Topless, it almost looks upside down, but its not. We tried it that way, too, just to make sure.
And yes, my little girl's room really is that messy. She takes after me. :)
Here we are in the basement, our playroom/laundry room/storage unit/craft room (we like to make the most of our space), swapping out boards and planks to see what fits. FINALLY I agreed to cut up an old shutter that was buried in the corner of the corner (there was no actual argument with anyone...just me mentally agreeing with the hoarding inner-self that swore that there was no reason to slice the shutter up...even though I've done NOTHING with it for the past three years).
The addition shutters were previously made into a very sturdy shutter-shelf which has held up extremely well the past three years. Click Here to see it, nothing fancy at all, just functional. The shutter boards are much better wood quality than the actual end table which isn't wobbly or anything, just not solid wood.
At one point my daughter asked if I was going to make this look old.
Nah, not this time, I said.
Her response? "To be honest, I don't like it when you make things look old."
Oh bless your heart child for your tactful truthfulness. She's so polite! Good to know we're doing something right, in parenting that is, just not in painting furniture according to her, lol.
We recently purchased a handcrafted loft bed to create additional play space in her bedroom that she shares with her baby brother (there we go again maximizing our space, why settle for one use on a room, huh?). The guy threw in half a gallon of paint leftover from the project so we used this for the end table. Its Rainbow Dash blue (not really, but in her mind it is) and she is THRILLED to have her bed frame and table the same color as her favorite My Little Pony.
Added some scrapbook paper inside and along the edges and called it done. Its my favorite part of this project. (sealed the paper with Mod Podge so it doesn't rip while sliding in and out)
My little girl was so excited to have a book shelf, she carefully and thoughtfully arranged her stories. Chapter books to the left, story collections to the right, and everything else sandwiched in the middle. Maybe a future librarian?
awwwww, thanks Rainbow Dash
what do you think?