Some of you might remember this fabulous, very OLD dresser that I picked up from Goodwill several weeks ago for $40 (that’s definitely in my upper spending echalons, but this baby was too charming to pass up!) I knew I could make some moolah selling it, but in my heart of hearts, I knew I was going to paint it white and keep it for my daughter’s room. A woman came by to purchase the sofa table I did several weeks ago, and asked if I had any dressers. I hesitantly showed her this one, … [Read more...] about My Daughter’s New (Old) Dresser
During my same Goodwill Dollar Day excursion last week, I picked up this fantastic lamp, marked $18.99 for one little eensy weensy dollar. (Squeal!!) The harp with a great brass finial to match the brasswork on the lamp was also a dollar, and the shade also a dollar. Get out your calculators! With the fabric, paint, and ribbon already on hand, that brings the total for this project to a whopping $3. Shut up!! I know!!! Here’s her beginnings (I almost forgot to take the before pic! You’ll … [Read more...] about A Funky Lamp Transformation and Tutorial
Sorry for the longer-than-I-wanted absence. It's been one of those weeks where you have about 10 things needing your attention and nothing's getting completed. I finished the pair of armchairs that I had been working on. The stamp on the bottom said that these are from Henredon Fine Furniture, which (I learned from Google) is a very hoity toity big deal furniture company. They are very well made and comfy chairs. I showed you in my last post how they looked when I brought them home from the … [Read more...] about Damask and Denim
I made an adorable little back pillow for the Turquoise Chair last night. LOVE it!! Definitely puts the exclamation point on the project, don't you think? This one's ready to go... I'm going over to Cara's house this morning so we can work on a dining room table and chairs and the pair of arm chairs I picked up at the GW on Saturday. The creative juices are a-flowin'! Can't wait to get stuff done to show you all! SEE ALSO: A Comfy Cast-off OR A Turquoise Transformation Happy … [Read more...] about Final Touch on the Turquoise Chair!
I really like alliteration. Better get used to it. Though I am an extreme newbie to blogging (having only begun within the last hour) I have spent many-an-hour on many-a-day pouring over the blogs of wonderful, creative, and entertaining women. Women who, I must say, I feel like I know. I've been incredibly inspired by likes of Miss Mustard Seed, Holly of Life in the Fun Lane and White Berry, and Lisa at Recaptured Charm, each of whom have been able to forge a business out of beautifying old … [Read more...] about A Comfy Cast-off OR A Turquoise Transformation