Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” 

This is one of my completed projects last week a Faux Cherry Wood side table w/ mirror.

I've had this for about 10 years and it's been broken for about 4 or 5 but I couldn't throw it out and it's been hiding in a closet.

I'm pretty much going through my house and painting everything :) Can't afford new furniture and most of what I have I've had for awhile or was a hand me down or thrift store find. So I don't mind using paint on them or in some way freshen them up.

I really like how it turned out and it will be in my craft/spare room soon. I have a lot to do through out the house and organizing but I can't wait till it all comes together :)
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” 
― Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Everything on this table was my grandmothers and I think this is how it will be displayed when moved to the craft/spare room :)

Thanks for stopping by. Toodles,,,^..^,,,Melissa

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shabby Chic'd Tall "Girl"

Hi Everyone :)

I thought I'd share what I've been working on the last two days :) About two months ago I found this Tall Boy at GW for $69 but that was a little much for something that I would felt would be a redo item.

Every week my GW has a 50% off certain colored tags soon enough yellow was the color of the week and I got this for $35 :)

I bought it for my craft room which is done in the Shabby Chic Pink & White so I had to paint her.

Here she is my neutral Tall Boy is now my Shabby Chic'd Tall Girl :) All paints I already had and the hardware is original just added the pink paint.

Thanks for stopping by :) Toodles,,,^..^,,,Melissa

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shabby Chic'd China Hutch

Hi Everyone :)

It's been awhile since I posted because several months ago Blogger and Google+ and Picasa did something and when I down loaded Picasa all my pictures on Blogger disappeared and even though there wasn't a lot I just lost interest in having to redo everything. So let's just start with something new ;)

I am on a painting kick and having great luck in finding some great things at thrift stores :)
I have a lot of room in my house just not a lot of storage space :( I have my grandmother's dining room set (she passed away several years ago). The set has a table, 6 chairs, china cabinet and buffet :) It's in a dark wood but I'm not ready to paint it yet. Anyways I have run out of room in there for my dishes and ways to display my favorites :) So I've been looking for china cabinets and hutches that were open at the top and closed at the bottom for storage :)

I found one at GW for $45 but I just didn't want to spend it and couldn't really. Well Sat was 50% off everything in the store and I also have a $10 Frequent Buyer card :) So I got it for $15 ;)

I was so happy to get this and a couple other things I'll talk about later ;) I have now painted it and it is beautiful :)

Isn't she just the greatest? Displayed are some of my favorites and she's currently in my Kitchenette until I get the courage to paint my dining room furniture :) The paint I had on hand and had used in my dining room :) So for $15 I think I got an awesome deal :)

Thanks for stopping by :) Toodles,,,^..^,,,Melissa