Posts Tagged ‘Pink’

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make me pretty – girly cabinet

September 9, 2013

My husband occasionally picks up a piece of furniture for me. This cabinet he found at a yard sale and it sat in our garage for at least a year because I couldn’t decide what to do with it. Then I stumbled upon some pretty wrapping paper and my problem was solved.

I painted the outside of the cabinet with old white chalk paint and the inside is a pale gray. I decoupaged the front panels of the doors with wrapping paper and painted the hardware to match the new drawer pulls I put on.

I think it was originally a TV cabinet but if you added a hanging rod inside I think it would be perfect in a girls room.

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make me pretty for the chair affair

September 14, 2011

My first introduction to Caritas was at their amazing yard sale this past spring. A warehouse full of used furniture – I was in heaven. If only I had a mini-van. Instead I had a Jetta with two car seats and two kids. I did end up squeezing in a chair, a table and a giant stuffed duck that Jasper picked out. While I was there I also learned a little bit about what they do. My cliff notes version is that they help furnish the homes of people in need, organize a moving shelter and run a job skills training program. You can learn more about their mission on their website.

So when a twitter friend told me about the Chair Affair I knew I wanted to get involved. This annual event showcases the work of many local artists which are auctioned off to benefit Caritas. I had the perfect chair in mind – my husband had recently rescued it for me. And this would be the perfect chance to try something different. Jason had been threatening to throw away my cream colored paint (was I stuck in a rut?)

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So I decided to go pink, not Barbie pink, but still. I have a girlie side but I am way more tree climbing tomb boy so this was definitely outside of my comfort zone. But I found a fabric that I loved and pulled a mauve pink from that. Then I distressed in and put a glaze on top.

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I think she turned out really pretty and I hope all you Richmonders will come out to the event. I got a sneak peak at some of the other chairs when I dropped her off and there are some really pretty ones!