Friday, February 27, 2015

Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!

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Happy Friday, friends! I know I've been MIA the last few weeks, but between events with Crystal Padilla Music and planning different ideas for the music room, I've been a busy girl! I've also been working on a custom order for a little one's nursery and I'm so excited to share the finished product with you guys! Here's the set that I started with:

Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!

It wasn't "bad" to begin with -- it just had an outdated light wood finish. I removed the hardware, and started by sanding both pieces lightly. If you follow me on Instagram/Facebook you know that I brought these pieces inside because it was. so. coldddd last week. It was craziness and my roomie hated me, but it was worth it! Haha!

The Deets:

Paint: General Finishes Antique White
Glaze: General Finishes Van Dyke Brown -- just paint it on and wipe it off (working in sections)
Top Coat/Sealer: General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat
Hardware: Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze and a spray polycrylic to seal the paint




After:

Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!
Before and After: The Painted Dresser Set!

The client and the little one love them! What do you think!?

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Vintage Orange Sofa Story!

Hey, friends! I haven't had a chance to post any furniture redos this week, so I thought I would tell the vintage orange sofa story! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook :)

A few weeks ago my roommate (Crystal) and I decided that our guest room/music room was used for music more than guests and it was time to make it more comfy for creating music. It's not that we don't love guests, but we have weekly band rehearsals for Crystal Padilla Music (writing for our new album -- yipee!!) and spend quite of bit of time in there. Long story short(ish), we sold the bed in order to buy a couch.

My mind immediately went to a retro/vintage vibe, so I started searching Craigslist. The room is basically a blank canvas, so there were so many possibilities! With a $100 budget, though, I didn't find anything that was vintage and in great condition. A few days into the search, though, I came across a beautiful, vintage, 7 foot long orange sofa. It was fate. (It was within our budget.) It was love. My most favorite part? This beauty was being sold by it's original owner. How cool is that!?

The Vintage Orange Sofa Story!

I texted and emailed the seller, because that's what normal people do (right?) and after I found out someone else was interested too, I made arrangements to go see it the same night I found it on Craigslist. Listen, you have to move fast with Craigslist or someone might steal the perfect orange sofa from you!

I begged Crystal and our friend Chris to come along (because Craigslist can be crazy). We took the band's 4 foot by 7 foot trailer and traveled 40 minutes to see the perfect sofa. When we arrived it was in fact perfect so we started to load it up. Due to a built in shelf inside the trailer, it wouldn't fit. The seller was SO nice and tried to help us squeeze it in, but it wouldn't budge. We decided we would have to remove the shelf... well, I stood back and watched, but Chris and the seller used a drill and crowbar to remove the shelf. An hour and a half later, in the freezing cold, the shelf was removed. 

Sigh of relief. 

The couch went in, but it still hung out 2 inches, so we had to bungee cord the doors shut. It was a hott mess, but it worked. My friends hated me, but I had the perfect sofa in the trailer. 40 minutes later we were home and unloading (around 10 pm).

We went down the hallway, tried to turn the corner into the room and... it wouldn't fit. The couch was so long that it was nearly impossible to turn the corner to get into the room. We tried and tried and tried again from every angle, and it wouldn't fit. So, in the living room it went.

The Vintage Orange Sofa Story!

I went to bed with a sad, sad heart. The next evening, though, my Dad (my hero) suggested that we stand the sofa up in front of the door and then pull it in the door from the bottom. AND IT WORKED! I almost dropped my end of the sofa because I was so excited it was going in.

The Vintage Orange Sofa Story!

So, all of that to say... a makeover of the music room is coming soon! Oh and I have a fun coffee table planned too!

The Vintage Orange Sofa Story!

It will be a slow process because of our budget and all of the projects, but it will be sooo much fun!


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(PS - All of these photos are iPhone photos, so sorry for the poor quality!)

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;
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