Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Ok, so some of you wanted to see photos of the projects I have been working on.  Here are a few.
I took this table out of my neighbors trash (because it's true, I'm SHAMELESS!)  It had leather on the top that was damaged so I simply pulled that off which created a lip around the inside edge, exactly what I was going for.  I sanded it and painted it and the Mr. helped me cut the legs off.  Then I replaced the legs with casters which allow for it to roll under Christian's bed at night.  Solution:  he can put all the lego/playmobil guys on it he wants and I can roll it under the bed when he's done and it is still set up yet is cleaned up.  So far they have loved it and have been pulling the table out to play all sorts of games and other things on.  I'm happy with the results.  And I think I must be congratulated here for "going green!"  That's my mom's FAVORITE mantra (kidding) but I was thinking really, I wonder how many people who give crusties to me for using plastic grocery sacks and for  buying cleaners in plastic bottles and using disposable diapers are really willing to pull furniture off of craigslist for free, or out of the trash to fix up and use to keep it out of a landfill?  I think I got the liberals on that one.  ha.

I am also working on a future bedroom set for Emma.  I say future because who in the world knows when the girl will ever get a room to put it in but I have painted it all black and grey.  The dresser I can't finish the pulls on because I'm short on the hardware and you can't buy it anywhere so I have to wait for the manufacturer of the pulls to send me some, but you get the idea.  I got this dresser for $10.  Actually, I've been keeping track, all told, including paint, she will have a nicely outfitted bedroom for a grand total of $78.  Pretty good, I think .  Well that doesn't count the garage full of 'stuff' that everyone has to put up with either.

Dresser before:

Now: (sunlight issues but you get the idea)

Bookcase before:


Sailing on to paint my piano,


  1. I love that table under the bed idea!! Genius.

    You are awesome as always and although painting a piano sounds beyond scary to me, I'm excited to see the results.

  2. that's awesome!! way to go and I'm totally with you on the "green" thing

  3. Beautiful! I have an antique wardrobe that had the doors "pulled" off during the move this past weekend. I am looking for a good home. Are you interested? I think you could do beautiful things with it. I don't have a picture of it on my blog.

  4. wow! and yeah for great ideas! I am going to remember the under the bed table to copy as soon as I get a chance. You are inspiring!

  5. love them all! and that is a way cool bookshelf. can't believe someone gave it away!

  6. Every time I see my living room floor full of Legos I am jealous of your awesome table.