Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome Home

Yesterday we welcomed two new beauties into our home.

Both were {great} deals we found on Craigslist!

The first is a tiny table standing only 20-1/2” high.  I originally liked it for a client … and then laughed when I realized how small it was.  Then it dawned on me – it would be perfect for Bella’s Big Girl Room!


It’s the perfect height to sit next to an old chair (found for $5) that we plan to use in her room. {More details on the chair later – but I will just mention this: painted distressed frame with Peacock Blue velvet upholstery– YUM!}

The plan is to sand, paint & slightly distress the table. Then I want to do a stencil on the top of the table.

I think we all know (if you’ve been following my blog) that our house is now cool thanks to a new A/C unit … which means our plans to turn our sun room into my home office is on hold.

Interior design comes with a lot of stuff – fabrics, samples, paint swatches, catalogs, books, pages torn from magazine … it doesn’t end. And I need storage.

So I found this little lady.


Luckily it was inexpensive – only $20. 

It has great detailing and just needs a little cosmetic help… and let’s be honest … a bit of structural work.  Luckily my husband is a handy guy!


This is what Tyler had to say about the piece:

“It’s like a young child … full of potential.  Unfortunately it’s in the body of a decrepit old man.”

What a funny man he is.

And look who came out of hiding!  The soul mate to my revamped desk lamp!  Looks like another lamp makeover is in my near future.

(Post about my new desk lamp can be seen here)


Of course this may mean I’ll have to rearrange (again) the family photos on the wall, but that’s a small price to pay!

The verdict is still out on what color to paint the new chest. The color I would love to paint it would mean I’d have to reupholster my green mohair French chairs … and possibly my sofa and all other furniture in my Living Room. 

Seems reasonable – right?!

Follow along for updates on these pieces and a few others we’re working on for Bella’s Room!


  1. Visiting from New Friend Friday... can't wait to see what you do with these (-:

  2. The dresser is great! There is just something about old dressers that I love!

  3. oh you CAN'T lose that amazing green mohair! that would hurt me;)
    what about a distressed gray finish? what color were you thinking??

    you're house is SO cute btw! & so is your family!

  4. Thank you Jamie - you're so sweet!!
    French Grey is in the running! I also would love a great soft soft blue or teal piece. Just wouldn't fit well with our Living Room ... bummer.

  5. Hi Allison, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  6. I love new furniture!

    Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

    My blog is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff! And Sunday for Recipes links.