Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Country Farmhouse Buffet/Dresser

Country Farmhouse Dresser or Buffet

First I have to say THANK YOU to my wonderful mom who helped with this one!

I knew when I saw her at the local thrift store I had to have her. She was solid as a rock and had these awesome drawers.
So I lugged her home and she sat (over a month) until I had inspiration....
It came in the form of my mom!!
We were out shopping and she spotted this awesome "oops" paint in a reddish brown. 
She said "oh, this would look so good on that dresser"...
And so the transformation began.

Here are all the "after" pictures:

This was not the original look we had in mind...
But I think it turned out great anyways

We painted with the "oops" paint first, then layered it in a cream

Then I used a 60 grit sand paper to heavily distress it so the red and also the original stain would show through. Then finished it with a 220 grit.

The next step was a TOTAL mess! 
As I started to wipe a "victorian mahogany" stain it was drying faster than I could wipe it off!
What a disaster!

We were in a panic trying to wipe, more like scrub it off. 
And then all the sudden it started to get this really cool look you can see in the picture above.
I thought it looked like those old farmhouse table tops. And so we ran with that look.

The drawers had already been lined with these vintage newspaper classified ads. They were even already clear coated. So no additional work there!

All the original hardware stayed. They just need a coat of primer, a metallic black/brown spray paint and a clear gloss coat. 
And then she was finished!!!

Here are all the "Before" pictures:

Aren't those newspapers cool??!!

Tell me what you think of this project!!!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A "Girls" Armoire !!!

This is by far my FAVORITE project ever!

I will start by showing you the 
average, everyday T.V. armoire

Blah, right????

Now lets take a look at what she could be...
what every teenage girl needs in her room

I am so excited how this one turned out.
Here are some more pictures with all the details:

She is totally gonna kill me for adding this picture!! 
Sorry my little "bug".

We kept all the same hardware and just painted them a gloss white

Extra drawer space a plus,
cause boy does she have some clothes!

 We added the clear knobs to match her dresser.
You can see it here:

This is with no accessories added

 I am officially in love with these cute little "As Seen On TV" things. I have never been the kind to buy into these things (okay, well maybe the "pancake flipper" one that my father-in-law bought me for Christmas one year because I was obsessed and refused to buy for myself! Yes, he thought I was crazy, I just know he is still laughing at me from heaven every time I flip a pancake!!)
Okay, so back to these cool "BLING EEZ" things. 
Cheap price: yes, cheap plastic: yes, 
perfect for organization: yes!!!
For the price, I'd order again!

 Man do I love Home Depot! 
3 pieces of PVC pipe from the plumbing dept. and we are adding some serious organization for all things girls...
Yep, the hair tool essentials:
Flat iron, curling iron and a blow dryer

Oh, and a cute little magnetic strip for all those bobby pins that I find laying around everywhere! 

Under the cabinet lighting from Walmart and she can see that flawless face in the mirror! 

We purchased the canvas baskets at Michael's,
on a 60% off clearance! YEAH!
She will end up moving them around and placing them where they work best for her.
And I can only imagine what she will find to put in them!

Some cute Dollar Tree plastic bins and she is getting more and more organized by the minute

These two pictures (above and below) were taken with her room lights off. 
So you can see how well those under the cabinet lights work.
They are perfect for this space.

We added a few accessory pieces 
so you could see how it all could look....
Nice and neat, all put together...
Yep, probably not for long though!

-Just kidding Courtney, 
I KNOW you will keep this new addition neat and organized!
I am very lucky to have a OCD daughter...
well sometimes "lucky",
sometimes not so lucky when I am tired and just wanna be a little messy! LOL 

What do you think???
I had so much fun putting this together.
Just a desk and a nightstand to make-over and her room will be complete.
Can't wait to show everyone the final transformation!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

King Headboard

Distressed King Headboard

I found this one on Craigslist and just loved the design. It was plain and boring though.
I don't normally distress a piece so much but I thought this one needed something more.
She was painted, distressed, stained and then glazed with a light turquoise.

Here are some more close up pictures of her all done: