As most of you know, I’m stuck in this apartment in LA until the end of June. After that I’ll go back home! Yay!
(I feel like I have to preface every post with that! I should just get over it already!!)
Sooo anyway, I’m trying to ‘make do with what I got’ while I’m in SoCal soaking up the sun.
I have this really plain boring temporary Sterilite drawer thing that I found at Target next to my TV.
We weren’t going to buy anything but we had no where to store all our Wii controllers and entertainment junk, so we found the cheapest most practical thing we could find.
It fits perfectly but it really stands out like a sore thumb! So I decided to try my hand at spray painting plastic. I went to the store and got black spray paint FOR PLASTIC (remember to get the paint for plastic or you will be very sorry!) and started painting.
Sigh. Yes, my deck still looks like that.Grrr. Grrr. Grrr.
I’ve decided to take my deck lemons and make lemonade by just painting on the deck anyway. I’d hate to have another paint drama like last week!
Painting this thing was so easy! It took me like 10 minutes and then another hour or so to dry and I was done.
It totally blends in now!
This entire entertainment system we have going on here needs to just be shot (do you love my front speaker just sitting on the floor in front of the cabinet?), but it’s what I have for now so I’m makin’ do! I’d prefer to NOT have so much junk piled up, and I’d also prefer to have an entire entertainment center so I can decorate it and make it all purdy.
I really am grateful for this amazing opportunity I’ve been given to live in SoCal for 6 months. I’d never been to Cali before now and am really enjoying my time here. Yes, I have to make do with all sorts of less-than-tasteful decorating solutions, but at least I’m here, my family’s here, and we are making ah-mazing memories.