I promised you a post yesterday unfortunately I failed.
But I did take two naps so it wasn’t a complete and total waste.
I know I’ve mentioned this before but I don’t like winter.
I don’t like it being cold, dark and gloomy.
I suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — It begins every year around the same time which for me is usually mid fall and continues into the winter months. It zaps my energy, I’m depressed most of the day, I lose interest in everything that I once enjoyed, I can’t sleep, I gain weight, I’m sluggish and agitated, and I just don’t want to be around people. I try really hard to be social when I’m feeling down but it’s so hard trying to connect with people. I know I need the support and the interaction of friends but during these dark months I’m in a hole and I can’t climb out. SAD is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. If you know someone who is suffering with SAD please encourage them to get treatment. If they don’t like doctors (like me) nor do they like prescription medication (like me) there are things such as light therapy and over the counter medications such as SAM-e that can help eliminate some symptoms. Without those two things, I probably wouldn’t ever get out of the bed. Ever.
So there’s your public service announcement for the day and probably a little more about me than you prefer to know…but whatever. It’s my blog and I’ll write what I want to.
So now let’s get down to business.
Since I wrote about this here this little thing has been all over the interwebs.
It’s been mentioned by All You magazine, Country Living magazine, Good Housekeeping, Passionate Penny Pincher, Yahoo, Red Moon Gardens, MSN and a multitude of others. I am tickled, humbled and honored to have been featured by so many great magazines and websites. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
So when I found a couple more magazine racks while thrifting I grabbed those suckers up so fast and ran out the door. I didn’t pay more than $5.00 for each of them. Of course they’ve been sitting because you know…SAD, but their finally finished now.
I would show you before pics but they were on the hard drive that died. Just what I needed right.
Anyway, I was able to save 2 before pics but you probably can’t tell what they looked like.
They were ugly.
The first one had a tacky fabric golf print on both sides.
The first thing I did was rip that crap off.
I replaced it with some cut down to size dollar store place mats that I had painted with chalkboard paint.
Then I painted the entire piece with my diy chalk paint, drew on my favorite vintage pie graphic, distressed it with a sanding block then sealed it with Polyacrylic in satin finish.
It now sits in my kitchen holding all my cutting boards, rolling pins and tongs that are too big or awkard for the drawer.
It’s amazing what people throw away.
I painted this one the same way.
Getting to the insides are tricky.
But it’s done.
I’ll probably end up selling it locally.
These were fun to do and now every time I go into a thrift store I scope them out.
I’ve managed to pick up two more since.
Maybe I’ll get them painted soon.
Or maybe I won’t.
They may have to wait until Spring along with all the other big pieces I have to paint.
Spring just can’t get here fast enough.