It can be overwhelming when moving into a new home! Seeing all the boxes piled one on top of another. Every inch of space crammed with "stuff" that you decided must move with you. Especially overwhelming because instead of seeing the mess surrounding you, you see ideas and projects that will make this new abode your home!
This is the halfway point of moving... trust me, this room got worse! Piles upon piles filled this space as you must remember that we down-sized. For the previous owners, this room in the basement was utilized as an office space. Complete with metal file cabinet and mitered formica countertops. Peel and stick tiles grace the floor. Ok... you should know me by now! This would all have to go and quickly! This would be the first room I would tackle!
Ahhhh.. much better! Dings filled in and a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore: Crown Point Sand as we already had a gallon of it from our last home) and this room is ready to take on new life! I envision it as a space for exercising. Not as nice as my last one but it will do. Now onto storage as furniture must do double duty.
Thankfully, I decided to keep my aunt's chest of drawers when purging my previous home. All it would need is a bit of paint and some elbow grease.
A coat of Annie Sloan Old White.
Don't be afraid of paint strokes as they add character when waxing. In fact, I remember reading, years ago, that Martha Stewart will go back and make paint swishes before the paint dries. When glazing or waxing, those marks will get highlighted and add an aged, worn feel to your piece.
And of course, sanding the edges here and there are a must in my book!
New drawer knobs bought from Hobby Lobby....
... lined up in a row. These give that Ikat look that, lately, I am gravitating to. Love them!
One piece transformed! I think my aunt would be pleased! Three large drawers now filled with things that no longer grace a corner of the room.
Finally, some peace of knowing that one room is making progress. Is it finished? Heavens, NO! I will probably change the color on the walls... need to figure out what to do with the floor as there is a drain hole in the center of the room and not sure if it is wise to cover it up with carpet... need to give oomph to the window.. and of course, there is more accessorizing to be done. See? My mind never stops churning! When all final decisions have been made and executed I will post about this room again. And if you have any opinions on what I should do with the floor I would love to hear about them. Do I cover the drain hole with carpet or not??
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