Friday, April 6, 2012
Embrace the items left behind by the previous owners no matter how hideous they may seem. Try to look past imperfections and outdated style to see their potential. I have on several occasions transformed an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. I saved an old dresser from being tossed in the trash simply because I desperately needed a dresser and could not afford to go and buy new. This dresser's previous life was ivory and gold....YUCK! I had some leftover paint from when I refinished my console table and used a hammered nicked spray paint for the hardware. I finished the look by painting the carved areas with silver paint and a steady hand and a new dresser was born. Please excuse the awful carpeting and the painter's tape...our home is a work-in-progress.