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I found this gem for $40.00 on Craigslist. It was in great shape, minimal damage that could not be fixed. After a major cleaning and heavy sanding on the top (it was laminate) I got to painting.

This was inspired by my post here. I used Killz primer, Rustoleum Satin Black and Rustoleum Bauhaus Gold.



One coat of paint

Lined drawers (I hate contact paper :/)


With the headboard

Instructions on how I made the headboard are here.

Thanks to Remodelholic for the feature!


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This is another plan I got from Ana at Knock off Wood. It was listed on my upcoming projects list which I am slowly chipping away.



Staining - I really hate this process :/ - but its necessary to get the results I want

Details of the finish

With random items - I still need to get lighting for this table

Top View

I wasn’t an immediate fan when I finished this because I would have loved it about 5 inches taller. It’s grown on me but I am still tempted to make another with adjusted dimensions from Ana’s plan.

That’s it! What are you building???

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Key Holder

This was inspired by DIY Showoff. This was really easy and took me about 10 minutes to make.


After stickers, modgepodge and acrylic spray


The last picture is placed on my Hyde Console Table I showed you last week.

Thanks to Roeshel for this brilliant idea!

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Hyde Console Table

My console table is finally done! I love it. This will inspire me to make more pieces like this before I spend a good penny. It was worth every minute of it. Thanks to Ana from Knock-Off Wood for her fantastic plans. The plan I used is here.

I used Minwax Jacobean stain. Tips: Measure, Measure, Measure! Follow Ana’s instructions. Be patient.


Ignore my wall, I am still testing paint swatches

Pieces laid out

How I held the pieces, I dont have clamps (yet) so this worked

Attaching the top (upside down)


Detail of the wood grain




I am very happy with it

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Upcoming Projects

I have been busy getting my projects lined up and will start posting finished pieces next week.

Here are samples of what is coming

  1. My first project will be the Hyde Console Table. Ana at Knock-Off Wood is a genius! I love all her projects and I have been dying to get on her bragging board – Finished here!
  2. Also from Knock off wood – Rustic Modern Console Table – Finished here!
  3. Chandeliers. I think I have three of these and will be doing them as shown be Mrs Devore here and here
  4. Key holders as shown by DIY ShowoffFinished here!
  5. Staining and re-finishing my Craigslist coffee table and side table. I am going for this look. Luckily mine were only $54.00

See you soon!

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This was a treasure I found in an Antique mall by my job.  The stall owner was having a sale and I jumped right on it.

In the stall


I wasn’t a fan of the pinkish fabric and I don’t care to keep seat fabrics that are already used so I decided to use some that I bought from the Hobby Lobby sale rack for $1.98 for the 2 yrds available.

I unscrewed the old top, removed the fabric, batting and foam and replaced it. This is what I ended up with.

I am not sure where this baby is going yet, I will deal with that as the house comes together, for now it provides extra seating in the living room.


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Mirror Refurb

I have had this mirror for about 6 years and always kept it in my dining in my old apartments. The gold color is awful and I decided to re-use this for my guest bath temporarily (I want something bigger in there).

I took it apart, sprayed primer and two coats of paint and viola.

Original Mirror


Two coats of spray paint


The finish

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