Monday, February 20, 2012

Makeover Monday- Just in Time....

PHEW! I  am cutting this one close aren't I!?!  It's a long story and I'll spare you all the details but it basically boiled down to no knobs at my Hobby Lobby and having to call in a favor. Thanks Loni!!

So I showed you this guy in yesterdays post but here's a refresher just in case....

I literally have had him in my garage for at least two years. I would say you can read about it "here" (insert hyperlink) but I am to lazy to sift back through and find the original post. So- take my word for it, he's been here a while.

I decided to use some left over muted turquoise blue/gray/green paint I had.
(You'll see in a minute why I described the color like that.)

Then I decided (even though it's been done a thousand times already) to add numbers to the drawer fronts.

 I had never done it myself and always wanted to.  I grabbed my stencils,some leftover black paint and got started...

At this point I had a pretty clear vision of  what I wanted the end result to be.

I even tested out the knobs that I originally got for Lil' Red's dresser.

After lots and lots of distressing, a top coat of minwax and a trip to my MIL's for the remaining knobs, the end result was....

I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The only problem?  I am a horrible photographer and the lighting in my home, mixed with the wall color really make it difficult to capture the true color of this piece. 

In fact, even though in all the photos above the dresser looks, gray, sometimes green, it really is...

more of a muted turquoise,blue, gray.

 The photo above is the closest I can get to it's true color.

 Either way I really love how it turned out.


P.S. He's available for purchase if you're interested.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sidewalk Sunday!!

It's been a while since we've had one of these!

 Partly because I'm lazy and partly because I haven't scored a ton of freebies lately.

This piece actually wasn't a curb find but a freebie just the same.

My good friend Val has been cleaning out some of her late Father's belongings and asked if I wanted it.

Ummmm YA!!!!

Here's another angle....

Sorry they are rotten cell phone photos but lets face it-

rotten cell phone photos are better than no photos at all right?

Who's with me??

Alright, you're right- no excuse for crappy photos. 

Anyhow, remember this guy??

I got him quite a while ago and the poor thing just sat in my garage waiting for the day inspiration hit.

Well that day was yesterday (and today- oh and most likely some of tomorrow).

 I have been hard at work transforming this baby.

Stop by the FB fan page and check out some of the progress.

Final reveal was supposed to be tonight but judging by the loss of feeling in my ring finger from sanding, I'm thinking it's a safe bet tomorrow will be the day. Promise- no cell phone photos of that one!