Friday, May 17, 2013

The secretive dresser

When I first saw this dresser, which was upside down on its top, with the drawers jammed,  for some reason I couldn't pass it up.. Little did I know of its secret.. Not to mention its flaws. I took it without thoroughly inspecting it, I was excited. I could see past the years of its filth ( this thing was filthy). The shape was so cute, the curves and the 2 mini drawers had me sold.

This is the before. It was a honey color but after all the scrubbing with ammonia,
it was 5 shades lighter than the original color. 

You can see al the grime run down!

After all the bar work on the drawers, scraping the veneer and fixing the bottoms ..

This is the beautiful ever after!

Did I mention it was actually a complete set with the mirror....

The drawers were stained 3 coats with Kona. (This wood was stubborn it didn't want to catch the stain)
They're protected with Varathanes water based poly, gloss.

The beautiful knobs are from Hobby Lobby, which go perfect with the paint color, which is a medium grey.

Oh.. Here's that secret I mentioned.... A SECRET DRAWER!! A secret button opens it, convienient for your secret things.

The legs are so cute, not too cury, yet not too simple.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cane Chair

Last week I managed to finish one of the two chairs I had bought at a yard sale. I got a really good deal on both because the second chair had it's cane back torn right in the middle.  I am still working on that chair, but I have to figure out how to upholster the back, as I can't find a matching replacement for the cane. is one of the chairs, which I decided to paint in a custom mix of almost white grey, it's a very subtle color, and the upholstery I chose is a very pretty teal pattern bought at JoAnns. (well..I think it's pretty)

Here is the before and the after.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

It's junking time

It's that awesome time of year again. The annual Sping cleaning pick up. It's where each household gets to throw away the more bigger/ heavier items such as piles of wood, bricks and just plain junk that's been hanging around the backyard and what not. But within all that pile of junk there's something glorious in the mix....FURNITURE!!
And it's all for free. We just pay the price of getting alittle Grimey but that's nothing we're not used to.

So here's our awesome finds from searching through our neighborhoods pile of junk!

A mid century night stand....

A mid century dresser....

An Antique 3 drawer chest

This awesome chippy pick nick table! It's a keeper and soon to be a new home for all the potted plants.

A cute nightstand with the legs!

An older sewing machingpe table with no sewing machine which will be totally flipped once we get started.

Another mid century piece, a desk!

A mid century chair!

2 matching lounge chairs

And another mid century desk!

This is just the first week looking..... We still have 2 more Fridays to look on the other blocks!

Thanks for looking!
Happy junking!

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