Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More new furniture

As I said in my last post, I’m feeling reinvigorated to start painting furniture again.  But I haven’t had time yet to start.  So I just keep amassing all these great pieces, waiting for the day I’ll be able to give them a few minutes of my stretched-thin attention.  But I’m hopeful!!  My wonderful mother-in-law has told me that she will come over one morning a week to watch my littlest two so I can get some painting in.  (I love that woman!)  So between that and maybe squeezing some in on the weekends when my husband is home, or on the off chance that the baby takes a good nap at sometime during the day, I think I may just be able to paint again.  Hooray!!

On other, related news, I’ve talked with the owner of a fantastic little boutique in downtown Prescott called Livy Lous about selling my furniture in her shop, and she (and I) are very excited about it!  It’s very Anthopologie-esque, and I think my stuff will be right at home there!  I’ll keep you apprised and post pics when I get some pieces in there.  Not having to sell my own stuff on Craigslist is such a weight off!  I was getting completely frustrated with it.  And now, I’m also feeling freed up to take some more chances artistically and create some awesome things, so watch out and hold onto your socks!!  :)

But, until I start moving things out of the workshop and into the store, I hereby resolve, NOT to buy any more furniture.  :)  It’s starting to pile up a little bit!  Here’s some more new pieces that have made their way into the queue…


Picked up this great waterfall desk at a local thrift shop the other day for a steal.  I’m really intrigued by the two-toned look of painted drawers with stained body (or visa-versa) these days, and since this is almost there, I think I might run that direction with it.  Of course with some fun surprises thrown in as well.  :)


This is a very large mirror!  It’s going to be over-the-top great painted in an unexpected color.


I might just decide to pair it up with the desk as a fantastic vanity.


This full size headboard was screaming my name when I decided to “just pop in” at my favorite thrift store this morning!  It hasn’t been here long enough for me to formulate a plan yet.  What do you think?


I’m going to pick up thus little three drawer dresser this afternoon.  No plans for him yet either, other than I might try and match it up as a set with this big guy…


Love so many things about this piece, the key holes, the original brass pulls.  Not so much with carved details on the drawer fronts.  I’m thinking I’ll probably fill and sand those before painting.

So there you have it!  Along with the pieces I showed you last time, you can see my space (and time) dilemma.  :)  But as the furniture pile grows, so does my anticipation and excitement.  I can’t wait to start working my way through it all, and sharing it with you along the way.  I can’t wait to start getting some pieces in Livy Lous and see where that takes me.  After a much needed and well timed break, it all feels new again, and I’m so thankful.

Thanks for sticking with me.  Can’t wait to show you what’s in store!


  1. I'll have to check out Livy Lous when I'm in Prescott for the lighting of the courthouse square. I hope you have something in her shop by then. I'll be sure to ask. Love your stuff.

  2. So excited to hear about your adventures in paint. I noticed you have a smaller black dresser you found. Any chance it is less than 34" width/ about 35-39 inch height?? If so, I would love to have a piece from your collection- designed by you of course ;)I have searched for a a while with not much luck- I do however have a back up idea. Hugs- Amy M.

  3. *swoon* What an awesome headboard!!! Nice find!

  4. ooh, I'm excited! I love your work. :) That last dresser makes me think of one I just saw over at Better After...

    I really liked that. Now I want an old dresser to play with. ::sigh::

  5. Designs on the headboard, speaks a volume about the craftsmanship.

  6. Your going to hav so much fun re finnishing all this wonderful stuff. that head board is to die for. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

  7. That headboard is DIVINE!!!! I can totally see it as an entry way coat hanger with hooks or something decorative for the wall!!! You're amazing can't wait to see all these pieces finished!!!

  8. I am in love with that headboard! Do you have the whole frame or just the headboard? I have been looking for something like this in a queen for a client of mine and I haven't seen anything. Seems things are everywhere until you want one. Excited to see what it becomes in your eyes.

  9. I think your town is hoarding all of the good thrift stores. I would never be able to find anything like that in the stores where I live. Do you have specific plans for the headboard?

  10. I have a dresser with a mirror and I would really like to redo it but dont know where to even begin!!! Very new to this but would you mind letting me know the steps!! :)


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