Sara, A.K.A "Mrs. Major Hoff" blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife. She tells us, " My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us--but holy smokes! What a score!"
Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna's friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn't want anymore, including this dresser. "This was the first piece I've completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color," Shanna explains.
Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books. She covers them with fabric!
Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. "After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart--formerly the little island in our first home," Meg says. "The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect."
When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof first moved into her current home, she loved the pretty periwinkle blue of the buffet/entertainment center in their living room. "And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green," Jenna notes, the colors that she's gravitated to in her current decor.