Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yellow it is.

Hi there readers and fellow bloggers, I know its been almost a year since I've posted anything related to repurposing or DIY... but to make a long story short, I am making a decision to start back today and hope to continue on a pretty consistent basis. For the most part, I hope it will allow me to finish projects I have started and hopefully do more furniture projects I have laying around the house that keep being put off by other things I think of to do.

So here is a dresser I finished recently that I wanted to share. Let's just say its yellow - mustard yellow really. And let me just say this color was pretty risky for me because I usually stick with blues and greens but I wanted to do something totally random for a change and see how it turned out. This piece is not perfect but is is fully functional even though it has a crack in one of the drawers. But I think it gives it character and a story, which makes me love repurposing even more.

Here are only a few pictures of the final product ;)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Free paint at Ace Hardware

Just wanted to post this great freebie! (I'm sure most of you that read my blog would appreciate this)

You can grab a FREE quart of Clark & Kensington paint at Ace Hardware this Saturday (May 5th). I grabbed a quart a few weeks ago in a pretty mustard yellow that I used on wall frames and really like the quality. And in my opinion, free paint, is free paint, and that's a great bargain! You can click here to get the coupon!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reusing empty frames for wall art

Here is a super easy way to transform a wall with empty frames. I've been wanting to do one for a while, but waited until I found some frames that looked just right. I still may add more to the wall. The frames are easy to find at any thrift store and these I found were from $.49 - $1.00 each. I've been keeping my eyes open and have just picked up a few at a time while out thrifting. I used paint I had sitting around for furniture and other projects and then sanded down for a more rustic look. Super duper easy as can be :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

I want these items in my home :)

So I've been absent from blogging recently. And I apologize for that. It still surprises me that I have as many readers as I do, and I am so thankful for you people out there that my blog inspires. Thank you for still coming back! Although it seems like I can never keep up with other bloggers who tend to have posts every single day. I stay so busy with other things its all I can do to accomplish projects I have, even yet to take pictures of them, download them, edit them, and then post them to the blog. I love so much about re-purposing old things, that I've hated not being able to share my findings recently.

So, on a good note :) Here are some great finds that I came across in one of my favorite thrift stores. I would love to grab these up, but I promised myself I needed to finish projects I already have lying around the house. {I'm sure some of you can relate to this statement}

Enjoy :)

{Antique table - $20}

{Spindle End table - $15}

{Underwood Typewriter - $45}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Something bold and bright.

So here's the waterfall piece I've been working on lately. I wanted to do something fun and bold on this one and the colors really make the dresser stand out ! I love turquoise on basically anything and had some grey paint laying around which I thought would go great together to make the black handles really pop. I've been finding some great waterfall style pieces lately and have really enjoyed working on them. They have more of a modern look but yet also look vintage. 

{Here is the Before}

{And here is the After}

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