I’m going to admit, before the new baby was born, I was getting completely burnt out on furniture refinishing. And it wasn’t so much the painting that was wearing me down, but the business of it all. I was DONE with Mr. Craig and his little list. People from CL wanted me (and usually persuaded me) to give away my work for little to nothing. That on top of the hassle of flakey people not showing, nervousness about people coming to my house (even if it was only the backyard), and the work put … [Read more...] about Coral Headboard and Fabric Front Dresser
I had some pressed-back oak chairs sitting around in my workshop forever!! Someone gave them to me for free back when I’d never turn down free. (I’ve learned to be a little more discriminating in what I’ll take up valuable workshop space with.) They weren’t in good shape to begin with. The wood on the seats was split, and grew more so over months of sitting in the workshop. The legs had been chewed by a dog. Overall, completely yucky! But I have such a hard time throwing things away! I … [Read more...] about Chair Back Headboard and Giveaway!
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
I found a queen size broken pediment headboard and footboard set the other day at a local thrift store for $10. (The DAV, or Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store is a great one in Prescott, AZ. I ALWAYS find great deals there.) I decided it would make an absolutely fantastic headboard bench. I already started choppin’ when I remembered to take this picture. (By the way, the Metallic Secretary Desk you see in the background of this picture sold this week!! Yay! And the woman also bought … [Read more...] about Pediment Headboard Bench
I picked up a neat headboard and footboard combo at the thrift store the other day for $10, and thought they’d be perfect for a porch bench repurposing. I’ve been wanting to try and build one of these for a while now. I’m getting really BAD at remembering to take before pictures, but I stopped a little bit into the painting to snap a few pics so you could see the construction. As you can see, the back of the bench is the headboard (this one is a twin), and the front is the low … [Read more...] about Headboard Bench
After the mad push last week to get the Play Kitchen and Puppet Theater done, I was ready to start this week off with a simple, mindless kind of project. (BTW, I just like to say WOWEE!!! I've been completely blown away by everyone's incredible reception of these two projects! I'm especially humbled by Miss Funky Junk Donna's spectacular complements and her featuring BOTH projects on Funky Junk's Sidebar from the Saturday Nite Special Party this week!! LOVE Donna...) So, last weekend at … [Read more...] about A Quick French Country Headboard