I have A LOT of things in the hopper, so I thought I’d share a few with you. This desk is for my office. I’m doing the same look I did with my furniture stripping tutorial table. I’ve already stained the top dark walnut, which is why it is covered. One more coat of paint… This little table is for the shop. Inspiration hasn’t hit me, yet, but I have this pretty blue/gray color I’m going to use on it. This table was $1.00 at an antique store. It had been sitting outside for so long that the finish had totally flaked off. That made my job easier! Since it was raw wood, I stained the top (dark walnut, of course) and I’m still deciding what color to paint it.
What’s in the Hopper & What’s New
This is the current state of my dining room…yikes. Our new shop is opening in a few weeks, so I haven’t been bringing anything into the current shop (less to move.) So, my house is the holding place…and I’m ready for it to not be the holding place any more. This French Provincial sofa is waiting for a slipcover.
My dining room table is covered in yard sale and thrift store finds. To the right is some finished tables, the painted shutter and two more chairs waiting for a cleaning & slipcovers.
And my office is even worse…This is my little work surface. I’m in the process of looking for a big farm table or waiting for hubby to make me one. I’m currently making over my bulletin board that usually hangs above that. I’ll reveal that today or tomorrow.
And here’s my temporary desk. It’s a vanity that will move down to the basement for a new look and then move into the shop. I can’t wait for my other desk to be completed. It’s like “musical furniture” at my house.
Oh my…and here’s the floor. What’s funny is – I’m a crazy neat person. Messes drive me nuts, but I don’t have a good place for this stuff until the new shop opens. Also, I’m looking for a large wardrobe to help with storage, but I haven’t found the right one, yet. I’ve entered this post in the Procrastination linking party at The Inpired Room. This stuff needs to be done ASAP!
And here are some of my finds from today. Don’t get upset…this fabric was NOT from Goodwill! While on a trip to Goodwill last week I spotted a brand-spankin‘ new Hobby Lobby. I’ve heard so much about that place on the blogs, so I went to check it out. Loved it! I bought this fabric for my bedroom, but it may go in my office…haven’t decided.
This was from Goodwill. I still can’t decide if I really like it or not, but I’m going to paint it and see how it looks then. I’m thinking white with an antique glaze. We’ll see.
This nickel finished towel rack had a Bed Bath & Beyond sticker that said $19.99! Someone tried to unload it at a yard sale for $3.00 and it ended up at Goodwill and in my basket for $2.97.
This stool is nothing special, but it will look really cute painted up for a kid’s bathroom. It was $3.97.
I actually bought this mirrored tissue box last week, but forgot to photograph it. I think I’ll add some painted detail around the sides.
I purchased supplies to make some topiaries from Hobby Lobby, but decided I would take my chances on finding cheaper pots to put them in. No more than 30 minutes later I found this pair in Goodwill for $1.97 each! Now, I hate brass, but spray paint can fix that. I’ll show a tutorial shortly…
As you see…I’ve got a lot to do! I’m also painting a full-room Star Wars mural this weekend. I can’t wait to show you pictures of that! Stay tuned…
I’m linking these finds to the Thrifty Thursday Party over at Bloggeritaville. Check it out!