Monday, July 9, 2012

A little red bench...table...


 Not too long ago, I stopped by this old Goodwill mission and found this awesome bench. Or, at least, I thought it was a bench. Even though the hubby had put a hold on buying any more furniture, I had to have it! All three doors open to reveal a great big open space just waiting for a cute basket, or something fun! So I snagged it. A few days later, they actually delivered it to me! (I know! A steal that they deliver ? So cool!)  

Once I got it home and inspected it closer, I found out that I was once the bottom half of an entertainment center. On the back, they'd cut through the paneling so allow access to cords and such, and there were shelves so you could put DVD players, etc there. 

I could not decided what to do with it, until I almost tripped over a can of paint I'd been sitting on for some reason. I opened it and found this beautiful red that I had painted my kitchen in long ago - VISION! I knew this was the perfect color for this piece! 


So...what is it? Well, I can see this being a great coffee table, and store all your movies and such in, or if I were to keep it, I think I'd make a cushion for the top and make it a bench for the back door. Inside I'd put baskets in for all our shoes and winter necessities - but that's just my thoughts. :) 

By the way, this bad boy is HEAVY! and measures 22.5" tall by 21.5" deep by 57.5" long. 

Oh yeah, remember how the hubby had said no more purchases? When he saw this, he loved it and instantly forgave me...and since I've finished it, he's trying to convince me that we need to keep it! :D 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Another two toned project

I think I may be in love with this combination! The side table turned out so awesome, and when I looked at my old nightstand, I just knew that it needed the same look. I just wish I'd done this years ago! This is the matching nightstand to my old dresser that I'd refinished in turquoise. Only, I didn't stain the top, or distress and glaze it as much. Sad, because it would've been amazing! Here is the dresser...

And now the cute nightstand! It looks so happy and ready for a new home! I've rearranged our room and now I don't have room for this beauty. :( I know it will brighten up someone else's home, though! 


This little number measures 26" wide by 27" tall by 14.5" deep with two drawers. 


Monday, June 25, 2012

What a week! And new listings!

Happy Monday! I must be strange (but we already know that!) because I love Mondays. Except for the waking up and getting going part...I love that it starts a new week with new projects to find and start. Although the weekend was very productive, I am excited for all the fun things I've got to look forward to finishing this week! 

I have a super fabulous cousin that takes super fabulous pictures. She has a cute little blog called  Melanie Isaac Photography and she does a great job. We had her take our family pictures last fall and cannot wait until I can convince the hubby to get new ones! :D Anywho, she was looking for some fun chairs to pose people with, and I just happened to have two! I cannot wait to see what wonderful pictures she takes with these! 

Aren't they so bright and fun? I love how they turned out! 
(Please excuse the mess behind - it was a crazy weekend!)

Next up was a sad little nightstand that I'd had for years. Back when I started my love affair with furniture and paint, I went through a black phase. I painted EVERYTHING I owned in black. This little number was no exception. I've changed up my bedroom a bit, so it was time to refinish and sell this cutie. Well, what was going to become a cutie! 

So sad, so boring...

 Not anymore! Look how sweet it looks now! I used a butter yellow and then super distressed it, and now you can see just how cute it is! I love how this turned out! 



 A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was so sweet and brought by a truckload of furniture she'd rescued and thought I could use. This headboard was one of those pieces...however, it was very boring and sad. I'm sorry to say that I forgot to take a before picture. Picture a 1970's brown, no decoration on it, and scratched, dented and pathetic. There you go! And now, feast your eyes on this beauty! So much better! 




And last, but certainly not least, comes this little table. I found it on Friday, and even though I had promised not to bring home any more furniture right now, I had to get this one! It had so much potential! I was half afraid that it was a veneer, but oh! I was so excited to find it a solid wood beauty in disguise! I had it home for all of fifteen minutes before I got to work. 
From boring....


to WOW! 
I have to tell you that this combination is one of my all-time favorites. I would redo every piece I brought home this way if I could! This is a light aqua that I have used on many a piece in my own house, and with the dark walnut top I think it just pops! Both drawers work and are waiting for some amazing fabric to line them. Such a cute table! 



And so, with that, we are off to the races! We're taking our family camping this weekend, so I only have 4 days to get a bunch of projects done this week...I hope I can stay focused and resist the urge to veg while catching up on "Psych" episodes! Darn you Netflix for making my favorite shows so accessible! 
:D 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Butterfly seats

SOLD! 

A friend of mine rescued these boring black chairs and gave them to me. As soon as I saw them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. 
Doesn't it look so sad and outdated? :( 

And now, tada! So much better! :D 


These are actually pretty sturdy, and now they have some fun personality to them. I envision them being used outside with a patio table, or in a fun bright kitchen. Either way, they've gone from boring to stylish! 

For sale! All four for $80
SOLD! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My new kitchen table

My close friends are going to laugh at me when they read this, but I can't help  myself. If you look at my past tables, I already did one just exactly like this, but done in black. It was my mom's, and she gave it to me. Then, I had this crazy idea that I wanted something rectangular, so I refinished it, and sold it. Now, nearly a year later, I realized that I love that style, and needed another one, but in white. Luckily for me, these tables are pretty easy to find, and I quickly snatched one up. Here she is in all her glory! 

NOT for sale! 
:D 




It's About Time

I know I've said this before, but this has to be one of my all-time favorite pieces! When I saw the stencil online, I knew that a) I had to have it, and b) what I wanted to do with this piece. This is a beautiful, solid wood coffee table; it's been affectionately named "It's About Time". :) 

Here is what it looked like before...Not bad, but definitely B O R I N G!! 

And now...Shazaam! Such a statement piece! I can see it in a nice family room full of clocks set to different times around the world...I would have a wall like that if the hubby didn't think that was so crazy! :D I'm working on him - he's getting there! 





My favorite things

I thought it would be fun to show a few of my favorite refinishes. If you want to see the before pictures, they are under the before & afters tab. 

This was my first real refinish ever. I stripped, sanded and stained this beauty. The cherry mahogany finish is one of my favorite stains ever. 

This was my own dresser that had been black. Before I got serious about furniture, everything I ever got my hands on was painted black. This was no exception. For my 30th birthday, all I wanted to do was paint this beauty. It changed everything about the way I started looking at furniture. 

This was so much fun! This baby started out as a dresser-like thing. I needed a side table, and an idea was born! Now I have so much more room for holiday decorations! 

I was in need of a new place for our tv and knew what I wanted, but could not find it. When this armoire went up for sale on KSL, I knew it was what I wanted. We still need to get the base molding put on, but other than that, it's perfect for our family room.