Saturday, August 29, 2009

Project Motivation


This week I received in the mail, the perfect form of motivation for a long overdue project! Do you see that awesome paint kit below? It is a new line of decorative finishes from Country Living called Caromal Colours...Distressed For Success. I won this fabulous prize from a giveaway I entered at A Soft Place To Land a couple weeks ago. The only catch to accepting it, was that I had to complete a project with this kit and blog about it. Of course I instantly agreed. I have a ton of never ending projects on my to do list, and this was just the motivation I needed to get at least one of them done.



I chose the color "Peppercorn"...which is basically just blah blah black. But once you're finished putting the toner on and distressing it...it is anything but boring!



And here is my victim in all of her heinously hideous glory! Seriously, this little lady needs some lovin'. It was given to us by my mom when we first got married almost 12 years ago when we had no furniture. Unfortunately it has been our nightstand ever since. So sad...on so many levels. And the icing on the cake...(or the arsenic, whatever) is that it perfectly matches my floors that I absolutely despise!
YUCKY.



Did I mention that it has this lovely hardware that I cannot wait to replace? Do you see where the paint is scratching off? Um yeah, the silver was my way of improving this ugly thing. Ummmm...not so much.




Ugly nightstand...check


hideous hardware...check


nice detail...check


good bones...check


Distressed For Success paint kit from Country Living...check


(And let's be honest, just about anything with Country Living's stamp of approval is a good thing)







My goal is to have it ready by Monday. My new friend, Beckie at Infarrantly Creative, is hosting a Roadkill Rescue Party. Don't you just love the title...so catchy I couldn't resist. So if anyone would like to join in get those posts ready. The only catch? Your post has to be about an item you made over that was free, found, given to you, or dropped from the sky in your front yard...something you spent no money on. Easy, right? Oh, and I almost forgot...there's a prize package. Not just 1 prize but a whole package full of really great items. And it just so happens that yours truly donated one of her new fleur de lis signs to go in that awesome package!



Do you want to win this? Just the canvas.....not the door .....or the house. I think my sister might get a little ticked at me if I gave away her new house! On a side note...my big sis has the most amazing house EVER. Like, even the closets are awesome. I'm thinking about moving into her pantry and taking up permanent residency. Maybe I'll take you on a tour sometime soon. Would you like that? Let me answer that for you.....yes, you would most definitely like that! Maybe she'll start renting out her closets.....just a thought.

26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I need to you to come over and refurbish our dresser!

LacyHolly said...

New Imperfectly Beautiful follower here...who can't wait to see the results of this motivation! Looks like it will be wonderful :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Does she have any room in her broom closet?? It would need to be kind of roomy b/c I have a lot of shoes....

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for the shout out Amanda...see you tomorrow!

Christine said...

Can't wait to see what you did with the nightstand! I'm sure it's just perfect now :)

And, PLEASE do a tour of your sister's home. I was really loving that door from your post the other day, wondering if this was a new-build or a renovated home. Oh, I just can't wait to see!!

Jenglamgirl said...

hmmmm, darn I don't think I have anything to enter that was a freebie I did. DARN I would love my chance at a fee Fluer di lis sign you made. I will however, have something up on my blog tomorrow that I worked on over the weekend.

Can't wait to see your night stand re-do!

Jenglamgirl said...

How could I forget.... last fall my hubs and I totally re-did our kichen table to FAB. and it was a total freebie and given to us! so maybe I will enter.....

fabulousfinishes said...

OOOOOOOOhhhhhhh I can't wait to see the refinish on this dresser - its gone some nice detail...

remember - PLEASE feel free to call or e me if you have any questions along the way - have fun!

Girly Stuff said...

It will look great!

FYI - I use a foam brush and dab/sponge the base coat on. No brush strokes this way. Then I sand. Then use the chip brush to apply toner and use a rag or paper towel to wipe (dry or wet) the toner off. Then I sand once the toner is dry (lightly) so that the black peeks through a little more.

Good Luck!

Suz said...

Wow! That hardware brought back memories of the dresser in my parent's bedroom growing up!

Jenny said...

Let me know before you come...we are sloths. You are a sweet sister--and I LOVE my 'M" board by the front door. Thanks!

Sandi (Meme) said...

I can't wait to see how your bedside table turns out. Keep us up to date on the blog about roadkill, I happen to post on those every so often! Ha! Have a great week, and please stop by and see me sometime!

Lisa said...

I can't wait to see how your table turns out! I know it'll look great!

Lisa B.

Embellished Bayou said...

I can't wait to see the makeover! That looks like a cool product, I remember when Kimba used it, I'm so jealous that you won!

Jess said...

Can't wait to see the after! I know it will be FAB!

Tour! Tour! Tour!

knittingknirvana said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I entered that contest too and I just love how that stuff makes the most boring furniture look amazing! Have fun!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh I can't wait to see how it turns out. I've got an ugly nightstand too.

The Fiskeaux Family said...

Oh my wow. This is exactly why I have a bazillion dollars of unopened scrapbook supplies in my cluttered office: "In the past I've allowed my perfectionism to keep me from doing the things I love because they may not turn out perfect or I might fail."

I found you through IC's RR party prize pack. You're now on my Google Reader! However, your RSS feed only comes through as the post title alone...could you switch your feed setting to full posts, pretty please? Thanks!

(I may have already posted a comment about that, but who can remember what one posts during late-night NAK sessions? LOL)

Kara said...

Oh man, I was so jealous when I saw that you won that giveaway! ;)

But I am thrilled to see your finished project. I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

Adie said...

Can't wait to see what you do! I know it is going to be fab! And you totally made me laugh, thanks I needed it today.

Kathy's said...

WOW just found your BLOG while surfing !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT :)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, I am SO jealous, I wanted to win that stuff! Can't wait to see how the dresser turns out!

The Boover Bunch said...

Oh my gosh! Half my house in refurbished road kill and freebies! I want to win some free stuff! My door is not as cute as Jen's but a cute sign next to it would definitly cutesy it up!

Lee Laurie said...

I'm so glad that you won! It is going to be beautiful! You are so talented!

Pam Walter said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out! www.satisfiedsole.com

Sarah said...

i am dying with anticipation to see your nightstand revamp.. and the roadkill thing is such a creative idea :)

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