While I was working on Heather's room I ran across this dresser at my local Junk/Antique store thinking I would use it for Emily's room, but then I came across another dresser at a garage sale that Emily liked better so this dresser was finished to match Heather's room and personality. Her favorite colors are purple, navy and black.
Monday, April 29, 2013
At the beginning of the year I made a list of different areas around the house that I wanted to fix up. Painting the master bedroom was low on the list and adding a wood floor wasn't even on the list, but the carpets got to the point where it became a necessity. It's embarrassing to admit it, but we had one cat that for some reason kept using the bathroom in the corner of the room.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I found this rocking chair at a garage sale a few weekends back. At first I thought it was just a chair, but when I started looking it over I discovered that it's actually a platform rocker. Platform rockers were introduced in the late 1800's and were designed to move on a stationary base so as not to mess up the floor. The rocker is attached to the base using coil springs.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I picked up this small end table a few weeks ago.
As you can tell I forgot to take pictures before diving in. The finish was in pretty bad shape and a few pieces needed to be glued, but she was a solid little piece. I sanded down the top, stained it with Minwax Special Walnut, and tried a blue/green paint on the base ... but wasn't happy with the way it looked. The piece is really dainty and the blue/green was a bit too masculine, so I tried Valspar Apricot Ice.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
When David and I built this room the kids were little and we thought it would be cool to use some of the "unusable" attic space as a little hide out for the kids knowing that it could later turn into storage. The kids still use it to play in, but it is mainly used for storage and can become unsightly so I decided to make a door for it.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I found this little vanity at a junk shop not too far from our home about a year ago.
It even came with a mirror.
The finish was a bit messed up and looked like someone decided to wipe it down with something that dissolved the finish. I sanded down the top right away, but then it sat in my barn waiting to be finished. I had originally thought I would place it in the hallway between Heather and Emily's rooms, but had forgotten that there was already a dresser there that they desperately needed so in the barn it sat waiting for a place to call its own.