Thursday, December 18, 2014

$8 garage sale Harlequin dresser makeover

Welcome Back my Beauties!
Sorry I have been neglecting you lately
but as you know I am working on my art studio.
I have LITERALLY been working night and day on it.
So much that I have not had much time to post furniture 
I finally had a little while to sit and edit some pictures
so I would put up a makeover for you!.
This is what it started like.
The pictures actually make it look better than it did.
It was terribly beat up on the sides and the top.
This was the piece that I picked up when we were camping this summer
and my Hubby was oh so THRILLED to help me pack
in the suburban.
We had hit a church garage sale and there was NO WAY I was passing up
an $8 dresser.
He knew it was a lost cause so he just kept his mouth shut while we
crammed it in the truck. (my brother in law did not and actually sat laughing
and ribbing my hubby about us jamming a dresser into our truck)
Thanks GARY! :)
Anyway, I let this baby sit for a while in the garage and finally got motivated to work on it.

I had no idea what I was going to do with it,
just that I needed to fill some booth space so I had to get to work. 
I started by painting the whole thing a simple creamy yellow. 
Very light and very simple.
Well, You know me.
It wasn't ME... So I got to thinking.
What could I do to Beautify this??
I saw my harlequin stencil sitting on the workbench and the rest is history.
I grabbed some gold craft paint and got to work on the stencil.
I didn't want to overdo it and I also made sure that the stencil lined up all the way down the 
drawers as to not get to much of a dizzying effect.
When it was all dry I actually put the original hardware back on.
I loved the look of the classic hardware with the
classic harlequin pattern.
I waxed and buffed the whole thing and she was ready for her closeup!

I couldn't be HAPPIER with how she turned out.
Its not my normal style but it was fun to do something
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover.
I am soooooo close to being finished with my 
art studio but I don't want to do the full reveal 
until we get the lights up
and I can take PROPER pictures.
You can see the BEFORE Here!
and since I love ya 
I will show you a little Sneak Peek of 
the progression. :)

Hopefully I will be able to get the REAL photographs of the full reveal next week!
Until next time,
Furniture Feature Fridays

Monday, December 15, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES.

 Good Morning my BEAUTIES!!
Guess what time it is?

Its time to Twirl and Take a Bow!~
I am Karin from ART IS BEAUTY
and I am lucky enough to get to pick the features for this weeks party.
I think you will all agree that this weeks Features
are once again FABULOUS!

This week I have been busy building my art studio.

 You can see the process so far HERE.
I am so excited how its turning out.
I am much further than in the post but I am waiting to show the full REVEAL until
I have it completely done!
I am not a patient person so its killing me not to show you! :)
But enough about me! 

Here are this weeks FEATURES for 

Being in the middle of building my art studio
These adorable Hand Painted Angel blocks caught my attention right away.
And the fact that The family of the artist uses them to decorate their Christmas
Mantle makes them even more beautiful!
You can see the FULL mantle decor 


Next up are these adorable FREE Printable Christmas Cards from 
Upcycled Treasures!
I love the plaid along with the greenery!


I also saw this crafty and fun Grain sack sled as
porch decor and fell in love!
I thought the colors and lines were just perfection.
You can see the full makeover at Little Red Brick house.


Last but not least these adorable DIY Stockings roundups!
I really think I will try one of these next year.
The only problem will be deciding which ones
since they are all adorable.
Go check them out at

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Show us what YOU got!!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rescued Table and Chairs Turned Vintage Farmhouse Milk and Cream Table

Since its Thursday Today I thought I would do a little
THROWBACK Thursday post.
I have been so busy with my studio and
I can barely lift my arms.
So I am Reposting one of my Favorite posts from last year
as a Throwback!
Good Morning my Beauties!!!
Did you all have a good weekend?????
We had a very very busy weekend.
Remember me telling you its been the slow season at the booth?
Well that all changed in a weekend. I have had to bring furniture to my booth 3 days in a row..
and I am NOT complaining...but it meant I needed to get cracking on some more furniture..

I picked up this table and chair set on mega clearance at Goodwill..
$15 bucks for the set basically before it went to the furniture recyclers..AKA..
the wood chipper...

You can see why...BUT my heart knew it could be saved...I thought of all the other
furniture that ends up in the dump or wasted and I knew it was time to pull up my big girl panties
and prepare for some FAIRY GODMOTHER MAGIC!!
On the bonus side..I couldn't really make it look WORSE!!! :)

You can't even tell from the back HOW bad the top was, but once I started to sand
it really shows you how bad the wood...and I use the word WOOD in the loosest term possible when
referring this table top as wood.
Where the spots are is where all the RAISED spots were.I needed to bring it to a level area.

Once I got it a smooth as possible I decided that this table top was gonna need some sort of
graphic or something on the top. So I painted it with some
CE CE Caldwells Vintage white...and I painted the legs with
Beckly coal.

For the chairs I went all MAD SCIENTIST and just mixed a bunch of blues and creams I had to get
this smokey pale blue color. I wanted the table black and white, but you know I need color and
I knew making the chairs a different color would really  make it POP!
(Mind you this is after all the wood filler and sanding I had to do to cover up
what ever animal ate this table and chairs!)

This is where my Epiphany hit...
In the moment of trying to save this table and make it beautiful again, I knew I instantly wanted it to have a vintage feel...and I had just done that vintage MILK AND CREME window..
You can see that HERE
well how much cooler would that look in a larger size on a table???
I had to find out.
So I used my silhouette to cut it out again, this time on a much larger scale.
I painted it in with black paint and when
everything was dry I distressed it and Poly'd the top!!
Oh and I had to show the chairs a little lovin, so I added numbers to them too..:)
And there you have it...What once was almost in the garbage and beaten up and


Now has a second chance...And honestly....If I didn't need a table for 6..
This SOOOOO would have been MINE!!!!  LOL!!

Thank you so much
and have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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