Wednesday, October 14, 2015

diy shelf redo, making a bench, and PAINT! What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #332

What's On Your Workdesk??  (If you're not sure what's up with WOYWW, stop by Julia's to find out.)

What's on my workdesk?

NEW PAINT!  I'm anxious to crack these open:

A plain laminate bookshelf is in the middle of a redo--this is BEFORE any change:

This is with all the trim added, but no paint yet:

And this is the footboard to a twin bed we sawed in half yesterday, getting ready for a "make a bench" adventure:
(The headboard will be the back of the bench, these will be the sides.)
And PS, the bed was free off the side of the road--free is a great way to experiment!!!
Wish me luck! 


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous new paints, wouldn't mind having a play with those. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, you're doing proper Grown Up crafting with that furniture upcycling!! You'll have to share the outcomes next week, it's exciting :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh Trisha those paints look delicious! I can well understand why you want to crack them open and get started! The projects you are working on are most intriguing, especially the sawn in half headboard! Most imaginative!

Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment - I am so happy to be coming to the end of my chemo, and can then concentrate on feeling much better! Glad you are enjoying my card factory. Not usually being one to enjoy making cards that much, I am really enjoying this, and doing lots of different techniques and using different materials, and it's quite an adventure. I painted one with Perfect Pearls this evening and am thrilled with the shimmery result!

So many lovely things to look forward to now.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #27

April said...

Oh - a Cliffhanger!!! Can't wait to see the finished product.
April #55

Rushd Lady said...

I'll be interested in seeing how that bench comes out. We thought about doing something similar with our first bed (iron), only David doesn't have a welder. Glad you stopped by and said howdy! =0)

Sofie V said...

I'm curious for the result of your hand made bench! Love the paint colors!

Greetings, Sofie #46

Marit said...

Aaahhhh, new paints! I love the greens (top, middle.) I'm curious to see the finished shelves and bench... have fun altering! Love from the Netherlands, Marit #28

sandra de said...

Now that looks like a gorgeous selection of new paints. Can't wait to see what you are creating with your unused bookcase and bead head. Looks really interesting, hopefully by next week you will have some progress shots.
sandra de @9

Twiglet said...

A great bit of recycling - maxine chopped her double bed up to make a single one. So much better when it's free, costs nothing and a great sense of achievement all round. x jo

Unknown said...

Oh I love benches and you have a great start on this one. I love my husband's homemade benches too. I paint and stencil them and then prop them with cute homemade pillows and things! Thanks so much for the visit. Sandy Leigh #37

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous colours and I'm intrigued to see what your recycling ends up like! Take care Zo xx 31

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Wishing you luck indeed, and anxious to see the results. What a fun project (or two!).

Annie Claxton said...

I'm really intrigued by the idea of making a bench from an old bed, I can't wait to see the results! Those paint colours are just Gorgeous, have fun with them :o) Annie C #35

Anonymous said...

New paints .... who doesn't love those words!!!!
Eager to see the bench, what a brilliant idea especially when the material was free.

Kyla said...

Ooh...will be popping back to see how the bench turns out.
Kyla #12

Neet said...

Ooh, you little teaser! Now I can't wait to see what you end up with - love the bed fotboard.
Hugs, Neet xx