Throwback Thursday Edition #2 (and the Green Chalkpainted Dresser)

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Welcome to the second edition of Throwback Thursday! I am traveling back through time and featuring some of my favorite projects from the past. It is fun to see how my painting techniques have changed, how my photography has improved (thank goodness!), and what was happening in my family's lives at the time. If you read my earlier post about my first dog Gracie, you know that I am absolutely in love with my pup. She is such an amazing dog. The only problem we had was separation anxiety (on … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday #1 (Retro Ivory Dresser)

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I'm starting a little something new here on Thursdays. In this past year I have been very blessed with such a large number of new readers. Many of my beginning projects have never been seen by most of my new followers, and I thought it would be fun to go back and check some of them out. Now bare with me, my photography skills weren't up to par on some of these, but some of them are my favorite projects and it's kind of fun to see what was happening in my family's life at the time. I bought … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Vintage Child’s Dresser

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    Today is Thursday, and where I live that means today is garage sale day. Yes, garage sales are also on Friday and Saturday, but the majority of the sales start on Thursday. That means I wrote this post last night, and as you are reading this, I am probably out making the rounds -- knocking over old people trying to get all the good stuff. Just kidding, I only knock over the people my own age and younger. So as you are getting ready for your day, I am bargaining … [Read more...]

Ivory Two-Toned Dresser

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Happy Monday!!  I hope you had a great weekend! We had a fun BBQ over at a friend's house Friday night.  Saturday, we took the pups to get groomed, and then we had a wedding to attend that evening. Thank goodness it wasn't an outdoor wedding because it was in the triple digits here.  Sunday was full of cleaning and painting. I was feeling a little blue on Sunday as it was the one year anniversary of the wreck that lead to my aunt's death. There have been so many times over this last year … [Read more...]

Stenciled Vintage Dresser Makeover

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First of all, I want to thank everyone who has voted for my Instagram video!  If you don't already know, Shaw Flooring has been running a contest, and the video with the most votes wins a $1500 Shaw Flooring GC. You all have heard me talk about LuLu, Gracie, and Charlie a million times. They are my babies. The only problem with rescue dogs is that sometimes they have been abused and or traumatized, which can make it harder to potty train them. All three of my pups took some major work, … [Read more...]

Retro Dresser Turned TV Console

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Today is the last day of school!!!  No more getting up early, scrambling to get clothes washed the night before and nagging about homework and grades. The kiddo is not one of those kids who gets bored after a week of summer and is ready for school again. She soaks in every last minute of it. She's ready to have friends over, hang out at the pool and watch movies with me until late at night. And I am excited to have someone help me around here with my furniture projects. The kid is turning … [Read more...]

Aqua Striped Dresser and How the Easter Bunny Was Dead

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Happy Thursday Everyone! With Easter right around the corner, my hubby, the unnamed child, and I were doing a little reminiscing.  My daughter was one of the last kids in her class that still believed in Santa. We loved that she still had faith in the big guy, and it made Christmas that much more magical to her. So when she found out the truth ... well, she went c.r.a.z.y, and told us that we were liars and how dare we trick her and she hated us for weeks. The same year that she found out … [Read more...]

Turquoise Ombre Painted Dresser

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Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you had a great weekend!  I spent mine painting. I did achieve a major accomplishment though -- I actually cleaned my paint studio!  It was a total pit: pieces of sandpaper, tools, knobs, and drawer handles were everywhere.  I organized things, and I even vacuumed it! Now I can actually see the floor, so, hopefully, it should be easier to work in there. Which is good since I am getting ready to move a giant dresser in for my next project. Sadly, school … [Read more...]

8 Best Dressed Dressers!!!

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Out of all of the types of furniture pieces that I do, dressers are always my favorite. Not only are they my fastest selling pieces, but they are usually the ones with the most character.  Some of my favorite pieces are my red, green and aqua dressers. This week, I have broken out of my box and tackled a black one too. Whether you are looking for classic colors, or bright and bold are more your style, the dressers below (from some of my blogger friends) are sure to impress! … [Read more...]