Saturday, September 24, 2011

Green yard sale chair and some fall decor

This is my latest find, high back green chair, in great condition, it was only $20!

The pillow was from Homegoods a few weeks ago, as well as the green one on the sofa, which just happens to match perfectly to the new chair, must have been fate that I found the chair....

And some real little pumpkins on the coffee table.

I also found this owl to add to the collection at Homegoods a few weeks ago.

and put up the fall wreath that I made with the kids a few years ago.  I need to re-attach some of the berries that are falling off and maybe add some more leaves too.

The white pumpkins on the mantel, I think I got these 3 years ago (or more) from Dollar tree.  The little gold planter was $1 at an antique shop.

And one of my new favorite fiestaware colors, I think it is called "Persimmon".

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Painted antique dresser

A little project for the weekend, I picked up this dresser on Friday night, yesterday it got the first coat of paint, and today the second.
I picked this up from Mandie of Altar'd furniture, I follow her blog and facebook page.  I saw she was selling some "as is" furniture, and although I did not NEED it, I really love the style of this dresser / chest of drawers, and thought it would be a pretty easy project to do a little work and paint it.
When I brought it home on Friday I found the little wheels in one of the drawers (3 of them I think were original to this piece of furniture - little wooden wheels).
It did not need too much work - the top veneer was peeling up so I glued it with wood glue and Chris helped me put some clamps on while the glue dried.  Also one of the wood pieces that the drawers slide on had come unattached, so we glued and screwed that back on inside.

Here is a before picture of the dresser, you can see the top wood peeling up, but overall it is solid wood and a really beautiful piece of furniture:

I painted with what paint I already had on hand, "softer tan" paint that I have used in my kitchen and some other projects.  I knew I wanted to put this in our master bedroom and while the rest of my bedroom furniture is painted black I didn't want too much black in there and for everything to match.

So here is the dresser "after" paint.  I also spray painted the bottom handles oil rubbed bronze, and the glass knobs on the top two drawers and cabinet I got from Hobby Lobby (50% off).

The other chest (from IKEA) that the TV used to sit on now is on the wall to the left of the bed, with this cool "subway" style art from New Zealand (it is actually a tea towel from a souvenir shop, in an IKEA frame)

Here's the black painted bed in case you didn't see it before.

And one more look at the pretty antique white dresser, I love it!

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