July 18, 2011
I have not been kidnapped, I promise! The hubs and I have been super busy getting some things done around the house. I have also started working FULL time. Every night when I get home now I just want to crash. Crashing leaves not much time for projects. I have discovered a new love though.
I just love to watch the little ticker thing pop up showing what the most recently listed items are. I didn't know some of these things existed and wow, they are great for new ideas!
Here are some of my favorite things:
How appropriate is this, you go to sit down on the couch and your throw pillow is telling you to do something else.
July 04, 2011
My co-worker had an end table that she no longer had use for and so graciously donated it to me. I forgot to take a before picture but it was the same table, just silver. I repainted it with some turquoise oops paint I had and that still was not doing it for me. So, I took some mahogany stain and started to brush it on the legs with a paint brush and then wiped it off with a paper towel. I learned that it was actually easier to just use the paper towel (while it had some stain on it) instead of the brush on the whole table because then I was able to skip a step!
July 02, 2011
This is one of the vanities I picked up from my major Craigslist finds.
Notice the pup tied to the tree in the background...this is the only way I can
get work done when my husband is at work. She loves it though...I promise!
I lightly sanded the whole thing and then primed it. I let that dry for about an hour and then started going to town with white paint. During this process I learned that you get what you pay for. I bought some cheapy white paint because, hey it's just white paint. DO NOT DO THAT! I had to put about 4 coats on this crazy thing!
After I was finished painting I put new hardware on all of the drawers.
Then I took a sander and roughed up some of the edges to give it that "shabby chic" look. That was kind of stressful! I didn't want it to look soooo shabby that someone would want to repaint it, but I didn't want it to look super brand new. Here is the finished product.
The bench was supposed to go with this vanity but it sold before I could get the vanity to the booth!