Thursday, March 29, 2012

A dresser to share!

First off, I know my blog page is a mess and I apologize. No tittle, things half done, things not done, etc. But that's kinda how I roll in life so I'm just gonna stick with what works for me : )

I am super excited to share a piece with you all! I bought this dresser about a month ago off CL. I was thinking it would be perfect for my daughters room but once I moved it in there, no can do. Way too deep and I was stuck feeling like her room was all bed and dresser (she was upgraded to a full last spring). Good thing for me, I'm in the business of selling this stuff.

Anywho, it started out like this

I was a bit bummed after driving to the city, carrying it down 4 HUGE and curvy row home staircases, that the top 2 drawer fronts were badly broken. Apparently I didn't see those prior ; ( So I decided on adding boards to the bottom and buying some baskets to fit. It also had some pretty wicked carvings on the top and sides. Things like "def leopard #1", "get high", and I think the saying was "don't you go laying no boogie woogie on the king of rock and roll"! Ummm, what?

After lots of wood filler and a good sanding, I was super excited to try a homemade chalk paint recipe. I Sharon at Elizabeth & Co had recently shared a mixture she really liked and so I decided to try it. I'm happy to say it worked great and here is the finished dresser. I don't have a superb camera so this is as good as my pics get! A soft aqua, lightly distressed and drop pulls : )

I think it's adorable and I hope someone else does too!

Linking to:
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co

Friday, February 10, 2012

um, 25 things?

1. im terrible at blogging. dont believe me? look at the date of my last post.

2. i thought this would be a fun way of getting back to blogging but im already starting to re-think it.

3. i spent $60 at ulta on monday and havent touched a single thing from the bag. its my new favorite store to spend money on beauty products i wont use.

4. im at work as i type. eating in front of people who are working out (cause i work at a gym, in case you couldnt figure that out!)

5. i get lots of belly aches.

6. i read lots. pretty much anything that mentions the holocaust, fiction or non.

7. im pretty sure i could eat thai and mexican every night and never be sick of it. red curry, native thai, extra spicy = yum!

8. i HATE having my picture taken. no matter what, i always look funny. no wonder people always laugh at me!

9. i LOVE being scratched. all over. really slow so it kinda tickles.

10. i refuse to scratch my kids backs cause i dont want them to grow up like me. its a sickness.

11. i am the definition of homebody.

12. i dont watch much tv but waste hours on the computer! go figure.

13. i have self diagnosed add/adhd/ocd. everyone i know agrees with me.

14. im a super duper scaredy cat. i wont go in the basement if my husband isnt home and have to close all the curtains so the creepy people cant see in my house.

15. i want sooooooooo bad to get back to riding horses but we cant afford it : (

16. i am not a confidant person, by any means.

17.  i very much so do not like my hands to be dirty!!

18. i wear a housecoat. yep, $17 from walmart and you can join in my comfort too. seriously, go get one now!!! the highlight of my day is usually putting on my pajamas and housecoat : )

19. i keep getting distracted and laughing at people on the elliptical = )

20. my wedding ring cost somewhere around $200 and i love it more than anything! i think its wasteful to spend crazy amounts of money on things like that.

21. my husband purposed to me on the way to the courthouse = )

22. i love family movie nights. tomorrow we are going to start the anne of green gables series. the boys are gonna love it!

23. my children are the most amazing little people ever!

24. and because my children are so amazing, i have very little patience for other little people, especially un-amazing ones!!

25. even though i havent blogged in months, ive gained somewhere around 5 followers! not too shabby.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

auction pieces ready for lucketts!

im tired. and i plan on being tired for the next week and a half as i hussle to finish stuff for lucketts. so im gonna make an effort to blog but dont be surprised if its just pictures = )

remember this guy?

well now he's as sweet as can be in yellow!

(sorry for the bad color pic but i had to use my phone!)

and this pretty thing i picked up at the auction the following week. it was more than i wanted to pay ($40), but i had to prove a point to the jackass bidding against me. who has the deeper pockets now?! plus, i couldnt go home with another empty carload and full wallet!

isn't she too sweet now?!
(again with the bad colors! its a light gray with glass daisy knobs)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

elephants a$$ and brass

highly inappropriate, i know. but when i tried to describe this color in an email, thats all i could think of. and then laughed like a 5 year every single time i had to type it or read it.
well, here it is!

and cause ive been sanding, and priming, and sanding, and painting, and sanding, and waxing for 2 days, this is the end of my post!

thanks for input everyone! i hope you all like the desk = )

p.s. if you missed the before of this desk, click here.

linking up to:
Metamorphosis Moday @ Between Naps on the Porch
POWW @ Primitive and Proper

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Isn't she lovely?

Isn't she wonderful? Oh, and goofy, smart, adorable and lovable = )

This is the mirror that she loved that came with the big aqua dresser I just finished. Though the dresser wouldn't fit in her room, the mirror did!! And its the perfect height for her to have her own floor mirror.

And PLEASE pay no attention to those drab green walls, they will be painted after Lucketts = )
Or the ugly paper room darkening shades :-(

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


and i found my camera = ) remember the dresser i showed you a few posts ago? picked it up from goodwill on the way home from the bust of an auction? well here she is

let me tell you, this one is a back breaker! big, solid and heavy. i really wanted to keep it for aubraes room but since we are getting her a full size bed, it would just be too crowded in there.

i secretly hope that whoever buys this doesnt need it delivered.

andi, i hope this makes your heart go pitter-patter = )

linking up to:

opinions please?

first off, i know this post comes as a shock to you all. 2 posts in one month...butter me up baby cause im on a roll = )

ok, onto business. i picked this desk up at the thrift the other day.

i kinda forgot i had bought it cause i didnt take it that night and then i got an email from andi saying she saw a desk with my name on it, like literally, a sold tag with my name on it. funny lady.

so my dilemma is everything! keep the hardware? everyone says im crazy not to. my MIL had some brass polish and it cleaned up really nice (though i dont have a pic of it all clean). if i keep it, what color would you paint the desk? black, white, aqua? those are the three contenders so far. ill be getting some QT in with the MIL thursday and friday while i work on this desk and another dresser and she rehabs a vanity for my daughters room at her house. fun stuff. so let's make it snappy, i need your input!!

i can also ditch the hardware and paint it any color i want.

take a look at this post by cassie. just recently she painted a dresser black and it has brass and bakelite hardware too. sorry i have no other inspiration pics :-(

ready, set, GO!