Monday, November 3, 2008

Mac Gyver of Decorating

Ok so I don't have that super cool mullet or that great come hither stare, but I do know how to make do with what I have in order to get the job done like MacGyver. Since I'm on a huge kick of trying to be a Do-er I decided to stay in this Saturday and paint a console that is going to make it's home in my bedroom. The previous home owners left behind a RCA turntable console with built in speakers.

Looks something like this:

Not really my design style, but I decided to try and recycle it and bring some new life to it. I knew immediately that it would fabulous in my bedroom with a hand painted zebra pattern in chocolate brown and cream on it. So I spent saturday afternoon painting my base coat color and that evening I was all set to start painting my chocolate brown stripes. Of course I didn't think ahead and I had no paintbrush to use and it was late, so going out to store was not an option.

So what's a girl to do when she wants to get the job done? She goes into her make-up bag picks out her favorite eyeshadow brush and uses that. Talk about dedication to decor. I was able to get an inital layer of paint on and will finish it this evening. I need to get some fabric to cover the speakers so that is on my to-do list for after work. I will post pics as soon as it is done, but if I do say so myself it's looking really good.


Blogger LindsB said...

I've totally pulled out brushes from my make-up bag to paint something in my least I know I'm not the only crazy one. Post pics soon, I cant wait to see how it turns out!

November 3, 2008 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Kwana said...

I've never thought of that. Ingenious!! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

November 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Lump said...

oooh can't wait to see how it turned out!

November 3, 2008 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Cote de Texas said...

My cousin is MacGyver's partner in real life. haha!!! once we had a party for him and MacGyver came to Houston for the party. He is so tall and much more handsome in person. just a little trivia.

thanks for your comment!!!

November 5, 2008 at 3:51 AM  

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