Saturday, January 22, 2011


I had a 5-day weekend last week, which chiseled a perfect space in my calendar for some time thrifting with my favorite bargain hunter, Lydia Grace, and refinishing/painting our bedroom furniture. The thrifting finds were mostly in the clothing department, so no pictures. But, I am rather excited about the results of the painting project. The pictures do not capture the color quiet right, but our room is pulling together just in time for the end of our lease in April. :)

Voila! :) White is happy. I even hung up a white valence that I found on clearance at Wal-mart.

We've also added some new pieces to other parts of the house. One item, a gorgeous knotted pine tv hutch was generously given to us by some friends-of-friends. The other, a black antique-looking shelf I found in the dumpster pile-- because it was missing a door! Well, I just yanked that door off, and spray painted the naked wood.

We have a mis-matched home, but I love it. Eventually it'll all pull together well.


  1. I LOVE the bedroom furniture, especially with the black hardware! And of course, that garbage find is just perfect. The garbage can be the best place to find treasures.

  2. Thanks! Actually, they're tainted gold knobs/handles, which is even better than black! They make the dressers look more worn and antique. :)

  3. Love it! Super cute :D Can't wait to be there!