How I’ve missed you! How have you been? I realize I’m a little late to wish you a Happy New Year, but it IS a new year nonetheless. I don’t know about you, but the end of the year is always pretty crazy for me. 2014 was no different. The fall gets super busy with family photo shoots and, surprisingly, several weddings. On top of that I’ve got my beach towel gig. If you don’t already know I design beach towels for Costco and that project wraps up right before Thanksgiving. And I pretty much become a crazy stress ball who is less and less fun to live with.
But when it’s done, I take a deep breath and I am a new person. No kidding. Tony will tell you that I am a totally different person for those few months. Pretty sure he prefers the post-beach-towel-designing-me.
With a new year come all sorts of new goals and ideas. For me, I feel my creativity start bubbling under the surface, ready to make things and clean things and paint everything in my path! My amazing hubby got me a sewing machine for Christmas so look out! I have no idea how to sew, but I will be learning shortly and, I’m sure, recovering every pillow I own.
I’m ready to get back to making over some furniture, but first, I need to catch you up on some of the projects we did at the end of last year. My dear friend Jessica told me she was looking for a sturdy dresser with 9 drawers for their nursery. So we said we would keep our eye out. I had sent several photos I had snapped while out thrifting and none of them were what she was looking for. Until Tony spotted this one.
I walked right by it. Don’t know how I could have possibly missed it. I must have been distracted by the owls.
Jessica had a vision for the room and picked out this awesome coral-y color… which I proceeded to spill all over the garage floor. It was bound to happen. I’m surprised it hadn’t happened before now.
*side note* When I spilled the paint I cleaned it up with a bunch of paper towels. But the next time it happened, which was, no kidding, like a week later, I just let it dry and peeled it right off the floor! Much better and easier clean up. Oh the beauty of latex paint!
Anyhoo, look how great it, and the nursery, turned out! I took that belly shot of Jess! (*shameless self-promotion*)
I spray painted the existing hardware with (the other love of my life) Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic Spray Paint. I have an unhealthy relationship with this stuff and may or may not have painted everything from a lamp to sticks with it in the past few months.
Some of the hardware was missing so we had to get creative to find something that would match. We had a bunch of old glass doorknobs in the garage and thought they would make excellent drawer pulls. My brilliant husband had the idea to buy giant washers to give them a little more of a backing (and to cover up some of the holes left from the old hardware). I love how they turned out!
And I think little Isabella liked it too!
She looks quite comfy there. What a doll, right?