Carharts. I don’t do instruction manuals. Ever. Even when the instructions come with a fancy instructional DVD, like the paint sprayer did.
So out came the paint sprayer and I quickly put it together, which included attaching the air hose to the sprayer and filling the paint container with primer, and dove right in.
And then I went to town spray priming away.
Now this is where I tell you everything that I did wrong so you can learn from my mistakes. A life lesson of sorts. My main piece of advice to you…READ THE DIRECTIONS AND FOLLOW THEM. I learned by trial and error, consulting the instructions when I ran into problems. So here are a few tips:
- All paints have a different viscosity. And a different viscosity sprays differently. The spray painter kit came with a viscosity tester and a guide to help you determine how much to water down the paint. I opted to use the trial and error method instead which may not have been the way to go. But I did learn about how much water to add to my primer vs. gloss paint. I’ve got it down pat for the perfect finish.
- Thin and even coats are always best. I learned, again by trial and error, that setting the paint sprayer for a lighter spray and moving the sprayer steadily was my preferred mode. I tend to be an oversprayer so the finer the spray the better. After three coats with the paint sprayer, I had excellent primer coverage.
- Don’t water the paint down too much. When you do, it splatters, doesn’t adhere to the painting surface, and generally looks awful. But trust me, those air bubbles come out seamlessly with a light sand and another coat of paint.
By the time I got around to painting the interior of the cabinet navy, I had the paint sprayer pretty much figured out. I owned that paint sprayer and coats were getting quicker and quicker. I could put a coat of primer onto the whole cabinet in less than fifteen minutes. Shortly after I finished painting the hutch’s interior blue, it was hurricane Sandy time. So we moved the hutch inside and turned our vacant front porch into a spray painting station. We plopped down some drop cloths and plastic-ed up the windows in the unfinished space. But overspray was minimal with the sprayer, especially with the nozzle set on low.
To protect the navy interior from glossy white paint, we taped up a piece of cardboard, which also served as a nice little surface to test my paint settings on.
Now that I was working on the finish coat for the hutch, I wanted a really nice, smooth finish. But for some reason, no matter how perfectly I nailed the viscosity/water down the paint combo, I kept getting splattering. Then I discovered something. The smoothness of my finish was directly correlated to how clean the spray nozzle was. After three primer coats and three coats of navy, the nozzle was starting to clog with the three coats of glossy white paint.
Armed with a paper towel, I wiped the nozzle clean periodically while spraying the cabinet. Worked like a charm! Another key to the perfect finish with a paint sprayer is practice, practice, practice. Between coats, I would let the paint sprayer sit dormant on the porch. For some reason, when I picked it back up an hour or so later, the first few “sprays” ended up splotchy. It was like there was air or moisture pooling making the paint finish inconsistent. This was remedied by first spraying on the cardboard until a consistent paint spray and finish comes through.
I learned alot about how to properly use an air powered paint sprayer. By the time I finished the cabinet, I felt I knew what I was doing, had learned my paint sprayer, and was ready to spray paint EVERYTHING in our house, Goose included. I think he would dashing in green! So now, I give you the official Graco Spray Station 2900 rating…Siskel and Ebert give it two thumbs up…I mean…Angie gives it four out of five paint cans.
I scored the paint sprayer four paint buckets out of five. Here’s why:
Pros: Lightweight, long hose, many paint settings, easy to clean, excellent trouble shooting guide in the directions booklet, great value, multiple directional spray settings, sprays in all angles, uses less paint than traditional paint brush painting, minimal overspray.
Cons: If you don’t REALLY push the hose into the sprayer it pops out (the hose is hard for me to push in but Colby handles it like a dream), nozzle clogs quickly.
I would absolutely recommend this product. I love it and I can’t wait to whip it our again for another project. I’ve got a few lined up, including thrift store chair painting. Stay tuned.
Pssst…How about you guys? Have you made the switch from brush to sprayer recently? What machine did you go with? Any of my other fellow ladies out there have dude tendencies? Like in instruction reading?!
