Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Country Farmhouse Coffee and End Tables

Country Farmhouse Style

MY FAVORITE of the year!!!
This set turned out exactly how I envisioned, a rich country farmhouse style.

These babies were another treasure from my Mom's house in Florida. When we got them the coffee table leg was broken, the insert that it screws into was gone. Mom had been using it by just setting the leg under it and never walking close enough to knock it!! I am so glad she lives near us now!!

They are solid wood and very heavy, just an all around great set, they just needed some help. 

I knew I wanted to make them look beat up and worn. I knew I wanted to bring out the scroll design on the top. I knew I did not want the stained areas to be uniform and perfect.

I wish I had the room to keep them!!

Here is a sneek peek of the coffee table:

Here is what I started with:

And all the "Afters":

What do you think???

Simple Dresser

Clean and Simple

Came across an "oops" paint at Home Depot and loved the green, it's almost a hunter green with a slight hint of blue. Had a dresser sitting to the side until I could figure out what to do with it. So I decided they were a perfect match. Since I was dealing with a dark color and it would quite possibly be for a boy/teenagers room I decided to stain the drawers for a little more of a "grown up" look. The original hardware was more feminine so I changed them out to a set I found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I think they add a little more masculinity. So this one to me is just clean and simple, nothing fancy.

Here is how it turned out:

And the BEFORE'S:


Another Paris Themed Desk

Shabby Chic Paris Desk

Found this desk at a garage sale and had to have it. It had a ton of damage but for $20 and a little elbow grease I knew she could be a beauty. The side and back pieces I knew needed to be replaced, no problem a sheet of MDF can't handle. So with those areas replaced I started to look for a chair, because no desk can go without a matching chair. This one came from my Mom's dining room table set I recently refinished. You can see that one here:
We had five good chairs, so I sold four with the table and kept one. Yay! I then looked through my fabric bin. I found just enough Paris themed fabric to recover the seat and a little extra so I decided to cover the sides of the desk to match. Once I had the fabric secured on the sides I realized I needed something to tie in the stained drawers so I found some trim I had laying around, stained them to match and put them on. I cleaned up the original hardware and added two new old ones since it was missing a few.

Here is how she turned out:

Here is what I started with:


Monday, August 4, 2014

Shabby Chic and Pretty in Pink

Pretty Little Liars Inspired Dresser

Love how this one turned out, very pretty and dainty. Despite the pink and green colors I think it is still a very versatile dresser.

My inspiration came from the bedroom of Emily Fields on 
Pretty Little Liars. 
(yes, I watch that show and love it!) 
She has this great collection of shabby chic decor and vintage furniture in pretty pale colors.

Here is how it turned out:

Here is what it looked like before:

And After:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Inspired Dresser

Sometimes inspiration comes at the strangest times! A few days ago a lady came by to look a coffee table I had for sale. Although it wasn't the right fit for her place she inspired my next project. She showed me a picture of her area rug that she was looking to match a coffee table to. The color was beautiful and so I knew I had to add it to the dresser I had just sanded. Thank goodness too because I really didn't know what I was going to do with it!! 

So this is how it turned out:

Here is what she looked like before: