Sunday, September 9, 2012

This is a double whammy. 
It is a matching dresser and armiore that I have been chipping away at.  Both needed quite a few repairs but turned out very nice.  
                                           Before                                     After

                                       Before                                            After

The Armoire

The Dresser

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

This is the latest.
It sat in my friends garage because I had no room in mine. That is sad.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Well it has been a very long time since I updated my blog. Right after I made the blog, I found out I was pregnant and was never in the 'garage mode', so I didn't do anything for a while. Well it is slowly coming back.

This is one of my favorite re-do's. I think it is such a unique pieces of furniture. I like it because it is so cute together, or seperate.
I think it would be so cute in a bedroom.



Thanks for looking!

P.S I am working on my nursery and am excited to share pictures with you once it gets finished. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hello and Welcome!
This is my new and improved blog. Reason for it's newness is that it's name and web address are now the same, which will be easier for me to explain. Plus I like the name better. So browse around on the links and see what you think. Alot of things will be the same like my furniture posts. But Something new I've added is the link where you can see what my next furniture pieces will be. (See right side bar, or links across the top.) Also,, something new I will be doing is showing some Genius ideas that I've found through blogging that I save on my computer to try someday

My first one of these starts today.
I stumbled upon this blog one day, don't remember how. They have alot of different tutorials that are fun to browse through. Well. This one is pure genius. Many of you have seen this bedspread at Anthropologie

(image from Anthhopologie )

It is way cute and looks so comfy. The price however? not so comfy.
Well. Check this Yo.

Yes. The girls at kojodesigns figured it out. They are masters I say. Click Here to read the step by step tutorial. I dare someone else to try it and let me know how it goes.

Hope you enjoyed this!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This is the newest dresser I have finished.
When I got this, it had really cute handles already on it but it is so old
that they bent all up when I removed the little handles.
I was quite sad about it but decided to put a few pulls on the bottem to update it a little. I love how it turned out and as always I adore the casters.
This is the only Before picture I could find, but I'll keep searching.



from WhisperWood Cottage. Its such a cute blog that I love. Click this link here to go see tons of other D.I.Y projects, plus browse through her blog for great pictures and inspiration!

This post was from December 2010

Here is a dresser I recently finished.


This dresser was very unfortunate looking when I brought it home.
It had some sort of goo running down the front of it that had hardened.
It was sick. This is the one that I used the paint stripper on.


Anyway, I love how this one turned out. A little more elegant looking.
It would be perfect next to a bed I think.
Here are some pictures I have found with a similar style of dresser. Now these are way nicer and way more expensive, but they give ideas other than a simple little nightstand.

{Restoration Hardware}

{I cant remember where I saw this one}

{Restoration Hardware}
{Restoration Hardware}

Now that the Holidays are just about over, and my classes are done, I feel like I will really be able to get some things done around here.
I have furniture up the wazoo that needs to be done and cannot wait to get to it.
So hopefully I will be updating alot more. I say that every time but I mean it this time.
This dresser is for sale if anyone is interested.
Email me for details.

The DIY Show Off
This post was from September 2010

Introducing... The Lovely White



This is an old dresser I was lucky enough to stumble upon one day.
Probably one of the best finds I've ever come upon.
It was a quite rickety and needed alot of work as you can see from close up pictures below.I managed to restore the missing pieces and with a covering of paint,
miracles can happen.



There were cracks and chips in the edges, then the detailed work on the front of it was all chipped off and coming off. So that took a little repairing.

December 2010

Finally I have another before and after to share. Now when I saw this, it didn't have quite the 'cute' hidden potential that I am usually searching for.
But the thing that caught my eye was it's size.
It is Giant!
My goal was to make it look like something you might see in the store Found. Everything there is very unique and they have tons of huge things. That is why I liked this.
So this one is mine to keep. I can fit so much in this. I included a picture with me next to it to show you it's size.



maybe the pictures don't show it's size. It's way cooler in real life.
P.S my pictures are dark because my room is a dark green color.