Hello once again!
Wanted to give you an update on the status of re-decorating our apartment, unfortunately it has taken a while to get this little project moving along… But I am on a roll lately! I have been putting my DIY skills to use and started creating our new furniture for the ominous living room / dining room. Here a preview of my first project!
This is my cubby bookcase, I have been lusting after one of these for years now, but wouldn’t give in and buy the cheap Ikea version, or spend a ton of money on the Pottery Barn version. SO… I followed an Ana White plan (and modified a bit) to complete my perfect cubby bookshelf.
This is in the process of being finished right now, I am painting it white-ish. I would stain it… but the rest of the furniture will be stained, so we needed something different! As always, there is Nina, poking around after the building was complete…
The plan can be found here:
Next on my list is a TV console!
Here is a photo of the table I will be building; the plan came from Ana White (again) and Hillary From the Friendly Home.
My table will be used as a TV stand, so this is a little long for us. I am taking 18″ off the length of the console. The link is listed below for Ana & Hillary’s plan:
I will be using a similar stain, they used a vinegar and steel wool stain with black tea. We have tried this before on pine and do not like the results, came out much too red for us. So we will experiment with a store-bought stain instead. I will post photos once it is finished!
Here are some photos and links for the plans of our next projects.
End Tables, something in-between these two:
Plans for the Mini Farmhouse and Farmhouse Bedside Table listed below:
Coffee Table, to match the TV console:
Yes, we have made this one before, it ended up being too big for the space we had. So this will also be downsized quite a big length wise to fit our space!
Here is a photo of ours, notice the red tinge, this was that homemade stain…
The plan for this table: Rustic-X-Coffee-Table
Eventually a new Dining Table:
But we have to find reasonably priced table legs first! Those suckers go for over $50 a piece! But she is beautiful! Here is the link for the legs themselves:
The great table plan: Husky Farmhouse Table
We would also like a nice bookshelf for all of my crafts
This Kentwood Bookcase was created by Ana White and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic
It is simple and beautiful, very classic! Once the living room is complete this will be on my to build list!
Here are the plans: Kentwood Bookshelf
Lastly on my list (for now, we all know the list will grow) is a Bed!
This is Ana White’s first project ever, and she is beautiful. Eventually once we move out of our apartment,I will create this bed ( I don’t want to move it if I don’t have to, HEAVY solid wood!) This is the Farmhouse bed, King size, which we will eventually get a mattress king sized (hopefully about the same time I made the bed!)
The plans: King Farmhouse Bed
So I am excited to create, build and decorate! I will keep you updated on the projects and our living room during its evolution to a livable, beautiful space!