Tuesday, June 26, 2012

perfectly imperfect...

I decided to take a little venture into a new hobby because ya know being a full time Mom, house keeper-upper, errand runner and the like  just wasn't keeping me busy enough. 

I have my B to thank for this new idea....my new hobby is buying, fixing up, painting and re-selling furniture!!  It is the perfect hobby for this time of the year because Cullen can be outside with me in a well ventilated area and he is plenty entertained.  He has even taken up painting himself!  Every time he sees a paint brush now he grabs it and "paints" anything and everything, it's so cute.  Anyway, our street is not busy with traffic but there is a lot of new construction by us which means lots of big trucks driving by at all hours of the day so Cullen can hang out in his pack-n-play, wagon or stroller and watch all the trucks go by...while playing with his own trucks.  We usually only head out for an hour or so and then I go back out anytime he naps so everything has worked out great so far.  

Here are my first two projects....

before:

after:
and guess what....it already SOLD!!

before:
I don't have a picture of the top of this big hutch but I'm sure you'll get the idea

after:


 i attempted to stage the piece just for fun and extra pizzaz! 
 i was quite pleased with how it turned out!  shabby chic all the way!  i told B if our house had shabby chic decor i would want to keep this.
And there ya have it my first projects!  I just listed the big piece for sale.
I found some more fun items yesterday so we'll be spending the day outside again....actually, we're heading out there in 5 ;)

Hope ya'll are doing well!
p.s. winner will be drawn tomorrow for the earth's best giveaway and a new giveaway will be posted on thursday!

25 comments:

DreamTNM said...

That is so awesome!! Great hoppy! Thanks for those ideas too! ;)

jayme said...

wow well done!! i love them!

ty said...

GIRL!! Those look amazing!!!

Mrs.305 said...

Wow! How fun those look awesome!

Lauren said...

Ummmmm, amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Shayla said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loooove the turqouise!!!! :D

Annie said...

VERY cool Annie!! Love them both :)

Jessica said...

Both pieces look awesome!!!

Just the Two of US said...

I'm in love with all the pieces! they are so cute! great job!

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

These look awesome!! Congratulations on starting something new!!

Expat Girl said...

Fun I love them!!! I have no idea how you have the time to do them but I am very impressed! : )

Shannon said...

Wow you did a great job! Sounds like a fun hobby! Good job lady.

Carolyn said...

I love this! Both pieces look amazing!! Can't wait to see more of what you do!

If you find a cute dresser that will go good under a tv, let me know! HAHA :)

Miss Chelsea said...

Those turned out awesome. I really love the white one!

Allyce Riemenschneider said...

I have thought about getting into this as well! I love both of your pieces. Looks like you have found a talent of yours! ;)

Lea Liz said...

I love both pieces you have done!!!! I have been wanting ot do my dining room table and hutch that was my grandmother's but don't want ot ess it up since it is so big and special!! You should give a tutorial about how you do it!! Do you sand or just start painting? Do you prime?

Dreams Do Come True said...

Please come decorate my house

Dreams Do Come True

http://happilyeverafter-tiffany.blogspot.com/

Olga said...

Great job, lady!! Love the turquoise, so so Pretty!

McKeever Cobia said...

LOVE!!! Where are you selling them?

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow, those pieces are SO beautiful!! Love the turquoise color!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

LOVE IT!! I love the turquoise table.

Jax said...

Love this! What a great hobby and way to make some extra cash, too!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Hey Girl~

A++-- Love this!! I love the turquoise table~
Happy 4th of July!

Kelly
www.KellyAnnStudio.com

Simply Sommer said...

So cute!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those look great! Where are you selling them at?

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