Monday, January 31, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I got this nightstand for FREE this past summer and had been holding on to it not sure what to do with it.
Then I kept seeing pictures of play kitchens made from nightstands floating around "blog land" and my vision for this piece became quite clear.

My husband and I transformed it into a Kitchen just in time for our daughters 3rd birthday

Before (with the handles removed)
And after...

I found the spice rack in a pile of junk someone was throwing out and spray painted it a raspberry color.
The faucet was found at a thrift store for 2 bucks. 
I had the handles leftover from a previous project. 
The oven and faucet knobs were wooden craft feet that someone gave me and sprayed silver.
Old C.D.'s for the stove top.
The shutters are wooden heater/air vents that we found out Habitat ReStore for a total of 6 bucks.  My husband cut them down and hinged them. 
The sink is an old enamel pot with the handle cut off of it.

I made the pot holder and embellished a washcloth from a vintage pillowcase.

My husband re-did the top drawer and hinged it so it could be used as a oven.

The bottom drawer is perfect for storage.  
Over all this project cost us about $12.00 and has already brought hours of entertainment for our 3 year old and though I'm sure he will never admit it our 6 year old son loves it too!!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*Holly Paint*

So it has been awhile since I posted anything, but I have been working on ton's of projects!

A friend of mine needed an Entertainment Center for his new flat-screen t.v.  and asked me to do something with clean lines but with an aged look.  I found this buffet and knew it could work with a few changes.
Though...I love the original piece and so it was hard  for me to change the design.
It would of been Gorgeous with just a little paint!

But anyways...

Here is the finished piece
Doors = Gone!
Feet = Gone!
Handles = Replaced!
Shelf = Added!

I first lightly painted on a light green color (the color of his walls) and then painted black on top and distressed.  Then glazed with thinned down black paint to even everything out. Though the green is hard to see in the picture it is green showing through on the distressed edges.

This is totally different from anything I normally do...but every guy that has seen this piece LOVES IT! 
So I guess it is perfect for the male population!!

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

*Holly Happy*

Thank you to Cassie over at  Primitive and Proper for the  featuring my Bird Dresser!!!

Her blog is amazing and her work is an inspiration for me.

Go check her out, you'll love it!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

*Holly Paint*

 My husband and I came home one afternoon and saw this dresser sitting in front of our neighbors house. 
I RAN over before anyone else spotted it and checked it out and before I had a chance to say I wanted it my husband walked out with his dolly and moved it right into the garage (gotta LOVE him)!

I just knew it had potential, but this bad "garage" picture doesn't do it justice. 
It would be so perfect in a little girl's nursery!

A dad bought it for his 10 year old girl....gotta love a dad like that!!!

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