Wednesday, December 22, 2010

80's Dresser Re-Do

I picked this up for $20, and gave it a decent paint job.  Ta-Daa!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

No Fireplace?

To hang your stockings this Christmas?  Me neither!  I may have a solution for you.  I made a screen from louvered closet doors which I picked up at the Habitat Restore..(supporting a GREAT cause "to boot")  I just hung some "s" hooks on the louvers, and it also doubles for a Christmas Card holder!
This is so handy to have around.  I use it in the summer on my patio when there is too much sun coming from the South East, I use it for displaying birthday cards, I use it in any room I choose because it is completely portable!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Antique dresser

Well, I am doing it! My husband will not be impressed, but I am painting our antique dresser.  What is it about Men?  They hate to paint wood.  Anyways, here is a sneak peek of the dresser....the "before".
I know it does not look like there is anything wrong with it the way it is, but the finish is coming off on the top, and also I am just tired of brown.  I just need a change.  Cross your fingers, I am nervous about this one.  NO REGRETS!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Steamer Trunk

Believe it or not, we found this trunk in our attic after we moved in.  It was in pretty good condition, but was BUTT ugly!
There he is, so cute  :)......but the steamer trunk in front of him....not so much.



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage house = Vintage wood floors!

We started a huge renovation, and were beginning to go a little over budget.  (Doesn't everyone??)  We were trying to figure out how to save a few bucks.  We had to remove the existing subfloor in the kitchen to "beef it up" for the tile.  Under the floor we found a raw, untouched wood floor!  BONUS!  It was the same as the diningroom floor, but in the dining room they had stained it about 40 years ago.  Lets see what we can do with this.


AFTER SANDING:  It already looks 1000% better!


We had removed the wall between the dining room and the kitchen, so this made the floor flow so nice!  Had we tiled we would have had the "step".  I think it was meant to be  :)