Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dresser Redo

As with every home, it takes awhile after moving in to figure things out. We moved into our first home last July (2010). For almost a year now, our entryway has been a catchall. I put a cedar chest there for blankets & off season throw pillows. There has been a coat rack there for most of the year. Other than those two main objects, it's been everything else that didn't have a 'home': shoes, jackets, mail, trash brought in from the vehicles, items bought at the store that never made it upstairs... and the list goes on & on! You know how it is and if you don't, please send your tips to me! 

Well over a month ago, I found this dresser on Craigslist for $40 and jumped on the chance to get it. I could perfectly envision it in our entryway! 
(I was way too tired lazy to put the drawers back in for a simple photo)

It sat in the garage for quite some time while there were all sorts of other things going on. But finally, one recent weekend I started some simple sanding. Okay, let me rephrase that. I started the horrific job of sanding. Because let me tell you, that was a pain in the royal bohonkas. I now know I wasn't using the right sandpaper, but at the time I was highly frustrated. 

But eventually I was able to start painting & ended up with quite a beautiful repurposed & redone piece of furniture. There are SIX drawers to catch all the stuff that 'lives' in the entryway. 

Oh lookie! There's already a junk mail drawer ;)

Alrighty, so here she is in all her blue glory. Here's the thing, I don't do blue. I don't have anything blue in my house. It's a color I 'did' in the mid-late 90's. Buuuut, the previous owners, in their remodel, put blue squares in the entryway tile. You'll see them below (kind of - they're between the X's). So I matched that color as best as I could (& did a pretty darn good job if I do say so myself).

And... our wedding tray has a new home :)

Don't ever underestimate the usefulness of a piece of furniture. I've used dressers as TV stands, chairs as plant pot holders, benches as coffee tables, and have plans to use an old marble/wood wash stand as a baby changing table! 


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Catching pictures

I've been doing WAY too little of this 

...and way too MUCH of this...

But in the meantime, I bought The Weatherman a GREAT (36th)birthday gift:

Got ONE room of the house in order 
(for about a day):

Got a new 'do:

Enjoyed a hail storm:

Had some {horrible} Midwest Crawfish:

Had a private birthday party:

Mistakenly thought we moved 
out of the South:

Took in a BEAUTIFUL Nebraska sunset...

And saw my first 3D movie! 

More to come! 
Happy June!! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Seven Years

June 6, 2011
seven glorious years

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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