The secret closet door china hutch is painted…boom! And all setup and fully stocked…double boom!
When we last left off in our little “let’s turn a china hutch into a hidden closet door” saga, we had yet to paint the hutch. And boy did this guy need a couple coats of paint. It needed paint bad…kind of like how our dog badly needs a bath after rolling in turds and dead snakes all afternoon. You see, the hutch came with our house. The old owners had left it for us. And since the old house stunk of mustiness, the hutch still smelled of mustiness. It needed paint. Not just for looks and such, but to cover up the stench.
Choosing the colors for the hutch was pretty simple. I knew I wanted to paint the majority of the hutch white, the same white as the trim, but paint the inside of the glass door section a darker color. Our wedding china is primarily white, so to help make the dishes pop, the dark navy would be the perfect color. It’s one of the shades in our ombre staircase balusters, it looks great with the light blue door color also in the dining room, and looks AMAZING against our china.
With the paint colors selected, I went to work painting the hutch and the doors using a brand spanking new paint sprayer that we picked up from Lowes. More details on the paint sprayer tomorrow. I can’t believe that I haven’t come home with one sooner! The finish is amazing, it takes MUCH less time to paint furniture, and uses less paint than a brush.
I layered on three thin and even coats of primer on the hutch followed by three thin and even coats of glossy white paint (it’s Valspar’s Betsy’s Linen in a gloss). We waited about 24 hours for the paint to harden up, which was another bonus of using a paint sprayer. The coats of paint were so thin that even just an hour after painting a cabinet door it was already dry to the touch. Only 24 hours after finishing painting the hutch, it was dry enough to assembe and not sticky at all. But anyway, back to our gorgeous, freshly painted, no longer stinks of old musty house, cabinet.
We first attached the hutch to the wall and made sure that it still worked well on its casters, before re-attaching the doors. We chose to recycle the old hinges, since they were old and pseudo rusty and gave the cabinet a bit more character.
But I did end up picking up some new door pulls for the upper and lower cabinet doors. I wanted an upgrade from the old, boring wood door pulls that the cabinet used to sport. The new pulls came from Lowes in the cabinet hardware section and only cost $1.49 each.
I love how the coppery color in the door pull plays off the coppery color going on in the hinges. And the darker, oil rubbed bronze shade plays off the curtain rod and the light fixture in the room.
With the glass, upper doors attached it’s kind of hard to see the inky blue cabinet interior thanks to the glare from the super sunny room. So let’s take a peak at the cabinet with the doors open.
And a wide angle shot with the whole room.
Colby and I are totally digging the cabinet, and not just because it’s also a secret closet door. It’s purty! If we were French we would say “it adds the je ne sais quoi to the room”. It’s like the room finally feels finished or homie. But of course we didn’t just stop at putting the cabinet back together again…we…and by we I mean just me…had to stock it. Colby doesn’t seem to share my great joy in decorating or house accessory tweaking. Apparently he wants to keep his man card for another day. He did just barely get it back after losing it for awhile for watching “My Fair Wedding” while at a local bar.
I shopped our house for accessories for the cabinet. On the open shelf, I went with a Nate Berkus for Target accessory that I just picked up, so it didn’t have a home yet. To go along with it, I added an antique pitcher filled with paint brushes.
I know it’s weird to store paint brushes in your dining room but it works for me. I use them just about everyday so I like them accessible and not in the basement. On the inside of the upper cabinet area, I filled the bottom shelf with our wedding china, the middle shelf with some found glass bottles, and the top shelf with some soda bottles wrapped in jute (they’re leftover wedding reception decor).
The two shelves of bottles probably won’t stay long term. I was just searching for some filler decor and shopped around my personal decor store…aka the basement…until I found something I could use.
I’m not sure what I want to store in the cabinet long term, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out along the way. In Angie dream world it would be full of our wedding place settings, maybe some service pieces, or the wine glasses from the kitchen. But I also fear of breakage when we open and close the china hutch door so we’ll see. But for now, the bottles are working out just fine.
