July 29, 2010

Projects I Need To Finish

I need some serious motivation when it comes to finishing furniture projects.  I can't resist a cheap piece of furniture when I see one at a garage sale or thrift store, but then it ends up sitting in our garage forever since painting furniture is not my favorite thing to do!  Good thing we have a three car garage ;)
Here are my current projects that need to be finished:

I found this black and blue dresser at a thrift store for $10.  It's Bassett and seems to be in great condition.
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This next piece was free!  I found it at my parents' house and somehow it ended up coming home with me :).  The backing was in pretty bad shape so I removed it and will replace it with a new piece of plywood.  I've sanded everything and I plan to use a dark stain on the top and paint the rest off-white.  I think it will look cute with some wicker baskets on the shelves.
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I found this chair at a thrift store for $10.  The cushion is pretty gross so I plan to replace it and paint the chair.  I found some really cute fabric this weekend to add to the seat. 
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Here is my find from the one and only garage sale I went to this year.  I plan to paint it off-white and use it in my craft room for storage.  The cubby holes aren't very big so I've been on the lookout for some small baskets that will fit.  I did find some really cute little tin boxes on the dollar aisle at Target that will fit nicely.
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Hopefully I'll have some posts soon showing off the finished product!

Linked to: Garage Salen Partay @ Debbiedoos, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Show & Tell @ My Romantic Home, Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed, New Friend Friday @ The Girl Creative, Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

27 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I understand as I have too many projects going at once and nothing is getting done!!!

Love all those pieces! That chair is really nice except for the seat! The cubby hole thing is very unique!

The Cannary's said...

Nice thrifting - can't wait to see how they all end up! (:

Decorchick! said...

Oh I'm right there with ya girl! I don't even know where to begin with all the furniture I need to paint.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Yeah, me too, lots of projects not getting done very quickly. That said, I LOVE the cubbies for your craft room. I'd do two walls in cubbies if I ever get the chance in mine! Keep on plugging away, you'll get 'em done.

Suzanne said...

Oooh, can't wait! Those are some great pieces you have there1 :)

Debbie said...

I would seriously love to find a nice piece of old furniture to redo...even though I have no place to put it lol! I really love that red rocker...great finds Emily....thanks for joining in on the party this weekend. Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, do you need a push to get those things done. Just do it and you will feel all better. lol Love that last piece with all the cubbies.

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I wish I could supply a solution for your unfinished projectitis but I have a similar afliction only my condition concerns fabric projects.

If you find a treatment will you please let me know.

Traci

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh have some great pieces there! I love that one with all the little cubbies in it that looks like a house. So cute.
And I think you're very brave to show them off. No way I'm letting anyone see my fabric closet. haha.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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Brian and Kendra said...

I hate painting too! :) Thanks for stopping by Key Lime Blog Design!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you found great pieces here! can't wait to see the makeover!

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What great furniture finds you have shared with us today!
Can't wait to see what they look like when you finish them!
I really like the piece that you plan on using in your craft room! That is an outstanding piece!!
Debbie

The Starr Family said...

Emily!!! Those are some incredible finds... I particularly LOVE the one going in your craft room. I can just see fabric stacked neatly, buttons in a tin! Sigh.

Linda (: said...

You are really, really talented! I love what you are doing!! You remind me of ME - does that surprise you (lol)

KBraden said...

I am following you back! Thanks for the follow.

Keri said...

Wow, these pieces turned out amazing. You don't like to do it, but you're awfully good at it. Fantastic. How you been? Keri

Ms. Bake-it said...

I can relate to the issue of too many projects. I need to get some of them done and off the list. I really like all the pieces you found. Especially the dresser and cubby storage.

~ Tracy

Dredd said...

I'm looking forward to see the finish projects ;)

Have a great weekend/Dredd

Nicole B. said...

I am very jealous of some of your finds! That Bassett dresser is a GREAT find at just $10 - that is a really high quality brand.

I currently have two projects waiting to get painted. We only have a 2 car garage though so I can't have too many unfinished pieces waiting around at once!

I really wish we lived closer, we could have such fun refinishing furniture and decorating together.

Happy painting!
Nicole B.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

We get the best finds because we have a vision and can see past things like blue dressers

Visiting by way of Debbiedoos

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

We get the best finds because we have a vision and can see past things like blue dressers

Visiting by way of Debbiedoos

Carol

Charlotte said...

Loving the chair! Good luck with all of your projects!

Betty said...

Can't wait to see the finished projects. I took a look at your black bookshelf, so I know you will do a great job!

Jessica said...

Hey at least you have projects that are half completed, mine are all listed in "projects I haven't started..."

Alyssa said...

I LOVE this post and I cannot wait to see how everything turns out! I'm doing some projects soon so I should snap some pics!