Sunday, August 21, 2011


Look what I just got from craigslist today!

Sorry about the pictures, they're from the seller.
But check out the awesome detail!!!

Better photos and a makeover to come soon,
 even though I feel nervous about doing anything to this sofa.
My confidence is shaky since my brother told me my chess table "didn't look good" and that I'm going to mess this up! OH WELL!
I just gotta do me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chess, Anyone?

I had a garage sale this last weekend. In that sale was an end table with a checkerboard top that I didn't really want to get rid of, it just didn't seem to fit anywhere. Well all my cheapskate garage shoppers helped me decide to keep my table and make it work!
I decided to replace the tonal wood with black and white. I wanted to make the paint like it was barely hanging on, but mid project my plans changed. The wood was super waxy and so I distressed it as much as I could without making a big ol' mess.

Here it is, as usual, in process....I NEVER get a full before shot (bad me!!!!).

After I had already finished the top I took a picture of the bottom half.

And here it is all dressed up in black and white.

I think I'm in love.

So this project got me thinking about how stinkin' easy painting a checkerboard on any boring old end table would be.
Somebody, anybody... take this and run with it, and then show me what you did!!!

So thankful for a bedbug free home!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I've had 12 of them. The wedding kind at least.
This time the Hubs surprised me with the dress form I'd been wanting. What a stand up guy.

Fun, FUN!

Love finally getting that thing I've been looking everywhere for!
What about you?

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