Friday, April 22, 2011

It's official.

It's official! I'm throwing in the towel on the stinky beast in my backyard. ICK. I went outside today because I was going to give it one more shot. I was going to sand the outside of it, prime it, and let it live in my closed-up bathroom overnight to see if the stench was still there. When I went out to get started, it was just so stinky, I couldn't stand it. The biggest problem, that will be super hard to solve, is the stench coming from inside the drawers. I wasn't planning on sanding or painting inside the drawers, and if the baking soda and vinegar didn't work, I fear nothing will. So, I've learned my valuable $30 lesson and I'm moving on. Good news though, I found this beauty today on Craig's list for $40 and I think it will be perfect for Hayden's big girl room once I work my magic on it. It's doesn't have that uniquely cool oval detail, but it has a much more feminine silhouette than the other one, which I love. And I also love that I can hang a pretty mirror and a bunch of other cool stuff on the wall above it because it has a lower profile. So, as usual, stay tuned!

A few other things are in the works over here too. I painted this canvas using a stencil, and I was originally intending on putting an "H" in that Oval and adding it to Hayden's 'wall of H's in her room." But, the color came out a bit dark, so now I'm not so sure what to do with it. Hmmmm.

I also sprayed my flea market frame white, and a few other that I had laying around. I'm working on a project with them that I will share sometime next week.Tomorrow is a BIG Easter egg hunt in our park, and then Sunday my baby boy turns 5!!! He told the Easter bunny at the mall, "thanks for sharing your day with me." So stinkin' sweet!!!

Happy weekend :)


  1. I love the drawer fronts on your new dresser. I'm sure it will be beautiful when you finish.

  2. Oh Ali, I hope you are not disheartened with not finishing off your first piece! I would not take it as a sign of defeat, but rather as a sign that the piece was not the right piece for you!! I think you have since found the perfect piece...I am swooning right now over your latest dresser!! I can't wait to see what you do with your gorgeous white frames too!! Happy weekend ~ Tina xx

  3. I love the new dresser and it will look perfect in her room.

  4. Helloooooo - credit where credit is due sister!!!??!!! LOL j/k I am super excited about the new dresser and know that it will look AMAZING in baby sisters big-girl room!!! -L xo

  5. i can't wait to see where all these projects go! and what a darn shame about that dresser, but we've all done things like that before, so don't feel bad. and the new dresser will be more practical as she will be able to reach the drawers, too. and it is so pretty! what color?

  6. The new dresser is just as gorgeous....I assume you sniffed before purchasing??? LOL! I love the color of that canvas....

    Take care,

  7. Well you gave it the old college try! I love the new one, even more then the stinky one...can't wait to see what you do to it!! Your stencil turned out awesome!! And the frames look great!

  8. I immediately came to follow you once Cassie told me too and so far i'm loving your blog! What a bummer about that dresser!! But I really love the new one that you bought! Looking forward to seeing your progress on it!

    And I love the canvas! I think an "H" in the oval would look great! Maybe in black or brown?


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