Saturday, July 31, 2010
She is have a really cool give-away for hitting the 2000 Follower mark! Go check it out!
If you haven't checked out the CSI project, head over there now! It is sooooo cool!!
Well, I am at the lake right now, so I really must get back out in the sun!!! Have a great weekend!!!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
So I decided that it would go in Emery's nursery. I couldn't decide if I should make it all foo-foo with crystals and things or go for simple elegance. Mom convinced me to go with the 2nd choice, and man was she right!!! I painted the chandelier a cream color and then used the Pearl spray paint over it. The effect is gorgeous!!! I added some simple off-white lamp shades. It turned out soooo pretty!!
And one more....
It really makes the room!! I LOVE it!! Whatcha think???
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Monday, July 26, 2010
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!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
We sanded it down, primed it, painted it, and then distressed it. It has some GREAT storage!! It would be great in a bedroom, an entryway, or a dining room. Here is the finished product...
You have to ignore the pile of stuff behind it to get the full effect! :) And here is the before picture of the antique dresser...
This one was in pretty good shape to begin with, so it was an easy transformation. The exciting thing about this one is that I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone of white, and painted it a soft gray color. I know it is not too far off from white, but one step at a time, right? I LOVE how it turned out!!
Okay, that's it for now. We've got another dresser in the finishing stages. I will show that one off tomorrow! Check ya later!
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
We painted it a soft cream color and then distressed it. It was missing the glass in one of the doors so we just took them all out and added chicken wire. It was also missing the glass shelves so we added wood shelves. We covered the back with a soft pink damask wallpaper. It turned out so great!!! I am very excited about this one! I cannot wait for my mom to see it!!!
Let me know what you think!!!
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Saturday, July 3, 2010
This is an antique dry sink. It is also primed and ready to be painted a soft white. Sorry guys, this one is sold!! I just wanted to give you a peek at the "before" shot.
This is a French style chest. It is in perfect condition and has gorgeous details!! It will be painted soon, so let me know if you are interested and what color you would like. I was thinking about painting it a soft gray...
I am very excited about this one!! I know the picture does not look like much, but trust me, this is going to be a beauty. It is much larger than it looks in the picture. Great storage!! It reminds me of an old library cabinet, so that is what we are calling it. It has been primed and is ready for paint and distressing. I cannot wait to get this one done.
This is a Queen size headboard. I am planning to paint it a soft pink or maybe a soft green for a little girl's room. But if you like it and have something else in mind, let me know!!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Here is a close-up of the tall basket and metal shelf.
This is a little hand held mirror with a scene of a little girl on it. It is so sweet and Emery (my 3 year old daughter) loves it!
I have no idea what this little metal bowl is for, but I loved that it was painted white! And I love all different kinds of plates, so the sweet one with flowers was a must!
Well, that's all for now!! Happy Junkin!! Tomorrow I will post some pictures of some furniture pieces that will be painted soon. Night!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I am planning to frame the print of the Paris map, but not sure where to hang it. And the really cute gold ornate frame broke on the way home. Ugh!! Hopefully I can glue it back together. Well, those are my treasures from that junkin trip. But today I went to a junk shop that a friend of mine told me about (THANK YOU, Stephanie!!!). I hate when people use texting slang, but OMG!!!! This place was amazing!! More on that tomorrow, but here is a sneak peak...
More tomorrow!! Have a good night!!