Wednesday, August 25, 2010

to sell or not to sell?

my armoire and i go way back to an off-the-beaten-path georgia antique store circa 2002.  i could barely afford it back then, but i couldn't walk away. 

heather and i managed to squeeze it into my ford focus station wagon and move it ourselves.  twice. 

it housed a couple different bulky television sets throughout the years.  but now, i'm afraid, i struggle to find a purpose for it to serve (or the space). 

(upon first moving to lamar it housed my old hand-me-down TV)

(rob's upgrade to the room - technology.  go figure!)

i have temporarily stored it in a guest bedroom but as that room is being converted to an office it has not found it's functional purpose in that space either.

it may be time to let go. 

(either that, or store it in my basement with the other items that are quickly accumulating ...)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

painted furniture

i love paint and the power of it's transformation. there is just something therapeutic about seeing a piece of furniture (or room) transform before your eyes.

instant gratification!

when i rented my first few apartments out of college and couldn't afford nice pieces, my solution was to find furniture with good bones and recreate it with paint.

ten years and several pay raises later, i still find myself hunting for items with strong substance. i just don't have it in me to fork over money for something new that is poorly constructed and overpriced.


i scored these two lovely pieces on craigslist a while back for a whopping $40.  you may remember the finished product?

likewise, i discovered boyfriend's end table to have a strong resemblance of mine and therefore, painted them in the same glossy white finish to serve as a matching pair of bed stands. 

i think they will do the job just fine in the guest bedroom with it's current vintage wallpaper.  yes?

beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  the key is to look for solid craftmanship, distinct architectural details ... and please, disregard the finish ... that is up to you to decide.