11.05.2012

So, I'm a little slow, but...

...I have lots to share today!

Since the Halloween pics were a collective project (meaning, I did not really get one good picture with my camera and I had to wait for Melissa to edit her's) it has taken me longer than expected to get these posted!

First...my Little Bo Peep:


 And...her little lost sheep:


No worries...she found her:


And of course we can't forget their good friend, GI Thomas:


I am a little biased, but I think they are all pretty dang cute!

Since I was behind in posting Halloween pictures, I obviously did not get anything else that I promised posted either...leaving me lots to more to share!

When life gives you a "funky" little piece of furniture...try to make it FUNky!  Case in point...this little thing that I picked up for $10 at Deseret Industries.


Now, I am not going to lie...I think that I got a little over excited because it was solid wood...which as we all know is sometimes rare.  Anyhoo, we were not exactly sure what it was...a very small/short table or a footstool, but I am pretty sure it was the latter.  It had no cushion so I am sure you can understand our confusion.

It first got painted black...you can never lose with black, right?  I also purchased some fabric to make a cushion for it...I don't know what I was thinking...it was definitely "fugly" fabric, therefore, I am not even going to show you!  So there it sat in my garage with a few other unfinished projects!

My hubby was gone hunting the week before last and I was bound and determined to finish those odd projects so he would quit complaining about them taking up his precious space in the garage!  And I have to admit...I could not justify getting more goodies to refinish if I did not finish the ones that I already had.

Still with me?

Now enters the Annie Sloan Paris Grey paint that I already had on had and this Chevron piece of fabric that I purchased from Fabric.com:


Put them together and you get this:


A little fun and funky, don't cha think?!


It took me longer to put those buttons on than the time it took to do the entire rest of the project.  I have since "pinned" a tutorial from Pinterest that will make this project much simpler/faster next time.  In my own defense, I have done tufting many times before, but I already had this piece of foam rubber on hand and it was extra thick...made pulling those buttons through a bitch nightmare!

In case you are wondering...the colors "just happen" to match Kelli's living room perfectly, so yes, it did end up at her house!

Since I freed up all that space in the garage (heehee), I could justify buying this bedroom set from an estate sale that I also went to while the hubby was out of town!  It was a smokin' deal that I could not pass up...Melissa asked me if Dad was going to divorce me over it...I said it was worth the risk!!

Here are all the pieces that I got:

Headboard/Footboard (which was a full that I have already sold, as is):



The chest of drawers (sorry about the grainy pictures):


The dresser


 The mirror


And one nightstand


All solid wood (white ash, which I honestly know nothing about)!  I was positively giddy...especially when I saw the price tag!  $285 for all of it!  Not bad, huh?!  I have already sold the bed because I already have queens for both of my guestrooms and had no other use for it.  I sold it for $80, so now I am only into it for about $200.  I am seriously thinking of painting it and keeping it for my master bedroom.  What do you think...keep it or sell it and double my money?!

That was quite a bit to share in one day, right?!  Be sure to check back...I have another fun decor project from Kelli's house and a few other things up my sleeve.

Till then...


This post linked to:

Primitive and Proper
House of Hepworth 
My Repurposed Life 









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6 comments:

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so they are just the cutest ever, and the foot stool, love it!

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

whoa! big post!
first, the kiddos!!! oh my gosh, so precious. Love all of the costumes!
I love your fun(ky) table. you did a great job. I'm tossing around an idea for an ottoman....but I guess it has to wait for my shoulder to heal.
super furniture! I also love that you call that a "chest of drawers" seems everyone calls them dressers!
you're going to be busy!
gail

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that bargain! And the footstool is really cute. (As are the children, but that goes without saying.)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the yellow chevron!!! so fun!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I came here because I wanted to see how you redid the footstool, as I'm looking for one... But what really stole my heart was your darling sheep!

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Terri, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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