So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

October 3, 2012

Video Cabinet Facelift

This little cabinet was given just a quickie facelift since I know I don't intend to keep it long term.
As you can see below, its not real wood but particle board with a wood veneer!  But for $5 it will serve the purpose until I find a wood bookshelf of the right size. -_^

I started by taking it apart as I thought it would be easier to paint.

I started to prime it and instead decided to use some leftover diy chalk paint from my dresser makeover.

The top, edges, and back sides I added a moddled wash with royal blue enamel paint.  Then I added the white stenciling and heart shaped knobs.

Here is the after again:

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned for the Elephant in the Room!?!  LOL!!!


  1. $5 what a score!! Beez I'm participating in a giveaway this week. Please stop by for a visit so you don't miss it!


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