Monday, December 10, 2012

 A wonderful transformation.....

This started out as two seperate sets of drawers.  They used to reside under a waterbed for extra storage.  Do you see it?  Two sets of three drawers.  We put them one on top of the other and by we I mean Mr. Sensible Redesign did that ;)

Maybe you can see it better here.  They were pretty much empty shells no top no bottom just drawers.  As I said the Mr. put them one on top of the other with his handy Kreg Jeg tool.  Then we needed a top and a bottom and a base.

That top needed a rather large trim piece to balance out the chunky fronts on those drawers so where the top edge is and where the bottom or floor of the piece is we added 1 1/2 inch trim board.  To the base Mr. SR added a base straight forward 1x6 on edge. 

If you remember they were black so all I had to do was repaint the shell and the added wood.  I also painted the drawer pulls Oil Rubbed Bronze.

Its a real convienent size it fits perfectly at the end of a King Size bed or it could be put under a bank of windows for a window seat OR it could hold that humungous TV your husband wants ;)

Took it to Treasures Resale Upscale Consigment Store It sold!!  Yay

Have a great week everyone..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bathroom Redesign with little monies

Today we will take a break from furniture Redesigns and I will show you my spare bathroom.  It was in dire need of a quick spruce up.  Company coming and all.  My daughter asked if we were ever going to do "something" with that room.  So the pressure was on!

 This is the AFTER of course:

 This is the before............................

Oh wait in this photo we have already painted the upper portion of the walls but you can see it was a manila yellow color and those two white spots going up and down were where we took out the handicapped handles the two horizontal white spots are the towel bar holes.  The handicapped patches have been there almost a year.  That could be why the mention of "are you going to do anything with that room?" comment.

So we painted the room a very light sage green/grey

Below the fresh paint I added Beadboard wallpaper I bought from Rhoda @ You can find it here.  It is really nice and thick wallpaper.  Seriously you can not tell the difference from the real thing.

 I put it up real high as is the trend now......

 As I said this was done with little monies so none of the tile or fixtures were changed in this process.

Purely superficial.  Just had to show you this disaster lurking behind the light fixture....  Can you imagine this wallpaper in this little bathroom.. I mean WOW  crazy!!

After all the wallpaper was up Mr. Sensible added a 1x6 that I had painted up to cover the top of the wallpaper.

We added hooks for the towels and bought a new shower curtain that I clearly didn't iron before or ever when  I took the picture.

If you go back a few pictures you might notice that the knobs on the cabinet are brass and now the towel holders are brushed silver.  Well as luck would have it our kitchen had brushed silver knobs and we changed them all out in another Redesign for little monies.  I saved them so coming up with two brushed silver ones was no problem. The faucet was a little bigger issue however.  The brass would not do.  So as this bathroom is very seldom used except for aforementioned company we fixed that problem with....... you guessed it spray paint!

A Happy New Room for Company... Daughter approves too ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chippendale Coffee Table

I could not resist painting this coffee table something different!  I truly get tired of painting black and white even though that is what sells the best.

 Nothing much to say about this one it was in great shape and I thought it would be different to paint it Annie Sloans Chalk Paint Provence.

 I did a bit of distressing and put a clear wax on it.
Took it to Treasures Resale Consignment Store along with about 4 other pieces and I swear it was the first piece that sold..  So cool they like the color it was a hit..... ah no........ the people want it painted purple.  duh can't ever win.  But I was happy that they saw the potential and were going with a different color than black or white.  YAY its a win as I see it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Antique Corner Cabinet

Today I am going to show you a corner cabinet we found at a garage sale, we were looking at another piece in the peoples basement when Mr. Sensible spotted this piece sitting in the corner (go figure) and asked if it was for sale?  "Well sure I guess" was the reply it needed some repair on the back legs another reason it was sitting in the corner, it was leaning against the wall.

You would never know that now its all fixed up thanks to Mr. Sensible.

Here is the before.

I painted it Annie Sloans Old White paint with a really soft yellow inside shelves.

I distressed these pretty doors and they turned out really nice, the hardware was really unusual.

Here is my sometime assistant (Tater) posing with the finished piece.

Here it is at the store Treasures Resale Consigment, Roswell GA

Friday, November 9, 2012

Small Armoire

This piece came from a garage sale.  Its on the small size just right for a little girls room.

 It was already painted white so all I did was the distressing and then I glazed it with a tan glaze.  I changed the knobs.  All done short and sweet in so many ways ;)

Just some closeups....

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Christmas Themed Project

 I found this inspiration on Pinterest...Chalkboard Dresser


 I had the perfect dresser at home, I have had it for about 5 years and previously painted it tan and off white striped.

 Mr. Sensible sanded down the stripes for me and I painted the edges and top all in Lenox Tan a Benjamin Moore Color.  Then I taped off all the edges and top and spray painted the drawer fronts, the pieces between the drawers and the sides with Black Chalkboard Paint.

I added some Chalk Drawings similar to drawings I found in  Restoration Hardware Baby and Kids Holiday Catalog

This is what I ended up with,

 I took it to Treasures Resale Upscale Consignment Store Roswell GA  Where it is for sale.

We set it next to a piece another volunteer painted with Tan Chalkboard Paint, after our regular painter had sanded down the rest of the piece.

They asked me to Draw something on the front of the tan one so I used another inspiration from the same catalog to cover the front of it.


Of course these pieces once wiped off, will go back to being just chalkboards and someone else can have a blast drawing something on them!


Joining these parties
You are Talking too Much Meet Me Monday Party
Be Inspired Link Party
Power of Paint Party

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mahogany Dresser Redesign

We found this dresser at a garage sale.  See below it was pretty messed up.  That drawer to the side would not even fit into its spot.

Its mahogany though and Mr. Sensible sanded down the top.  (he likes sanding I. DO. NOT.)  It turned out so pretty.  I just put a clear Poly on the top of it.  I painted the body of the piece with Sherwin Williams Crisp Linen and the drawers with Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan.  Distressed it and put on a clear wax.

It can be found at Treasures Resale Consignment Store Roswell GA

It is no longer avaliable but lots of other great finds can be had there.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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