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12 trunk

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12 white trunk

12 trunk

We kept the vintage wallpaper on the inside but cleaned it up and sealed it with a clear coat…so it is all nice and clean to store your things…

12 white trunk inside

12 white trunk

12 white trunk

Isn’t it just PERFECT?!!

{No. 12 vintage white trunk 215.00 on etsy}

 

Cheers!

s

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Working on this now…

sneak peak white trunk

White. Awesomeness.

cheers!

sarah

I rarely go, but every once in a while I will find something at the goodwill that can be given a little love and easily fit in my home.

These lamps @ $5 each +  yellow paint + new lamp shade = perfect bedside lamp set…

goodwill lamp set

Still deciding on lamp shade colors….hence the plastic…but you get the idea…

Sweet!

cheers,

s

We are pretty stoked about No 11…..not only did he turn out better than we DREAMED, but he was SO much fun to create!

Take a look…

He started out with some pretty bad scratches and broken hardware…but with a little repair…

No. 12    {before}

…he is the PERFECT shade of turquoise now…

No. 12

BUT that is not all folks….we experimented with paper for the first time and IT WAS AWESOME…
This was an old oversized calendar I bought in Italy in 2003…here is the process of us fitting it to the top…

No. 12 {process}

as you can see, the calendar had amazing images and had been stashed away for years until FINALLY we found its destiny…

No. 12

No. 11…

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No. 12

It will be SO hard to let this one go, but he is up on etsy looking for a home as perfect as he is…

No. 12

{ No. 11 turquoise italy desk available 325.00 here }

Happy Wednesday.

Cheers
s

Eleven is almost finished- sorry, this one is a lot more detailed and is taking longer.

In the mean time, I thought I would show you THIS awesomeness that I picked up and it is in the pipeline…

12 trunk before

The exterior is in poor shape, so I must paint it…but I need your suggestions on color…

the interior I love with my whole heart….of course I will repair it too, but probably keep the original paper…

12 trunk before interior

Suggestions on color?

-s

I want you to meet  No. 8 …

"eight" bone china cabinet

she needed some love…

"eight" before

but there was something about the shape that I just love…

"eight" bone china cabinet

we found a key at the estate specialist that actually works…

"eight" bone china cabinet

we chose a “bone” color that is just perfect with it’s shape and kept the original hardware…

"eight" bone china cabinet

….it will be VERY hard to see this one go…

"eight" bone china cabinet

"eight" bone china cabinet

OH!  While I was taking pictures, Nathan found this beautiful butterfly in our front yard- so sad…but really pretty…

"eight" bone china cabinet

{“eight” bone china cabinet available 400.00}- shipping available upon request

cheers!

sarah

*** No. 8  HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***

We just got back from a week at the beach (yes, I am a RETARD for going to the beach 2 weeks after having a baby….WHATEVER). Very fun trip- pics to come soon.

AND we are a mere 10 days away from our two-week trip to CYPRUS!!!! For those of you who don’t know, our entire family (Nathan AND the two kids and I) are going to Cyprus on a trip through our church. It has been over a year in the making and we can not wait!

I do have a couple of pieces to share with you before our next trip- starting with my perfect little “TEN”.

We had the pleasure of taking this nasty goldish/white number …

10 dresser before

and turning her into THIS sweet vintage rose…she’s a looker….perfect for a little girls room or sweet entryway, don’t u think??

10 rose dresser, after

10 rose dresser - after

10 rose dresser - after

10 rose dresser - after

{“ten” vintage rose dresser available 275.00}- shipping available upon request

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My blog posting will be a little light until after the CRAZY of the summer has subsided, but I am super excited about all the new things coming up this fall- FOR EXAMPLE:

new furniture pieces

new wall art

new blog design AND NEW NAME

new etsy shop

….the list goes on. SO STOKED.

Cheers!

sarah

*** No. 10  HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***

This six-drawer beauty needed some serious love when we found him…

nine dresser before

nine dresser before

But man did he turn out to be a looker….

nine green desk

We couldn’t part with the original hardware…it went so well with the apple green…

nine desk after

Also, I MAY OR MAY NOT have gone a little Anne Geddes with this one….I AM SORRY…HOW COULD I RESIST???!!!!

NINE green dresser with Lincoln- Anne Geddes style

NINE green dresser after with lincoln- anne geddes style

{“nine” apple green desk available 275.00}- shipping available upon request

Cheers!!

sarah

***”NINE” HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***

Well, “seven” is finished and she is definitely a one-of-a-kind….

"7" final

She was taken from a sad beat up little dresser with 80’s golden knobs…"7" before

….to this grey beauty with so many lovely details….

