Saturday, February 18, 2012

DIY Projects

I have an endless list of projects to start once we are settled in New York. However, a few of them are at the very top of the list.

1. New knobs for my copper pie safe.

We bought an amazing pie safe at a thrift mall in Columbus. Our camera is in for repairs so I don't have a picture, but this is roughly what it looks like.
The copper is much brighter than the above image, but the construction is similar. The only draw back is that it has bright white ceramic knobs. This is such an easy fix, and I want to find new ones asap. Right now I thinking of these from anthropologie:
Lace-Strewn Knob
I love them, but not sure if I want to spend that much just on knobs.

2. Kitchen Herb Garden

Kitchen window herb garden in old tea containers

I love the idea of growing some of my own herbs right in my kitchen. I have seen loads of people use mason jars to grow small amounts, and I think it would be a nice touch. Here are some examples I am loving this week. All can be sourced on my Kitchen board on Pinterest. 
Kitchen Herb Garden

Herb garden in Kitchen

Kitchen herb garden
3. Painting bookshelves. 

I have three bookshelves that are in desperate need of paint. One is blond wood and pretty small. Because this is the lightest, I am thinking of painting it a pewter color, similar to paint used on this chest of drawers. 
She used Sherwin Williams Pewter Cast for the grey/pewter area of the dresser. 

My second bookshelf is black, tall and skinny. This is the only one of the shelves with backing, and I have been eager to try something like this. 
Gold backing for book shelf
I think the gold looks amazing, and I wouldn't have to do anything to the rest of the bookshelf. Luckily it is Ikea so I can just take it apart, paint it, and put it back together.

My third bookshelf project will probably be the most difficult. I have this old set of shelves from my parents and it is laminated dark wood. I love the style of it, but it does not have the prettiest color. 
Still suffering from a lack of camera, but here is a close approximation. 
I'm starting to like the low bookshelf look.
It is not nearly as nice as the one above, but the style is similar. I have been loving emerald green recently, and am thinking about just going for it with this bookshelf.

I am thinking this color: 
great green dresser
Green dresser.

Maybe the Sherwin Williams Greenbelt

I am just excited to get started. 
SW6927 Greenbelt


  1. OMG... knobs make the world of a difference, and GO WITH THE GREEN!! Too cute I can't stand it!!

    I awarded your blog the Liebster Award, so check it out! You deserve it goooorl.

    Happy Saturday!

  2. pinterest is great! do you have a hobby lobby? they carry amazing knobs for really great prices!

  3. I'm your newest follower! And congrats on your Leibster Blog award ... can't wait to read more and make my own herb garden in my kitchen!



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