Home Improvement!

For as long as I can remember I have had this hand-me-down bedside table. Last week I felt inspired to give it a makeover 🙂 ImageI went over to Lowe’s and grabbed some new hardware, drawer liners, and a can of dark purple paint. I set down a drop cloth, bought some fresh paint trays, and of course a large cup of coffee, and got to work! I made sure I had on my old jeans and sneakers as I am a notoriously sloppy worker…Image

First came the primer…ImageAfter waiting the four hours it took for the primer to dry, I went on to the fun part; the painting! I was going for a shabby-chic, antiqued kind of look so I used a foam roller on the flat edges and took a brush to the corners and trim.Image AAfter letting the paint dry over night I went on to lining the drawers; which was much needed, as you can see. ImageImage After all this anticipation, I was finally able to attach the hardware and put the dresser back together. I am so pleased to announce the before and after…Image

I love it! The next project will be my ancient desk 🙂 Hope you are enjoying this lovely weekend!

Sugar Rush

Speaking of Sweet Things…I had the biggest craving for cupcakes the past couple days. I was headed home to my parents’ for the weekend so I decided to pick a few things up at the Jewel…

ImageIn honor of the pinkest holiday being  on the horizon I decided to go with a Valentine’s color scheme complete with pink frosting, red icing, and pearl sprinkles.

ImageAfter shoo’ing away my backseat chef of a father I came out with this!

ImageSome turned out better than others, as I have a tendency to get lazy…oh well!

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Now. Someone come eat all of these!!!