Chrissann recently re-did a dresser for her daughter's room. In its original state, the dresser wasn't anything special — certainly not an antique — and she wanted something more fun, and brighter than the original boring brown.
There are so many ways to bring color into a child's room, we hardly need more. But this before and after dresser uses color so uniquely I couldn't help myself. See what happened to this thrift store find...
I think at one time, just before the Napster era, I had over 700 CDs in my collection. Most were kept in CD albums without their cases, but those deemed a favorite or recently purchased were proudly kept near the stereo on a wall rack. I even may have had a few of these very IKEA CD storage racks shown here (or one amongst the wide array of similar style models). I bet there are legions of these CD racks gathering dust in garages and storage units everywhere now digital files are standard...
A few months ago, while searching for furniture to restore for an upcoming outdoor market, I came across this beautiful painted bench. She was so lovely to begin with that part of me debated whether I shouldn't keep her as is. But seeing how much potential there was in this piece, I decided to up the wow factor and add a little more personality. Check it out!
Lettie had been on the lookout for both a dresser and a nightstand for a long time when she spotted this lovely piece on Craigslist for an affordable $40. Not only was it the perfect size, but also the perfect height to do double duty as a nightstand!
When she came across a stockpile of free castoffs from an antique store (i.e. heaven), Emily, the smart cookie that she is, took full advantage. Want to see her final product? (hint: it's not two chairs anymore)
Ever since Ivy moved in with Ralph their room has felt like two piles of stuff thrown in together. Big, messy piles. After a month of outboxing, cleaning, and a little bit of shopping we are at the finish line: at last I finally feel like Ralph and Ivy truly have one, clean, unified room.