Phew! That was a super NICE and much needed week off, filled with family and food (two of my favorite things.) With all the commotion around here leading up to the Camp Verde sale, then a week I promised myself would be time off from all things furniture and blog related, I didn’t get to post this set that I finished up! I thought you might enjoy it. :) It wasn’t a set originally, but everything works together so swimmingly! It began as this lovely appliqued sleigh headboard and footboard … [Read more...] about White Twin Bedroom Set
Archives for November 2010
There were 78 entries for the Altard Ebook Set Giveaway, and the winner, as selected by Random.org is #33 … … Krista from Blissful Craziness! (Krista’s a fellow Arizonan. We ROCK!!) Congratulations, Krista! Please email me, so I can put you in touch with Mandie to get your copies of both her Guide To Painting Furniture and Guide To Decorative Finishes for Furniture! If your name is not Krista and you don’t have a blog called “Blissful Craziness,” never you fear! You can still tap into … [Read more...] about Altar’d Ebook Giveaway Winner!
I was working like a mad woman busy bee last week to get ready for the Barn Sale in Camp Verde (more on that below) so I didn’t have time to share many of my completed projects with you. Here’s a twin bedroom set that I am so happy with! I bought an antique twin headboard and footboard set from Goodwill for $15 as well as a side table with great details for $5. I thought I’d pair them up as a set. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Icy Blue Grouping Palette of Metallics Chop, Chop! Dining … [Read more...] about Bedroom Set and Barn Sale
When I was first getting into thinking about renovating furniture for other people, there were a few people that inspired me to take the plunge. Among the first was Mandie from Altar’d. She has such a fun and vibrant personality, and she certainly brings that to her furniture refinishing! I’m so blessed to have gotten to know her as a bloggy friend and fellow upcycler. I’ve benefited from her advice and know-how countless times, and now YOU can too!! Mandie released her first E-book, … [Read more...] about New Altar’d Decorative Finishes E-Book & Giveaway!!
This project has been hounding me for months! I’m so relieved to be finished and am so pleased with the final product! :) Cara picked up this fantastic drop-leaf table at the same yard sale as the upholstered chair I finished last week. (I can’t exactly say how much it was, since this table, the arm chair, a lazy susan game table, and this console were all purchased together, but the total price was $27, I believe.) The chairs, I picked up separately. They had a great French shape to … [Read more...] about French Drop-Leaf Dining Set
So, Cara picked up this chair at a yard sale for nearly nothing. It was the end of the day on a Sunday and the people were practically giving things away. The wood finish and caning, though not horrible, had certainly seen better days, but the upholstery was in really good shape. I just could not see putting a bunch of time into reupholstering when the chair didn’t really need it. So then it begs the question: How do you update a chair without changing the upholstery? The first step … [Read more...] about Updating a Chair Without Reupholstering
I’ve had this pair of chairs sitting in my workshop for quite a while. They were a gift from Diane, my friend with the proclivity to my metallic work. :) (She is the owner of the Metallic Secretary, the Antiqued Champagne Gold Nightstands, and the Palette of Metallics Set.) I loved the leg detail, but they sat waiting for just the right inspiration. SEE ALSO: Funky Harlequin Side Table Armoire, with a twist! Shabby Elegant Dining Set Then, at dollar day at Goodwill the … [Read more...] about Icy Blue Grouping
Those of you who are privy to my Facebook previews saw when I picked up this great storage bench at Goodwill last week for $7.50. It was almost immediately claimed by my momma, who has been looking for something for at the end of her bed. SEE ALSO: Two-toned Freebie Dresser An Upholstered Arm Chair The front is hinged and opens up like a bi-fold closet door. It had a lot of great details going for it, but the huge knocker pulls were a little out of scale (and the end two … [Read more...] about My Mom’s Storage Bench
My good friend, Valerie, talked to me back when I did the Pirate Toy Chest about doing a Hope Chest out of the same kind of shipping crate for an anniversary gift for her husband for their 5th wedding anniversary. Valerie has gotten her husband a traditional anniversary gift each year of their married life, and the 5th anniversary (lucky for me) is the “wood” anniversary. :) The idea for the trunk was almost completely Valerie’s, and I hope I fulfilled her wishes for it. Their wedding bible … [Read more...] about An Anniversary Hope Chest