I know. A few days before Christmas and no Christmas post? I wish I had something to offer like this lovely one, but I do not.
I thought I`d show a few pictures of the dresser I am STILL in the process of re-doing… It still needs a lot of work but has come a LONG way…
Below are my 3 “before” pictures– also known as the “hall of shame”. Could these things BE any more hideous?
The gilded frame– before.
(This photo is actually lifted from the web but was soooooo similar to the one I used for the chalkboard, below).
How did I acquire this dresser? Well. One day I pulled up to the thrift store to drop off my load, saw a nice man leaving this dresser, ran over to him and offered him a sum of dollars, he happily accepted, drove to my house and delivered. Happy ending?
“People” in my life, *cough, Galen* thought it was a terrible waste of time and money.
Not sure how he feels about it now.
Half painted shelf in the girls room. It looked hideous and was a catch all for trinkets, games, and anything I wanted unreachable for the girls.
Still not finished, but looking WAY better!
I still need glass knobs for the top drawers. I had some pewter ones that I had around. Free. Well, they did not look nice at all. There is a time for free, but there is a time for “that makes the whole thing look less than” and then there is a need for a splurge. :]
I went to Target twice to get some and still forgot.
Looking for something like this:
The gilded frame– AFTER!
I have Valspar`s [Swiss Coffee] white paint to thank. The color perfect. The paint, very good quality, nice and creamy.
It`s amazing how the gilded textures, turn so pretty, when done in white.
The shelf is painted.
The dresser is only half done.
There are a lot of touch up areas I need to fix. Then knobs on. I also have stack of vintage sheet music I wan to line all the drawers with. Some day. Deep into winter.
The theme of my girl`s room is “mismatched girly”.
Really, not my favorite room of the house. The next thing up is I need to paint this headboard.
Here is a fun thing to do when having overnight guests. A “pamper you” basket, box, whatever, in their room.
Some cool items to have in it, for the guests to use for their every needs.
Bottled water. For dry throats in the middle of the night.
Kleenexs. For those touching moments between hosts and guests.
Mints. For fresh breath all weekend.
Bath soak. A get-away when you, their hosts, are just “too much”.
Power bars. To power through a long weekend.
Air freshener. For those occasional oops-y moments.
Chocolates. For those special moments after they say ‘good night’ to you.
Candle. See above, air freshener.
These are just a few that came to mind…
A shot of my guest room — before G installed the wooden blinds. A small, humble room, but cozy.
On the home front…
Breakfast. The normal way.
Is this rude at your house?
Because we do it here…