Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coming Up For Air....

This summer has been ca-RA-zee! I can't seem to get my act together no matter how hard I try.  I haven't even had a chance to do a Haven recap, write about having to reschedule my surgery or how we are about to sell our two houses. The kiddos are running me in circles and I am in a constant state of....'what the, what the..???!' I said ca-RA-zee!!!

I have been able to do a tiny bit of painting. The back holds up for short spurts and I try and take advantage of those times as much as possible. I was in desperate need of something to put my tv on in my office/craft room. It needed to have a bunch of storage and HAD to be paris grey. Not to long ago I found a great, ugly, 70's dresser with a bunch of swirls on the front. I painted that one graphite with old white detail and it sold in a day. While combing craigslist I was excited to see a similar piece listed. Unfortunately my before picture was pre-mac and pre-hard drive failure so I don't have photographic evidence of it's ugliness but I am sure you can imagine it in all its orange wood glory....(sorry, for the pics..see disclaimer.)


Pardon the shadow....I took a great photography class at Haven and adjusted my camera to Lord knows what settings!! I am probably the only person EVER that takes worse pictures after sitting through a photography session given by some seriously skilled photographers...

Some of the knobs weren't salvageable so I added some clear how it gives it even more of a girly touch

The original plan was to keep this in my office. Why do I bother? I sold something quickly in my booth and needed a piece to fill the hole. So this is where this beauty now sits.  While my TV and a bunch of other crap sits on the floor. Oh well, such is life in the furniture biz!

Linking up with the great parties...

 The DIY Showoff , howtonestforless , coastal charm , Primitive and Proper , 
Domestically Speaking , Not Just a Housewife , Restore Interiors , The Shabby Creek Cottage , Miss Mustard Seed , Friday Feature @ Redoux


  1. Ooh, I love this, Francine! Such beautiful details.
    It sounds as though you have been extra busy this last month. (Hope you're able to find a few moments of relaxation.) Miss you girl! Wish we lived closer.

  2. This turned out so gorgeous - great job!!

  3. What a lovely Piece:)
    Ethereal PLUS what I love

  4. Popping over from Facebook! I love the dresser! Those colors are fab!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  5. Oh. . .if you want more comments, get rid of word verification. . .I nearly just closed the window. . .

  6. Thanks Mikey...did that awhile back not sure why it is still on. On it!