With all of the recent snow and sleet, I've been stuck in the house a lot. I've been looking around and I'm really starting to notice all the projects I've started and haven't finished. There are a lot. An embarrassing amount, really. The mirror was one of them. At least that's done. We have a wine rack that's still unfinished, pantry doors that are still half painted in the garage and a guest room that was supposed to be painted two years ago. Life happens, I guess. Right?
...on the wall. Yes, the mirror that we found in our garage from the previous owners. It was neglected and beat up but I liked its curves so it avoided the dumpster. I cleaned it up a bit with an old rag and some vinegar and Matt made a fancy...
Do you remember when Matt and I ripped off the old, dinky kitchen trim and replaced it? You probably don't, because it was in March. Then the whole having-a-baby thing happened and that poor trim sat untouched for too long. A couple of months ago, I finally...
I know I normally post on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I couldn't wait to share this before and after!
Since Harrison came a bit early, I didn't have the rocker at the house when we brought him home from the hospital.
If you're new to the site, here's a one-liner to catch you up: Matt and I decided to refinish an heirloom antique rocker from his Great Aunt instead of popping on an upholstered glider for the nursery.
Check out this post to read more about stripping it down and painting it.
Over the summer, my mother-in-law brought over a bright red shelf she had found at a cute antique shop up in Litchfield. Litchfield County sits to the North of us and it's an absolute haven for antique lovers.
This is my first post since our baby announcement, so let me first say thank you for all the love! All of the comments totally made my day. We're nearly halfway there and we are so stinkin' excited!
With the arrival of the baby come early Spring, I decided to revisit the old "2013 Goals List," to see how we're doing. You know, because I have sooooo much time left to get it all done in 2013. One thing on that list (which you can read about here) is lightening up the dark beams in our home.
There are four nightstands in this house, and I've refinished two of them. Two were already beautifully refinished by Matt's dad. The first nightstand that I refinished was done all alone. Yep, I tackled it solo, sans hubby. It was a $12 tag sale find that spruced up really nicely with a quick sanding, chalk paint, and new hardware.
A few weeks ago, I hit up a tag sale in my hometown while I was visiting my family. My dad told me a colleague of his was downsizing, and she decided to hold the tag sale to sell a bunch of her things. I knew I wanted to swing by to check it out, but I didn't think I'd buy anything, because I didn't really need anything.