Friday, October 21, 2011

{Toy Chest}

This piece I picked up this morning, I got started on it right away because I knew exactly where it was going.  I needed toy storage downstairs.  I don't know about you, but I hate clutter and that includes toys.  I think I'm a little on the OCD side of life.

When I saw this piece online I thought it was much bigger so I had envisioned putting it in a different place in our newly finished basement, (I thought is a buffet table, silly me)..... so I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was a chest.  Yes!  I've been looking for one of these desperately.  I was even contemplating spending 250 bucks at TJMaxx for a large chest, if you know me that price is waaay outta my happy place.

  I'm so excited to get organized downstairs.  It's waaay cuter than any of the other chests I've been looking at online.  

I initially thought I could take off the hardware and spray paint it ORB, but those babies are glued on.  They're entirely just for show, the doors and drawers don't open.  So I had to do the second best thing, just paint them.  

Look at those fancy little feet.  Aw, I'm in love.

And a keyhole.  I don't have the key, but I don't think I'll be needing to lock my son's toys up anyway, unless he's really bad! ;)

So perfect for me, yay!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Stripedy-Dee Stripedy-Do}

I was inspired by a fabulously talented lady I met while surfing the classifieds for furniture.  She had a garage full of amazing vintage finds.  It turns out she was working on a plank coffee table and each plank was being painted a different color, brilliant!  It then hit me that I had a similar coffee table that needed a much needed facelift.  I wish I could give her credit BUT I can't find her business card, shoot!  I remember her first name is Dani, so if you're reading this, Thank You!

 Here's the table that needed the facelift.... agree?  I painted it red about 5 years ago when barn red was all the rage.  I was about to give this piece to DI (Goodwill) and am sooo glad I didn't!

I love this piece!  It's perfect for our newly re-arranged living room.

I need to apologize for not posting anything for a couple of weeks!  We've just finished our basement so I've had the daunting task shopping to fill the new space.  Hard stuff, I know.  It's SO nice to have a finished basement.  Five years of talking about it, six kids on top of each other, two bathrooms to share, and
it's. finally. done.  Can I hear a hallelujah