5.01.2010

Frustrated? Just shabby chic some furniture!

What a weekend so far! I sewed (project to be done tomorrow - it's a commission for a laptop sleeve) then volunteered with the Happy Cat Haven (boy I missed those ladies) then hung out with one of my most favourite people (Karen) and then I dragged furniture outside... It was sunny and warm out and I gave this table heck... Literally I took out all my frustration on this little table and it was worth it!

I picked this end table up at the Salvation Army for $5. I painted it a lovely off-white then beat it up (aka shabby chic-ed it).

BEFORE // AFTER

AFTER

I also had 3 frames from the Salvation Army (two for $1.50 and one for $3) that I wanted to shabby chic. It's all about being efficient and having an assembly line.

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

Now I just need to print some photos for the frames!

RECENT FINDS

I've been lucky these days! I've managed to find some fun items... Barb from Happy Cat Haven classifies the items I find interesting as odd or different... You may agree once you see my Irish linen tea towels for $3 each. I love them! I might try to use them as wall hangings - maybe frame them. I'm not sure yet.

Then I picked this metal table up from the Gibsons Recycling Depot for $3. It's got some potential for kewlness. Now I just need to find a top for it then I'll know how I want to refinish it.

And to top the day off - Karen found some furniture at the side of the road for me! Oh joy! FYI it's the Annual Neighbourhood Swap & Spring Clean Up Event in Gibsons. Could things get any better? I think not... :-)

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