Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Painting Myself Into A Corner

When I got home from SNAP! I relaxed for about a day before I had to do something. The chicken coop (that's sort of almost done) has taken up so much time, energy, and money for the last little while that I've been getting increasingly antsy to get back inside my own house. I needed to do something that had nothing to do with poultry... 

So I decided to paint some stuff! Ah, paint; that good old standby. I start brushing or spraying and I feel myself relax a little -- I'm sure it's because I love working on my house and making progress, but frankly it's also because I'm a little crazy and paint is one of my favorite things. Honesty is always best, y'all. Rows and rows of color chips or spray cans... it's beautiful. Sniff.

I decided to tackle this little corner of my living room, in the awkward space between my couch and the back door: 

The desk is my very first building project from a few years ago -- I modified a parsons desk plan from to make it smaller. It's okay... but I can tell that it was my first project! However, I don't have something else for that space and I'm a believer in making the best of what you have.

I originally painted the desk a really pale green, one of those barely there colors, and I hated it but never bothered to repaint it. It read as a dingy old off white color so yesterday I went and bought glossy white spray paint and gave it a good paint job on my back deck.

It's hard to capture in a photo, but it's a pretty subtle change... it just looks clean and bright instead of blah now. Mission accomplished.

Next up? This $5 chair:


It feels good to get back to my normal routine, and I can't wait to see the difference a little paint can make in this awkward little space!


  1. Can't wait to see what you do with the $5.00 chair. I have it's twin at my house. I found 2 at the curb, about 20 years ago. I know it's not politically correct, but a really fat friend sat in one and smashed it to smithereens. So, now I have one.

  2. I love a little paint makeover. Can't wait to see what happens with your cute little chair!

  3. I had several little paint makeovers going lately, that due to rain and time have turned into MAJOR painting makeovers. Hopefully this weekend will put an end to them all. :)

    Look forward to the update on the chair.


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