Monday, April 12, 2010

The Results. A Billion Years Later.

Leftover molding to cover up this lame space,
three coats of red paint,some door de-funkification,and I was finally ready to tackle this.I wanted those outlets gone without actually being....gone. {FYI: a half empty bucket of kitty litter doesn't work as well as clamps, which were no where to be found, or somebody actually holding the piece of wood, which wasn't happening either.}

{who likes staying on the line anyway?}

I cut out some wood and made something resembling a shelf, except not as pretty,

used a leftover from this demolition that I had no business beginning,painted it red to match the rest, and nailed it to the back. It's basically a primitive box that doesn't go all the way to the back of the cabinet, which means there's room behind it for cords. AND if we ever need to get back there, the box just slides out. Of course, like everything else, it looks better once it's been trimmed out.I'll go ahead and say it before anybody else does: why ask for people's opinions when you're not going to listen to them anyways? I really was going to keep the doors, but the moment I took them off to paint, I fell in love. I thought maybe after living with it for a few days I'd change my mind, but now I'm more smitten than ever.

Of course, a girl reserves the right to change her mind, and should I ever get tired of it, I still know where the screws are...

47 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! Much, much better. You are so creative.

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  2. YES!YES!YES! I LOVE IT!!! and I would've left the doors off too! (and I LOVE that you like to put all kinds of stuff on your shelves too! after my own heart!!)

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  3. LOVE IT! And your solution...BRILLIANT!

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  4. You're amazing! I wish I had tools like you do. (and mad skills too)

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  5. I heard something about curtains as an idea? ;). I love it!

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  6. it looks great. as always. you are a master with that saw - i envy your bravery to handle power tools... i also love ALL of your white painted woodwork. what's the name of your fav white paint again? we had white cabinets in our last house, but they got dirty so fast. do you use semi-gloss to be able to wipe them down quick and easy? and how do you keep them clean? i have one piece of furniture that i'd love to do white, but i'm worried about the fingerprints that will most likely show up after the kids get their hands on it. your thoughts?

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  7. I was going to post take the doors off, I SWEAR! LOL.. super d duper cute.. love it, love it all.. I still havent done a lick with that dang table, I think if I just buy the paint, it will give more motivation to finish it! I will do it before Doug gets back from deployment, mark my words.. oh and to answer your question from my blog.... bottom, but sometimes top ;)

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  8. Great decision leaving the doors off - it looks gorgeous!

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  9. This post makes me not feel like such a flake for the slap-dash approach I take to just about every project I've ever done. Right tools for the job? Pshah!

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  10. Wow, it looks amazing! I'm jealous just thinking about what your wood stash must look like.

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  11. Can I just say...after recently spending some time on some "other" decorating/DIY blogs. I have determined that yours is one of the absolute best. It is hilarious, you have true creativity and ingenuity, and your eye for color and composition are flawless. Yes. That is a big fat blatant compliment and you can get all anxious and threaten to turn off your comments ;), or you can just take it and say, yes thank you I know. If only in your head.

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  12. That's a pretty amazing transformation. You should reward your mad skills with a cookie. From you know where. : )

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  13. Love it... I knew it would be GREAT.... But one of these days.... well, perhaps NOT.... Looking at it done, it is VERY pleasing to the EYE (especially when compared to the ORIGINAL Redneck version). When looking at it (without the comparison, I DON'T even think "Gun Case" which I think was the Ultimate Goal. Congratulations! Love, MOM

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  14. Is it okay for me to be jealous? You did amazing and I was a "leave the doors on" girl until I saw it with the doors off! Beautiful as usual!!!

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  15. Looks good to me. My suggestion wasn't so hot anyway.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  16. It looks so great! Good choice to leave the doors off. :)

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  17. WhaLaaaa! Amazing! Can you still pull out that box even after you put molding around it?

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  18. Love it without doors!!! Beautiful job.

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  19. holy crap, you win the prize of the day for being a genius. this looks SOOOOOO much better! and you are quite the resourceful one :)

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  20. I for one am glad the TV died!! Looks so pretty!!

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  21. WOWZERS! I love how comfortable you are with trim - it's a carpenters BFF (and caulk).

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  22. You.Are. Amazing. Looks so good!

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  23. Wow what a great transformation. It really brightened and updated the room.

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  24. It so rocks!!!!! Love the red in the background. It looks great without the doors because it looks so neat and pretty.

    Tasha

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  25. THAT is amazing!!! It looks like something you'd pay 2 grand for from Pottery Barn, seriously.
    I'm putting this on my FB page cause you rock my world!!

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  26. AMAZING!!! Love it, why buy new when you can do that! Pat yourself on the back and have the hubby take you to dinner for all the money you saved him, or better yet to a spa!!!

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  27. That looks so amazing! You are so talented.

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  28. Yes,very nice job! I'm posting it up on my Uppercase Lady FB fan page; I like to add decorating tips along with ideas for using my Uppercase Living products.

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  29. That looks amazing. So professional, who knew that kitty litter had a hand in it!

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  30. Fantastic job. Simple, clean, elegant! Love what you did :)

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  31. What are your tips for painting all the wood that you have done??
    antbpt@hotmail.com

    Becky

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  32. AMAZING!!!! I love looking at the eye candy you create and post!

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  33. Soooo much better! That's all I got to say about that!

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  34. Terrific transformation! I have to keep going through your older posts when I get home..(shhh, I'm at work) I'll be a regular follower. Thanks for your awesome visit today!
    Lisa

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  35. This is BEAUTIFUL!!
    Next time you are visiting Utah you can come make my house beautiful, too! :)

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  36. Very cool! You're so creative! I found your blog via your awesome craft room on Pinterest. New follower!

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  37. Can you handle more kudos? Well this blog rocks and so does this project. I have a similiar behemouth attached to the end of the family room and I have been planning on doing this exact thing. This may just be the inspiration I need. Thanks.

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  38. Love it - it is SO much better!! Great job, you are inspirational!

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