Today is one of the most exciting posts I've ever written. Can you hear me squealing in the background. Now this is something I don't do in real life, but since I'm on the internet I'll allow myself some liberties.
Today I am going to talk about - actually fangirl over - KariAnne of Thistlewood farms. She is one of my all time favorite bloggers and she does it all. She is a decorator, a DiYer and a photographer. But most of all KariAnne knows how to tell a story. Boy, can she tell a story! She can take the most mundane chore, like painting a door, and turn it into a monumental lesson in life. And with lots of chuckles to boot!
Now you are all probably wondering why I'm going on and on about KeriAnne. Obviously she inspires me! And I know I could never hope to reach her level of perfection. But I thought I would give it a humble try after seeing these chairs of hers.
After all chairs can be inspiring, right? This is the tale of the happy chairs.
This is a thing my son gave to me a few months ago. It had been sitting in the corner of one of the rooms - actually it was in the way and had to be moved from room to room - until this week.
This week I got so tired of moving it from one room to the next that I finally decided it was time to do something about it.
I also made sure to find out what it's called: A trough or as we know it a Vintage Book Rack. And this is how I up-cycled it and made it fun.
Here I am another week gone by that I am not working on the bedroom furniture. Instead this week I am going to share a quick makeover that I had wanted to do on this little side table. Please ignore the mess in the photo. Tatou, our puppy thinks the living room is his playground.
I tried to sell this table at the garage sale we had last month but no luck. So instead of donating it I decided to give this old table a new look with stencils.
I am getting ready for a yard sale, in fact I was supposed to have it last month but we had torrential rains and so I still have a house full of things I don't really need - read too many cups and saucers that don't match!
Another thing I have is this awful oval mirror with a plastic frame. Honestly, I wouldn't have given it a second glance except that the kids took all of the mirrors from my room and so I made myself a bet. I would give it one last shot and try to up-cycle this sad sack of a mirror and if I don't like it, then I can still sell it at the yard sale. Now let's see how I intend to save the plastic mirror from the clutches of the yard sale.
Spring is finally here and I have sprung into action trying to finish up the girl's bedroom. (You can see all of the bedroom makeovers at the end of this post.) My girls need as much storage as possible because the house doesn't have much in general. And more importantly they are girls, and girls need lots of storage!!
So when I spotted this lovely (shhh...my dad is a wealthy source of old neglected furniture) I instantly grabbed it and took it up to their room. You might even remember it when I shared the mirror makeover with you. Today I'm going to show you how I gave it a makeover just like Cinderella.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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