"7" after

"7" after

"7" seal gray dresser after

Seven already has an admirer….

"7" after with ella bean

{“seven” seal gray dresser available 150.00}- shipping available upon request

Please stay tuned as our Etsy shop “508 Restoration & Design” will be up soon!!!! Yay!!!

Cheers!

sarah

***”SEVEN” HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***

Happy Thursday!

vintage bottles 1

There is nothing better than taking a pile of dirty JUNK and turning into something beautiful…

vintage bottles 2

photos: eatdrinkchic blog

A few weekends ago, we were out at my brother-in-laws farm and I came across a STASH of old vintage bottles/jars he had collected from his property. OK, so they don’t look exactly like the above pics, but I am working on them…

{before}

vintage bottles and jars before

{after}

vintage bottles and jars

vintage bottles and jars

I have no pretty flowers to put in them yet because my garden is a bust this year due to my pregnancy….but I can’t wait to fill them with all kinds of nice things…

Body+Soul magazine

better homes and gardens

Denise Lynette Andrade

OR, stencil them…

stenciled bottles

OR (if I am very ambitious) make a mason jar lantern….

weeping cherry blog mason jar lantern

Some shapes are so sweet you don’t need to fill them….

fleamarketblog vintage bottles

Ok, so that is my “thing” this Thursday. Yet another flea market item for me to scope out and re-purpose.

eatdrinkchicblog2 vintage bottle with flowers

Cheers!

sarah

french grey dresser complete - six

six french grey dresser detail

Yes, I am naming my furniture. Since we are selling some of the pieces we work on and they are starting to pile up, I have been trying to come up with a way to catalog/name each piece. So, I am naming them with a number. Don’t like it? Get over it.

SIX dresser before

We love Six. He is a beautiful french gray adorned with anthropology hardware. Can’t. Get. Enough. Of. Him.

french grey dresser complete - six

six french grey dresser detail

Six is kind of a big deal because he went on a photo shoot last Friday. He helped showcase an incredible line of leather bags and accessories for Moore and Giles! This line is AMAZING- I should know- I used to work FT doing design for them.  Not only did Six make an appearance, but some of our other prize pieces (like the yellow trunk of course- aka “Two”) where photographed as well.

Anywho, here is a sneak peak at some of the photos from the shoot. Soooooo beautiful!! Hopefully, I can post more from the M&G photoshoot soon… (photos courtesy of Moore and Giles, Inc)6 at M&G photo shoot

2 and 6 at M&G photo shoot

{“six” french grey dresser available 350.00} – shipping available upon request

cheers!

sarah

Remember this little gem?  Picked it up at the estate specialist  $3.00 ….

{before}

ice box before

Now the beauty will serve as a nice little flower planter- too bad I know almost nothing about flowers. Any suggestions on what type to stick in it? Since it was an ice box, it already has a hard plastic liner in it….PERFECT.

{after}

ice box planter after

I thought about polishing the copper on it, but I kinda like it like this….

ice box planter after

I would have more pics, but the ice box was whisked away the day I finished it for a big photo shoot (as was a lot of our pieces). Hopefully I can post some of those pics soon.

Cheers!

sarah

I love dressers SO much. They are one of my favorites to work on. Of course, when I am working on a table, tables are my favorite and when I am working on a trunk, trunks are my favorite….so on…WHATEVER…

THE POINT IS…..I am working on this baby – here is a sneak peak cause I can’t WAIT to share it.

This MIGHT be a little what it looked like BEFORE:

dressser sneak peak before

This MIGHT be a little what it will look like AFTER:

dresser sneak peak after

OH MAN. Get excited. This should be complete and ready for its photo shoot by MONDAY. YAY!

cheers

s

Like I told you before, I scored this little number on Craigslist the other week:

rocking chair before

Over the weekend, in between the rain storms, I worked on it and YES it is white. BUT before you judge, I just need to let it be known that is was my HUSBAND who said to do it white. Then I finished it off with this beautiful linen seat. I do like it a lot.

I MAY change the fabric on the seat because FIRST I can and #2:  I love fabric.

white rocker after

white rocker detail

white rocker detail

white rocker detail- linen seat

cheers!

sarah

In my attempt to bring light to my living room, I decided to use this old mirror I had and put it above our entertainment center. More light = more happy.

Sooo, what to do with an old mirror that probably came from walmart years ago? Grey primer and behr paint sample.

