Friday, November 12, 2010

New Addition

Up-cycling old furniture is my favorite new hobby. Have I mentioned that? I don't share every piece I work on, but thought this was a big enough transformation that it was worth sharing.

A friend gave me first dibs on this beat up old dresser that she no longer wanted.


With a little silver paint and a lot of elbow grease, I give you this:


Unfortunately it wasn't the exact silver look I was hoping for...and it's not my best work. But it's pretty cool, huh? I need to invest in some knobs and maybe some new knick-knacks...I'm not crazy about the way it's styled right now. Even still, it's a nice addition to my humble abode.

P.S. The birdcage is also an up-cycling project from like two years ago. It still had the $84 price tag on it and I got it for free off some ones curb. Then spray painted it.

10 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

I love it!!!! So great!

I am working on a desk and hutch right now and can't wait to see the finished product! Its so fun to redo furnitur (and so cheap!)

Love the silver!

Lauri said...

This turned otu really well, Katie. I think you did a great job. It makes me want to go home right now and finish the project I have been thinking about since February.

Maybe next year. Sigh.

Cynthia said...

Who would have thought of silver?? It's great! Did you use spray paint? or brush it on?
Love it.

Kelly said...

Love it! Super chic!

Melissa + Brett said...

You have some crazy talent! I LOVE your sense of style! I have no style. Want to come out here and decorate my place? PS. How do you find the time...I become all consumed by projects and turn into the mean mom!

Kris said...

So pretty!!! I love the color! And I too love to up cycle old pieces for new life. You go girl!

Jen said...

I love it! That's one of my new favorite things to do too!

Abbey said...

It should go on a design magazine, glad you took a before picture so I could see Ross' designs.

STUFFellaneous said...

Totally awesome! Do you reupholster?

Autumn said...

Sweet!