Tuesday, April 28, 2009


There is something I've been missing quite a bit lately, mostly due to a lack of time. I love to take something that is worn out and ugly and turn it into something beautiful (or at the very least, less ugly than before!)
Take this chair for instance...
Sometime before Christmas, I spent a day reupholstering it and making it a little more attractive!

I believe I also swore I would NEVER DO IT AGAIN!! And, I probably won't! But there is something absolutely cathartic about making something old newly purposed. It gives me a creative high! (Or, maybe that's just the spray paint!)

Either way, last week I took on a project I've been wanting to do for A LONG TIME... John Wesley's room!! While I'm not even close to finished (I've got to paint the walls, make some curtains, hang some shelving, etc.), I DID re-paint his desk and "new" bed (a great find from one of Grandpa's dumpster diving excursions!)

Here's the before:

And the after:

Here is his bed looking quite lovely with his new bedding:

The best part was how excited JW was when he walked into his bedroom and saw it for the first time! The bad part? My creative juices have once again been stirred and I now have a list of enough projects to last a couple of lifetimes!


  1. Well, Les says that chair is the most comfy one in your house. So you cant really get rid of it...

  2. very impressive!