Chippy, not Chippendale

white bedside table thebackyardbungalow.com

A couple of years ago I purchased a small dresser to use as a bedside table.  It was in bad shape.  The inch thick boards on the top were weathered, warped and some were missing.  Of course, this just made it all the more interesting to me!  I searched my pictures high and low because I was sure I took some of the before, but I can't find them, … [Read more...]

Wax On, Wax Off: How to Refinish furniture with Denatured Alcohol

dresser in garage

I received this message on my Facebook page from one of my favorite estate sale planners.  " Jean hope you make it to the sale. Cool dresser and doors for your project pile!!!"  She reads my blog and KNOWS what I like, so I was truly intrigued!!  This is what I saw when I entered the garage.  Um...yes! I'll take it...and that little galvanized … [Read more...]

Check Me Out On Debbiedoos!

signature

Good morning! If you want to see what I was up to yesterday, go check out Debbiedoos blog!  Debbie does home tours each Friday and today it's my home.  Well, some of it, anyway.  I gave her all "fresh" material. So, go check it out! Are you still here? What are you waiting for? Go! Bye from the … [Read more...]

Aren’t you done, yet?

eastlake headboard thebackyardbungalow.com

A little sneak peek of what's going down in the guest bedroom.  Hey, get your mind outta the gutter!  We're talking painting, sanding and of course,  more mess making. I've had this Eastlake bed forevah.  I've grown tired of it, but instead of selling it, I decided to paint it and use it in this room.   Um...that rope is … [Read more...]

Poppin’ In

signature

Just a quick pop-in today to say "Thank you"!  from the bottom, top, side, middle, exterior edges, ventricles, aortic arch, well...just my entire heart in general for all your lovely comments about my ridiculous post on Monday.  It means so much to me that I can put my true self out there and so many of you "get" me.  I am eternally grateful. I … [Read more...]