Monday, April 18, 2011

Yucky Metal Lockers Part 1

 I purchased these lockers off of Craigslist a few weeks back.  I wanted something unique in my entry way to serve as a coat closet. 
 They needed a little bit of cleaning and some paint before I could move them out of my garage into my house.  A little bit of bleach and some spray paint and they were ready...(kind of, I still need to find some cool vintage metal numbers off of Etsy).

They were so heavy that my husband and I could barely get them into the house...(well he could have if he had someone more capable to help him)...and they are now resting in my family room.  Though the family room is not where they will stay...for now it will do. 

Stay tuned...and maybe they will make it to there final destination.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love me some twine!

I am now entering my "twine" phase.  I wrapped my chandelier, a few lamps...and I recently came across some of my plastic pears (from my "plastic" phase) and had to wrap them in twine too.  I just think twine is a timeless material and not to mention easy to work with.  If it was comfortable I would totally rock some twine pants! 

Sorry for the blurry picture

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wood Lockers

Yes, yes, yes....this is not only the pantry but the "mud room" (if you can call it that).    I really had high hopes that my kids would place their shoes nicely in that basket, and hang their coats on the rack.  You can't even see the basket anymore. 

 This space is so narrow that taking a picture of it was very challenging.

We printed the plans off of Ana White....(who doesn't love her?)
 My husband put this bad boy together in a couple of hours...and then I took over painting it.

This is what our mud room looks like now...this has seriously changed my life!  My kids now stuff everything into their own locker space. 
It was painted in Barn Owl White by Valspar and covered with a faux Tobacco glaze by Ralph Lauren

 I am now on the hunt for some wire baskets for the bottom shelf and some hooks for each locker.

 This is my space...I just need a place to hang my bag and my husbands jacket.

I would recommend building lockers to anyone...the only down-fall is that mine are tucked away where I can't show them off...oh well!

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