The Saturday 6

Soccer games were a washout this morning, so I present to you the Saturday 6 :)

dresser-hack

1. Love this dresser hack so much.

 

closet-office

2. A closet office.

 

playroom

3. A pretty playroom. And, lots of other great images on this site.

 

recipes

4. There’s something kind of sweet about this idea.

 

hair

5. I got a wild hair this week, took this picture and got mine cut like this.

I’m also enamored with hair tutorials like this one.

 

in-Christ-alone-print

6. Happy Easter weekend! Print from here.

Where My Green Campaign Dresser Went To Live

It seems to be the week of green dresser posts, doesn’t it? This is kind of like one of those VH1 “Where Are They Now?” specials. Remember the campaign dresser from my old office? I thought you might like to see where it ended up after I sold it on Craigslist last year. . .

green-dresser

After I posted it on my Facebook page, fellow blogger Shannon immediately emailed me and came that weekend to pick it up. (And, she got the full Clark-crazy experience for the 15 minutes she was here!) She used it in her guest bedroom makeover in front of a stenciled wall, and I think it’s just perfect:

campaign-chest

Smart girl—she took the time to strip the painted hardware back to its original brass. It was sprayed silver when I bought it, and I was too lazy to change it. But, I think it makes such a difference:

brass-hardware

(The paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Grass.)

She also did a beautiful job styling it. To see more of her home (that she’s leaving soon!), visit her blog, Burlap & Lace.

dresser-styling{all images via Burlap & Lace}

Don’t you wish you could see where all of your Craigslist stuff ends up? :)

Painting A Dresser + A $100 Home Depot Giveaway

Usually, I instantly know what color I think a piece of furniture should be painted when I run across something good in a second hand store. Sometimes, I buy it, let it sit in my garage for a few weeks (maybe months) and ponder on it for a little while. But, more often than not, I go with my gut and paint it the color I originally envisioned. Take this chest, for example. Sweet lines, perfect for a bedroom or even an entry, but such a lackluster color:

dresser before

When I spotted it, I saw it in green. Rich, vibrant and full of Spring found at the Home Depot paint department in the form of Caper Berry by Martha Stewart Living (MSL109).

Caper Berry paint

This little makeover started with a shopping trip for supplies and ended with a couple of coats of paint:

painting-process

You can read more details about my process and what products I used here.

 

painted green chest

The insides of the drawers were a little dingy, so I cleaned them up and painted them a dark charcoal gray.

painted drawers

I love how this green works with my favorite blue and white accessories:

painted dresser

(This is one of the first pieces that will be available for sale in my booth at the Catawba River Antique Mall starting May 1st. Yay!)

giveaway

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One reader will receive a $100 Home Depot gift card and a few Procter & Gamble products to help get you started on your Spring projects. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. For an additional entry, like my page on Facebook and leave an another comment. The winner will be chosen at random and posted on 4/23.

 

See more blogger projects and ways to “bring in Spring” here:BringInSpring