Thursday, April 26, 2012

{Tall White}

I'm going to start off by saying (even though I've said it before and I'll probably say it again)... The before picture here is NOT MY HOUSE.  This was the Craigslist picture.

Again, not my house.

Not mine.  If mine ever looked like that, I'd have to be institutionalized.

Moving on.

Here's the before:

And the after:

She's very pretty and we swapped out her wooden pulls for pretty glass knobs.

I'm going to be honest and say that I never really connected with this dresser.  Not sure why.

But, she did turn out gorgeous.

Her drawers are lined and she's listed, ready to be sold.
And if the rain would let up, we have lots more projects in the works (including a client piece and a new dresser for us!).


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

{Princess: A Pretty Dresser}

Sorry for the lack of good "before" pictures." 

My husband is a work horse and attacked this before I could run out and snap one (And, trust me, I'm not complaining!  He's beyond amazing).

She has great bones and pretty lines (like a princess!), but needed some love (as they all do!).

But, it was nothing that some wood filler, clamps, sanding, and dedication couldn't fix.

Here she is:

Such a pretty princess, right?

I think she'd be perfect anywhere, but wouldn't it be sweet in a nursery?
Throw a changing cushion on top and you have a gorgeous changing table!

 So, so pretty!

Look at her, just hanging out back there!
And yes, I realize that there's a hundred things wrong with these pictures, from shadows to being slightly crooked.  But, I've got a preschooler itching to go to school and a baby wanting ONLY to be held and carried around.  So all that considered, gosh... The pictures have to suffice.  Ha!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Two of our pieces got featured on two different blogs this week!  

This kind of stuff just tickles me!

Mod Vintage Life featured Mr. Draper:

And Primitive and Proper featured Grace:
Grace has already gone to a new home and Don has some interested people, but we'll see.  I may still change my mind and keep him!

Monday, April 16, 2012

{Two-Toned Beauty}

As soon as I saw the listing for this little guy, I knew I had to have him.  He is solid wood and unique but needed a little TLC.

His door wouldn't shut and one hardware pull was broken right off.

Despite those things, we scooped him up and Mike went to work.


And after:

I've decided that when a piece has such beautiful wood, some of it just needs to stay as is.
Fortunately, the two-toned look is totally in (right??).
 I love him, but he's not to stay.

He's listed and I can't wait to see where he goes!

Monday, April 9, 2012

{Grace: The Dresser}

When I saw a piece that Centsational Girl painted, I totally fell in love.

I showed it to Mike and he told me to keep my eye out for a similar shape and he'd handle the rest.

The next day, I found this guy on Craigslist:

And while it cost a little more than we normally spend, we had to have it.
Mike set to work and here she is now:

Isn't she gorgeous?
She's a pale, pale turquoise with brassy pulls.

Oh, she's just beautiful and would look amazing in a nursery or bedroom (or living room, as it is at our house!).

Sunday, April 8, 2012

{Don Draper: After}

Remember this guy we bought last week?
But, I wanted to make him pop a little more, soooo...

Mike worked his magic and here's Don now:
(Oh gosh, please excuse the cords underneath.  I will figure out a solution to that!) 

Harware was polished and the frame was painted white.

Dining room lamps migrated to join Don.

And, I love it.
So much so that I don't know if I can list it or sell it.  Mike wants to keep it.  It really is stunning.

And I know that all bloggers say to not photograph at night because the pictures aren't as great.  But, those bloggers must not have a baby and a preschooler.  Night it my "me" time and also when I get things done.  With that said, I do want to photograph Don in the morning.  I don't know if these pictures do him justice!


Linking up to c.r.a.f.t. and Boogieboard Cottage and Keeping it Simple and Everything Under the Moon and Mod Vintage Life and Coastal Charm and Kammy's Korner, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Primitive and Proper, Very Merry Vintage Style, primp, Domestically Speaking, Restore Interiors, Miss Mustard Seed

Saturday, April 7, 2012

{Fancy Dresser}

Rachel found this beauty at Re-Store last week, texted to see if I was interested in splitting it (the cost, the work, the fun; haha) and I said:


Here she is before:

 And here she is after:

She's just so pretty!  She's also incredibly sturdy and solid.  A really great piece.

We both love the bead board siding.

The hardware was in AWFUL shape.  We tried cleaning it (maybe I'll save THAT for another post!), but to no avail.  We ended up spraying it oil-rubbed bronze and think it turned out great.

This little guy cheered us on the whole time.

It really is a huge, substantial piece (with Gray in there for comparison!).

She's been listed and is available for sale!


{Donald Draper, anyone?}

I love Mad Men.

Mike and I just can't get enough.

I think it's heavily influencing our furniture purchases.

Look at this new sleek guy we bought.
He's just dreamy.

We're going to buff up his hardware and put him in our living room.  

I don't think I can part with this one.  Or paint him.

I don't know.

For now, we're just admiring his lines.  Is that odd?  :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

{Classy Dresser}

A year (no, more than that.  Two years?) ago, we bought this solid wood dresser off Craigslist.
It was a crazy leap of faith.
I didn't even have the measurements.  Just sent Mike and he brought it home.

It's a great piece but was too dark.
Rachel and I lightened it up by painting the bottom white and the knobs oil-rubbed bronze.

Totally classy, right?

We have another piece that I really want to go here, so it's time to list this one.
Hopefully she'll sell soon!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

{Sweet Coral}

This piece started when my amazing parents picked up this little guy off the curb (and by "this little guy" I'm talking about the dresser; not the kiddo.  She's all mine).
It was in great condition and we immediately sanded it down and primed it.
And then it sat.  And sat.
I was waiting for it to tell me what color it wanted to be.

And tell me it did.
Hello, coral isle!
It was our biggest risk yet because coral isle is definitely not white.

Look at Rachel spraying.  What a friend, right?!
Ready for the after?


We sprayed some new rectangular knobs white and I love the little pops they provide.

She's such a cutie!

I love looking at her.
She may end up in Maddie's room.  She may end up in someone else's house.  She is for sale.

We'll see.  For now, she's brightening up our living room and I'm soaking up the color!

*And just for comparison (since it's a tricky color to photograph), here it is on my iPhone this morning:

Linking up to Happy Hour Projects and Mod Vintage Life

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{Mid-Century Love}

Remember how I posted about the mid-century modern coffee table we bought?

Here was the before:

After a good deal of putty, wood filler, sanding, and paint...


My friend Rachel came to help me stage it for Craigslist. 
We popped some baskets in the bottom and some flowers on top.

And... It's listed and will hopefully sell soon!

Linking up to House of Hepworths and Somewhat Simple and Beyond the Picket Fence and Fireflies and Jellybeans and Crafty Scrappy Happy