Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Styling my space..

7 years of renting has apparently been stifling my creativity! Almost immediately upon moving in to the new house, I started making a list in my head of painting, building, and landscaping projects. The list is still SUPER LONG, but I wanted to put up pics of a few things that I have accomplished.
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My new bedroom is WAY, WAY smaller than my old bedroom, so the only piece of existing bedroom furniture that fit is my bed. :( Consequently, I had to find something to put my clothes in and my alarm clock on.  Luckily, there is the most adorable "shabby chic" antique shop about 30 miles away, and I found a few items that would work perfectly in my space. Of course, they were all painted.....about 400 times.
I had never stripped furniture before, and after this experience I will NEVER strip it again. Night. Mare.
But, everything came out looking delightfully distressed and more appropriate for the ages of the pieces. I love them.

After the furniture stripping trauma, I changed gears and yanked a gross full length mirror off the back of the bathroom door.  Hottie Handyman made a frame to fit, and I scoured local thrift shops for old sheet music to decoupage on to the wood.  Now, this beauty hangs in the entryway area and I couldn't be happier.

I have quite a few more projects to complete, and my sewing room is still getting organized, but I definitely feel like I'm making progress! This will return to being a sewing blog again, I swear.