I was so excited when Homes.com contacted me to be apart of their Crafting for Charity Event. I have worked with Homes.com a number of times and even had a chance to meet some of them in real life at SNAP conference last year. They have been so supportive of me throughout this whole recovery process and I am excited to be a part of this campaign.
Here’s the deal, myself and a few other bloggers have each been given the task of coming up with a project that our readers, and the readers and followers of Homes.com will vote on. Whichever project has the most votes, that blogger will win $5,000 to put towards their charity of choice. Of course for me that means, if I win I will be donating the money to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. I hope to do everything in my power to get drunk drivers off the roads, and I know this money will help further a cause that will forever be near and dear to my heart.
So, when faced with this challenge I wanted to make something that would go with my living room since that’s the big project I’ve been working on. And of course, I wanted to make something using what I had, for the most part. And that’s what I did, total cost of this project for me? $12. Total cost if you had to buy everything from scratch? $18. Pretty nice huh
So here’s the process-
I started out with an old coffee table Morgan and I picked up when we first got married. It has been painted and repainted what feels like a thousand times. My original plan was to sand it down and stain it. But after 2 hours spent on sanding just the top, I realized that wasn’t going to happen.
So, it was time for plan B. This is what I started with-
And then Mojo and I headed to Home Depot and picked up a 48″ Wood Lath Bundle for $12. I laid them out and stained them using Minwax Dark Walnut stain.
And don’t forget to take the pledge and choose to Stand Up for Sobering Up.