Monday, July 26, 2010

Roadkill Rescue for The CSI Project!!

Hey Guys! First, I want to say "Welcome to Saving Grace" to our new followers!! I CANNOT believe that we have 52 people following this awesome journey with us!! Thank you so much!!! It means soooo much!! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was very productive!! We sold several pieces and had several new make-over orders come in!! God is blessing us beyond what we imagined and we are soooo grateful!!! And so excited!!! We will have our website up and running very soon. I will let you all know when it is operational!!

Okay, so on to today's post (sorry it has been so long since I have posted!!!). The CSI Project (see link at the bottom of this post) is a super cool blog that does a themed contest every week. If you haven't checked out this blog, GO CHECK IT OUT. VERY COOL!!

This week the theme is Roadkill Rescue. The point is to show off what you have done to something that was going to be thrown out or was given to you for free. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE free stuff!! Especially free furniture or home decor!! It is so much fun to improve, transform, or completely repurpose something that didn't cost you anything into something functional, beautiful, and unique!!! I have several things in my home that have been given to me (for FREE!) that I have painted and/or repurposed. But there are two that are my absolute favorites!! (One will be in this post, and the other will be in a 2nd post) They both reside in my daughter's bedroom. Her room is one of my favorite rooms in the house! It is so girly and shabby chic. I was able to go all out!! So here's the story...when I was pregnant with my daughter, Emery, my aunt was going to throw out (put out on the street for someone to take) this huge, old armoire with a mirrored door. Luckily I saw it before this happened! It was GLORIOUS!!! Sorry for the drama, but I get very excited about furniture! Sure, it was pretty run down and looked a little (okay - a lot) sad. But I could immediately see that it could be beautiful again. So I, of course, took it home with me. It was going to be perfect in my daughter's nursery for storage. And I knew that it could stay in the room as she grew up.

I hate to tell you this, but I do not have a "Before" picture. I am so sorry, but that was before I even knew that Blogland existed!! But just picture this... a super tall, faded wood, scuffed up armoire with a crooked mirrored door. It is not as ornate as this armoire, but it is similar. Kind of, maybe a little, okay not really, but at least there is a picture for you to look at!! :)
Anyway... my husband and I painted it a sage green color to compliment her soft pink walls.
Then, and this is the best part (in my opinion), I covered the inside of the armoire in pink and white toile fabric. So cute!!I got some adorable baskets to go inside to take care of all of her toy storage needs.
I love the mix of the pink and white toile fabric with the green basket liners and the green of the outside of the armoire. The small 3 drawer thingy holds ribbons and other accesories. It has turned out to be a fantastic storage piece since she does not have a walk-in closet. Pretty great, huh?? Let me know what you think!!


  1. that is beautiful!!! i love the colors and what you did to the interior. what a lucky little girl!

  2. LOVE it - the colors are great, inside and out!! And the brass lamp re-do is fabulous - just stunning! I'd love to hang out in that room!!

    Hugs & Blessings,

  3. LOVE it! Cannot believe anyone was gonna put this on the curb! It's good you have the sense and vision to bring it home with you!

  4. A perfect compliment to a little girl's room. I am sure your daughter will keep this armoire from now until she goes to college. Beautiful job!

  5. Love this. There are always some of these old TV armoires on craigslist in the free section. I would have to rent a truck, but for that kind of storage space, it would be worth it.