I picked up this cute little wood box from Hobby Lobby for $5.99. It has a turntable under so it spins! And with a little bit of spray paint and vinyl I turned it into a homework station for Big Sister.
I should have sanded it before priming, but I will know better next time!
This green really isn't sea foam green- it's more like a dark celadon, but it's 107 degrees here so I won't take the time to make sure the settings are right on my camera. You'll just have to take my word for it.
So, that's 1 coat of primer, 2 coats of paint, and 2 more coats of clear sealant. I played with my cricut a bit, and cut out a cute little quatrefoil design in white vinyl (I used the Elegant Cakes cartridge). And here's the finished product all packed and ready for the new school year:
I kept pencils and crayons on one side, scissors and glue on the back side, and her home reading book in the middle! I just love the quatrefoil design, and Prince Charming has even agreed to make a stencil so I can paint the backs of the shelves. This whole time I was trying to figure out how to do the white on top of the yellow, but he says, "Why don't you paint white first and just stencil the yellow on?" Brilliant! The colors in our kitchen are yellow, green, and orange. One day I will show you the whole room, but for now you will just have to get bits and pieces!
Tip: When using spray paint, save your manicure by wearing rubber gloves on your spraying hand. For some reason I always end up with a bit of spray paint on my trigger finger!