Today was a major decoration day. Cody and I were busy all day not only watching football and studying for tests, but painting, sanding, sawing, and placing crown molding shelves. Actually, we had a ton of fun!
Both of these shelves are from Pottery Barn, they just needed a little love... The larger one needed some paint touch ups, and the small one needed LOTS of help! A side of the molding on top was missing (the edge that you can see), and the paint was chipped up everywhere.
Cody worked diligently for HOURS to make a homemade edge with crappy tools. (Someday we will have good ones for you hunny! I promise!)
He did great at replicating the molding on the rest of the shelf, and then he gave it an antiqued look when he painted it. It looks amazing! The pictures don't do it justice...
Meanwhile, I painted the larger one plain black.
It was more time consuming than I thought it would be trying to get the paint perfectly smooth, but it ended up great, too! Here are both of their finished projects:
Now, my favorite part about ALL OF THIS is what we put on top of our beautiful shelf! I worked long and hard (okay, so it is actually really easy if you can cut and paste...) on these letters, and they turned out SOOOO adorable!
We feel so accomplished and like we learned a lot today. We had so much fun working on something together to make our house just a little cuter! I am excited for our next project...whatever that may be!!!