Monday, June 20, 2011

the one with crafts

Rob was out of town all last week at an FCA camp in Black Mountain. He had an amazing week and saw many boys choose to trust Christ - praise God! We are thankful to be a part of a ministry that connects with people through their love of sports and then uses that platform to share the hope that we have in Christ. What an honor!

While he was away, I spent most of the week working on little projects around our apartment. It was SO fun because I love crafts - being creative and turning something old into something new. I just love it!

I did some repainting mostly - Sarah always says that the cheapest way to redecorate is to paint something a new color. Here are two examples...and I already have some new projects for this week :)

Again...forgot to take a before picture. But it was black before and was given to us by the Dohertys, who couldn't find a place for it in their house anymore. I love lanterns but I wanted a softer color. I chose ivory, since I already had some spray paint in that color.

New lantern!

If I could do it over, I would have primed it first...I've heard that you can do less coats if you prime it first because the paint stays better. I also used a clear sealant paint for the first time and I'm excited to see how that holds up.

I also painted a cabinet we have in our bathroom. Our bathroom is awesome because it has a double vanity...but all of the upper drawers are fake so we are definitely lacking in storage space. I bought this cabinet at Goodwill for $12 and repainted it back in February to an ivory/cream to match our bathroom cabinets.

This past week, I repainted the inside to give it a little more pop. Here's the before picture:

Bleh. I hate that color of "wood". 

Here's the after! We have this same color blue in accents around our bathroom. I'm not sure if I love the way it turned out with the white and blue together inside but it is really fun and I'm really the only one who sees it so I like it :) The blue is such a pretty color. I also used the clear sealant paint on this too.

Can't wait to start more painting projects this week!


  1. Yah! I always think I should attempt an art project but never do.. good for you!

    -Sarah W

  2. You do a really great job Nicole, wish I could set some time to do some projects around the house, love the blue!!!


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