Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Final look at the night stand

So I finally found the perfect knobs for this night stand..

Remind your self with what it looked like before..

and now take a look at it.

I love it and it is for sale!
For sale you ask... well I was lucky enough to run by two more night stands that are very similar to each other and this one (I will post pics of them later)

So I am passing on this beautiful piece to someone else!

Painted in Antique white and sealed with clear gloss. Super durable and super pretty!

Here it is with its beautiful jewelry!

Check out the lamps that were a GW find too!!
FOR SALE ~ $60

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Office Update


For those of you that have been following my office redo.. Here are a few updates. Its a work in progress (what project isn't)

What do they (husband) say??? Oh... Its never finished, is it??

Nope.. Thats the correct answer..

So here are some updates..

We finished the hutch last time I posted about the office.. Love that hutch and the color is amazing!
Finding little decor pieces for that is difficult.. I want pretty girly things and then I know I need to incorporate some neutral and manly items...  Happy medium I guess, right??
Fits perfectly and love the color and storage.. Dont mind the baseboards (its on the To-do list)

Old books that have the same color scheme as the room
of course, fire accessories
I thought this little bird was darling

Put up the new curtains.. And guess what they were DIY!! Painted curtains.. yes sirrreee!! For $14 I couldnt pass that up.. no way!

And they add some drama and pattern into the room!
Here is my little message/computer area.. I am thinking of switching out the desk tho.. Well see. I love this one but hmmm.. I love love love this one I redid last week!!! The pattern would be amazing in this room! What do you think?

Painted the walls. Manhattan Tan by Behr.. Love it!  So refreshing yet neutral for any possible patterns I want to bring in.

~To Do List~

 Finish painting the base boards and trim
Add a calendar to my memo wall and some pictures
Find a rug
Get a new reading chair
Add a funky pattern pillow
Reading lamp
Wall art pieces

That should hopefully do it.. But the basics are down after I finish these baseboards. Then its accessorizing... yay!! favorite part! But till then I am so in love with our own little office, reading nook, craft room. Its a wonderful place for the hubby to study, me to craft and read while he is studying.. and a place for all our stuff that goes along with it.

Loving it so far!

Monday, February 13, 2012

On a roll..

This week is a week of craziness.. But a full force motivation to get some projects done and fast!

Here are two pieces that I have finished this week.. As my last post was a check list..

Here is two marked off that list!
Woo hoo!!

Here is the desk/vanity that was refinished. It needed some serious TLC. I had an inlay that needed to be covered or fixed since it wasn't in the best condition. The molding on the bottom needed to be reattached. The watermarks that were on the top were rough, but a little TLC, paint and work it turned out beautifully!

Custom mixed paint and chevron pattern on the top with all the original hardware, this is probably one of my faves so far! If only I had all the room in the world.. 

This was all sanded down and cleaned up



This piece was nearly a dumpster deserved piece.. UGLY as put by my neighbor as I was taking before and after photos.. lol

It wasnt pretty to look at before, but some imagination and additives it turned into a beautiful bedside table for our master bedroom. Love it!!

I know.. Gross... But seriously I liked the drawers and detail they had. Hey 1/2 off! Cant beat it!!


Need to add some glass knobs and maybe some more molding at the bottom. But it looks Na-ice!!!
Thank you Mr. S for putting the legs on! It was a little bit of work!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Few new projects in the works..

Ok people.. Can anyone give me advice for how to slow time???

Honestly with so much to do and so much playtime I want to achieve, the days just sail on by.

My neighbor said the other day that "the older we get the faster time goes by" ~Steve~ Thanks :)

That has got to be true... When I was younger and was out all afternoon until dark playing or riding bikes, I felt it lasted forever. Now I take a stroll to the park and half the day is gone.. Where is it going?? Does my brain slow down and not comprehend what is going on during the entire day, except for sporadic moments??

Random.. I know.. But it hit me today that time does fly by.. TOOOOOO FAST!!

So my reason for posting tonight.. I have so many things going on and here are a few sneak peaks of what is to come with what little time I do have..

desk refinish. This needs lots of TLC
all the drawers that go along with it.
night stand.. Yep.. Its U-G-L-Y!! But not when Im done.. I got plans!
These lamps were one of the most perfect finds ever. The cords were even wrapped up pretty. Im pretty sure there are brand new that's how nice they were.. Brass to West Elm inspired Lamps. For $20!! Seriously! For the pair I swear!
Pretty Goblet.. Idea!!
Dresser refinish
Chair that goes with the dresser to refinish..
So yes all of this is in my garage.. Well the furniture anyway..

I am working on each "TO-DO" and trying to do it quickly.. I love spending time with my family, so nap times are my creative and get-er-done time! Wish me luck!!

This is seeming like a list.. so I will use it as my check off list for the next few weeks. Get these done before moving on!! YAY!! A GOAL! Love a goal!

Happy working everyone!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Quick Refinishing project

Here is a quick before and after for a dresser set that a friends sister in law needed refinished for her little ones room. It has been in her family for many years and her mom passed it down to her. It was a honor to be the one to bring these pieces up to date and have them be a new addition to her babies room!


lots of build up


So there you have it.. It is completed and looking awesome!