Monday, February 21, 2011

Transformation of a Bureau

This was a sad, sad bureau when I got it, you can see why it was a freebie!

Missing hardware... runner on the bottom drawer (you can see how crooked it is).
What this baby needed was a paint job and a little L-O-V-E!

The top was kind of gross, so I cleaned it up and used the embossed 
wallpaper (anaglypta) on the top, which made it look extra special!

This bureau has a lot of pretty details, like the columns on the sides. 

The details show up nicely once painted and distressed.  
The paint I used was "Cream In My Coffee" by Valspar, 
one of my favorites with it's pink undertones!

I found some hardware to match and sprayed them all black.

Here she is after her transformation!

Even prettier with a mirror to match!

This mirror found a different home than the bureau,  
Amy, from Maison Decor purchased it for her vanity, 
check out her post (link above) to see how it looks in it's new home!
This bureau will be getting an attached mirror 
with the same shape as this one, it will be perfect!

Thanks for looking!!!

Linky parties I will attend...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sewing Machine to Desk... or Vanity... or Sewing Table... So Many Options!

Okay, now this is what it looked like before!

This housed a Kenmore sewing machine!
I thought it would make a great desk, vanity, or sewing table.

So, I removed the guts...

...and filled the hole using a 
1 inch piece of pine, supported by some metal brackets.

I used wood filler to fill in any gaps, then sanded.

It's getting there!

I spray painted all the hardware black. 
Here it is all put back together.

If you need space to spread out, you're all set!

The paint color is called White Sage by Behr.

I just love the detailed molding around the bottom!

Here she is again.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Take on a Valentine's Banner!

Now part of the "Lonely Hearts Club", I wasn't going to decorate for 
Valentines or celebrate for that matter, but...

I still wanted it to be special for my little Valentine, Sullivan!
I found many of these vintage Valentines from the Graphics Fairy
some I already had and some I created in Photoshop with various elements.

The first and third I created in Photoshop. 
I created a pdf, so if any of you would like to create your own, click here!

I punched two holes at the top and used ribbon to string them together.

I created the first and third here also, layering different images.

I also cut around each one with scalloped 
edged scissors to really give them that vintage feel.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Now linking to:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just The Thing to Start Decorating for Spring!

Here are some new items we just recently put in the shop. 
Email me with any questions regarding dimensions, etc. 
Remember... first come, first served!
You will also find these items and more on the
"Shop @ Rustique" page at the top of my blog.

This trunk is in excellent condition! | $85
It still has all it's leather straps intact, along with the handles.
It does have the insert, also in great condition. 
(forgot to take a picture, but if you are interested, I will send you one)

 The original tag reads" Fred W. Wood-Fort Monroe, VA"

Mirror  | $45 |
Painted in a blue-green and distressed.

End Table  | $55 |
Painted in a light blue/green and distressed
Shelf for extra storage, the top is unique with two levels.

Bookcase  | $85 |
Painted in a light aqua and distressed. Back is lined with anaglypta.

Large French Provincial Desk  | $115 |
Painted in a light aqua and distressed.

Butcher Block  | $195 |

Beautiful Twin Bed  | $95 |
Painted in a light aqua and distressed.

Antique Dresser  | $160 |
Painted in a light blue-green and distressed with glass knobs.

Cute Side Table  | $48 |
Painted in a light blue-green and distressed with anaglypta top.

Cute Desk with Lots of Options  | $125 |
Painted in a light gray-green and distressed. Open for more surface space or close for a small space. 
This was an old sewing machine, which was taken out and the top filled. Great for computer, sewing or vanity!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snowy Weather....

Okay... I've had enough!!

I do love this picture though, taken from my upstairs bathroom window. 
It's very calm and serene, with flakes still falling from the sky in the sunshine.

We have really been hit hard with snow storms this winter, 
my son has had one snow day a week for the past month!

This is our pathway out the door!

My little guy isn't even happy about it anymore!!

I'm very grateful that my neighbor snow blows a path 
from our driveway to theirs, which is where the bus stop is.

It's a good thing we don't use the front door!
I will be painting the house in the spring/summer a light grey like our 
shed out back, probably time for the eagle above the door to go too!

Piles and piles of snow!! 

This pic is taken from the driveway, we use this side entrance.

Can't wait for spring!!  Let's hope the groundhog is right!


I guess I spoke too soon... more snow....


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