Hey Thriftarians -
Today is an exciting day here at club Thriftary (that's a new term... It just spilled out of me... It's not a club if you don't kick people out, and trust me, NO ONE get's kicked out... unless you are mean... Then maybe I'll kick you out and you can come back tomorrow).
http://www.thriftary.com/ site!! Yes, it does simply redirect to http://www.thriftary.blogspot.com/ as we all know and love, but don't you just feel more legit now? So do I.
So - In order to celebrate this exciting event, I have decided to share with you a little something I did over the weekend.
You may remember the pallet shelf that I made a while back. Well... I really loved that shelf. But even more so, the dresser it sits on, has been in my husband's family forever. It used to belong to Burley's great grandmother, Momma Jo.
I had repainted the dresser during college, when it was passed on to live in my apartment. Needless to say, I didnt have great taste in college. I painted it one flat red brick color and called it a day.
So, to my horror, this pallet shelf starts getting pinned all around the Pinterest atmosphere, as well as Momma Jo's dresser, that I have put to shame.
So this weekend - I needed to right my wrong. Saturday night, I made a pot of tea, turned on "The Proposal" and then a "Chopped" marathon, and I got to painting. Yea - I live a craaaaaazy life.
Ahhhh - deep breath and sigh of relief. This simple paint job has redefined our loft. Every day since, Burley and I will walk into our home and someone says "man... that dresser made all the difference." (OK... maybe Burley has said it once... but in my head it has multiplied to the point where he basically jumped on me kissed me a million times and said YOU ARE BRILLIANT WITH THAT PAINT BRUSH!!!! IT IS SO ATTRACTIVE!!!!).
my favorite part is the hardware. I painted the dresser Cream Delight by Valspar (The same as the bottom half of our walls). The hardware, I dry brushed with he same Valspar paint, and then wiped off with a paper towel. Then, I generously applied Martha Stewart's Sea Anemone to the hardware, and wiped THAT off with the paper towel, but left more on this time. (SIDE NOTE: Martha Stewart's Sea Anemone is one of the greatest paint colors to walk the planet - go get it and paint everything with it).
Then... TADA! The hardware is still light, fresh, true to its original state, but also gives a little pop of sea anemone when you walk buy. Who knew paint could do so much?
TAKE THAT PINTEREST. These pictures are now pinned. Please help me pass them around, and make the horrible red brick photo dissapear forever. Amen.
That's all folks. Happy Tuesday!