Friday, December 13, 2013

Ombre Dresser

Hi everyone!  I am excited to show you what I have been working on.  This is a dresser from the set that I bought a couple of weeks ago.  I have yet to try an ombre dresser, but you know what they say... "No time like the present!!"

Here is what it looked like before.  Excuse the really bad photo.  It was the only before shot I could find.

Here is the after!!!

I mixed up some homemade chalk paint with Cottage White by Behr.  I gave the body and the first drawer two coats. 

I started out by mixing a sample of aqua that I have on hand with some white.  I painted the bottom drawer and then added more white paint to aqua and I kept going until it got lighter and lighter. 

For some reason the top two drawers look like the same color in the pictures, but I promise that they are not.

I changed out the hardware on the top.  I found these awesome glass knobs at Hobby Lobby.  I have only been once, but I am in love with it.  It's 40 miles away from me, so I will definitely be making trips more often!

I painted the remaining hardware with the same white as the body and then glazed it.  I found a whole bunch of glaze on clearance at Lowes last year.  This one was a white glaze with a pearl like color.  I added black to it. 

I am loving this dresser.  It might be hard to let it go.  I just might end up keeping it for my daughter.  Her big girl room is going to be pink and aqua.  This would be perfect for it!  I'll just put a high price tag on it.  If it sells then fine, but if it doesn't, well, that's fine too!!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Grey Night Stands

Hi everyone!  I hope that you are all doing okay in the cold weather. After looking at pictures of all the snow, I sure am glad that I am nowhere near it!!!  The only thing I hate more than being hot is being cold!!!

I picked up a bedroom set a couple of weeks ago. I decided to break the set up and paint them differently.

Here is a picture of the night stands before.


Here is the after.

I found this oops grey at Home Depot.  I always check when I'm in there.  I am such a sucker for mistints.  So much less expensive.

I'm off to finish up some other projects.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

They Say Trash... I Say Treasure...

Howdy everyone!  It's been a while.  I took some time off and went home to Portland to visit friends and family.  I even got two days away to spend with my best friend!!  We made Thanksgiving dinner, went to antique stores, and finished it up by watching the Ducks and Beavers fight it out until the bitter end!  There is nothing better than spending a cold day at Autzen Stadium rooting for the Ducks!  My throat is still dry from yelling!!

I found this awesome shelf on the curb outside one of my neighbors house.  Can you believe they were going to throw it away???  I snatched that bad boy as fast as I could.  You should have seen me running back to my house!  I felt like Charlie when he found the last golden ticket.

Of course I couldn't just let it be, I knew immediately what I was going to do!  Here is the after.

So much better huh?  I don't normally keep my projects, but this one is staying right here.  The best part is that this whole project cost me $1.50.  The contact paper that I used for the backing is from The Dollar Tree.  I use this paper all the time.  You cannot beat the price.

I made that little window into a chalkboard.

This shelf is huge.  I haven't measured it yet, but it takes up almost all of the space on top of my table.

  I hope that you guys have an awesome week!