And I’m loving the contrast of the white, sparkly dishes (they’re Royal Doulton’s Precious Platinum series) against the navy background. This pic doesn’t even do it justice. It’s so much more contrast-ie in person. It’s a word I swear. It’s right up there in validity along with right-indeed-ie-doo and re-sarcastical-izing.
I’m debating painting the back of the open shelf, the one with the pitcher and urchin-ie thing, navy as well. But I’m leaning more towards leaving it as is these days. I kept thinking a darker shelf and back would make the white pitcher stand out more, but I’m starting to really like the white on white.
So now that you’ve seen all the ridiculously good looking parts of the china cabinet, you know…the Zoolander-like ridiculously good looking parts, let’s take the party South a bit. The dirty South. We still have a little bit of finish work to tackle to make the closet door hutch look more built-in and hide the casters under the cabinet.
And while we’re at it, we also need to figure out how to replace the baseboard trim piece that we had to rip out to make the hutch door open to it’s full potential. We haven’t quite figured out those parts yet but we’ll keep you posted when we do.
Pssst…So while we were up to our eyeballs in paint and hinges this weekend, what were you all up to? Any painting projects?
I know I always say this after finishing a project, but the Fall Pinterest Challenge project that I worked on is SERIOUSLY the COOLEST project we’ve ever done! Woo to the hoo cue up the band and set off the fireworks!
As you may or may not recall, my inspiration for the project looked a little something like this (read a little bit more about it back here):
- Hidden closet door bookcase from Hidden Passages
- Another hidden door bookcase from Ana White
- And a painted china hutch from Better Homes & Gardens
That’s me peaking out from behind the hutch as I was trying to paint it. Someone learned how to use the timer function on her DSLR…booyah! And I one-taked that photo…double booyah!
This project has been a long time coming yet it was a little spur of the moment. So sit back, relax, cuddle up in your blankie and grab a mug of tea because it’s story time here at Angie’s Roost…the story of the corner china hutch that could. It used to live in the living room for a lack of a corner that could properly hold it.
I know, strange place for a china cabinet. But we have very few right angles in our home that had enough wall space to hold the cabinet without covering up a door or a window or whatnot. So when we tackled a mini makeover in the living room, the china cabinet got moved into the dining room.
And it blocked the closet that held Colby’s guitars. Please excuse the ginormous hutch laying on the ground in the following photo. We have occasional strange moments.
But anyway…the cabinet sat there for a couple months, blocking the closet. We had always wanted to DIY a door that was also a bookcase for that closet but it didn’t dawn on us, until the other night spur of the moment like, that the china cabinet was a PERFECT fit. We could use something we already had (in fact the cabinet came with the house) and use something that we loved in a useful way. We were THIS close to getting rid of the cabinet because we had no place for it. And the sad part was that neither of us wanted to do that because we love that cabinet almost as much as our dog child. And what a novel idea it was to have a china cabinet in the dining room. Brilliant I tell you! We could even…GASP…store dishes in it! Oh the insanity!
Now that story time is over, let’s get into the nitty gritty on how we did it. Surprisingly, it was an easy project. The plan was to put the cabinet on casters and hinge it to the wall so we could swing the cabinet open and closed as needed. We started by flipping the cabinet down onto the floor to inspect the base.
Once we could see what we were working with, Colby and I decided that we needed a platform with a trio of casters for the cabinet to rest on. Since the cabinet is mostly made of a flimsy plywood, it needed some beefing up so it wouldn’t fall apart one day and break all the plates in the cabinet. That would be tragic. And would definitely involve tears…many many tears. So to avoid tears, Colby screwed a couple of 1 x 4 pine boards onto the bottom of the cabinet to provide a beefier surface for the platform to adhere to.
Then Colby measured the base, cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood to size, and screwed three casters, which we purchased from Lowes for about $4 each, into the bottom of it.
The caster trio was our optimal combo for the cabinet as they provided needed support but also optimal maneuverability. Any more casters and the cabinet motion would have become a little more jerky and difficult to spin open.
Then, with the beefed up cabinet base…
…screwed the platform onto the cabinet’s newly adhered 1 x 4 boards.
