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!
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.
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.