Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
I wish, I'm so bad with names. So just a yummy green dresser.
I totally forgot before pics, probably because I loaded it in pieces and brought it home and just started working on it.
But of course I have afters.
Wanna see? of course you do. Why else would you be here :)
This was actually a roadside find. Which is why I brought it home in pieces. Everything was there, but I guess it was to much effort for the old owners to put back together. All it needed was a few nails and a ton of glue...some stripping down, some sanding and stain and distressing etc.
Ok...that means it needed a fair amount of work. And I switched out the handles...filled the holes an got new knobs. Cute right?
It's the perfect size for a low dresser or better yet...would be a great size for a bedside table.
It's been a while since I've done an antique buffet.
Not that I've been avoiding them, I just haven't come across a lot lately.
So when I came across this one...I just had to have it.
Isn't she pretty?
I really need to start naming my pieces. Course I would probably want to change the name once it's done. After all the look is totally different now.
The whole piece is Solid oak and all of it Tiger oak to boot.
Look at that grain! But what a mess stripping it down. I mean seriously, have you ever done those pieces that are all "goop"? What a mess! Oh well, it was well worth it don't you think?
Please ignore the hand shadows. Ever try to take pictures in the sun without some kind of shadow? Near impossible, especially when all you are taking pictures with are those point and shoot camera's.
I love the mirror and the shelf and the little knick nack holders. All the details are just right.
The bottoms of the drawers were stained...so I painted the inside, then didn't like it. Ever have that? Change direction mid stream? So one of my clients gave me a roll of wallpaper that I thought was perfect for this..and I used it. Double protection is good right?
How do I know? We brought out the deck furniture of course :)
I love our furniture, but the pillows that we got with our set was really showing it's age and just wasn't holding up. The last two years we have been meaning to order new foam and make new pillows, but I just never seemed to get around to it.
So last weekend while I was out at yard sales I found these! They were brand new still in it's plastic, and the best part? I only paid $20 for all 8 pillows! How cool is that?
As you can see, I use my computer out here during great weather.
I've added some candles, and put my daughters flip flops under them (just to see how long it takes for her to remember where they are)
And I brought out my husbands water pump...see the mark in front of it? I think that's where I placed it last year.....hmmm might be time to redo the deck itself?
Then we had a storm and all our chairs were moved. They normally sit leaning against the table.
All of them moved back and down and looked like someone just lifted them up and placed them exactly the same way and exactly the same distance from the table.
Was really kinda freaky when I got up this morning. Hubby says it was the zombies....but he's crazy like that..lol
Now to get some plants for the summer.......ohhh I'm so happy to be OUTSIDE!