Ah, it's nice to be back to comfy beds, electricity and a cold fridge.
But camping was sure fun :)
I miss the water, sunshine and quiet surroundings.
Little man soaked it all up and it was our first time to take our little aussie, Bentley, with us on a trip.
Our pup is definitely a camping dog.
He loved it!
And it is soooo hard to make yourself return when you know you have a crazy week ahead.
But I'm starting the week off right with a bright and colorful before and after.
Those are the best, right??
You might have seen a peek of it when I shared some sneak peeks on Friday.
If you haven't seen the sneaks of my master room makeover, you should def check it out :)
My friend, Chantelle, recently moved back here with her hubby and she had a ton of furniture she wanted to makeover.
They had a limited budget and needed a way to make do with all their childhood and hand-me-down pieces.
She was thrilled when I told her to truck them over to my garage so we could get to work.
We've already redone several pieces and I thought it was high-time I start getting them up on the blog :)
So this is the first of many!
We started with a, er, well-loved end table she had.
I think most of you would wholeheartedly agree with me that this poor thing needed some serious TLC.
Luckily, we had a lot of that to give :)
In the form of some fabulous aqua paint!!
We gave it two coats of a delicious aqua that Chantelle had picked out.
Then I handed her the glaze and a brush and set her loose.
She was kind of nervous at first that I was entrusting her with what looked like black paint to use on her freshly painted table.
But I guess she trusted me that she wouldn't ruin it and had at it.
Love the effect the glaze gives :)
We decided it needed an extra punch of something amazing so we tossed ideas back and forth for a while.
We finally decided to add a stenciled 'hers' to the front edge.
Once we find the perfect end table, we'll be doing a matching 'his' for her hubby.
He's thrilled :)
We did the tried and true method of printing out the type we liked,
taping it down with painters tape,
and carefully painting it with some white paint I had on hand.
I'm loving stencils right now!!!
Are you on that bandwagon with me??
We went back over the stark white letters with a little glaze too.
To finish it up, we added a cute glassy knob from the Michael's Dollar Spot to the drawer.
Isn't it looking glamorous now?
I love the new knob...totally the romantic look Chantelle was wanting.
I love how the stenciled letters give it a bit more personality than your average piece.
Which is totally necessary in her house.
There's a lot of personality there too :)
I can't wait to show you what else we've been doing with that aqua paint.
But until then,
one more look at the transformation this piece went through...
I can say it over and over but it never ceases to be any less true...
paint is so powerful.
Not only was it wayy cheaper than buying a new piece,
but it totally reflects her personality and makes it a one of a kind :)
Are you liking the aqua makeover?
Have you made over any fun pieces lately?
This week is going to be ca-razy as usual.
I've got a ton of big projects to turn in and present.
And only a few weeks left until Little man's birthday.
I've got tons of ideas but need to get something real started :)
Hope you guys have a great Monday!!