Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A before & after before winter hit...

So, if you haven't been able to tell- winter is the slow time around here.  In Oklahoma, it seems to go from summer to winter in about 2 days flat.  That is probably a little of an exaggeration, but not much.  Add that to the fact that I am a complete novice and work on all of my projects out of my garage and the result is that I have quite an abrupt end to my painting season.  No fancy workshop here, only on loan during daytime hours as well (as our goal is to be able to park both cars in the garage every night).  Anyway, all that is to say that come winter  time you are going to see a dramatic slowdown in my projects and probably posts as well.  Some of these bloggers out there are amazing and can always find something to share.  Me, not so much.  But, in an attempt to not completely loose your interest- I will try.  

Which brings me to a "before & after" that I did before the weather went south.  A friend asked me to re-paint these 2 tables for her.  The little blue one needed some repair as well.  It was quite unstable and the wood was separating in some places.

I think they turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself :)

I just love what a little paint and TLC can do to refresh old furniture.  
It never ceases to amaze me.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Last year, in an attempt to create a "real" master bedroom I decided we finally needed a real headboard and actual night stands.  I came across these at a garage sale and revamped them into a nice little pair.

They were certainly sufficient, but truthfully I hoped to eventually find something with just a tad more width.  A few days ago I finally came across these sweet night stands.

You may have even seen them in my brief "Before" post.  Well, I knocked those puppies out yesterday and here they are.  After...

 So, now it is time for "out with the old, in with the new."  The other night stands are now for sale.  Just in time for Christmas.  Any takers?