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Monday, February 22, 2010

Part 1 of "Holy Crap, I can't believe I did that..."

Shhhhhh don't tell anyone, but here's a little sneak peak of our still in progress master bedroom. It's getting really close. The to do list is down to Kevan installing my stunning headboard (a little bit of horn tooting right there...), me finding and refinishing a nightstand and me decorating the walls...

But just because it's really nice to actually see a finished product once in a while. Here is one of the two Shabby to Chic redo's that were completed yesterday.

We'll start with this gem found on craigslist for $30


And here it is tonight. I ran into an issue with finding knobs for this beauty. The holes were drilled at such an odd length that I went through three sets of pulls before throwing my arms up and just going with other knobs that I had purchased for the buffet from yesterday and didn't like.

You might recognize the chair from the corner as being the $11 Chair Redo from this post.

That Crystal 5x7 (empty) frame on the dresser was an awesome find. Although I had second thoughts about buying it because it was so expensive... 99 cents... For a HANDCUT crystal frame... That was a tough decision right there. 

Tomorrow I'll show you the drastic transformation on this piece!! You're not going to believe how gorgeous it is . (Update: See this finished piece here )

I'm linking this to A Soft Place To Land, DIY Day


Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

haha, can't help but laugh at your post title :) and it looks AMAZING so far!! can't wait to see more

Amanda said...

wow! that is awesome! and I cant wait to see what you did with the other one. Dont cha just love Craigslist?

Rachel Lynn said...

Hey, I found your blog via A Soft Place To Land, DIY Day. I love it! You have some really nice repurposes!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow!!! That dresser turned out amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with the other one :)

ladydi said...

I just found your blog. Amazing. Can you tell us what kind of paint did you use, how do you paint your projects and also your chair. Love to have a tutorial.


Lost In Tarnation said...

Thanks everyone for all of your sweet comments! I'm really happy with how they turned out and so happy that you've enjoyed them.

Dianne, I'm on a hunt for two chairs that I can redo for my office and I'll be sure to do a complete tutorial on how I did them.

Next up on my list is a coffee table and I'll do a step-by-step on that one for also.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I never would have thought to use two knobs instead of one handle for each drawer! What a great idea ... and it keeps you from having to putty up the old holes. Love it! It looks amazing.

Lost In Tarnation said...

Thanks Katherine! I'm really happy with how it turned out and since I'm super lazy, I'll do anything to avoid having to putty holes!!!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

The double knobs are what gives this an upscale "Pottery Barn" look. Takes it up a notch over just painting it black!

You've got some good ideas.
Can't wait to see tomorrows finished project.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Cheryl said...

I love craigslist-- and furniture :-) Wonderful makeovers!

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