What an honor it was to be in the Creating With The Stars Contest, however, I didn't advance to the final round. Thank you to all those who voted for my 'Up Cycle' side-table-turned-bar-cart and mirror-turned-sunburst. I enjoyed making these projects and felt like it was a great transformation. I loved being a contestant and felt like all the projects I worked on showed my best effort and style. One thing is certain, now I can get some sleep! There were some long nights of building, painting, and more painting. It was all worth it because now we get to enjoy some new furniture in our home.
My girls especially love the cart and it's been turned into a 'library' cart or 'grocery store' cart. The cart will be great for anywhere in our house. Currently, it resides in the kitchen and I'm loving the Kelly green I painted it. The mirror made it's way over the fireplace. I'll show you pictures soon. I took photos of the knock off table and the bar cart in our office space, which I haven't shown on the blog yet since I haven't even come up with ideas yet on how to decorate the space. However, I painted one wall a bright white in there and I think its so clean and fresh feeling that I might paint the whole space white now.
Being in the Creating With The Stars contest was a major group effort. My husband, Steve helped me build the knock off Melrose Console table and helped me build our hutch for our Paint project. I couldn't have done it without him! We had a lot of fun together staying up late and working together. My blogging mentor Kate was super encouraging, helped me style and edit my photos. I learned a lot about styling a photo from her, and I think my skills improved. Thank you Kate for all your help! With the bar cart, I had fun with punches of color from the citrus, flowers and gumballs which all gave it a festive look. My four daughters were also so cute asking me questions about my projects and being excited for the contest. They didn't seem to mind how neglected our house got while I worked on other things.
The Society Social Melrose Knock-Off table turned out to be a beauty!
Here's even a peak inside the cabinet. This tutorial will be up soon.