Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two down, One to Go and I'm a Lucky Girl

First, the lucky part. In the past few months, I've been lucky enough to win THREE giveaways via some awesome blogs. I never win anything, so this has me scratching my head...but I'll take it!

First, Maryann from Domestically Speaking gave away one of her Burlap Beauties. It now hangs in my mudroom.

Second, Sharon from Elizabeth & Co gave away a yoga mat. Can't wait to use it.

And just today, Tara from Lauren Lane Decor gave away a gift card to Anthropologie!

If you haven't been to these blogs, get over and take a look! Thank you, ladies!
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As for the "two down", I didn't think I was going to get any projects done this week...or at least I didn't think I'd have time to write about them, but here we go. *disclaimer* All pictures below were quickly taken tonight with my point and shoot...terrible lighting

This first table has been with me since this summer. Has anyone been to Bayfield, Wisconsin? Probably not, but on the off chance that you have, have you been to the Junk Lady? You can't miss her...she's got "junk" lining both sides of the highway on the way out of town. And Sally, said Junk Lady, is quite a character. Anyway, this table was very wobbly and bare wood, but had SUCH cute carvings. I got it for $5, my father-in-law made it sturdy with a capital S, and I painted it a glossy white. It was eh. It has been sitting in my basement ever since. Tonight, the hubs brought it out to me in the garage and said "do something with it or get rid of it". (He's not really as mean as he sounds ;)

I had nothing to lose, so I distressed the heck out of it and put walnut stain over it. It's much better!




This little beaute was brought to me by a gal who owns a shop in Minneapolis. She brings me stuff that she finds, I paint it and she sells it...it's a fabulous relationship! She finds ah-MAZING items. Of course, no before of this one, but look at the details!






And lastly, is this gorgeous dresser that I cannot WAIT to work on. I got her off Craig for $25! I'm thinking a walnut top with a painted body...but what color?


Oooohkay..I think this post has been long enough. Hope you enjoyed part of it ;)
~Allison

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31 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the details on that first table! and the dresser i can see a nice ocean blue, with a ark top... i think that would be lovely! enjoy all your prizes, lucky duck!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

the tables turned out great. love the color cant
wait to see the dresser

Karen said...

Hi popped over from Miss Mustard Seed,those tables are amazing and the dresser is beyond gorgeous.I'm sure it will look stunning when done.

Becky said...

The tables look great.

What a deal on that dresser! I was just admiring something very similar in the fall/winter 2010 Country French magazine (p. 44). It looks to me to be a time-worn antique green...and looked FAB in an entryway.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks fabulous!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Those tables turned out sooo good! You got a killer deal on that dresser, too. Might I suggest gray? :)

Congratulations on your prizes!

Judy said...

I linked over from the Feathered Nest party. I love those tables...they came out amazing. I am your latest follower. I'd love if you would come check out my blog at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com and follow me back. Again, awesome job on those tables. I'd love to see that dresser painted maybe heirloom white and keep the top walnut.

Inspired by you said...

Just love the detail on the tables. They look great!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Love the tables and that dresser is going to be darling! All the usual choices for paint- white, of course or I think a soft seaside blue with the stained top would be beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I never enter those things, but I might just change my mind, after hearing about all your good luck!

Gorgeous tables!

I am jealous of that dresser you found on CL! Looking forward to see what you do with it!!!

Blissful Craziness said...

Wow! You should play the lottery with all your luck:) The table is beautiful!

Brandi said...

Congratulations on your wins, you lucky girl! I love what you did with the tables. I'm glad you decided to stain the top of the dresser and paint the bottom. I've been anxious to try this technique, but I'm too chicken. Hopefully once I see your dresser I'll get push I need to get started on mine!

Mandy Lou said...

I really lie the first little table and am so glad "you did something with it"!!! It looks great. I have just painted a side table off-white and wanted to do something to it, so will probably copy your idea of distressing and staining. Take care,

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever said...

Congrats on your wins! I think the tables are gorgeous, and what a steal on that Craigslist dresser! I'm your newest follower, I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd stop by and maybe return the favor! Take care!

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

great job on the tables! i am thinking robin's egg blue for the dresser...what an amazing find on Craigslist!!

Meg said...

I love your finds! You sell them??? I live south of Minneapolis. You do a great job re-doing them! I love how you distress them...adds great character! Can't wait to see what else you come up with! I hope you can join in my givewaway for a FREE gallon of paint! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I love that second table! gorgeous!
the dresser? white (Heirloom or otherwise) with a dark walnut top! sounds fab to me!
gail

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, congrats on your wins! Fun!

I love that second table! Gorgeous! I'm with Gail on the color/treatment for the dresser. That sounds like a winner! Grey would be pretty, too.

Take care,
~Michelle

Larissa said...

That table is gorgeous! I'm following now from the follow swap!

jandjhome said...

Hi there, I'm following you from the blog swap. So many great projects. I love it.

oops! said...

So cute! The hardest part, picking a color! Can't wait to see what you do, it will be great I am sure!

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

I love how they turned out. I am on the look out for a similar style dresser for a project I have in mind. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Dayna said...

what a great job you did! Do you get anything out of the pieces that the girl who owns the shop sells?

Pattie said...

Love the finish! I'm a Craigslist groupie, too. Love it. Sold a lot on it also. Found you on Swap Followings so I am now a follower! 8>)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

If only I could find someone to sell my paintings like your friend who sells the furniture! My dream would be answered! At least I know it's possible.
Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser. The tables are fabulous.
Please join us this weekend at Passion for Paint and link up your project! Links open Friday night @ 6 pm PST.

http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Lovely details!! You did a great job with this!

For the dresser...I'm loving wood tops with lighter (cream) bottoms...but that's just my opinion! :)

Thanks SO much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Mizzreviewlady said...

I am so glad that i found your blog! I am now following your blog and would love it if you could follow me back at http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/ Thanks so much!

Susan...myhomeroad.blogspot.com said...

Found you on "a little lovely"... I love what you are doing with furniture. Stop by and see me. I'll follow. Have a great day!
Susan

Brandi said...

Congratulations on your latest win from Type A!

Nicole said...

Found you via Homemaker on a Dime blog. Your furniture rehab creations are absolutely fabulous and can't wait to see your future endevours.