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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

99$ Thrift store gold!

Needed a new table, didn't have the mula or the time to find the perfect one, so I did what I always do and I hit the thrift shop.  I found this gem for 99$ 5 chairs and a leaf.  It was a steal.  After going back and forth 8 million times on how I should remix this I decided to go a little funky fun with grey yellow and a colorful fabric for the seats  I have to add the plastic covering like Ray Romano's mama has on her couch because I have three boys and they are messy monkeys ( so am I )

Bench warmer

I inherited this lovely bench from a sweet neighbor.  I already have one very similar, but I never turn down free furniture and benches are so practical... I mean you can store things in them, sit on them and they can store things. I love benches.  But I wasn't loving this color so I got a wild hair and decided to upholster it in this outdoor canvas fabric and nailed in these awesome studs.  This didn't take me very long but I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

New Life, New Blood

This dresser if from the early 70's and because it is I knew I would be working with great workmanship and solid wood, I also knew that every single piece of furniture then was this orangey oak color. It's fine, but yawn what were we even talking about? Oh ya that dresser. My friend was threatening her hubby that it was trash unless he allowed her to redo it. He obliged and she gave me the opportunity to change this dresser's future. So instead of going to goodwill (which I love by the way) it got to stay in the home and even in their room! Everyone WINS!!! I sanded it painted it this wonderful color which escaping my mind right now and then used Annie Sloan wax to help age it and give it some more personality. Then we changed the handles and boom it's modern, antique, shabby, sheek... and caught a second chance at life. Amazing what a little makeup can do!