On My Plate

September 26th, 2009

Here’s a glimpse at just a few little projects I’m cooking up. 


Thrift store buffet/hutch – Before

buffet before

The plan?  Oil based primer and two coats of oil based paint. 


Slipper Chair – Before

slipper chair before

The plan?  Restain base and reupholster with modern fabric. 


Pair of bookshelves, each 100 inches tall. 

bookshelves before The plan?  Repaint and redo crown moulding and base.  Install in office.


Thrift store solid wood nightstand and dresser – Before

nightstand and dresser before

The plan?  Repaint and glaze for my brother’s bachelor pad. 


Just a few things I’m working on.  Stay tuned.  

Decorating Spotlight: Bookcase Style

September 25th, 2009

Ever since I repurposed some bookshelves into a media center in our guest studio, I’ve had bookcase styling on my mind.  I am always drawn to bookcases where the back has been enhanced with paint or wallpaper.  I took a few hours to decorate my own media bookcases in an inexpensive way. 

But first, here are a few images that really inspire me.

belle maison blog laura ashley wallpaper From Belle Maison


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