June 30, 2011

The New Apartment!

Hello Everyone!  And welcome to my new blog.  It should be an adventure…

To start off, I decided I would catch you up on some of my latest crafting.  Earlier this month we moved into a new apartment, so I started going crazy with new projects for me to do around the place.  My fiancĂ© looks at me like I’m crazy because he’d rather just be playing video games all day long in his free time.  The dog, Zoey, looks at me like I’m crazy all the time, so I don’t put too much stock into that. 

Since moving into the new place, my biggest project was redoing our bedroom furniture.  Since my fiancĂ© and I are both recent college graduates in the past couple years, most of our furniture doesn’t match.  And since bedroom sets are so expensive to buy, I decided to just refinish all of the pieces we had in our possession. 

Here is the best before photo I have.  You can see the dresser is a light blonde color and the rest of the pieces are darker, but still none of them match.

My project, taking up a weekend in the new place, was to sand them, paint them, and put new hardware on.  Since I didn’t know I was going to be blogging at this point, I didn’t take photos during…

Here is the end product though!  I’m pretty proud of it, though Zoey’s hair is always covering the dark surfaces now. 

Another craft I just did earlier this week was a small bouquet of fabric flowers.  I’m working on crafting for my wedding this fall and am trying to figure out the decorations for the ceremony.  I made this mock up with scrap fabric and buttons that were lying around the apartment. 

I can’t really think of anything more right now that I’ve been able to craft in the past week or so, but make sure to stop back in to check out what’s next.  I’m thinking of doing one dedicated to the dog…


  1. The dresser looks awesome! I hope you put up some of your purses and dresses up too, I always love seeing those :) Miss you guys!

  2. Hey Becky! I love the dresser, too! Can I ask what sort of paint you used? =)

  3. It was just your basic flat wall paint. If I were doing it again I would use a gloss or a high gloss though.

  4. Wow! It looks great! I'm always a little worried about using plain old paint on furniture for some reason. I suppose if you wanted a gloss you could always put some polyurethane over it, though, right?

  5. I was nervous on how it would turn out originally, but it worked well. It does show dirt pretty easy though. I was thinking of adding polyeurethane to it, but I wanted to see how it would do in the elements first.