We have been in our home for about 3 1/2 years now, and I love it. The location is great, and it has been a wonderful home for our growing family. We are currently leasing it, and I would like to buy it someday if the opportunity presents itself. In the meantime, I am working around the oak trim, and cabinets secretly imagining them with white paint and iron hardware. But for now I do what we all do, and that is work around what we have. Making the best out of the oak situation seems to be the theme lately as the hubs and I are going room by room, decorating, painting, and turning this house into a space that reflects our lifestyle and tastes.
Here is what our little mini home office looks like after I made a few changes, organized what was out of control (paper, mail, bills, magazines) and brought a bit of new life back to the area.
This is what the space looked like before. We homeschool so I have a lot of stuff, much of which I am realizing I do not need. This calender was cute and fun to make, but my almost six year old rarely uses it and is using a regular calendar more.
So, I painted the two wooden file boxes “Pebble” in Krylon satin spray paint, and used a pretty stencil, flip-flopping the pattern above and below the label area on each box.
I used my fave charcoal acrylic paint, and also painted the top edge of the box the same color as the stencil so it gave it a nice finished look.
Then I let them dry, and begin to sand….