Monday, March 21, 2011

A Lovely Pair

These are a pair but I realized that 1.) I forgot to take before pictures, and 2.) I only took pictures of one at a time so, as far as you know, I only refinished one nightstand. I assure you that I really did refinish two nightstands that were once ugly dark brown, fake wood tables with hideous brass knobs. I just wasn't sure what to do with these tables so I let them sit next to my bed for months in their terrible overly-glossy state. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I decided on white and blue to go with my gold/yellow bedroom. I think these turned out pretty well considering they only cost $11 for the pair! I guess that doesn't include the cost of the paint (Lowes gift card) or the knobs (Anthropologie gift card) or my time, but we won't mention any of those!

I can't really get these pictures posted the way that I want but I'm just gonna let it go. I HATE it when I can't figure out how to do something the way that I want it to be done! Oh well, you get the point. I was simply trying to show that I painted the inside of the little cubby hole a light blue that I mixed myself using two colors that I got at Lowes. I was also trying to show off these cute little Anthropologie ceramic knobs. They are so cute! The pictures don't do them justice.

Now for the next project! I have this dresser that I got at the Les Passes Stock Exchange last year and I couldn't help but paint it. I liked the color. I liked the slight distressed look that I had going. I did NOT like the fact that the paint just scraped off whith little or no effort. I read on a blog that you didn't really have to sand a piece of furniture before you paint it---you just have to prime it. Not so! In my case, at least, the paint just wouldn't stick. Soooo, I stripped the dresser down to his bare bones and now I don't know what to do with him. He is a him because he is tall and the matching piece is a girl because she is shorter and she comes with a lovely curvy mirror. One is a chest of drawers and the other is a dresser but I can never remember which is which. Anyway...I don't know whether to stain him or paint him. Did I mention that there is a her too?

I can't tell you how long it just took me to post these last two pictures.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just a Little Something

I keep meaning to take pictures of some of my newest projects but that is impossible due to the lack of room on my memory card. I am just too lazy to go and get one...or too busy...or I keep forgetting. Maybe it's all of the above. Anyway...I am busy refinishing a dresser, a chest of drawers and two nightstands. I am also repurposing/building a vanity for my bedroom using an antique sewing table and a headboard. I really need to take a picture of the vanity project while it is still under construction so everyone can see how very awesome I am to even try to do something like this with 1) no tools, 2) no real woodworking capabilities, 3) two children, and 4) about 500 other projects floating around in my head or sitting around in my house. I think I may just be really, really stupid. I just can't help it though. Did I also mention that I am finishing up a knitted hood, and that I am in the process of knitting my first sweater? Oh yeah, I am also technically in the middle of decoupaging a serving tray. I have way too many things going on! Hoods are cool no matter what you're thinking right now. You just wait until you see a picture of me in it. Or a picture of Isabelle in it if it looks stupid on me. Since I don't have pictures of any of the above mentioned projects to post I will post a picture or two of my memory card hogs!