Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time To Organize And Start A Dresser Makeover Project

"If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris

We have a couple of places in our house where we go with everything that we currently do not have a use for.  Those are in our bonus room above our garage and in a spare walk in closet upstairs.   Both of these areas have gotten extremely out of control.

I really shouldn't show you pictures but as punishment to myself I am going to.  Are your ready for it?  Ladies and gentlemen welcome to our bonus room:

I quickly slammed the door again after taking that picture!  I WILL get to organizing that again one of these days.  Salvation Army here I come!

The closet outside the bonus room is almost as bad:

The top shelf still looks pretty darn good though!  This area is supposed to be for things I want to keep for future grandchildren but I'm seeing a few extras.  And what is this on the other side?

This poor dresser has been through more makeovers than Joan Rivers.  It started out in my nursery when I was a baby.  I'm not even going to tell you how many years ago that was!  At one time it was painted dark brown and in my brother's room.  I did the last makeover for my daughter.  At that time it had one broken drawer which I just removed and covered up with cork board.  I'm wondering if it can handle one more makeover?  I'm thinking of using it in the hallway just outside my craft room.  It will have to have a much more sophisticated look which could be challenging.  However, I am up for it and even have a couple of ideas.

I will be starting the sanding today and the project I have in mind for the knobs.  You may get a few sneak peeks as I move along with the project.

Watch for the completed project tutorial over at Rustic Crafts once the makeover is complete.  This is where I post all of my diy projects and craft tutorials.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Link Parties And Updating Directory

I am currently going through the process of updating my link party directory.  If you host a party or know of a party that is not included in my directory, you can send me an email to and I will gladly add it in.

You can click the link party directory tab at the top of the page for the current listing.  There are some great parties listed that you will want to check out!  It is always inspiring just to see what other people are creating or cooking up.

This week is also the third week of the new Saturday Shabby Shares link party that I am hosting over at Rustic Crafts.  The party will now be running every week from Friday noon until the following Tuesday.  So, start linking up your crafts, home decor and recipes now!