BEFORE:

round mirror before

AFTER:

round mirror after

cheers!

sarah

Happy Monday everyone….

living room white sheers

Over the weekend, our  living room received a QUICK  face lift for spring. I threw on some natural couch covers (wrinkly and messy, but who cares? it is summer!) and white sheers on the windows. This painting was done by my Grandmother- so beautiful. I am trying to find a frame so I can hang it in the room…

living room for spring

This basket is where we put all our games, but the black was not cutting it.

BEFORE:

basket- before

AFTER:living room face lift

I will probably keep it as an “end table” but…..who knows?

basket- slate blue

I chose “slate blue”- MUCH lighter and very pretty for spring…

basket- after

I love sheers in the summer to let all that natural light in…

cheers!

sarah

I had this trunk filled with all kinds of crap memory stuff. It sat in my hallway for YEARS- not months. I finally cleaned it out and gave it a face-lift. Because I can.

{before}

trunk before

Obviously, I opted for yellow. Because I can.

{after}

yellow trunk

yellow trunk

For now it resides in my bathroom- to be filled with towels/linens/more stuff. The trunk will probably change locations in my home 8 times this week. Because I can.

yellow trunk

yellow trunk close up

p.s. this is also a sneak peak at my new bathroom color- yay! LOVE it. will post more pics of the room when it is complete.

cheers!

sarah

Ella is 19 months and officially A BIG GIRL (or so she thinks/acts). A month ago we switched her to a toddler bed. I was slightly worried about the switch….and by slightly I mean, I was sure she would be able to get out of bed, open the door, climb over the railing and fall down the stairs.

But NOT ELLA- she was all “SO? BIG DEAL..I am in a big girl bed”. She took to it like a champion. If you know Ella at all, you know that its not always so easy breezy, so YES I am delighted.

Nathan took a very sacred Saturday to make her a toddler bed and I just finished painting it white yesterday. With just one 2×4, and two small boards my oh so talented husband made this ADORABLE bed for our little nubbin for only $30. SWEET, I love cheap.

sanding toddler bed

Ella doing a preliminary inspection…(before paint)

testing toddler bed

AFTER: In the room all painted nice and WHITE.

toddler bed painted white

The best part about it? Now when she gets up from naps or in the morning, instead of crying, I just hear a “knock, knock, knock”…..this means she is very politely ready to come out now….SO FREAKIN CUTE! I mean, she is NEVER polite!?! But she OWNS this big girl bed.

Don’t mind if I do…

ella in new bed 1

CHILLaxin…in pacifier HEAVEN…

ella in new bed 1

What a HAPPY girl.

Happy ella

CHEESE!

cheers!

sarah

I am finally (at 7 months pregnant) beginning to work on the kids room. Because I am selfish, I am sticking them both in the smallest room in the house so I can keep the “extra” room as a guest/play/sewing area.

Many of the pieces are coming together, but I have no final photos yet. There is no theme and nothing is match-y match-y. Here is what I have so far:

1- Ella’s quilt. I bought this sucker at Burlington for $20. It was a twin and I cut it to fit her toddler bed (cutting it was scary by the way) and I just finished sewing up the edges. I may or may not have done this right….I just bought some binding stuff and sewed it on….is that how you do it?

binding ella's quilt

ella's quilt- finished

2. Lincoln’s quilt. Since they are in the same room, I had to find something that matched Ella’s – but hers is super girl-y. I found this Alexander Henry fabric on Etsy to use as my main fabric. I will bring in more browns and greens with the quilt AND bumper ect….

alexander henry spotted owl fabric

I think they go pretty well together:

ella & lincoln's fabrics

2. Wall color & Accessories. When it was just Ella, the room was green:

ella's green room

I wanted to change it to something more NEUTRAL. Just last week, I painted the room twice. Yes, TWICE. The first time I got the color wrong and it looked like an insane asylum with all white walls- I love white, but this was bad:

kids room - white wall color #1

The second time, I went with a color called “natural wicker”. MUCH MUCH better:

natural linen wall color

The elephants were given to me by Nathan’s mom. They used to hang in Nathan’s room as a baby. I love them. The lamp shade is from IKEA.

Found these old mirror trays at goodwill and (of course) painted them white. Planning to hang them on the wall with ribbon.

BEFORE:

goodwill mirror trays before

AFTER:

goodwill mirror trays painted white

goodwill mirror trays painted white

4. Dresser. Found this on craigslist last saturday for $30!!!!!! Be jealous.  I love it. Plenty of room for both kids. OF COURSE I will paint it and put new hardware (or paint the hardware that is on it)…..but for right now it works GREAT even as it is!

kids dresser before

That is all so far! Any suggestions are welcome as to how to make it more boy-ish for poor Lincoln.

cheers!

sarah

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