Sunday, July 25, 2010

New life.....

For a while now, I have been inspired by blogger friends who renovate old furniture, and I have finally had a weekend where I was able to actually perform my own renovation.

This has actually been a dream of Kim and I..... to bring new life to old furniture and make something of it... but its all about really bringing life to a thought...really taking time out to give to birth to it...
and today I did........

Today I woke up and went to Home Depot and after that I really kicked ass.....

I won't lie, it really was a bitch painting and adding hard ware to this. But I did learn a life lesson while getting a great tan during this outrageous process. I will NEVER EVER..... EVER let my future children put stickers on anything but paper..... because I literally wanted to SLAP my child self.  WHAT THE HELL STICKER MAKERS AND WHAT THE HELL MOM...why did you let me decorate this beautiful piece of wood in FUGLY stickers.
Did this process of removing stickers REALLY have to take an hour and half!?!?!?

But after a four hour process of painting and adding new hardware
.... I think I ended up with a some-what great piece of work.
Something that someone has already bid on actually! Go me!  

......... But I have to admit, its hard to part with something that you have spent so much time remolding...


  1. Awesome job lady! I love it, It's a fab piece of furniture!

    I bought a bookcase I want renovate (paint it pink, add more shelves, and add decorative touches) but I have been too lazy lately.

  2. 1) that looks awesome
    2) i totally put stickers on some of my old furniture... :( but now i am inspired to try redoing a few of 'em to save 'em from the inevitable trip to the dump.

  3. Remodeling and renovation is the key to survival..... High time i implement that in my life..... Gosh! i might as well live under a rock.!

    you go gal... great work.. it looks so good

  4. wow it looks soo good! good job!

  5. In order to feel renewed, you must make an effort to change something. Anything that soothes you and doesn't harm other is termed as positive change. It must be appreciated.

  6. This is amazing! Great job!
    I am not sure how to record myself playing my guitar. When I get that figured out I will definately give you guys a peak! :D

  7. I can't believe you're selling it after all that work!

  8. Wow, that looks amazing!!

  9. I HATE stickers for my son! The bank always give him a sticker, and I say.. "So help me god if this makes it anywhere but paper or your t'shirt you're in big troubl!" I feel the same way about parents who let there kids put stickers on their windows! (have you seen this?!) agh!!!!!

    tip for next time.. try that goo be gone (did you have that?) It works wonders for getting sticky stuff like stickers off furniture!

    You did a fabulous job! I love it!

  10. great job!!! it looks beautiful!! and yes.. mine has bumper stickers on one side! hahaha I really don't want to imagine the hell I'll be going through when it'll be my turn to paint it

  11. Oh, it looks great! I'm always amazed by people who can turn a piece of furniture around. I don't know if I would have the patience for it!

  12. Our journey has begun!... secretly though =)

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and decided I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post now up. I’d love for you to stop by.

    Exciting things going on around here!

    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

  13. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Also? When I was a little girl, I put stickers ALL.OVER my dresser AND the huge ass mirror that was above my dresser. :P

  14. i used to put stickers on everything!

    it looks great now! i love the white!!

  15. Wow, so pretty! I still have a dresser with cat stickers on it from when I was like 4, too.

  16. Looks great! Giving birth to furniture sounds painful, but it looks like it was rewarding! ;P

  17. Holy crap, girlfriend, that looks AMAZING. Especially seeing the before shots. I now have such an itch to remodel something!!! :D