Monday, June 23, 2014

Antique Armoire {Old White + Hidden Surprise}

“Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”
― Mandy Hale

At first glance, this looks like a sweet little shabby chic armoire and then you open the doors and WOW! It's not just adorable on the outside, it's even more beautiful on the inside!

When I rescued this armoire it had a lot of veneer damage, on both the outside and on the faces of the inside drawers. I knew I could repair the exterior damage and paint it up cute but I really didn't want to paint the inner drawers because they were quite clean and only had damage on the facing panels. So I picked up three coordinating fabrics from the fabric store and used Mod Podge to adhere them to the drawer faces. I'm quite pleased with the outcome and the fact that I was able to keep the wood drawers as original as possible.

Have a great first week of Summer!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Upcycled Light Fixture

Today my post is about an upcycled light fixture that I made into a cloche. But before I show the after pictures, let's figure out what the heck a cloche is....

  1. a small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.

    Here I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time, I was saying cloak like the one a wizard would wear. You learn something new everyday!

    Anyhow, on to my upcycle project.

    I picked up an antique light fixture at a barn sale last spring...yes, 14 months ago and have been moving it from one place to the next in the garage ever since. I just couldn't figure out what I should do with it.

    And then, while we were cleaning out and organizing all my inventory, it hit me...I needed to remove the frayed wiring, a fix the brass components to the glass and flip this thing on end to make a cute little cloche. I'm not going to use mine in the garden, but I think it will be fun somewhere in my house!

    I'm just smitten by how it turned out.


    this isn't the exact one that I had, mine was far from complete like this, but it gives you an idea of what it looked like in it's glory days

    Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vintage Six Drawer Dresser {French Linen}

I haven't had a chest of drawers to work on in awhile, so I was pretty excited to get started on this traditional six drawer piece.

I debated with myself, like I usually do, about what color would look best. {You'd be shocked to know how long it takes me to decide on a color sometimes} Then it hit me, it needed to be a nice warm greige, or as the ASCP can says...French Linen.

Solid wood, dove tail drawers, great hardware...what's not to love about this towering beauty! Oh ya, and don't forget about the loads and loads of storage!

Have a great week! 

Linking up to:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Denim Dresser with Mirror {Aubusson}

You know your favorite blue jeans? The ones that are worn in all the right places and fit just right...well that is how I would describe this dresser!

It's a classic style.
It's sophisticated but not stuffy.
It's a functional piece that would fit well with any decor.

This girl is finished in a nice soft Aubusson chalk paint and sealed with clear wax.
{original hardware, all four caster wheels and a near perfect mirror}

Dimensions: 22"d x 48"w x 63"h(36"h without the mirror attached)

Linking up to:
Pieced Pastimes