Saturday, July 18, 2009


i respect crafty people. i really, really do.
i don't have a crafty, creative bone in my entire body. but sometimes i like to pretend.
like that one time when i decided i wanted to make my friend who was pregnant a baby blanket.
i ran to the fabric store, really excited about my upcoming project. hah.
i spent WAY more on that stupid fabric than i would have even bought the darn blanket for. not to mention the many tears that were shed over my sewing machine. i got SO frustrated because it a) looked like crap. b) i am embarrassed to even admit how much just the materials cost.
it was one ginormous waste of time AND money. this was over a year ago and i still get heated just thinking about it.
i promised myself i would never sew again. and i haven't.

the other day, i was riding my bike down 7th south and spotted this baby with a sign on it that said $7.50.

i told tannon about it and made him drive by it with me. he didn't think it was that great of an idea, probably because he knows how ornery & frustrated i get when i try to be "crafty". i slept on it.

the next morning we drove by to see if it was still there and the sign had changed to $5.
since the coffee table in our front room just isn't cutting it for a computer desk (the computer gets in my way of my TV watching),
i figured... it's only 5 bucks. even if i make it look worse than ever, it was only 5 bucks.

and there you have it. sorry the pictures aren't that great. and, the antique look usually isn't my thing, but i wanted to give it a shot.
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Mike and Kim said...

That looks great! Good for you! Mike and I tried to stain a dresser once. It took FOREVER!! But, it was still fun to fix something up. I don't know what it is about getting a good deal on something and making it look better than when you found it!

Micah Rae said...

Good Job... Lyle hates me for this.. Our garage is full of $5 furniture that I find and plan on refurbishing- haha, I do, and love it... but it is a slow process, which consists more of buying stuff with good intentions rather than doing th actual projects.. i see boxes... are you already packing? OH NO!!! WE HAVE TO GET TOGETHER SOON!

Cami said...

Oh my heck, you already got it done?! Great job! I'm glad you went for it. And that's awesome that it was even cheaper in the morning!! It looks awesome.

shellydinger said...

Amazing before and after shots! Furniture scares me. I bought a dresser almost a year ago, and have been to nervous to do anything to it. I love the antiqueing. Maybe I'll have to rope you into helping me when you get here.

Nick and Jessi said...

I knew it would turn out great! I'm glad I got to see it for real before so I can truly appreciate its transformation. I think you are craftier than you think. Also, I'm with you on sewing. I always want to do it and it always makes me crazy!!

caitlin and brinton said...

very cute! Waaaay more ambitious than me. It'll look cute in your new casa! :)

Ashley said...

Look at you! It looks great. I was dying laughing at this post because I turn into an ogre every time I try to be crafty (which is like twice a year by the way). Not crafty. I pay other people to be crafty for me :)

Maren said...

You did a great job! I really like it and freak you could sell it for way more than $5 now! Good job CAlly!

Jesse said...

Love it. Now I got to see the final product of what greeted me on your front porch when I came to bring boxes. See! You did it! Don't give up! Good luck this next week!

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

it's lovely!
you are crafty
and you know it!
fab job, lady.

catie p.

CHELSEY said...

You conquered crafty! Fab job!