Yep, rocking in her new headphones. She ended up spending the day crafting, listening to music (and moving to it as you can see!), and watching Punky Brewster. My little hooky.
Meanwhile, since it was a beautiful 65 degree January day, I busted my tail to get some furniture painted. I thought I would share with you a desk I completed, since it was affected my the weather and my Spring fever mood!
Last week I saw an ad on craigslist for a curb alert of a free dresser right down the street from me. That never happens! I live in rural America, people!!! The kids were off that day, so I loaded them into the car and headed out. it turned out to be a sweet desk/once vanity (no mirror). I heaved it into the trunk by myself, strapped the hatch down as best I could, and off we went. Since it was a very short drive, I figured we would be OK. Luckily, we and the desk made it safely back to the house! I forgot a true before, but here is what it looked like after a good sanding. Picture it with those classic chippendale style handles.... You know the ones.
I decided to paint it with French Linen chalk paint. I love this color because it is similar to Paris Gray (my favorite) but slightly warmer. It's a great neutral, and I knew I wanted to add some fun knobs that would pop against the neutral base. I gave it two coats of paint, allowed it to dry, and then distressed it and then waxed it with a clear wax. I tried several different knob choices, but in the end, my Spring fever won out, and I went with pansy knobs I bought on clearance from Anthropologie, oh, something like 4 years ago. I haven't been hoarding them or anything. I mean, I knew one day I would use them, and today was that day!
Here is the sweet desk now! I can picture it in a teen girl's bedroom. Or my bedroom. :) The knobs make it fun and whimsical and allow it to not be taken so seriously. After all, my furniture doesn't like to take itself seriously.
I kind of love it. I was really unsure about the knobs at first, but they have grown on me.
Now for some randomness just because this is my blog and I can do what I want. These are a couple things that have made me smile lately.
Emmy received an adorable hat and scarf from a friend for her birthday.... needless to say she adores it and I am on the hunt for the adult version!
Here is a sweet picture I came so close to buying at Goodwill for Valentine's day....
Ha ha, ok not really! But it made me giggle. It's a good thing Emmy wasn't with me that day because she would have wanted to buy it! You know what they say...
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.
Peace out, unicorn peeps. Have an awesome day!
Oh, and also, you can find me over at one of my all time favorite blogs today, Decor and the Dog. Michelle so kindly asked me to share my favorite paint color I have used in my house. I have used this color so far in 3 rooms, and most likely will use it in the kitchen as well. Click on over to check out the post!
Sharing here: Jennifer Rizzo