Yes, as it turns out, I’m still kickin ^.^
Unfortunately, I have been so busy (I know that’s a lame excuse) that I haven’t blogged in a LONG time! I will be back within the week with an update to all my pretties, so hang in there with me! (Incidentally, I HAVE been reading your posts ;)
In lieu of a new post this week, I’m sharing one of my favorites again with you :) See you all soon!
Well, I’ll bet you didn’t think I would be back, but here I am!! :D
Crazy, busy summers are the best! I traveled! I stayed home! I painted things that will shock and upset some people!! I glued stuff together that has no business being glued together! I ripped materials and sewed them and crocheted them back together!!
But let’s start with my absolute faves of my summer…
This absolutely beautiful antique dresser popped into our local thrift store, along with the completely intact (no chips or cracks) mirror which needed a touch of glue, but was otherwise perfect, and I about flipped! It’s exactly what I have been looking for to complete the master bedroom, which I have been working on for over 2 years. This is the one that will cause some to freak out, but yes, I painted it! (Don’t hate me!)
These are the before pics
The hardware on this beauty was amazing, so intricate and detailed, and completely intact as well. I am still in awe!
I took all the hardware off, except for the locking mechanisms, because I was afraid I would somehow ruin them if I removed them. They actually still lock with a key, so why ruin a good thing, right?
After some careful scrubbing with a mild detergent, I was able to get them clean and back to their brass patina. I am sure they’re not brass, but they shore are purty LOL
I went for a light buttery yellow, and as I was painting, it looked almost white, but as it dried, it got a bit darker. I’m glad I didn’t buy a shade darker!
Buttery yellow, minty green and pastel pinks! Heaven! Don’t you just love it? (That is my smexy hubby there in his military pic, and a wedding photo of us on the beach, along with some of my treasured vintage finds :)
The best part was I had a dresser already in there, but never got around to painting it. It was brown, and I got so carried away when I started painting the antique dresser, that I moved right along to this one without taking before pics of it :/
But isn’t it amazing? (What is it with me and yellow suddenly?)
Next, what I thought would be a few days project turned out to be something I simply could not bring myself to alter in any way- so I just cleaned the fabric and wood put it in the living room. Not a single tack missing, and it’s solid as a rock! It’s my daughters favorite chair now. How lucky was I to find this beauty for $30.00??
Everyone who knows me knows that I am not afraid to paint anything. At all. Ever.
But this? It should not be painted, It should not be recovered. It should simply be enjoyed, just the way it is.
Again, that buttery yellow, and the fabric was intact, save for the arm rests, which have some wear, but I just can’t do anything to it.
Well, the house is still a work in progress, and I’m still trying to build up the courage to sew a slipcover for the sofa, but maybe that will be a winter project.
And I did throw down the big rag rug I have been working on, but I think I will pick it up from time to time when the material becomes available and work on making it larger.
I tossed my flip flops on there to give you an idea of the size.
How did you spend your summer? Now that the kids have gone back to school, will you have more time for creating? Happy Homemaking!