I want to build almost everything on Knock-Off Wood, but when I tried to build some simple book shelves I realized I'm not ready for that.
While I did manage to get some bookshelves, it wasn't using Ana's plan (my fault, not hers.) Luckily, I had some bookshelves on hand that were too tall for the area I wanted them for... plus they were fold down, so they didn't really seem very substantial. I ended up cutting them down and attaching my mdf to them to create this little book shelf. I "splurged"on some Ralph Lauren paint, which is currently clearanced out at Home Depot and got some vinyl decals on clearance at JoAnne's.
I also had a few pieces left from my Victorian chair that I added to the piece. I'm really happy with how it turned out considering I almost ended up with a pile of mdf instead of shelves.
Now for my "new" dresser. My poor husband thinks I have a vendetta against all his furniture and I really don't mean too.
I have, however, always hated this dresser. Not so much the looks of it but the function... see how you can see from one drawer to the next? Well, in a household of over stuffers that leads to problems... anyway, I ended up stapling some cardboard in between the drawers and we've had some peace in the house so far....
Now for the real changes:
I finally worked up the courage to paint the dresser. I know some people will think it's a crime, but honestly, I love, love, love my dresser now. I think the cream looks so much better against the orange walls.
I also found a home for a favorite flea market find from eons ago... my beautiful sconces.
Ralph Lauren really made the piece. Initially it was just painted cream, but then I got some Ralph Lauren glaze in Tea Stain and it really added to the finish. I feel like I just went to the Pottery Barn and picked out a dresser.
The folks at Home Depot tell me they are going to continue to carry the glazes. I would highly recommend it, it's fantastic stuff.