Do you ever read a blog post and think….hmmmm…..that is something to think about doing?

Well, a couple of weeks ago, Diane at In My Own Style posted about painting the base of her dishwasher.  Hop over and read about it and see what a difference her little project made in her beautiful white kitchen!

Well…. of course that made me look at our dishwasher……
Look at that!!!
It totally didn’t match the wordwork!
That started this conversation early on Saturday morning:
ME:  Mr. S, have you noticed that the base of our dishwasher is black?
MR. S: HUH?  What are you talking about?  
ME:  Look…the rest of the base cabinets are wood and the dishwasher base is ugly black metal…..I think we need to fix that!
MR. S: Do you think anybody can even see it?  And it probably needs to be that way to let air flow.   
ME:  Well,  remember all those slats we saved when we got new wood blinds for the den?
MR. S:  Yeah….but what about them?
ME:  What if we cut them to fit and stuck them on with Velcro?
MR. S:  Can I at least have a cup of coffee before I  do it?  And…..don’t read anymore blogs for awhile, OK?
ME: Oh….I suppose!!!
Fast Forward!
A few cups of coffee!
A trip to the basement to get out the saw…..
A little measuring…..
A little cutting…….
2  wood blind slats measured perfectly to size and sawed by the master….
4 little Velcro dots….
10 minutes of arguing….
5 minutes to put it all together…..
It looks great…..Crumbs on the floor and all! 
Thanks Mr. S for humoring me!!!
I think it was worth it!!! What do you think?

If you don’t have any leftover wood blinds….
YOU could go get a piece of molding….cut it and stain it….and do this at your house….
It wouldn’t cost more than a few dollars!
BUT…don’t blame me if it means a little spousal argument around your house!

Have a Great Day!

0 comments on “A Crazy Little Detail!

  1. NanaDiana

    Mary- That is a really, really good idea. You should link up with one of those party things to show it off…(says the person who has never linked up). Hope you are having a great week so far- xo Diana

  2. Liz @ Fitness Blondie

    hahahahah, that is hilarious — "and don't read anymore blogs for a while either" such a man thing. Looks great girl!

  3. Cindy Simmons

    this is awesome! I am so having my hubs do this as his weekly "honey do"! And, I know he will ask me not to 'read so many blogs too!'

  4. Val

    Awesome idea! Our dishwasher has a totally cheap-looking-painted-white-tin thing on the bottom. After seeing how good yours looks, it will now have a piece of molding left over from our baseboards. A new project! Thanks for the inspiration!