1.30 2011

Free Table and Some New Digs

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Back in December my friend Heidi and I went to a Christmas Party, and when she arrived she told me she saw this across the street from her house. Of course we found a way to sneak out and snag it.
Our hubbies refer to us as Thelma and Louise because adventures always seem to find us.
Or perhaps we find them. READ THE REST //
1.26 2011

Repainting a Sleigh Bed

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It is amazing how fast these girls have outgrown their little girl rooms.
Sigh.
Kassie’s bunk bed just got moved in to her little sister’s room, and eventually her dresser and bookshelf will too, so we are outfitting her room to accommodate a queen bed. Now all of our girls can accommodate a sleep over.
Here is the before:
And now:
I was so bummed that the  CL seller smeared liquid gold all over it, because I wasn’t planning on priming it – I was going to do a chemical rub-through (which you can’t do when you prime), so I had to sand through the edges instead. It still turned out okay. A sleek black would have been nice, too.
The set also came with two tall nightstands that I will hopefully finish soon, and a t.v. armoire that I’ll probably paint in a fun barn red and sell. We’re on the lookout for a pine dresser that will coordinate with what’s going on in here.
I absolutely love the happy chartreuse green we painted her walls in, and the faux wainscoting we added, along with crown moulding (oops, no photo).  Obviously the bedding needs to be addressed and those pillows are waaaay too small.
Kassie’s a very happy camper and can’t wait to sleep in her new bed tonight.
(That’s not a bad paint job on the right corner of the footboard – just a light reflection  :)
1.18 2011

Black Farmhouse Hutch

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Hi there!
The hutch is all finished, and I love how it came out.

I felt bad painting over something that wasn’t even trashed, but
I love the look of paint and how it can turn a piece into something more unique. READ THE REST //
1.11 2011

Project Diaries, Volume 14

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First thing’s first – Tara at Junk Restore has put together a luncheon for bloggers and fans,

and I will definitely be attending. Let me know if you will be there – I’m really looking forward to this!
I’m a day late for the party because my internet has been down.
It made me realize how dependent I am on my computer for anything from school updates, the blog world, questions I have for Google, answering furniture related questions, etc.
Let us recap a couple of beauties from last week, shall we?
I love these little desks/side tables from Cozy.Cottage.Cute. Her chippy distressing is perfection.
 I loved Primitive and Proper Cassie’s idea of adding black and white contrast and function to this armoire.
(Yoga is still on my bucket list.)
Glazing is one of the biggest learning curves, if you ask me,
but {Show and Tell} Sausha has a great tutorial on how she does it.
I will forever think of Sausha when our family goes to Pei Wei
(you’ll need to see her post to know what in the world I’m talking about).
Okay, your turn!
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* Add the URL of your post, not your general blog URL.
*Please only link up home decor and furniture makeovers.
So, what’s been happening at your house?