From the moment I laid eyes on this beauty I knew it would fit the bill in my office/playroom to serve as a craft closet. It was the right size, it had nice detailing and storage for all my glitter and ribbons!
Here is how it began it's life. Not to bad but the wood was tired and peeling and it needed a boost.
It is old and so was the hardware but I couldn't replace it. I just love the rusted wheels.
After I painted it white it looked to me that it still needed something. Since this piece was mine I decided to customize it if you will. I whipped out my stencils and went at it using some extra red paint I had from the closet. I also dry brushed some white over the red and did some distressing so it still looked "vintage". Not perfect but that isn't what I wanted anyways.
"Avery & Co. est. 2010"
I will follow up with a step by step post on my stenciling process. You'll get an idea of how my brain works...which is an interesting process.
And speaking of Avery...here is what she was up to during the photo shoot. She is 100% a shoe girl!! She is always wearing my shoes and she can walk really well in them...probably better than me!
So there is my office/playroom craft cabinet! I still need to finish filling it up with all my goodies but it is nice to see a piece of furniture in the otherwise empty room.
I also have to share the details on Avery's toy bin. It reminded me of something I'd seen in the Restoration Hardware catalog. It is actually a laundry basket labeled "darks" but I just spun it around and it became a catch-all for all of her bigger toys and for $18 you can't bet it!