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Friday, April 24, 2009

Another party, giveaway and all things blog-licious!

That's right!!...Another party...this time a Make Over Open House, hosted by Jen from "Sanctuary Arts at Home"

Sometimes we get very frustrated when people just throw away their stuff
...their nice, old, "good bones" stuff!!!
and we say ...Oh well, if you don't want it...
We'll just "have" to stop the truck, dive in your dumpster, embarrass our kids again, and take home your "I don't want it anymore stuff"!!!! Last Monday was one of those days...

We lost the before pictures of our side-of-the-road-treasure, but here is a couple of the drawers.

Add ImageWe are sure you can imagine the rest, right?

Clara found it, so Clara works on it...we have some very strict rules around here!...
with the help of her new love Kilz Spray......

and her best friend Martha, yes Stewart, who provided the most beautiful and dreammy shade of pale blue, she transformed it into this...

Glass knobs, 2DIE4 accessories and the "Little Dresser that Could" is finished...

We wonder if the person that left it in the Lowe's parking lot could recognize it now...oh well, after all, it's just a good maple, very well constructed dresser that has been around for about 30 years and will last another 50. They can get that in any Ikea, Pier 1, Ballard....etc, etc, store!...Dream on!!!

Our second project went from "Grandma's makeup case"


to "I'm flying to Paris and I'm doing it in style" altered case!!


"Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atoms infinity"
~E. Knight~

Regarding Giveaways:
No, we didn't forget!!!...
visit Michelle Arnold at Vintage Grace, she is giving away a piece of her beautiful and stylish silver jewelry...No, we are not showing you... you just have to trust us and get over there...
totally worth it!!!!!...
It's OK, you can thank us later!!...Just don't forget all the creative Ladies participating in the Party and leave lots of comments!!
XOXO,
Clara & Marcela

26 comments:

myrosegarden@aol.com said...

2 wonderful projects! Hard to believe what people without vison will throw away.
Very nice makeovers!
Thank you for sharing.
~Sherrie

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hi Marcela,
Loooove that dresser and that travel case is just lovely! Trash to treasure indeed! Hope you have been doing good. Have a great week.
bunny hugs,
shell

Sherrie said...

2 wonderful makeovers! Hard to believe what people with out "a vision" will toss out.
Nice job!
Thank you for sharing.
~Sherrie

apriliniowa said...

Thank-you for stopping by my blog and I loved 'The Painted Veil,' too. Great ideas here. Repurposing furniture is a love of mine. And it saves money, too. Which is always good. I'll certainly be back. Have a great weekend. :)

Jen r. said...

Those are fabulous! What is that shade of blue? I love what you did to that little travel case! Thanks so much for joining in on the party! Loved your make overs! Jen

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The dresser is perfect. I love the glass knobs. It certainly is good for many more years.

Stacia Howard said...

Just beautiful! Love 'em!

Cheryl said...

Um, yes, that is my dresser...so give it back now! lol
Beautiful transformations on both!

Christina said...

The dresser looks great! It is always nice to find a free treasure!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

great projects! wonderful job!!!!

Cher said...

The Little Dresser that Could is right...could go in any room in any house it is so lovely!

The Texas Woman

Betty Jo said...

You ladies certainly have awesome and creative ideas. Love that dresser! ♥

littlebyrd said...

Soooooooo wonderful! I liked reading the story along with the pictures - totally funny and cute :)

Vanilla Lavender said...

Love the suitcase! It is absolutely gorgeous!

Maridith said...

Very beautiful. I am a pack rat and anything that looks like it could be something beautiful I have a very hard time throwing away. Nice job on both of your projects. I really like your blog and will be back!!

Jenny said...

That dresser is gorgeous!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

So glad to come across your blog! I love great transformations, and these are definitely that! Love the dresser!!! Now a follower~can't wait to see more!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great makeovers! Just perfect!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You will be travelling in style with that case!

sassydesigns said...

Beautiful projects! I love re-do's, they are too much fun!
Have a great week
Hugs,
Dee~

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Love the dresser & it's knobs! We also love what you do to those suitcases - wonderful!!
{If we can say love one more time....we LOVED the quote too...!!}
Happy Monday!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Fantastic. I have a tiny dresser sitting in my front foyer I found this weekend. The lady's son made it for her for a special spot she had in her tiny guest bedroom. It even has the original crystal knobs on it. $5 bucks. I was giddy with excitement on finding it. Another great find was a vintage horse muzzle. Now the guy I bought it from ask me what my plan was for it. I told him I was sure some little wren would surely build a nest in it if I was to hang it on the side of the house or fence or maybe plant flowers in it. He was amazed. All he saw was a rusty old horse muzzle. Have a wonderful and happy week. ~ Lynn
P.S. Love what you did with the travel case. :)

LuLu said...

amazing transformation!
LuLu

the pleasures of homemaking said...

2 great projects! Love the dresser redo and the pretty blue toile on the chair next to it!

Manuela

Magic Brush said...

wow! Great transformation. Mine were all colors.... love the lightness of yours!

zees5 said...

I LOVE repurposing and I am impresses with yours. The jewelry is seriously beautiful!