(photo via Pottery Barn and current price tag=$349)
If you are not familiar with Knock off Wood, PLEASE head over there!! Ana VERY GENEROUSLY provides a bevy of plans and helpful hints so that those of us without the ability or desire to order directly from Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, Williams-Sonoma Home, etc can STILL front like we do!! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!
I was the Manager on Duty responsible for chronicling every step of the process. The Strong Man was in charge of manual labor. Every time we had a meeting to discuss our roles, he would turn red, grit his teeth and mumble something about an impossible woman. Thankfully, all turned out well.
Here it goes:
1. Marking the cuts. (PLEASE NOTE!! Ana supplies ALL the info you would need to have Lowe's or Home Depot make these cuts for you!! Don't be overwhelmed!)
3. A random pic of supplies. HOWEVER, note the bottom right corner!! Those are a page of Ana's plans!!
4. Houston, we have assembly!! Gorilla Glue...I heart you!! (and Gorilla tape, epoxy and so on and so forth!!)
5. Houston, we have UPRIGHT assembly!! (Don't be judging my garage!!)
6. The Strong Man added a little something extra to our "Recycle Center!!" He routed out the top!! I love the extra touch it gives it!!
7. We opted for the slide out drawers verses the tilt out doors. Here is a pic of the hardware.
8. FINALLY, the finished product!! Unfortunately, I don't have a staging studio with expensive lighting and cameras! My older than dirt camera DOESN'T do it justice!!!
9. For the paint job, we opted for KRYLON Indoor/Outdoor Black in a satin finish. ONLY because Hob Lob had only ONE CAN of Rustoleum's Canyon Black. Now, I know the sisters at Shanty2Chic (whom I LOVE!!) go on and on about Rustoleum's Canyon Black. However, KRYLON did NOT LET ME DOWN!! Not to mention, it has a super cool "EZ TOUCH 360 Dial" that TRULY adjusts to any angle!! (NO I am NOT being paid to say this!! I have a whopping 17 followers!! Nobody pays me to say anything!! It is just an honest product review!!)
After painting, I did take some 80 grit sandpaper and "distress" the edges.