Thursday, October 6, 2011

Furniture-O-Rama

I'm going to be cramming a lot into this post, so get ready for some picture overload.  By the way, hi! It's me...Jennifer.  Remember?  If you don't, non taken... 

One of the up sides of not blogging for a while is your project pipeline backs WAY up!  I have a nice backlog of posts now. One of my goals was to clear out the garage and  I managed to put a nice dent in our storehouse of furniture.  And let me just say,  Brian is so happy!  It looks like he may actually get to park in the garage this winter...dreams DO come true!

First up is this cute little vanity/desk that I keep in my closet for storage.

Before:
The wood on this desk was extremely orange. It doesn't show bad in this picture but I never liked the stain.  I was already in the process when I remembered to get a picture.

After:
This is a couple of layers of paint.  First coat was too light blue, second coat was too green, so I mixed the two, added a little black and got what I wanted.

You can see the layers of color in this pic.  I actually kept the original knobs; that was a new one for me.

Ahhh...solid wood top (without the orange tint).

So, here it is in my closet, along with my tub-o-purses and pile of clothes that need to be Dryel'd. I have an older home with skinny closets...gotta be creative with storage.

Another project that I scratched off my list was this chest..

Before:
Cute little Goodwill find.  Love the casters but the stickers across the top?..not so much

After:
This went home with my sister.  She is as bad a furniture collector as I am..in fact, me, my mom & sister (and it looks like my nieces now, too) are constantly changing furniture out & moving it around.

I painted it a light gray & white and changed out the knobs. 


Another was this simple but very cute dresser..

I don't have a before picture.  I hate it when I forget to take the pictures!  It's already delivered and full of stuff, I'm sure.

And one more thing..

I've been working on our den for a while now.  We've been doing things here and there, a little at a time. Well, I finally refinished my built-in desktop.  I decided to decoupage it in old book pages and I couldn't be happier with it.  My only regret is waiting so long to do it.  We're adding the crown molding in the next couple of days and I'm finally going to show the whole thing finished.  It's amazing what beadboard, old books, paint & some glue can do!!

I'm linking to: All Things Furniture at Perfectly ImperfectTDC's Before & After Party


For a while I have wondered how to sign off on these posts.  In an effort to be faithful to my true self, I'm going to tell you like I tell my friends and family all the time...

Smell ya later,


3 comments:

  1. I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!! AND YES....I AM WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I AM SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I almost sent you an email through regular email the other day asking where the heck you were!! Phew! Nice to hear that it wasn't something bad. I worried about 'bothering' you buy emailing.

    Your projects look amazing, but the best part is that humor is back. I really missed it. One of my brothers says goodbye on the phone that way. He says, Smell ya. lol

    Welcome back to blog land!!! I have really gone through a huge transition in the last month. Still sorting it all out. Looking forward to me form She Endeavors!! Yeah!

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  2. Love the grey and white Goodwill dresser...I'll have to try that combo on one of my next thrift store finds. So many of you creative gals out here in Blogland! :-)

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  3. That desk looks wonderful. I usually hate to see people paint wood furniture, but I think the desk was improved in this case. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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