Thursday, March 19, 2009

before and afters, nightstand

I had a tiny budget to finish out our bedroom. Luckily I found these little guys at the thrift store. They met all of my requirements: they had to have drawers, a small footprint, simple mid-century lines, and mostly be dirt cheap. I thought the walnut veneer was pretty, put there was too much damage so we had to paint. After settling on a pale, pale blue, I prepped and sanded and then Josh sprayed them at the shop. I even got all Martha on us and lined them with some silver faux-boix wrapping paper (by Ms. Stewart, of course.)

Also, a sneak peek on our closet-in-progress:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

another kind of stimulus plan

"Miss B" ,who writes at Blah,Blah,Blahg, noticed the collective blues we all seem to be sharing due to the unending stream of bad news lately, and decided to try and do something about it.

She created the Bright Side Project,a daily giveaway showcasing etsy and other handmade goodness. The prizes follow a loose theme, last month it was all artwork and this month it is all accessories. A winner is chosen based on their answer to questions meant to be thought-provoking and uplifting.
Part of the fun is throwing your hat in the ring to win a great prize, and part is to read all of the other participants answers. Play along here and see if it doesn't put a smile on your face.