I also did a really cute shelf for my sister-in-law & eagerly anticipated nephew. Standard craft-store pine plate shelf and pine letters, acrylic paints to match her bedding and some leftover wall paint from the baby's room. I think I spent about $30 for all the materials. It turned out REALLY cute, which I probably shouldn't say because I totally forgot to take a photo of the finished project. Of course, I dawdled over this one, and what could have been done in a few hours on a Saturday took me almost 10 hours over about 3 weeks to complete. I blame the kids.
Now we have a 10-drawer dresser/mirror that matches the nightstand, and an old decrepit waterfall dresser that all need this same attention. The waterfall dresser is going to need some structural/functional repairs, since the glides and stays for the bottom drawer are missing, and the drawer bottoms are chipping, but that's easy to fix.
I'm also going to repurpose the old head/foot board from the bedroom set as a bench for downstairs. I'm thinking antique white, maybe with a glazed or waxed finish. It's a poster-bed, so I'm going to add some cure antique knobs to the headboard posts for hanging coats and hats, and maybe have Dad
Aaand I've decided that I need to do something about our funky kitchen table too. We talked about buying, but I haven't found a craigslist treasure that I'm willing to pay for yet (I dream of a Duncan or Regency style table, with some mis-matched provicial woven rattan-back chairs, of course, that I can revive to my own style!), so our old one will also be
I know! I'm all of a sudden crafty and handy (well, I've been handy for a while, it's more that Grump doesn't LIKE for me to be handy).