This project came totally out of necessity. I just added all the new MMS milk paint colors to my booth a couple weeks ago and they wouldn’t all fit in my current display. And then the piece that had the extra paint on it sold that same day. So I had to do something. And fast! On my way home that night I wracked my brain for ideas on how my husband and I could build something that would fit all the colors and while also fitting my style. I’ve never been quite happy with my booth, so I’m slowly trying to shape it into something I’m really proud of. Anyway, my husband and I have really been into the industrial look over the past couple years, so I thought that would be a good direction to go.
Over the next few days, we brainstormed together and picked up all the supplies we needed. I love that my husband loves to build things! I was watching him work one night (because, really there wasn’t much for me to do) and I just thought to myself “I love that we have such common interests. I love that our marriage has grown over the last (almost) 10 years into something that’s even better now than when it started. It makes me happy that we can build and work together and that we both love to do it!” I never would have imagined even 3 short years ago when we moved here that we’d be renovating our home and building furniture together. It makes me so grateful that God put the two of us together. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to share my life with!
As you may have noticed by now, this doesn’t look like much of a paint display at this point! Well, I only had two bags of paint at home (I pour my paint into mason jars when I open the bag because they’re easier to close) plus it’s super hard to take pictures of my booth with two kids running around, so I decided to just style the display at home as a bookshelf for the pictures. Which made me like the piece even more! I really would keep this piece in a heartbeat if it weren’t so huge! We have a small house and there’s no way this piece would fit long term. It’s massive! Oh, and heavy! It was a beast trying to get this thing up from the basement!
We’re thinking about the possibility of taking custom orders for shelving units like this, but they’d have to be local. Can you imagine the shipping cost on one of these bad boys?! Oy!
Oh, and although I didn’t take any “professional” pictures of my booth, I wanted to share this quick cell phone shot I shared on instagram the other day. I’m so happy with the final look of the display. I really think it showcases the milk paint products well and let’s them stand out a bit more than they did before! Hopefully this will get people even more excited about the paint!
PS – I’m not doing a tutorial on this piece at this time. Mostly because my husband worked on it after I went to bed most nights, so I didn’t take pictures along the way. If we decide to build a similar piece (we are thinking about it for our basement), I’ll be sure to give you guys a step by step guide!
*Linking to Lil’ Luna