Thursday, April 22, 2010

My next project!

I've decided do some some furniture refinishing as a side gig (but mostly because I have the Ankenbruck itch that requires me to have at least two projects going on at a time). I've always been good at seeing the potential in items that most people would overlook, so I've decided to put that to use and maybe make some extra cash while I'm at it. My first piece I bought off of craigslist this past weekend (my first craigslist purchase)! There definitely will be more to follow, its so addicting!

I thought I'd post the pic of the dresser I bought before I get to work on it. Can't wait for y'all to see the "after" pic!

(This is just a photo I pulled off the internet of the exact dresser, it will have to do for now until I can take some this weekend.)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting my creative edge back

I know it's been awhile since my last post, I think I've finally over come my creative "block" and feeling inspired again. There are still a lot of unfinished projects around the house (isn't there always?) but I thought I'd post a few that are finally close to being done.


The night stand I purchased online at a discount unfinished furniture store for $60 (plus free shipping!) after my cheap particle board one broke. After putting that one on the curb I told myself thats the last piece of particle board that shall ever entire my house again! I contemplated going to Ikea or Target (more particle board) because I knew I could find an inexpensive one that would do the job but I'd been craving a project. I was quite pleased with how it turned out considering the price point!


The hall bath we originally gutted with intentions of replacing the whole vanity unit. After one trip to Home Depot and walking away with sticker shock I decided we had no other option then to put my painting skills to work. The reasonably-priced standard 36'' vanities were too small for the space and the next size up put it too close to the toilet. Since its an older home the vanity is an odd size which meant we had to special order a custom top, however it was still significantly cheaper than replacing the whole unit. The hardest part of the whole project (for me at least, can't say the same for Pete who did all the demo!) was picking out the brown paint. I was fairly disappointed at the selections of browns but ended up going with Ralph Lauren's "Starry Night". The mirror still needs to be hung and the sink connected but a nice coat of paint and some new travertine tile on the floor has freshened up the place tremendously! I'll post more once its finally finished and decorated.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Okay I promised myself I would take more pictures of my living room transformation this weekend but until then...

I love how they took an inexpensive ikea-style dresser and jazzed it up with the typography. Such an adorable idea.

I wish I was brave enough to use colors this saturated in my living room.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kitchen Before.

Kitchen After.

And so we begin...

I am very excited to begin this online adventure into the wonderful world known as blogging. I never thought I'd be one to start my own. A few days ago I did some soul searching and realized that I am desperately needing a new creative outlet.

So that lead me here.

I've decided to mainly dedicate this blog to the transformation of my house. As an unwed, 24 yr old making a so-so salary, I purchased my first home, all by myself. Despite its pet-stained carpet and moth ball aroma, I saw potential. It screamed 70 yr old woman (which is precisely whom I bought it from). But I knew I could make it my own. And so began my journey of transforming every square inch of the space.

I hope this brings inspiration to other woman out there. Much of my own ideas for my house came from other blogs. So until next time, enjoy!