Friday, September 28, 2012

House Projects

We've been projecting around the house and these two projects were so easy I had to share with the blog world :) 

The first project was inspired by one of my best friends. She did a very large pipe shelving unit in her kitchen that was extraordinary. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have one in my house! The problem was coming up with a functional place to put it! I've been wanting to put some shelving in the guest bathroom, so we down scaled her idea and put some in the guest bathroom.

All of the supplies were a little more expensive than we anticipated, but the final outcome was well worth it. {At least to me!} 

Aren't they just too cute! Quixote was helping Dad figure out how to piece everything together. 

This is the spray paint I painted all the pipe with. I wanted it to match all the hinges and door handles in our house and this color was PERFECT!! 

We got a 6 foot piece of wood and cut it evenly in 2 foot sections. We then stained it with MinWax, I did about 3 coats on the board. I wanted it to be pretty dark, so if you're after a lighter look I'd stop after the first or second coat. 

Took the put together bars out in the yard and gave them a good coat of the paint {showed above}. After they dried completely {and in between some 'very' important football games} I got my husband to hang them for me in the bathroom. He put in some wall supports before inserting the screws. The piece is pretty heavy so we wanted to make sure it didn't come toppling down unexpectantly one day! 

 Love the way it turned out. Thanks Brig for the inspiration :) 

Our other project was a pallet board picture frame! Todd got me a pallet from work and ripped all the boards off and attached them with a piece of wood down the back. 

I used the same stain that I used on the shelving unit and did a couple coats. 

Bought some frames from hobby lobby hung them from the pallet and there you have it :) Easy Peasy!! CHEAP way to fill an empty wall. 
Todd keeps telling me he's going to deactivate my Pinterest so I stop dragging him in to my projects . . . But secretly I think he enjoys projecting with me :))) 

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