Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Aldi Hack....



So, I've been doing a bit of fixer-uppering and finally put the tv unit together......
 
I had been looking a small white unit that fitted between the windows for ages and when I saw them at Aldi of all places , I was straight in there....
 
however it sat forlornly in its box for ages waiting until hubby's back to be improved ......however when that wasn't looking very likely I decided to put it together myself...
 
 
the girls helped too but then we had a disaster....

uh oh !!!


the plugs got hammered right thru to front :((((
 
 
I had a few ideas about what to cover the drawers with but then I saw these wooden rulers at Typo on clearance , I knew exactly what I was going to do..... I practically bought out both stores we visited that day :)
 
The colors were pretty off but I spent a lovely day  painting, sanding and glazing them.....
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 and another afternoon with the saw and hot glue gun ,  saw me finally finish the unit....





I couldn't be happier.... 
 


as Wendy said...its a patchwork of rulers :)
 
I've decided not to put any knobs on but two tabs at the top that will pull the drawers out...we wont be using them very often....
 
I spray painted the Ikea clock too....
 
....it feels good to have another two things ticked off the list...:)
 
and my white house is starting to come alive with pops of color .....

4 comments:

Melinda c said...

I adore it Jen! This was the best mistake ever!

Jenny said...

Looks gorgeous Jen... and the pop of color is beautiful :)

Jenny ♥

azviatx said...

You're such an inventive,creative woman. I love the TV stand. What a great idea to use the rulers. Looks great.

~*~Patty S said...

What a brilliant result...
you are fearless and so talented dear Jen ♥
Those rulers and what you've done with them make me swoon!
Happy Weekend to you and yours...hope your dh feels much better very soon...back pain is a terrible thing to go through...
oxo