Monday, May 16, 2011

I should blog that!

I’ve decided to finally start a blog. I have been littering my facebook with my furniture makeovers for too long. They deserve more than that. Lately, furniture fills my dreams and thoughts. I cant drive down the street without looking for a "Garage sale" sign or searching at all the thrift stores for unfound treasures.
 Anyone who knows me knows that I kind of like to talk. Ok, I really, really like to talk. A lot. So, maybe, I’m not making any promises, but just; maybe this will be a good outlet for me. Then I can give my mouth and everyone else’s ears a little rest. I will warn you though that if you are annoyed, by grammar errors, run on sentences or punctuation nightmares, you may want to sign off now. I’m a little out of practice, a lot short on time and not really too concerned with my writing. I just want to share my pieces, maybe someday sell some and have a little fun.
Last summer my dad found this hideous hutch at the dump and asked me if I wanted to try to 'update' it. I had no idea what I was doing and still am learning, but LOVE doing it. Here it is the before and after: (yes, a handle broke off :)

After this piece, I am hooked. Ive done a few since and now that the sun is shining I am back to it.  I have decided that I will complete 30 peices before I turn 30. Hence, the 30before30 title.
This weekend I got my first project at a garage sale for $5. My girls are so excited for me to finish it for their room. Here it is yesterday. Last night I sanded it and put some wood glue to tighten it up a little. Hopefully tonight I can start to paint it.....enjoy!

Linked up to :
Primp your stuff Wednesday Linky party,
Domestically Speaking Power of paint party,
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Get together

Woo Hoo!!


  1. Yay! Ape! I can't wait to see all the fun you are having turning old to new:)

    Love Ya

  2. I love it Aprill! What a fun idea!

  3. Hey Aprill, lookin good!
    Cas x

  4. What a great makeover! I am your newest follower....hope you will check out my blog (I'm a newbie too)

  5. Stunning! What a great transformation :)

  6. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  7. I found the same hutch at the Salvation Army. (It's now in my kitchen.) It's amazing what a little paint can do! Love the red. Good luck with your 30 before 30!

  8. Your hutch looks great! I love a great furniture makeover.