A Timeless Classic

A Timeless Classic

Being a resident of Chicago, I was so looking forward to this Friday and the big unveiling of my new Chicago Cubs collection. It was going to be great! Tons of blue and red painted pieces, little Cubbie bears plastered all over the place...I'd even been practicing stenciling baseball bats. Every little boy's bedroom in Chicago was going to have a piece of my furniture in it. Let me tell you, I was ON the bandwagon and loving the ride...until it came to a screeching hault. Well clearly that marketing campaign would have resulted in a huge flop. #NextYear. So, I decided to stick with something a bit more reliable this week. And nothing is more reliable than a classic piece of furniture that never goes out of style.

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Serpentine Dresser

Serpentine Dresser

You know how people say you can tell a woman's mood by what she's wearing? I've decided that theory also holds true with furniture. I've come to the realization that I paint my mood. So, seeing as Summer finally decided to grace Chicago with its presence (nothing like holding out until the end of July!) it goes without saying that my mood has been 'easy breezy' and loving life! Think flowy maxi-dresses and wavy beach hair. That's the look I've been channeling these days, and it's been reflected in my work as well. Good thing I got out of Finance...I don't know how my 'beach hippy' mentality would have mixed with quarter-end close! 

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Two-Toned Desk

Two-Toned Desk

A couple weeks ago I showed off a two-toned dresser I just finished painting. When I purchased it, there was also a matching desk that I bought as well. This past week I got around to finishing the desk. I went back and forth deciding whether or not I wanted to refinish the desk in the same style, or do something completely different. In the end, I landed somewhere in the middle. 

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Stained Top Dressers

After last week's post I received a lot of feedback regarding the stained top feature of the dresser. I agree with all the comments; I think staining the top adds an element of richness to a piece and gives it a bit more of a sophisticated look. And being the sophisticated lady that I am, a stained top is right up my alley! (I can just hear all the sarcastic comments being made right now). Anyways, I want to share a couple more projects I've been working on with stained tops. I'll spare you all the nitty gritty details, and just get straight to the finished products.

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Repairing a Dresser

Repairing a Dresser

After a bit of apprehension, I finally pulled this dresser out of our garage this past week. I found this dresser awhile ago on Craigslist and have been hesitant to do anything with it for several reasons. First, as you can see, it was in pretty rough shape. I knew this was not going to be a "slap a couple coats of paint on it and call it a day" kind of project. I wanted to make sure I had mustered up enough patience before taking on this task. Another reason I delayed was I really didn't know what I wanted to do with this piece. And as you'll learn soon enough, I kept changing my mind throughout the process as well...go figure!

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