This room used to be a lovely sitting room (was supposed to be the formal dining room, but we are definitely not formal people) and free from clutter. Somewhere along the way it became the dumping ground for the stuff I bring home and can't fit into the garage. Usually it's smalls on route to Monticello or upcoming shows, but as you can see, I have some bigger furniture in here as well. And, like the garage, there is some great stuff in here, but most of it just needs some TLC.
My goal, and I have said this out loud to more than one person, is to make a better effort to find things that are ready to sell as is. The problem with that is my budget. Usually, those items cost more and I just don't have the funds to go to an estate sale and say, spend $500 on a bunch of furniture and other items that are ready to be tagged and taken to the mall. So, I look for the bargains and more often than not, they are usually things that need work. Repair, paint, fabric, sometimes all three. In a perfect world I would be more like Tracey and transform my finds before buying any more. But once again, the find is my favorite part. It's my therapy, my bliss.
My husband really is a saint to put up with all my mess. He will even help fix stuff from time to time if I ask real nice. Also important to note, I do work well under pressure and since my next show isn't until June (Farm Chicks) I haven't been as motivated to work on stuff as I would be if I had a show sometime sooner. I always think I have so much time, but when it comes down to the wire, I usually get the stuff I want to get done, done. Of course, that's not to say that if I had been more organized and more motivated, I could have gotten a whole lot more done.
That said, here are couple things I have transformed over the last week.
This is the little bed side table I showed in my last post. It got the creamy paint, shabby treatment and has already been taken to Monticello.
Recovered this little vanity bench. It already had the great creamy chippy paint that I love.
I've had this little cabinet door for several years just hanging out in the garage. I think I bought it with the intention of making it into a sign. Dug out some of my vintage wallpaper, added a little glass knob and voila, instant cute.
Another easy wallpaper project. Got this adorable display cabinet from Diane. It already had the cute black and white stripe paper with vintage receipts that you can see in the background, I just thought the rose paper was more me.
This little shelf I found at the auction and decided it needed to be prettier. It was already painted white so all I had to do was add the wallpaper.
This cabinet came home from the last Expo with me. I gave the whole thing a fresh coat of white paint and added the wallpaper to the side panels.
And finally, this little shelf was a find at the Value Village. It was brown and not too cute, so it got some white paint as well.
Well, that's it for now. I have a couple posts in the works including one about another little road trip I took with my family last weekend. We here in the PNW are experiencing the most lovely spring weather. I couldn't be happier. I even rode my pink cruiser to Home Depot today. What fun!