http://sunnyslifeinrehab.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-can-be-influenced-by-threats.htmlNah, we'll do them both.
If you have children, you'll get this: the kids get new stuff first, we as parents are on the back burner.
That's just how it works. So while the Minions have gotten new pieces, we've taken the cast offs and cobbled together a functional bedroom. Disgusting and dingy, mismatched, and not in a charming, shabby way. I lock our room when people are over.
This needs to change.
Our first victims in the furniture department are bedside tables. I like them to tower a few inches above the bed so I can't knock anything off of them with my wild somnambulistic flailing, and these have phenomenal storage, so we're keeping them. Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.
First haul these babies outside.
Then, with a stiff dry nylon brush, give them a good scrubbing to get all of the dust and dirt off. Do you like how discolored they are?
Start painting. I'm using Rustoleum Gloss White and my paint gun to save my fingers. (Do you have a paint gun yet? Go through the couch cushions and find $2.50. Go get one.)
I gave these three light coats of paint and allowed them to dry. While they were, Savannah and I ran to Home Depot to find some aqua glass knobs. We returned dejected, in utter defeat.
For now, they'll have white knobs until I make/find what I want.
Which really isn't so bad.
The room already looks lighter and brighter. Now, for my next piece of furniture...
UPDATE: We made KNOBS!