Painting A Black Staircase...
October 19, 2020
Get your garden supplies in order with my DIY gardening station tips from https://www.anjtreeservice.com! Today I’m sharing before and after photos of my latest organization project!
I am so excited to share this project with y’all today! As we have been slowly moving in and unpacking at our new house, we have been trying to tackle mostly organizational DIY projects around the home. First up, the garage is in need of some serious love! We are fortunate enough to have a 3-car garage in this house, and so we will be using the third garage space as my husband’s “workshop/woodworking/working on Sarah’s projects” area. 😀 But, in order to start on the multitude of indoor projects I have up my sleeve, we have to have an organized garage. Several weekends ago I tackled one portion of it: the gardening center!
This bookshelf was a piece of furniture left behind by my husband’s former roommate when we lived in our old house, and we kept it because it is a good sturdy piece of furniture and was perfect for storing supplies in our garage.
Normally in a DIY project, I take before and after photos. However, I conveniently reformatted my camera’s memory card prior to transferring those before pictures to my computer, so… here are the after photos! The cabinet is made from pine, and was initially a very bright, natural colored piece. However, I decided to paint it to cover up some of the dings, nicks, and stains that had accumulated on its surfaces after a few years of hanging out in our garage.
We plan to paint the exterior walls and trim of our house eventually, and so when I was choosing the paint color I wanted it to reflect that same palette. When it comes to paint colors, I really have gravitated towards Magnolia Market and Benjamin Moore paint colors. For this project, I chose a dark charcoal gray Benjamin Moore color called Iron Mountain, as it is likely the color we plan to paint our exterior trim eventually. I absolutely love this color for this project: it helps hide all of the imperfections in this piece and makes an old bookcase feel like a brand new gardening center!
The bookcase required two coats of paint with a few touchups of certain areas afterwards (that detailing at the top was particularly tedious to cover, but I really love how charming it makes the shelving unit look!
After the painting was finished, it was time to stock up on organization and gardening products!
Paint: Benjamin Moore
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Hello and welcome to The Charming Detroiter! I'm Sarah, a suburban wife, expectant mother, and physician from Metro Detroit who loves cooking, fashion, travel and home decor! Most of all, I love organizing it all, and I'm glad you're here so that I can help you too! To learn more, click here!
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