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.


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!

Kwana said...

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

Lump said...

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

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!!!