Saturday, March 26, 2011

A winter project finished!!!

This is the book shelves and drawers we had built in for the office. It now functions beautifully for all Portia's books and things. The drawers a deep as you can see and give Portia plenty of storage.

When the girls came to live with us almost 6 years ago Dewayne and I were empty nesters.

We had this great big house all to ourselves. At that time we had two extra bedrooms and being self employed we turned one of the bedrooms into an office.

Having no way of knowing what was down the road for us we even had the closet in the bedroom taken out and had a cabinet company come and build in book shelves and file drawers. It worked out great for several years.......

After 5 years of sharing a bedroom though Portia, almost 11 now really wanted her own bedroom. The problem was that now we needed to move the office and turn that room back into a bedroom....That took some time, we moved the office down to the basement but we first had to be able to afford to finish the basement......hence almost 6 years later....Once we were able to move the office down stairs we had a new challenge though, NO CLOSET!!!.......What to do? We didn't want to tear out the bookshelves and drawers we spent so much money on so we left them and decided to get a wardrobe closet for Portia......

At first I was going to buy a new armior (spell?).....but I didn't have the money to go buy a new one so I looked on line for a used one and this is what I found.....It was a tv cabinet and it was all beat up. I got it for $150.00 ( a new one would have been $1,000 or more) then Dewayne took the shelves out of it and put in a clothing bar. I painted it and distressed it and this is how it turned out..........I am very happy with it and so is Portia......It works great for a closet plus it makes for a nice piece of furniture for her room. Also the book shelve and drawers work out very well for her too....she has tons of space!!! Best of all, she has her own room. If she could only get Paris to sleep in her own bed now.

This is what it looked like when we brought it home

This is what it looks like now after I painted it I used a palm sander to make it look distressed
lots of space for her shoes, now if she would get them from the laundry room and put them in the cabinet
plenty of room for hanging her clothes


Sue said...

Hi Susan, This is a great transformation, I have some pieces that are natural wood, and I want to get up enough nerve to paint them. Thankyou for sharing.

Kim said...

What a beautiful piece~I love the distressed look!

Paula said...

WOW! That is so beautiful, Susan... especially the distressed look! I love it!

Jill @ The Prairie Homestead said...

Just lovely! And I love the distressing you did- that is my favorite "style" of furniture. :) Thanks for sharing this with the Homestead Barn Hop!