How long ago was it that I first talked about refinishing my daughter’s IKEA Malm dresser? It was sometime early this year, I think. Well, I’ve finally gotten around to it, and I LOVE the result!
Pinterest has been the catalyst of a lot of projects around here lately. I can spend hours getting lost in inspiration there, but I’ve been trying to take more of that inspiration and turn it into real projects. When I found the photo shown below, I knew I wanted to recreate something similar in Ja’Naya’s room.
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Over the years, we’ve owned our fair share of patio furniture. Some of it broke, some of it was given away, and some of it just weathered in ways that weren’t very attractive. I love the look of wood outdoor furniture when it’s new, but wood can rot, split or crack depending on weather conditions, and the patina wood develops after time isn’t always nice to look at. Finding a balance between style and durability can be a challenge. So when the folks at Trex Outdoor Furniture recently offered me the chance to try out their recycled plastic furniture, I was eager to see it in person. :: READ THE FULL POST
There are goodies to be found when you love shopping clearance pages. And Viva Terra’s clearance pages have been very fruitful of late.
First up? This fabulously bohemian chair. I love barrel chairs, and I love having a special place where I can sit and read. And what better place to read than a chair made of newspapers? OK…even I can admit that’s a cheesy idea, but it’s still a nice chair. And even better, its on sale for $149, a whopping 75% off the original price of $549. And I imagine it won’t take any corny lines to sell you on those savings. :: READ THE FULL POST
Years ago, when my husband and I bought our first real “grown up” furniture from Rooms to Go, we didn’t know enough to buy pieces that would last. We just wanted furniture that would fit our taste (at the time) and budget. So it’s no wonder that years later, the only piece that’s left is our red sectional. Because when we were preparing to move, our dining table went kaput. Literally. :: READ THE FULL POST
My daughter’s dresser officially went kaput a few days ago. She’s had it since she was an infant, and it’s been through a lot. Honestly, for a cheap piece of laminate furniture, I’m surprised it lasted this long. Anyway, we’re going to do some furniture shuffling for 3 reasons: :: READ THE FULL POST
- We’re moving into a 3-bedroom apartment to accommodate my stepsons and a general need for more space.
- The aforementioned dresser is no longer serving its purpose.
- My husband’s 3-drawer Malm dresser from Ikea (shown above in our current bedroom) just isn’t large enough for all his clothes.