Last weekend our community had their semi-annual garage sale. Rather than selling stuff I really need to get rid of, I took the girls out to find some “new” things. The kids found fun treasures to play with, I found a $100 Cuisinart griddler ($10), a nice Ashley end table ($10), and a stuffed animal identical to “fuff fuff,” which was Kate’s little doggie she carried around until it was totally worn out (priceless).
Because I have developed an allergy to furniture sitting in our garage, I got the end table done right away. It was scratched up but had great bones!
(Fortunately, you can’t see how badly I need a pedicure in that picture.)
Hello my friends!
I think it is about time I posted the old farmhouse door reveal that my friend and I worked on. It took me a while to find slots of time to work on it, but it came out nice and it is very functional. She wanted it to be something she would see and use on a daily basis, so I made it into a command-center of sorts.
First, we stripped off the old paint (VERY carefully – and I contained all the stripped paint in an enclosed metal can because it was probably lead). I re-painted it black and used the original screen to hang pails that hold chalk and magnets. I screwed in some sheet metal on the left because she wanted an area to put things up – like pictures, things that need attention, etc. The right side became a chalkboard. The pails (from Hobby Lobby) were spray painted white and then sanded back quite a bit. I haven’t gotten a picture of her command center all hung up yet, but she used the existing hinges to hang it up.
Do you have anything “pinned” for an old door re-purpose? I’d love to see it!
Have a wonderful day!
I am so excited to share an actual project with you! It was nice to take a break from writing yesterday and get creative again. I have *really* missed refinishing this past summer. It is my outlet and I cannot wait to get back to it!
I brought this piece over to Mike and Keely’s of European Paint Finishes to work on together, wanting to capture some more footage of us working. It was a gorgeous chest of drawers but it was pretty chewed up. It wasn’t bad for being made in the 1930′s, because the drawers worked great and it is a heavy, large, and solid piece.
I have to confess that I have not read very many blog posts from the people I enjoy following. I’ve been so focused on getting the book done that some things have taken a back seat – like cooking, housekeeping, and my passion – furniture. I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things and catch up on my favorite bloggers!
Between Naps on the Porch
Piece of Work Wednesday at Primitive and Proper
Funky Junk Interiors
FNF @ French Country Cottage
Saavy Southern Style
The Shabby Creek Cottage