First things first! Welcome back! As if this year hasn’t been crazy enough! 2020 has been the most exhausting year to date and we just brushed the half way mark. But with all the craziness and uncertainty, the things that have kept me sane are God, my family and friends, and DIY.
The art of creating or making something updated or new really renews me and brings me joy. I always get a little nervous when I start a project but the fact of knowing that I am the only person with something (in the whole world) that always gets me through!
After years of having my IKEA Vittsjö shelf that I upcycled from marble to wood contact paper and spray painted gold, I decided it was time for a change. Side note, i was able to sell this in a record 12 hours on Facebook Market!
Also, I really needed a place where I could store my sewing supplies and most importantly all of my fabric that has been hiding in different areas of my apartment.
I started looking at tv stands and credenzas on Wayfair and AllModern and I saw some really pretty options but for those prices, the reviews could have been a lot better. After speaking with my consultant (aka YouTube), I decided I could just make my own and save a couple 100 while I was at it.
I found 4 legs from Lowes and spray painted the metal tips using Rustoleum’s metallic gold spray paint (use painters tape to protect the wood). I then used the stain for the wood section.
I honestly could not have expect anything better. I am really proud of myself and it really only took me two days to complete. I love the outcome and although I was a little intimidated this piece empowers me to try things that I may often feel are challenging. All in all, I spent about $180 on everything.
Doing this project really ignited my passion to create and I really hope to get some sewing in. I’m working on streamlining my work space to be an efficient and productive workspace without having my items everywhere. So I hope I motivated you to tap into those projects you’ve been wanting to do and leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Until next time, don’t get too crazy!