Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Out With the Old, In With the Older

In the middle of all the Senior 2012 end of year business, I've been slaving away on the furniture replacement for our master bedroom.  Remember this post about a month ago?

Here's some of the progress, SuperDave's Chest of Drawers....


Started out solid cherry, partially custom painted by Stacy at Smashing Teacups

SuperDave's nightstand



I painted this one myself, still seeking one drawer pull that was missing when
 I bought it for $30, beginning to think I may spend another $30 to replace the missing handle! 
The picture shows two missing because one of them is in my PURSE!

Seriously, seriously, LOVING THIS!

Don't worry, it didn't go far, the daughter wants this in her room


Purchased this desk with the chest above, paid $30 for this one also,
they both looked more shabby than chic when we got them.
A little TLC goes a long way on an old piece of furniture.
I'll post the before and afters on both pieces soon!

And I also found a replacement for this item purchased 25 YEARS ago



I know all you chalk painters and fans of all that is Shabby and Chic are out there screaming for this to be painted.  Truthfully, I'm not sure SuperDave will let me touch this with a paint brush. 
 I think he kinda likes it 'as is' and I do need to let him
have a voice in my our decorating occasionally once in a blue moon, I suppose. 

Also, I'm kinda tired and ready to lie by the pool for a day or three
and just read a book and sip on a cold beverage. 




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Scribbler said...

don't forget to show us the whole thing when you are done! You have found some great pieces.

p.s. I would probably have to do something with that TV cab -- ever thought about lime wax?

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These pieces are wonderful! What amazing finds! I love the new so much better! I think not painting a piece is fine. It's what you like and it looks amazing now!

Sooner Laura said...

Thank you for the nice comments. I'm beginning to get impatient and am hoping to get the furniture portion of the project finished soon. The entire room will be a work in progress for a while. The next steps are removing the popcorn texture from the ceiling (one of the worst inventions EVER) and painting the walls. Then wood flooring - probably 2013 on that wood flooring, but it will be here soon - time keeps flying by!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Love your new pieces! You did a great job on them! You had mentioned you have a Nikon SLR - Would you tell me what model of Nikon SLR you have? I am wondering what kind to get for my blogging.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great "updated" pieces, Laura. It's so much fun to oust the old when replacing with something better. Right? ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Glad you're a part of the fun.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage