And just as important as furnishing is for me, so is storage space, seeing as we have two kids.
I was looking for a piece that I could use to store baskets for all their outer wear like hats, mittens and scarfs etc. A place that would be natural for us to put our keys and what not when we get home, but allso something that would be decorative.
I am very rarely actually looking for something specific. But I do check different pages online and on facebook daily for cheap scoops. And sometimes (waaaaay to often!) I find something that makes me go: "Ooooh! That would look great there!"
So, a few weeks ago I found this very cheep old pine shelving on a facebook page for only about 6 dollars (50 NOK). It wasnt much to look at, but had plenty of storage space. So I went to pick it up, and started cleaning it right away, as it was full of dust and spider webs after having been stored in a garage. I allso removed the legs, with the idea of maybe, sometime, replacing them with industrial weels.
I had some leftovers from different colors of Miss Mustard Seed milkpaint.
First I gave the cabinet and shelves a couple thin layers of linen, a soft creamy white.
The backboard got a different color, a mix of Shutter Gray and Trophy. The same for the top. It is very hard to see from the pictures, but the top has a nice shine of light blue, gray and white. Very nice! And everything was topped of with a light sanding, a little distressing here and there to get the wood showing, and then topped it of with wax.
Now we have a great storage space for all our stuff, pluss it lookes quite nice in the hallway.
Wonder what I`ll do with it next, haha...
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