Thursday, July 16, 2009

Here it is ...

Okay, as always I forgot to take a before picture before I was already underway, but I think this still shows the transformation. This old vanity wasn't really useful as a vanity any more... So, I decided to turn it into this bench. I'm hoping to give it to my step-mom because it was her grandmother's vanity. Do you think she'll like it?

The bottom drawers are hinged to open up and allow storage for shoes in stuff. It's very sturdy too! I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs. It has a feature called before and after and it's always great inspiration.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another project underway and another chair reincarnated

So, I've been busy disassembling an old vanity. I have four of the legs off, so far, and I'm ripping apart the drawers.
Any thoughts on what I'm attempting to turn this into?

Remember this ugly chair? Okay, so it wasn't so ugly. It's more like a classic, but it had seen better days.
I thought this old Sunday school art and flash cards were befitting an old school desk.

And, no "classroom" is complete without some chalkboard paint.

All in all, I think things are really looking up for this chair.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Things that make you go "Awwwww!"

Isn't this just the sweetest cake? I just love, love, love it and boy did it taste good too.

Okay, so I helped throw a shower for a friend and I had a very Martha Stewart moment ... except it was very practical. This idea for a centerpiece just came to me when I was at Walmart and saw baseball shaped confections. So simple, and cute. Baby shoes just make everything cuter...maybe I should get a pair that I can wear around on my rear-end too try and make that look cuter!