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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Laziest Nightstand Makeover

Garage Sale

Baby Clara
Old lady

(On my way to my mom's, I see a garage sale sign. Follow arrow. Stop at sale. Decide if it's worth taking the baby out of the carseat. Decision: go for it!)

Me: This is nice (looking at nightstand or whatever it is supposed to be)
Old Lady: Yes, it is. I think she wants ten dollars.
Me: Hmmmm.
        Okay, I want it.

Decisions, decisions.

What color should I paint it? I intend for it to be baby Clara's, and after finding knobs at Ross on clearance, I was thinking green. BUT I only want to spray paint because I am ridiculously lazy. None of the colors worked, so I bought two cans of Valspar White gloss spray paint but only used maybe one and a half at the most.

I modge podged K & Comapny scrapbook papers on the inside and then on the back where I didn't want to waste paint.


She isn't perfect, because once again I am too lazy to sand or prime. Yup, let's call it shabby chic with out the work.
Tools: spray paint, screwdriver, modge podge, scrapbook paper

The back of it. I modge podged scrapbook paper because I didn't want to waste my paint.
The inside is so cute! I can just imagine my little girl using it as a doll house if she wanted to.

Pretty green knobs from Ross

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Turquoise Hutch Love Story

Here's the story:

Once upon a time I wandered into a thrift store. I walked around till I came to the furniture section and behold!

The sweetest little yellow hutch caught my eye.

The crafty yellow glaze and country angel stickers were cute, but not my taste. I opened the doors and it smelled like cinnamon! Its previous owner must have stored her cinnamon sticks in there, because it was then that I knew I had to have it (note: how often do things smell GOOD at a thrift store?)

I bought her for $50 and crammed her into my tiny car. My back end didn't shut all the way and it bounced up and down on the freeway all the way home.

I was nervous the whole way home. When you are married you can easily anticipate your spouse's reaction. It was not going to be good. I was right.

But it made me fall in love with my hutch even more! He eventually accepted it, but now I feel like the hutch and I have a special bond. I understood how beautiful she was even when someone else didn't ;)

Her original intent was to hold (some) of my craft supplies (goodness knows I've got ten hutches to fill with that stuff). When we moved and Calvin didn't have a closet because his room is the office, I let him borrow it. I am sure that when we move again it will have a new home.

I love my spray painted turquoise hutch!

If you love the color, it's Valspar's Mediterranean glossy spray paint. I am addicted to the color. I have spray painted his dresser and star in the same color and it is just the cutest!