Rescue: Antique Dresser

 I LOVE refinishing old furniture! Most of the pieces in my condo are things I just couldn’t pass up on craigslist or at a flea market. Since I only have an 1100 sq ft place at this point it is pretty much filled with all my beautiful redone pieces. However when I found this old diamond in the ruff on craigslist a while back I just couldn’t pass it up! It’s lovely unique detailing in the wood, dove-tailed drawers, and overall attention to detail was just music to my ears. It was just waiting for a little love. Below are before and after pics of the project. I painted it gray because I have been in love with gray furniture lately. The wood details I tried to show off even more by using a charcoal – silver accent paint. I finished it off with a poly coating to help resist chipping. If you like it – send me an email because I just don’t have a home for it!

 And here is the re-do!


I am asking $200. Dimensions: 45” W x 37.5” H x 20” D.

 Email me if you are intrested!


Happy Monday

 Hope eveyrone had a great weekend! We had some good weather here and I found these roses growing next to my building while I was on a long walk. It’s good to enjoy the pretty flowers while they are still out!


Kate Spade Accent Plates

 I am obsessed with accent plates. I think if I  had space to hold them all I would be out of control buying them all up! Since we can’t buy all them it is always fun to dream….I just found these delightful fun spunky plates from Kate Spade. They would be the perfect companion to any Thanksgiving table – even mixing them with white plates (which is what I end up doing since my plate collection is probably 4 accent to 1 dinner).

Black Geo/Yellow Stripes/Navy Dot/Black Bird

Happy November

The days here in Wisconsin are sure feeling like fall. All weekend the crisp air was everywhere. Here is a pic I took outside my car window while driving home to my parents. What a lucky shot – it was such a beautiful day!

Rumpus Room

Happy Friday! I can’t wait for the weekend and it is almost here. Last night I had a fun little girls night to help me get through one more work day. My friend Julie surprised me with tickets to a wine and appetizer event at the Public Museum downtown to celebrate the opening of the new Cleopatra exhibit. Then we headed over to the new Bartollata restaurant, Rumpus Room, in Milwaukee to check it out. The atmosphere was so cozy and fun. We had a cheese plate and some appetizers and everything was very delicious. I will have to go back again soon to check out the entree menu.