Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some new furnishings

Thank you all for so many sweet comments and emails about our decisions to sell our house.

I know that this is not the norm for people to sell their house and downsize and live below their means nowadays.  Along with selling our house to start renting again? But when have I ever done something normal?

We got the house officially on the market Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Our realtor said that it takes a week for all the websites to load up the pictures and the info about our house so we hope to start getting calls about showings then. Hopefully.

I made a video with the boys giving a tour of our house, I haven't had the time to load up the video yet.

I will.

I pinky promise.

Until then, here are some items I have been working on. Most of these were done before we went on our little vacation.

First I got this bed.


It was from an old house that my neighbor is helping to restore. I got a few pieces of furniture from this house.

The color was really neat. It was painted blue then a blue-green over it. Here you can see the blue underneath when I sanded it down a little bit.



I decided to go a little funky with this one.


Bright pink with a little black glaze, then sanded a little for the blue to show through.









Next I got this cedar chest/bench.





When this picture was taken I had already taken the hardware off.

I haven't done anything in a purple. I am actually not a purple person. You know some of you have told me you are red people. Well purple just doesn't do it for me.

I have seen a lot of cute items on pinterest that are purple. So I thought I would try it out.

So...





These pictures show the color that well.




I thought it turned out cute, but I am still not a purple person. Hey, I tried.

Next one of my sweet friends saw one of thier neighbors put this small dresser/small buffet at the end of the driveway and grabbed it for me!

Thanks Linda!!

Here is the before.




And the after.









I also just got finished with a dresser for a client of mine. Sorry no before pictures with this one.


This is our last week of summer in this house!

Next week, I will officially have a kindergartener and the the week after that I will have a preschooler and two mornings a week to myself!!!

I think first on the list with my free time will be to take a nap...but who am I kidding. You all know I won't actually do that. ;)


I am linking to these parties.

Monday: The DIY Showoff, Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today's creative Blog , 
House of Grace , Just a Girl Wednesday: Blue Cricket Designs, Domestically Speaking, Someday Crafts Thursday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic Cottage Friday: Miss Mustard Seeds, My Romantic Home, Funky Junk Interiors, Shabby Nest, Finger Prints on the Fridge Saturday: Tatortots and Jello, Be Different act normal Sunday: Under the table and dreaming, I heart naptime 

20 comments:

Susan said...

I think your pieces came out fabulously. Super job! Susan

Tanya said...

Busy lady!

Tina said...

You did a great job on all of it! I'm not a purple person either, but my granddaughter is...this would be perfect for her room!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

You've certainly been busy! I love the colors. It's good to see you with your paintbrush once again :)

Brooke said...

Very nice transformations :-) Found you at Skip to My Lous. I'm a new blogger and a new follower.

Sara said...

I can't decide which one I like best! They are all so pretty!

Christina said...

Wow! Looks fantastic!
xoxo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your bold color choices.

Lisa said...

All gorgeous pieces, but that white cabinet really sticks out to me (in a great way)! Beautiful job!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love the pop of color in that cute buffet! And I *love* what you did with the retro dresser.

Joselyn said...

Great pieces, beautiful makeovers. And as for living below your means, I say, way to go! I do the same and life is so much easier.

Brooke said...

Wow, you're great at re-doing furniture!! I'm your newest follower!

Also, I know how you're probably feeling about downsizing... We just did that in the past year. It was hard, but I'm actually really enjoying my cute apartment:)

imklvr said...

I AM a purple person! I think my blood is purple...everything around me is! And I LOVE the chest! Nice work on all of the pieces!

The Accent Piece said...

such fun colors!! I love white furniture with natural wood tops...
I'm your newest follower! :)

WhyCuzICan said...

....and with your children in preschool and kindergarten, the free time will be used for......? Making more pretty stuff of course!

I'm gonna be a follower of yours as soon as I post this comment.

God Bless you and your family on your newest journey!

Big smiles for all of your pretty makeovers shown here (and LOVE the blue on the inside of the cabinet too)

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party today, 8/19/11
~Suzanne at WHYCUZICAN
NW IL

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

You look like you've been BUSY! I love the little white cabinet! The color inside is amazing! What is it?

Jenny said...

Looks great!

Jennifer said...

These are all so great!
coming from the TT&J linky!

Sara said...

Would love it if you would link up this post to my brand new turquoise linky party!! ;)

Lauren said...

That bed is precious!! Excellent job!