Do you ever see those Home Decor DIY sections on HGTV and think there is no way I can do that. Well guess what! You CAN! My parents love DIY projects (especially my Mom), so I have grown up always looking at things and thinking about how I could change them. What people usually don’t realize is most DIY projects are super easy. Here is a DIY project that I did this year that took about 20 minutes. The results were fab.
I’ve been living with my boyfriend for over a year now. I moved into the apartment he had lived in for the last 7 years. Needless to say, it was very dirty and manly. Old posters on the walls from his childhood, dirt caked to every floor board, and beyond stained carpet. I have tried my best to clean it to a normal living standard, but some days I just wish I could live in a brand new house that is all clean and has bright white molding. But ANYWAY, I have slowly started decorating the apartment and trying to make it look nice. My first step was making this liquor/drink cabinet. We had run out of room for all of my fun drinking glasses, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. Here’s how:
Black Acrylic Spray Paint
First, find an old cabinet/shelving unit. It could be one you already have that is just really outdated, or you can go scouting at a thrift store or garage sale. Don’t spend over $10. This should be really cheap. Free or $2 would be my goal. I actually got this shelf from my parent’s house. They were getting rid of it. It came at just the right time.
Next, take the shelving unit outside. You do NOT want to get spray paint all over your house. The fumes alone would be really bad for you. So take it outside to a place you don’t care if gets ruined with paint. I placed my shelf on an old chair on the front stoop that I didn’t mind if it got paint on it. You could also put a tarp down on the ground underneath your work station if you don’t want paint to get on your grass/sidewalk/etc.
Spray the shelf with your spray paint. Make sure you hold the can slightly away from the shelf so it applies perfectly and not too gloppy.
Let the first coat dry for about 30 minutes to an hour. I get ancy and usually can only wait 30 minutes. Then spray another coat of paint. Make sure that every surface is covered and even. Let the shelf/cabinet dry for at least 2 hours outside before bringing it into your home. Wet paint is a major mess if it get’s where you don’t want it to.
TADA!! How shiny and fabulous is this?!?!
The final product turned out exactly how I was hoping it would. I fit perfectly in the corner and I was able to display all my glasses.
What do you think?! Would you try this DIY project??
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It looks really good