After a very long winter break, my kids were finally able to go back to school this morning. As much as I love being home with my family, there was a little too much time spent cooped up inside. I was ready to get out and about this week.
Unfortunately, life had other plans for me. For some unknown reason, I now have shingles. It hasn't gotten too awful yet, but I've read horror stories online. I got on antiviral meds quickly, so I'm hopeful that my case will be mild.
2014 hasn't been off to the best start, but my snow captivity did allow me to get started on a project that's been swirling around in my head for a while.
Check out this beast of a media cabinet in our basement that the previous owners built to accommodate
a large TV...
The TV bit the dust, and I would have liked to get rid of the built-ins and hang the new TV on the wall. However, the carpet is laid around the built-ins, and I don't want the expense of re-carpeting the entire basement.
So instead, I decided to update the cabinet with paint. This is my inspiration picture...
I decided to use chalk paint since I had it on hand and it doesn't require priming. I've got a long way to go, but this is how it's looking...
I used "Old White" for the back of the shelves, and "French Linen" for the outside.
It's a long process as several of the pieces are plywood and suck the paint up. I've done 3 coats so far.
I'm planning on replacing the ugly black mesh fabric with burlap or an ivory linen and updating the hardware. I don't know how long it will take to get finished, especially now that the darn shingles have gotten me, but I'm hoping by the end of the month.
Wish me luck…
Hope 2014 is treating you better than me :)