Today’s confession: I am obsessed with furniture makeovers.
Not just green with envy. I mean every bit of obsessed. I’ve spent more than my fair share stalking other blogs, oooh-ing and aaaaah-ing over furniture makeovers. Craig’s List has become a daily ritual. Haven’t raided the thrift stores lately, because that is a risky venture, in that I will most likely bring something home with me. Waiting to hit some yard sales because I know I will get greedy and take everything that will fit.
“I swear I will get rid of something to make room for this…”
Alas, I can’t always win these arguments and keep bringing home stray tables and night stands. Good thing I have plenty to experiment with! A few pieces in my own home have fallen prey to my trials by fire.
Have I ever mentioned that I am self-taught?
Going through the motions of attempting to paint new life into a piece can be fun, until I realize “Oh crap, how do I do this?” A couple of my thrifty finds were successful, in that it didn’t get placed on the curb out of frustration with the entire project.
This is my curbside pick-up:
And this is a Goodwill find:
|Using my table prematurely for my “summer drinks”|
Once I’m done with a project, I feel a quick sense of accomplishment before I start thinking “Okay, what’s next?”
I like to try out different techniques, brands, test out tips, and share in my frustration. I can be artsy-fartsy! It’s fun when you aren’t paying an arm and a leg for something, and you get to give it a whole new look.
I am currently having a hard time staying on track with this blog post because I have Craig’s List open right now. Sadly…all I want to do is browse.
“How far of a drive is it to pick that up?”
“Can I make it there and back before nap time?”
“Do you think I can successfully hide my project from Big D until I deem its success?”
I’m half-ashamed to admit this conversation is a solo act.
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite DIY-ers that I like to stalk for inspiration, tips and tutorials:
Be sure to stop by and check out these blogs and get some inspiration for your next project! These gals totally rock.
Thanks for stopping by this week’s Hump Day Confession!