Bookcase Dresser

Bookcase Dresser

 

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Okay….so I have some good news and some bad news.

Bad news first….

…..the dresser didn’t win.

It tried.

Truly.

It really did.

It painted itself the most beautiful shade of coral and added amazing knobs and a bookcase on the side and transformed itself with washers from the home improvement store….

…..and it will always, always, always be a winner to me. :)

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How To Build a Spool Bookcase

How To Build a Spool Bookcase

 

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I titled this post…..”How to Build a Spool Bookcase.”

I wanted to call it….How I Found a Spool in the Middle of the Aisle at the Home Improvement Store and Despite the Incredulous Stares of the Surrounding Employees and My Husband I Overcame Disbelief and Dismissiveness to Create a One-of-A-Kind Bookcase For My Front Entry.

But that title seemed just a little long.

Just a little. :)

If you would have been a fly on the wall that day you might have heard a conversation that went a little like this:

Me:  (finding the spool just sitting in the middle of the aisle and running towards it like it was the Hope diamond) :  Excuse me…..excuse me…..is this for sale?  Seriously? 

Store Employee(turning around to see what I’m talking about)  The spool?Continue reading


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Decorative Plate Holder

Decorative Plate Holder

 

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I have a love/hate relationship with this bookcase.

I love it because….well….because it’s a bookcase.

And I hate it because most of the time it looks like this…..festooned with a random deer head that needs to be fixed and put into the gallery wall and extension poles that need to be added to the chandelier and left over fabric from the kitchen….

….and a random number three that needs a one, two and four.

I know….right?

The catch-all.

The stopping place.

The stomping grounds for all unfinished projects.

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Wood Shim Bookcase

Wood Shim Bookcase

 

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When was the last time you had an amazing hair day?

You know….when you are so all about your hair that you can’t even stand it.

Mine was yesterday.

Yep.

January 1, 2014.

I flat-ironed it and sprayed this new stuff I found that makes it extra shiny and your split ends almost disappear….and my roots weren’t showing and it was flipping up a little bit at the tips…..with just the right amount of….

….“I might be mom hair…but I’m still amazing.”

I mean…..seriously…..I nonchalantly walked by the sun glass counter at Wal-Mart….twice….

….just to check it out in the odd slanted sun glass mirror.

I had to pause a moment and celebrate great hair…..

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Bookshelf Hutch

Bookshelf Hutch

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 I’m sharing this over at Miss Mustard Seed’s today.

Did you know that there are formulas for the perfect headline?

At the risk of stating the obvious…..I didn’t.

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Bookcase Molding

Bookcase Molding

 



This is not Extreme Make-over:  The Bookcase Edition.

No plastic surgery.

No facial reconstruction.

No dental implants.

Nothing drastic.

It’s just a mini-makeover.  Kind of like when Kathy Lee and Hoda nab an unsuspecting woman off the street and take her into the studio.  And they change her hair color and give her a new hair cut and style and put some eye shadow on her and dress her in some Spanx and a really cute outfit from JC Penny’s.  And then she comes out from behind the curtain and her family is all like “You look incredible.”  And then she breaks into hysterical sobs because she realizes that she has finally left the 1970′s behind and stepped into 2012.Continue reading


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