Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Previous Project revisit

You know those "where are they now" specials on tv?  I love those. So in the spirit of where are they now, I'm going to do a "what's it look like now" special on my blog.  I'm revisiting old projects to see what they look like today.



In this episode of Previous Project Revisit, we will be checking in with many projects done over the years here at She's Craft! 


Painted Kitchen Table

In July 2013, I painted our kitchen table.  It was an orangy stained mess that I picked up for a super deal on Craigslist.




Here is what it looks like today!  I still love it so much.  We have been using it with the leaf in to give us a little more room.  The paint has held up beautifully, it was totally worth it!  See the full project here and a list of materials used.


Laundry Closet

In October 2014, I redid our laundry closet.



I am still totally in love with it.  I can't believe I lived with the before for so long!  It looks just like this still, except much messier. That's why I have the curtains there, to pull them closed and hide everything!  Check out the full laundry closet redo here.

Shared Boys Room Makeover

In the Spring of 2015, I gave my boys' room a makeover.




My youngest still has this pegboard storage up on the wall by his loft bed.  The shelf has worked perfectly for books, remotes and his Santa hat (I guess you never know when you'll need a Santa hat in the night.)  See full project here.



We also are still using this nerf and toy gun storage rack.  See project here.


Gift Wrap Organizer

Way back in June 2011 I did this gift wrap storage rack.



We still use it today. It looks exactly like this except, again, much messier.  It has held up to door slamming and day to day life in our house.  See gift wrap organizer project here.


Board and Batten

In May of 2010, with barely any tool knowledge at all, I put board and batten up in our living room.




This is what it looks like today.  Our living room was a boring box without architectural interest at all.  With the molding, it makes the living room a little more special.  The only thing I wish I would have done differently is have the 1x8's cut by someone who knew what they were doing, I did not do a great job with my jigsaw.  I also should have done the joined the boards with diagonal cuts to make them fit better.  But other than that, I'm still really happy with it.  See original project here


How to Customize Store Bought Curtains

In May 2012, I customized store bought curtains.




We are still using them today.  In fact, I love them and want to do something similar for our living room.  See full project here.


Master Bathroom Makeover

In March 2012, I gave our Master Bathroom a makeover.


This is what it looks like today, exactly the same.  I still like it just as much today as I did then.  See full project here.

Forward Facing Book Shelves


In August 2011 I made forward facing bookshelves.




Here is what they look like today.  They are painted them grey, and we use them to store our large collection of video games.  See forward facing bookshelf tutorial here.


Kids Bathroom Makeover


In July 2012, I redecorated my kids bathroom.




My favorite part of the bathroom is the boy and girl icons on the door.  I got them at Michaels in 2012, and have never been able to find them since. I have found similar on etsy, here and here.  See full bathroom tour here.

Recovered Office Chair


In August 2011 I recovered my plain jane office chair.




This is what it looks like today- the exact same as it did 4.5 years ago.  The staples and fabric have held up surprisingly well.  The fabric hasn't torn, it looks perfect.  The staples have stayed in as well. 
We use this chair daily too including being plopped into by my kids.  See full project here.

Built Ins


In August 2014, I built in shelves and a cupboard in our dining room.




This is what it looks like today.  The shelves and cupboard are a perfect fit and look as if they've always been there.  See the tutorial here.


While these projects were time consuming at the time, but have held up well and been worth the effort.  These projects have also made our little house work so much better for us.  Don't be afraid to do a project because of how long it will take because the results are worth it.  And you'll be so proud of all that you have accomplished.

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