Monday I had the pleasure of meeting Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design in person! We had an awesome time thrifting together in Harrisburg, PA. Neither of us found anything wonderful, but we had a yummy lunch and good conversation. The beauty of blogging is that when you technically meet someone in person for the first time, you feel like you are visiting an already-friend! Julia is beautiful, funny, talented and sweet, and I am really happy to have gotten to know her even better. Here we are just before heading back to our own homes. Isn't she gorgeous?
If you haven't visited her blog, you need to. Take a little peak inside her home....
And since I didn't find any furniture while out with Julia, I stopped at my local thrift shop and picked up these chairs. They are almost done and I am hoping to share them tomorrow if all goes well! Clearly you can see I've already recovered the seats with lighthouses and sailboats. Just kidding. Unless you like that sort of thing in which case I was dead serious.
And last week when I was at the thrift shop I spotted this sofa for $25. If I had a place for it I would have snatched it up so quickly. I don't, so instead I just snapped a pic and admired it. I loved its shape, tufting, and funky green color.
When I returned home on Monday, it was 45 and sunny, so I took this guy out. Spring was in the air and he was happy.... can you tell?
Oh, how I love my Jake!
Anyhow, now onto the furniture makeover. I found this piece last week and LOVED its shape and details...
It had beautiful details but they were hidden in the drab painted brown finish. And yes, I brought it into my heinous kitchen to paint. Lovely floors, huh? I am on a major Duck Egg chalk paint kick, so I gave it two coats of that. Once it dried, I used a wet rag to distress it.... You rub it on the areas you want work just as you would with sandpaper, but it gives a more natural look. Finally, I used a wax brush to apply clear wax it and then buffed it.... and voila! I just love its curved shape! What a versatile piece!
Oh, and I had plans to stage it beautifully, but it was freezing and windy, so sorry! Didn't happen!
This piece will be available at the barn sale in just a couple weeks! :) Now, I am headed in to Emmy's class for the morning and then going to attempt a R.I.P.P.E.D. class with a friend at the gym. If you never see another post from me again, you will know that I did not survive the butt-kicking I am about to receive. Happy Wednesday!