The Odd and Fabulous

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Coffee Bar Trend


We all need it.  We all LOVE it.  It's addicting and sometimes expensive.  "Let's meet for Coffee". "Do you want an after dinner Cappuccino?"  "I'll have a Venti, 2 Pump Soy Mocha, No Whipped Cream".

Recently in the home DIY circles, and in real estate photos, I've been noticing the introduction of the home coffee bar.  Sometimes it's a small area in the kitchen and sometimes it's a big production all of it's own.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Touch Of Turquoise

This was an old hand-me-down chest of drawers that we used to keep blankets and diapers in (see the diapers on top?). It was high time for an update.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tall Dresser Makeover and a Birthday

The House Enthusiast is ONE YEAR OLD!  This is a big deal for me.  Of course, I thought by now  I'd be rich and famous, but eh.  Mediocrity and obscurity works too :-)  Take a look at my very first post - HAHA.  

This weekend I worked on a dresser I won at auction a couple of months back.  It was a little beat up, but nothing too bad and all the hardware was intact.  I did my usual oh-my-gosh-I-have-to-pick-a-color mental gymnastics but I'm not having the panic attacks as much.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Toolbox: Before and After

I bought this huge, beat-up toolbox at an estate sale a while back.  It's been sitting in our garage holding junk for several months.  I bought it because I wanted a toolbox and this one was OLD.  I knew it was in bad shape but I never really looked hard at it.  Until Saturday. Wow. It was water-damaged, covered in grim, most of the wood had splintered, and one side had been replaced with MDF or something similar.  And GOODNESS it was filthy.

Vanity Stool No.2: Before and After

I have FINALLY finished the second vanity stool I picked up at auction!!  You can read about the first vanity stool makeover HERE.