This project has been in the works for months. I believe I started on it in October of last year. And what I thought would be an easy job quickly spiraled into a disaster. But we shall take it from the top. This is the story of a mid-century modern china cabinet that has been in my family since the 1960's. I know cause I was there.
I had to give this china cabinet a makeover not because I wanted to but because I had to! Read on!
I am so excited to be working on the girls bedroom. We are adding different pieces to it each day. One of them is this old wood mirror which my son had gotten from a friend of his who was all set to throw it out. Lucky for me I've trained my kids well to look out for these hidden gems. And so he bought it home for me as a gift.
You can see below that the mirror was in pretty bad shape. It was all scratched up and needed to be revived, which I did with just a bit of paint.
It's always a good day when I go to visit Ikea. I have never come back empty handed. Last time I had gone I bought me a Bekvam stool. It was a necessity because I'm on the short side, 5 foot 2 inches and needed it to reach all of my upper cabinets in the kitchen.
I let it sit there for a few months mulling over what I would do with it. Until this week when I had a brilliant idea. I didn't want it to look new, because you know I'd mess it up anyway with all the use. Instead I'd speed up the process and make it look old. But with a little help from my paints. And so today I will show you how to get an easy worn look for an Ikea stool.
Since moving to our new/old home things have gotten very complicated. The rest of the family was already living here so instead of starting from scratch with a clean slate, I came into a house that had way too much already. My dad who also lives here had accumulated a LOT of stuff.
Most of it will have to go (read: garage sale in the spring) but some of it is useable. Point in case this lamp you see below. I found two of them and knew they'd be perfect for my daughters' room. Let's seen how I gave a new life to old lamps.
A few weeks ago I shared my wreath with you. It was such a great wreath and oh so full ... in fact those bells were so full that I couldn't close my storm door on them. So I had to move them elsewhere.
Today I'm here to share how I made them look so lovely and bright, and where I put them to make a pretty holiday decor with an old tray.
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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