Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

 I've tried to write a Thankful Thursday post for the past two weeks now.
But every time I sit down to do it I get distracted.
or I fall asleep.
Life is happening, life is busy and life is currently exhausting.

But pushing all that aside,
Today I am thankful for...
answered prayers in my life AND in the lives of others
my church
short visits with my sisters
my "little" brother
a mom who would do anything for me
sweet text messages from my dad
living close to my baby niece
catching up with dear friends on the phone
my long distance relationships
my community of friends where I live

my apartment
the chairs out on our front deck
the potted begonia's outside our front door
sipping coffee on the front porch
big puffy clouds

God's guidance
God's power
God's ability to change lives
a God who makes the unbelievable a reality
God's word
my job
my staff team

What are you thankful for today?...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

DIY Vintage Dresser Makeover

I recently got my hands on a 75 year old dresser
and it was love at first sight.

Everything on it was original.
The paint,
to the adorable key holes,
and even the cute crystal knobs.

This dresser is what I call truly"vintage" 
and it was in need of some serious TLC.
It just so happened at the time that I was itching for a new project to do
and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
A makeover was in order
and all it took was 7 easy peasy steps.

{step 1}
Began by removing all the hardware.

{step 2}
Sanded down the oil based paint.

{step 3}
Used a wet cloth and wiped off excess dust from sanding.

{step 4}
Primed it up!

{step 5}
Picked out and purchased paint at Sherwin Williams.
(my new favorite paint store)

{step 6}
Painted and let dry.

{step 7}
 I gave it a new home.
So it was out with the old hand me down from my college years...

and in with the "new"...