I picked this dresser up yesterday and I’m thrilled with it. It is in very bad shape with a lot of damage to the surface but the actual bones of the piece are in excellent shape. Solid wood with dovetailed construction and beautiful original hardware. The front is bowed and has lovely detail. Such a pretty piece! I also picked up a console table in pieces and two outdoor furniture lounge chair cushions. A good day!
Happy Monday! We had a weekend filled with basketball games, home DIY (more on that later this week) and I also picked up this vintage dry sink. It’s pretty neat and very old. It needs a good clean and the latches need replacing but other than that, it’s pretty awesome. Sorry but I took the pics while it was on the dolly being put into my van. I guess you can look sideways!
I actually worked on a client’s dry sink last year. We went with General Finishes Lamp Black (Paint Color Hoghlight HERE) on that one and the full Before and After post is HERE. That was a gorgeous transformation and I know this one shall be too!
I found this really pretty dresser last week. It has an odd original finish that is basically a yellow crackle finish. I’m going to use the existing texture and see what happens. The piece has great detail and is in excellent shape. The drawers are keyhole and incredibly it actually has the key taped inside the top drawer. I know this one will be a stunner!
Today’s Favorite Find Monday is a bare bones, straight lined farmhouse dresser. It’s width is very deep, which makes for great storage. The piece is solid wood – each drawer weighs a ton! The top two drawers have a keyhole and all of the drawers open and close easily. Holes were drilled into the top where its mirror once stood but other than that, it just has the typical wear and tear.
I was out thrifting last week and picked up this little gem. It’s a vintage bar cart and works perfectly. The sides lift up easily and lock into place. The wheels work smoothly. I know it looks pretty bad now but I plan on giving it a makeover. I’ll share soon!
We had Ella’s Sweet 16 Party on Saturday and it was a huge success! We had a ton of family and friends and she had a wonderful evening. I’m spending the day today getting my house organized and clean 🙂 Have a great Monday!
Favorite Find Monday: Changing Table for a Nursery Makeover
For those of you in the US, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I spent it with family and had 26 over for a huge Thanksgiving dinner. It was a ton of work but I am pleased to say that it turned out really well. I feel that all of the prep and planning really paid off this year. My turkey was a big success and we all had a fantastic time. The only downside was that the Redskins lost but hey, we are used to that around here 😉
Last week’s Favorite Find Monday has had its transformation in creamy white. It started as a standard pine bed.
After a few coats of creamy white it now has cottage charm!
Process: Two Coats Annie Sloan Old Ochre; sand to smooth; a wash of Annie Sloan Old White (see video below); sand with 200 grit to distress and smooth; one coat Annie Sloan Clear Wax.
I have a new client, Tracy. She has a great, solid wood bedroom set that she wants to keep but she also wants a change. Time to paint! Tracy loves the soft pastels and her bedroom is decorated in the lighter hues. We have decided on Anne Sloan Old Ochre and Old White for the bed and Annie Sloan Versailles for the nightstands. I know this will look fantastic in her room and am very excited to get it started!
I found a fantastic Favorite Find to share with you all today. Except, it is all in bits and pieces so you will have to bear with me! I first spotted the farmhouse tabletop leaning against a wall outside a thrift store. Behind the table was a table leaf and then I saw that there were actually two. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how they would slide into the table top as there is no middle break in the large, solid wood top. The guy at the store was equally stumped. I then found the two table base ends and the long piece that runs along the bottom. I decided to purchase it and figure out the puzzle later. It was only when I took it out of my car and grabbed it by its very end to pull it out that I finally understood how it worked! The very end pieces of the tabletop slide open to allow the table leaves to fit. Very unusual. It is all there except the two small pieces that slide into each notch in the long piece that fits through each table end. I can have a few made at Home Depot. It is a great find – a huge, solid wood, farmhouse table with two leaves that extend it out to a fantastic size!
I’ve had some good luck lately at the thrift stores and have another great find to share with you today. When I first spotted one of the french tables I noticed that it was missing its bottom and was about to leave it behind. However, around the corner was its matching pair (bottom intact). I grabbed both and am hoping to somehow have a piece of wood cut and secured onto the bottom of the table. This may be tricky as the shape is not rectangular but I shall try.