I tidied up the studio last week, but a weekend shopping trip, two craigslist deliveries from my dad and two deliveries from people who are “picking” for me left the studio in disarray again. Kriste and I tackled it this morning – unpacking, pricing, scooting and arranging. I also went around with sticky notes with instructions for each piece, so Katie and Kriste don’t have to read my mind.
Once things were sorted and lined up, I declared, “No more furniture!!!”
This means I’m going to have to stay off of craigslist and keep blinders on when I’m out shopping for smalls and accessories. I’m always drawn to furniture, but we really do have enough to work on, enough to fill our tent and certainly enough to have to haul down to Lucketts.
So, it’s been said and I need to stick to it!
In my post about the mini-dresser makeover, I shared that I’m shying away from buying child-sized furniture and salesmen samples, because they haven’t sold very well for me lately.
I couldn’t pass up this sweet little dresser, though. Not only is it tiny and cute, but I could see it had potential as a practical storage piece – perhaps on a desk for pens and notecards or on a dresser for makeup or jewelry.
But that was it. I draw the line at one little piece.
Well, until I saw this one…
Those decals clearly needed to go, but otherwise, it’s a great piece and one that could be used in a lot of different ways.
This was a pretty straightforward makeover. We sanded off the decals and painted the little hutch in MMS Milk Paint Farmhouse White. I lightly distressed the piece and left the milk paint unfinished.
It’s a nice piece to set on top of a table, buffet or hutch or to hang on the wall.
It has the best latches on the doors and even little hooks to hang teacups from…
…and it chipped in a few places, keeping the fresh paint from looking too new.
There are still many more furniture makeovers and favorite finds to share…