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The perfect candidate & the perfect match

 As you probably know, I’m on the hunt for things to fix up to take to Lucketts, especially furniture.  I have to be focused on building the stash, but a couple of pieces that I intended for the fair are staying in my house.  One of them, the vanity/desk is just too perfect for my bedroom to sell and this dresser…

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…is the perfect candidate for a project I was just hired to do.  I recently finished a round of kitchen and bedroom project tutorials for HGTV.com and now have been hired to tackle some bathroom projects. Our master bathroom was pretty low on the makeover priority list, but when it’s my job, it gets bumped way up the list!  Woohoo!  This dresser is not only beautiful, but it’s the perfect measurements to convert it into a bathroom sink vanity, so I can’t let it go.   Just imagine this dresser with a simple white drop-in sink and this faucet…

The Weymouth Nickle faucet from Moen is the one I have my eye on, anyway.

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The dresser has amazing details…

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…turned legs, casters…

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…and even came with a mirror that I can mount on the wall.  Perfect!   And I think I’m actually going to refinish it instead of painting it.  The wood is so pretty and I’m picturing the bathroom with soft blue walls, white tile & fixtures, a shower curtain (also an HGTV project) with the fabric used in my bedroom.  The dark walnut will warm up the room and make a nice statement.

We’re also going to install a skylight tube to bring in some natural light.  (There will be a tutorial for that as well!)  I can hardly wait to start the demo work, but that will have to wait until after the fair.

So, speaking of the fair, I am actually buying things I plan to sell (and I’m selling pieces that I currently have in my home to add to the stash.)  I showed you the table base I found a couple of weeks ago and last week I found an old barn door that made the perfect table top…

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It has tons of character and fits great…  The perfect match!

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I was tempted to keep this as well, since I’m selling my dining set, but it’s big (4′ x 8′), so it’s too overwhelming for my space.  My husband will be building me something very similar, though.  Right, hon?


…after Lucketts.

…and the bathroom.

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Tomorrow I’m setting out for New York just outside of Brooklyn.  That area was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy.  We’re going to a church there that was without power for months and had to deal with cleaning up their church building and parsonage after flooding with 3′ of standing water.  They need some help installing flooring and painting some rooms…right up my alley!  I’m bringing what I need to keep my blog updated, so I plan on sharing when I have the chance.  I’m excited about using things I enjoy doing to serve others.







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  1. Perfect! I LOVE how you were able to use the legs & I CANNOT wait to see it as a vanity! :D

  2. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine how you transport all your goodies. You’ve got some pretty big pieces! Your booth space must be huge! And what a dream to get paid to update spaces in your home…lucky gal;)

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