I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! Ours was jam-packed with stuffing ourselves of BBQ ribs (and I can't leave out the potato salad, corn on the cob, and homemade ice cream by yours truly), spending time with Zach's dad & enjoying two awesome fireworks shows (one was our city's and the other was Zach & his dad's). :)
You know when the leftovers look this good,
the meal was yummy!...
It was nice to have a break, even though it cut the week in half. But, now we have a weekend upon us, and that's always a good thing!
So, you know those objects you spot from time to time- you look at it, and you instantly know what you want to transform it into?
This little mail organizer was one of those things for me. It came from my grandmother's house. I knew wanted to keep it, but a little revamping was required. A good start was to remove the golden eagles :) ...
It has 3 compartments & even hooks at the bottom for keys. Awesome!
I simply grabbed up a flat-head screwdriver. It was really the first thing I spotted that was on-hand, and it worked beautifully. I just lifted the edges, and the tiny nails popped right out.
This shows the process of removing them...
This is after their removal- it was pretty this way too, but the wood stain was too dark for our house.
This shows a close-up of the raised scalloped detail. Love this!!
I wanted to take advantage of the design, so after spray painting the entire thing white (sorry, I didn't take an after-paint pic, but you get the idea), I knew I wanted to transform the center raised areas into chalkboards for labeling.
I am so glad I did this! It is awesome to be able to change up the labels whenever we need to.
Now, a Before & After for ya'...
little command center area of the laundry room!