Which left us with a fully secured, rolling cabinet base.
We slowly lifted up the cabinet and by George that thing worked! It rolled…and rolled smoothly! It was like we actually knew what were doing. But we weren’t out of the woods yet. The cabinet was a little un-level thanks to our super un-square, un-level
ancient, older than dirt, 100+ year old home.
First we leveled up the cabinet. To do this, Colby played with shims underneath the casters until the cabinet leveled out.
Then he removed the shims, removed the casters, and screwed the shims underneath the casters at the same thickness that he had the shims underneath the casters.
And voila…shimmed up casters on our china cabinet.
Next up was the moment of truth moment. The moment where we had to attach the cabinet to the wall. If the cabinet wasn’t properly level or if the floor was too un-level, there would be a chance that when we attached the cabinet to the wall while it was in an open position that it wouldn’t close properly. So we pulled up our big kid pants and screwed those door hinges into the cabinet first.
And then into the wall, making sure that the hinges operated in the correct direction and that we were also “hiding” the hinges from general view for when the cabinet was closed.
After a significant amount of breath holding, where Colby turned almost as blue as his sweatshirt, we tested out the cabinet and it worked! Colby doesn’t look nearly as excited as I was. Picture me holding the camera and skipping around the room while humming that annoying Hampster Dance song.
As you can see above, we ended up having to rip out some of the trim to get the cabinet/door to open properly.
I’m hoping we can replace it with something a little more low profile, but we’ll see what we end up with. We also have to trim out the bottom of the cabinet to hide the casters. But that finish work stuff is for another day. I’m just stoked that we have a working “china hutch as a closet door” situation going on.
My favorite part is that you can’t tell that the cabinet is hinged unless you tuck your head around the side of the cabinet, wedging it in between the cabinet and the wall, before you can see the hinges. They’re there, but just neatly tucked away.
So that’s what we did on a random Thursday night. Not too shabby of a project. But now let’s take a little post project photo tour of the hinged up cabinet in the good light.
The cabinet is such a perfect fit for our dining room space. AND it’s going to look even more amazing after I paint it. I’m pulling in a little blue from the baluster colors that you can see behind the cabinet, as well as the white from the trim. Here’s a better view of the cabinet against the blue ombre balusters, which was a Pinterest Challenge Project of yore.
The basement door in our dining room also pulls in a shade of blue from the baluster project. It’s amazing how those 8 shades of blue have become the main color pallet for the living areas and open spaces for our home.
I have to confess that I had intended to have the cabinet all painted up, installed, and fully
loaded stocked in time for Pinterest Challenge link up day, but alas, I don’t have it done (hanging head in shame). I kind of bit off more than I can chew. Painting that cabinet is proving time consuming and then there’s this little thing called Hurricane Sandy which is making it uber hard to spray paint outside with all this rain and moisture happening out there. But I’ll at least give you a little sneak peak.
I feel like such a tease. But at least you can see what that third inspiration pic was for. I was looking for a dark color to paint the inside of the glass door shelves since our wedding china is white. The dark color should help make our dishes pop! One other note about the china before I call it a night…a wordy night at that. I was worried that the china would fall over or break as the cabinet-as-a-door opens and closes. But as long as we don’t whip the door open, it rolls quite smoothly so I don’t fear for the safety of our plates.
Okay…now it’s linky, mc-linkerson time. As I’m sure many of you are familiar with, this whole Pinterest Challenge has a link-up component to it. So tomorrow (Tuesday), be sure to check out the blogs of our four gracious hosts and link up your projects and check out all the new Pin-spiration.
Our hosts this time around include the quirky, paint covered Sarah from the Ugly Duckling House, about to pop because she’s so pregnant but is still tackling a Pinterest Challenge project Katie from Bower Power, the ever weird ever awesome Sherry from the infamous Young House Love blog, and finally Carmel who I swear could double as Salma Hayek from Our Fifth House.
Pssst…Speaking of Pinterest, you can follow me here to check out all my house project inspiration.