We can't wait...it looks like we're going to be moving into a house after all...not for another 6-8 months (we're building-so fun!) but now I've got all sorts of excuses for projects...much to the dismay of my hubby!
Our first for the new house: changing this hutch (found for $19 at the Pottery Barn outlet-awesome!):
into this bookcase for my little guy:
Here's what we used:
Home Depot color matched for us (I brought in a piece of the paint that was chipping off the front of the hutch), so it's dang near perfect color.
Now I'm not much of a tool gal myself, so I enlisted a bit of help from two of the men in my life...it makes me way too nervous to risk ruining a project that I'm looking so forward to completing (and couldn't duplicate if I screwed it up!)
Here's how we did it:
Step one: Sand edges of new shelves and scrape off old plastic-y stuff that is peeling off front of hutch-bookcase
Step two: prime and paint (we used a Behr paint that had primer in it-awesome!)
Step two and a half: paint second coat
Step five: insert shelf holders
Step six: put your shelf on!
Step seven: drill screws into top
Step eight: clean it up aaaand you're done!
Now where to store it in the mean time...