Friday, September 6, 2013

Projects in Progress

A round up of projects, some completed, some in progress.

pottery barn locket style dresser before and after
New teacher plaques for a new school year (see the full tutorial here).
Some changes and additions at school, thankfully my kids FINALLY go back on Monday!:

diy chalkboard name plaques

Hello new Master Bedroom side tables:

vintage dressers

A very nice friend gave me this pair of dressers.
Yes they need work, the side trim is missing, a few chips in the veneer, BUT they are so perfect for our new bedroom.

vintage dresser detail vintage dresser details

master bedroom before and after
And even better they are probably from the 1850's guessing by this tag someone smartly placed inside the drawer:

1861 dresser drawer tag

A set of burp cloths for new baby Ruby (full tutorial here):

diy monogrammed burp cloths

Mail delivery - package from Maine Heritage Timber:
Who doesn't love a personal cutting board for cheese (and wine)?

maine heritage timber cutting board

Progress in the family room - the windows have been painted semi gloss white:

family room makeover

We still have a ton of red paneling to paint and I'm giving myself a one week deadline.

In the furniture shop - a new build - modern toy box with top, plans coming soon:
(A DIY version of this Land of Nod toy box.)

diy modern top box with lid

And another paint makeover, this baby crib went from white to Benjamin Moore polo blue:

diy crib makeover
And that's just a little bit of what I've been up to lately.


  1. love these little peeks! love that pb look dresser!

  2. Love everything but those end tables are out of this world gorgeous!!!
    Have a great wknd :)

  3. Lots of great stuff going on in your neck of the woods. I love your new end tables for your bedroom.

  4. You are AMAZING!! Such fun stuff going on at your place! Love those new bedside tables!