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I bought this dresser at an online auction. Based on the condition of the veneer that I saw in the photos, I thought it would be a perfect candidate for painting. But it turns out it was about 100 years older than I initially thought. Based on the materials, hardware, and handcrafted construction I estimate the dresser was made in the early 1800’s.
This is the perfect dream desk for anyone looking to save space in a stylish fashion. This is a wall mounted with a few built-in items. Starting with the back panel this is mounted to the wall with the French cleat system and wrapped with RF LED strip controlled by a remote. To the left corner, there’s a drink holder. In the middle section of the desk, there is an integrated power outlet with two USB port. To the right of that, there’s a small desk grommet to pass wires through giving the desk a clean look. As a way to stay wire-free, there is a hidden wireless charger. The bottom is removable so if any electronics ever fail you can easily replace it. Last but not least the desk is designed as a two-part system to easily break down and transport.
It’s no secret that I love woodworking. There is something so deeply satisfying about taking simple boards and creating pieces of significance and staying power. Call it the romantic in me, but I love how beautifully crafted furniture can be passed down as precious treasures. Every night my little family eats around the same table on which my great-grandmother and then my mother served their home cooked meals. That is just beautiful poetry to me!I’m not going to lie, I am totally one of those weirdos who geeks out over different types of woods and swoons over a baby smooth sanding job. It’s kind of ridiculous! The good news is that you do not need to be some woodworking connoisseur (notice I am being way more upbeat than saying “freak” lol). Nope, this project is literally about glueing and sanding. You could cut your own wood, but you could even have the hardware store do that for ya if you wanted! Simple, simple when it comes to this DIY marble and wood cutting board. Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
I love to upcycle old stuff into new stuff and I am always looking for new techniques and tools to recycle unwanted things. So imagine how excited I was to find out that you can fuse small pieces of glass in your microwave! It's not like I really need an excuse to drink more wine but seriously wine, beer and liquor bottles do come in some pretty colors . :-)Anyway this little gadget is called the Fuseworks microwave kiln and it makes it possible to melt and fuse glass right in your kitchen! Most of my projects have been small jewelry pieces but today I have finished a much larger project.
When we started the kitchen remodel, my husband really wanted to do all new cabinets. I talked him out of it because the ones we have are functional, solid wood and really just needed refreshing (not to mention cabinets are very expensive!). So he conceded but said he really hated the hinges. The hinges?! So here was my solution to those eyesore hinges.
When I look at the built-ins, I love telling myself “I did EVERYTHING.” I say that out loud because that just sounds braggy. But I brag about myself TO myself because that’s just building self-confidence right? Haha! To be honest, the biggest thing that scared me about the built-ins were doing my own cabinet doors. I wanted to make good doors and not take a shortcut. I looked into it and practiced and practiced and boom-I done made my own cabinet doors! And if I can do it, you can do it. Just read this post and you will know how to build cabinet doors like a boss.
I really think I’m on a roll here in this room. Things are definitely brightening up and it’s happening quickly! So far, fingers crossed.
We are trying to decorate our living room on a budget so instead of buying new furniture I am trying to paint, upcycle and create a beautiful furniture pieces without spending a fortune. I was after a nice statement piece for our living room but did not have the budget for it, so I tried a new technique, which meant I would get my 'statement piece' but without the hefty prize tag.. Here is what I did..
I love it when I find decent furniture on the side of the road. Today's post is definitely a representation of that. When I was out for a walk in my old neighborhood, I walked past a table and 2 chairs on the side of the road. I wasn't a fan of the chairs, so I decided that I would just come back for the table.My co-worker gave me 2 Queen Anne style chairs that I thought would go perfectly with the table. I decided to GET MY STENCIL ON with all 3 pieces.