Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Makeovers and a Man Cub

Hi Peeps! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a family reunion on Saturday. We had perfect weather and it is always great to see everyone. The only downside is I missed The Barn House Flea Market and A Vintage Gathering which I was really excited about attending this year but unfortunately the dates clashed.

So, I've been surfing the blogs to find pictures of what I missed! Maybe it's better not to know about all that chippy rusty vintage goodness!

Any-hoo, back to the BUSINESS at hand, the makeovers! I got this little dresser at a garage sale recently and I gave her a facelift.

Here she is. First I had to give it a good scrubbing. The rubber gloves and BLEACH kind of scrubbing. Then I painted the drawer fronts our signature Jamaican Aqua and sanded the edges. I was planning to buy some new knobs but I found these from a previous project and thought they fit the bill. I left the top and sides the original shabby HEAVILY distressed white because it would have been a nightmare to work with and I don't know if it's lead paint or just enamel.

At the last minute I decided to add a bird stencil. What do you think?

Yeah or nay? I just thought it added an extra something but I know stenciling isn't for everyone. Most of the time I'm not a fan but there are some great stencils out there these days.

Now back to the before, can you catch a glimpse of that grungy white framed old window on the left...

Say WHAT!!!
Look who thought it was a big joke to jump into my picture. That Man Cub is up to his old antics.

I TOLD him if he did that I was going to take his picture and put his tiny hiney on my blog for everyone to see. He did it anyway.

I finally got a shot off, here's the after.

He's back. 
He wants to wish you all a happy Wednesday and says don't forget to stop and smell the lavender.


Bearly Sane said...

Boy Sares, I think that Man Cub is becoming very cheeky...probably becoming more man than cub now!! LOL!
Warmest Hugs,

xinex said...

You are so good, Sares. You have transformed that dresser to something really precious!...Christine

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Sares,
I LOVE the dresser! So soft and gorgeous. LOVE the cute pic of the little one with the lavender!
Have a great day.

Valerie said...

Hi Sares!

I'm back and so excited to reconnect with my favorite bloggers.

I am loving the dresser makeover. I, too, am not normally a fan of stencils, but I think the little birdie just adds something to each drawer!

And how about that man-cub...I love it...tiney hiney! He's gonna love you for these pics at his wedding someday! ;)

Looks like your business veture continues to grow and do well. Blessings for you!!!

Take care,

Theresa MacNaughton said...

I've said it before, but it's true. You are the make-over QUEEN. I LOVE what you did with that dresser! The Man Cub is a cutie - going to grow up to be quite the heart breaker with a sense of humor!

Cora said...

I love the bird stencil!!