A few weeks ago I began cleaning out my pantry. I had waay too much stuff in there. I kept buying things I already had just because I could not see it. So when I made the menu for the next couple of weeks, I used at least one thing in the pantry for each meal and before I knew it, the pantry was very empty.
So what does this have to do with my basement? My basement is overflowing with "stuff". Good stuff - architectural pieces, furniture bits and pieces, shelves, etc. So to clean it out, I decided to bring up one piece at a time and challenge myself to put it somewhere, make something out of it, or get rid of it. I was going to give myself a time limit, but that was just too much pressure. So I'm going to try to do it in about a week.
So this is my challenge piece.
It's a cute shelf, and the color is ok too, but it just seemed a little more shabby than chic. So I sprayed it with Rustoleum American Heirloom white and hung it in my powder room.
More chic than shabby?
So now I have decoration on a bare wall and a little extra storage for the cost of a can of spray paint.
Basement Challenge #2 - worn out footstool. Let's see what I can do with this.
I'll be joining some parties~
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