Hope your week is off to a good start. Heather called me to let me know that we raised a good bit of money for Cora on Saturday, so that started my own week off right. I also started reading The Happiness Project this past weekend. I am a generally happy and content person, but lately I am feeling a need to just let go. Let go of worry. Let go of the stress that "things" cause. Let go and get back to basics and find the truth. I am ready to embrace a little more simplicity and find the real joie de vivre, which doesn't come from stuff, or appearances. It comes from within. I have a very strong desire to be a good role model for my kids, and raise them to be strong, confident, and aware that stuff is just stuff. Moving out to the country will certainly help me slow my life down and I am looking forward to that. Oh, but don't worry- I will still go full force with what I love, and that is making the new house a home.
Also, speaking of finding happiness, don't forget to enter my 2k Follower Giveaway, where you could win a few of my favorite things, which might help you with finding your own happiness. You never know.
Today, I have a special furniture redo to share. My brother Dana has the most wonderful girlfriend, Viri. If they ever broke up, I might be more heartbroken than him, because I want her to be a part of our family. She just fits. And she's funny and a good match for him. Anyhow, I digress...
Dana's birthday was in August, 6 days before mine. He wanted nightstands. I found one on craigslist (It actually has a match, but they want mismatched nightstands). I emailed him the link and asked if I could get it for his birthday and paint it for him. Well, Viri loved it so he decided he wanted to buy it and have me paint it for her birthday.... so I still owe him a present! Here is the before....
My mom had made them a bedskirt and some pillowcases and still had the fabric, so I coordinated with that. I painted it one of my favorite colors, Newburg Green by Benjamin Moore. When I was in Califorina a couple weeks ago, I showed Viri the tables I did with the dipped leg look. She loved it, so we decided to add that look to her table with an accent of mustard yellow. I used the same method as before with DecoArt Americana in Marigold Souci, which my mom had on hand. Then I distressed the table, and gave it a coat of Minwax polycrylic. And here it is now... It will be trekking across the country later this week via UPS. :)
I am so grateful that I get to help out with my brother's home, even though I am miles away.
So, what projects have you been working on? I love seeing your furniture makeovers each week!
1. Must be a furniture makeover or build.
2. You must be a follower of my blog.
3. Add my button or a text link to your post or sidebar.
4. NO Etsy shops!
5. No repeats- your project must be new to my party.
6. Leave others some comment love!
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