Sorry for the challenge in delay today. My server was acting up at home today, sometimes I get so frustrated with these internet companies. They can just ruin a gals day. Anyway, welcome to week 4. This week I am so excited to get some fun things moving and showing you guys what I've been up to. This week we've got a LOT of DIY's and fun things changing up. It's all about creating a chic vignette on literally a teeny tiny budget and making it fun & interestingly chic.
There is a LOT going on here I know, so let me break it down. We all remember the inspiration, no? Well, as I hunted around, finding the exact things I wanted didn't really work out so well so I had to improvise. Then I got inspired by a black and white striped dresser during week 3....So, I decided to stop hunting for a gorgeous antique dresser to refurbish, which upsets me because I love the quality of old pieces. I picked up the Tarva ikea dresser, because its tall and I wanted to add some height to the room. Everyone hacks ikea dressers so I thought, hey why not give it a try.(black and white stripes & chic hardware pulls) There are so many good ones, too and I wanted to do something majorly different, so I did. Here is the plan:
Then it got down to business. First, I put that dang thing together which I forgot how annoying it can be. Whewf. We painted it all white, then taped up the striped sections. I did 1" stripes because I wanted them to be very thin on the piece. After that, we screwed the pulls on (used the hole already there and just added another 3" over which is the pull size).
So there you have it....Exciting, no? Lighting is so hard to capture for me but I am in LOVE with it. Grandma just thinks its the coolest thing too. She loves to be unique. Well, originally I had thought of buying a new mirror, I love that octagonal look and I found one, but it was just too small for the space. So, last minute I went to find something much larger and decided to hit up the local thrift shops. Austin has so many amazing thrift stores, its ridiculous. I found this crazy brown wood mirror for 20$. Much larger than intended and so very unfortunate looking, but in that awesome french mirror shape that I have been obsessed with forever.
I knew I wanted to splash it with gold, so I headed over to Hobby Lobby and grabbed some antique gold leaf paint finish and lightly brushed in on to give it that used and abused look, like a true French antique.
and now...the sweet little vignette just looks so whimsical, majestic totally #moderngrannychic.
Sorry, need to clean that mirror again I guess. Shame on me. Well, the room is still 'in progress' so all is forgiven I hope. Oh, and I picked up these two adorable antique tables at market for a steal! $25 for the pair. Woop. Just exactly like the ones I had envisioned.
Stay tuned for the bed side next week...its gonna be soooo good. Don't forget to check out the other ORC peeps and the amazing things they are up to.