December 5, 2011

80's flashback

Sometimes when you buy old furniture you find some surprises in the drawers either good, bad or just gross .  Mostly I find peoples garbage but the other day I found an old newspaper ad from Montgomery Ward c. 1981.  Before I tossed it I thought I would look at it and yes I discovered that people actually paid for all the overly veneered furniture you see at the Goodwill.  Take a look!!!  

O and yes those are some super special outfits in there too!

November 30, 2011

Elegant Grey Dresser

This was a hard dresser because I could not decide what color to paint it.  In the beginning it was white so I thought  hey I could paint it green (I love green) but will it sell? I thought maybe blue or teal there are so many beautiful shades right now but that's more of a spring color.  I kept thinking I want it classy and the grey (elephant skin by Behr) I found went nicely with the glass knobs.  whenever I can't pick a color I just use all my favorite.  Well here it is in one color.

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White Dresser

I painted this tall waterfall style dresser for my daughters room, she wanted a pink one but I thought this was pretty and nice.  I added some glass knobs and wood details and now its a whole lot fancier.  I don't usually paint things white its actually harder and you need more coats of paint to cover well (white shows every flaw) but anything for my baby!



November 23, 2011

I was featured!!!

I love parades and now Im in one well kinda... my fall waterfall buffet was featured in I Gotta Create's Thanksgiving Parade of Stars!!!

Go check it out.

November 22, 2011

Up-cycled Wednesday Feature Party #3

Well its almost Thanksgiving and on this rainy blustery day I found some pictures and up-cycled projects that I hope you enjoy.

Cheese grater/pencil holder
 I wish that I could find some card catalog drawers, so awesome.
 This is such a great idea, too bad I my 100lb dog won't fit in a suitcase!
 I love this idea I just can't tell if its the whole suitcase or they just cut the front off and mounted it to a drawer.  I have to try this.  (The bucket lamp is cool too)

 Super fun vintage christmas display and functional too.  

 Im adding this to my list of lamp and chandelier projects I have to try.  so pretty!

My favorite fall colors, there is so much I could do with these. 

I love the angel wings on the chairs it's beautiful and whimsical, very angelic! 

News paper on the bathroom wall! Who knew it would look so cool.

Fall wreath made from twigs and fabric roses, simple and nice. 

November 21, 2011

Too Many Dressers Not Enough Space

I found this dresser on craigslist, I love the style.  This is the second one I've seen in the last month but I got this for a great price and couldn't wait to redo it.  The original plan was to paint it and trade out my daughters dresser for this one but I liked it too much and since I am the only one it our family without a dresser I thought it should be mine.  Luckily I have another dresser in my garage that Im now really painting for my daughters room.
   Now the problem is....the dresser won't fit in my bedroom! (I WILL make it fit though) 



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