Sorry I'm late posting my reveal for the Before & After mystery....today was extremely busy, and I am just now getting a chance to post.
A few days ago I posted this beat up all cabinet we had in the basement....and asked you all if you could guess what it was going to be.
I had a lot of guesses...but not until late yesterday afternoon, did I have the first person make a very close guess....TabTeacher....wrote....
".....So I am going to guess a potting table cabinet in the garage. Or a house for the chickens"
and she was correct!
It is now a little brooder house for my new chicks, due tomorrow!
First, I brought it upstairs and painted the base of the cabinet a light sage green. Then I painted hills in green and a sky in shades of blue. The next day, Maria, my DIL, came over and painted the mural on the inside...complete with saltbox houses, trees, sheep and of course, a little chicken coop and chickens. I LOVE how it turned out.
|Click for a larger view of the mural.|
Next, I cut a piece of vinyl flooring that we had left over from our recent bathroom redo...and glued that into place for a nice, easy to clean floor. Then I chalked all the edges, added hardware cloth and covered the edges with some trim pieces I painted purple.
The brooder light clamps onto the old drawer slides inside...and it is all ready to go...waiting for the new chicks to arrive!
What an improvement over my past 'brooders', which consisted of plastic totes with chicken wire over the top.
I am so thrilled with how it turned out.
A few other gals guessed after TabTeacher, but since she was the first, she will win a little prize from me....a set of three Easter chick bowl fillers! Please email me TabTeacher with your mailing address and I'll get your chicks made up and sent out soon.
Thanks for having a little fun with me this week.
Hope you like the finished project....or better yet...I hope the chicks like it!
I've also been busy finished up orders...these bunnies are on their way to their new owners!
Have a blessed weekend everyone.