8.20.2014

Wednesday Redo: Super Cool Side Table

How creative, right!?!?
It's amazing how adding something so plain and simple can take this $5 IKEA stool to a whole new level.
Ugh. I love it.



Check out the whole tutorial HERE!

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8.18.2014

Up on the Chalkboard

So, I've been working pretty hardcore this weekend on the dining room. Grady got the old chalkboard hung right above this old thrift bench (that I don't think you've seen quite yet). And once it was hung, I couldn't bare for it to sit empty...






My chalkboard inspiration came from HERE. Really cool stuff.


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8.15.2014

Fun Finds: Mirrors

Another go-to for me in thrifting is a mirror.
I feel like you can invariably find a spot for them, so I've always got my eye out for a fun shape or unusal design.


I've had my mind set on a mirror wall in the dining room...maybe even one that I can continuously add to?
It's in the works...


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8.13.2014

Wednesday Redo: Succulants & Vintage Tea Cups

I've never had a green thumb. 
However, I heard succulants are super, super easy to keep...so this summer I went out and bought a few. I wasn't as clever as these guys and their tea cups, but I'm pretty happy with them.

(Oh and, I'm sure you'll be pleased to know- I've only killed one.)









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8.11.2014

A Bathroom Facelift

So, last week I told you about the little powder room with a tub we have downstairs. 
This is what it looked like when we first moved in...


And, here it is now.


Although I sprayed and sanded the mirror to break away from all that brown...


I really feel like it's that new shower curtain that packs the biggest punch.



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8.08.2014

Fun Find: Chair Back?

Funny. I've had this old chair back/bottom/idk for several years now. I think I picked it up for a dollar at one of my old stores. It's been hidding beside my washing machine in the old house...hoping I'd find a good spot.  Sad to say, I couldn't ever decide exactly how I'd use it.


It finally hit me here in our new house...


This is our downstairs spare bathroom. It's tiny...basically a powder room with a tub, so it's certainly not going to take much to fill it. It ended up that the new chair bottom magazine rack was the perfect addition.


But, I gotta ask, how would you have used it?

(More on this room next week...)
Happy hunting, y'all!

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8.06.2014

Cannonball Bed REDO


Alright...well, I do know this isn't the most original RRR project in the world (because who hasn't painted a piece of furniture?), but y'all, it had to be done. And, if I can help the one person out there that hasn't painted a piece of furniture before, then so be it. 
Let's get to it.



You may disagree, but I've always liked this style of bed...and luckily my parents listened when I told them I'd love to have theirs whenever they decided to get rid of it.
Bed...free.


The first step I took was sanding...just enough to take the shine off really.


Next I primed it...2 coats of Kiltz.
Quart of Kiltz- $8.


Lastly, I painted...2 coats of aqua (Vaspar's Woodlawn Charm, to be exact).
Although I typically rough up anything I paint, this one I decded to leave alone (Besides the scratches I made trying to put the mattress and box springs in place by myself. Ugh.).
It's a nice change, I think.
Quart of Valspar custom color- $15.

Total cost- 23 bucks.


I'm also fully aware how blank and bare it is in here.
That's coming...


...eventually.


Now go check out the other cool RRR projects for this month!





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