Monday, January 31, 2011

My first trio

A couple of weeks ago I listed a table I refinished on Craigslist.  Here is a before and after:
 I had a lady contact me and ask me if I could make a matching headboard to go with it and refinish a dresser that she currently had to make a matching set for her little girl.  I began scouring CL for twin headboards and it must've been my lucky day because I found the PERFECT one.

Guess where?  The FREE section!!  OMG I couldn't believe it.  I immediately contacted them and arranged a pick up for the next day.  I thought it was awesome already, but I had to make it match.  So I sanded, primed and painted it to match the nightstand.  Here it is after:

                                             and here it is as a matching set:
When she came to pick them up she dropped off her darling 3 drawer dresser for me to paint to match.  It was so cute that I wanted to keep it for myself ;)
                                      And here are a couple of after shots:

I just love it and she seemed to love it too which made my day.

Linking to these parties :
UndertheTableandDreamingMakingThe DIY Show OffPhotobucketHOG Speaking

HookingupwithHoHA Little Knick KnackChic on a Shoestring Decorating


  1. Beautiful work and what a good idea to sell these through craigslist!! Love the color and aged beautifully.

  2. A job well done - I love the color and I love me some Craigslist!!

  3. WOAH! you are lucky to find those pieces! Super cute transformations! I found you thru the link party. Nice to meet your blog! I'll follow ya! xox!

  4. Those pieces turned our beautiful!

  5. Lovely! I am definitely in the mood for an aqua blue accent...considering I just painted a birdcage that color, tee hee. :)

    And there's a free section? I was JUST browsing Craigslist and thinking everyone in my neck of the woods must be crazy if they think people are spending that kind of money on old furniture. I must now go back and see the free section. :)

  6. awesome job, i love all of them, i wish i could find a headboard like that for my little girl. love it! thanks for linking to type A

  7. Wow, gorgeous color and treatment! You did a super makeover! xo

  8. You did a beautiful job! I love the color and all the shabbiness!
    smiles, alice
    I am on my daughter's computer in Australia. My blog site is

  9. Great transformations and love the color. Thanks for joining the party.

  10. What a great set! Lucky lady that got to take those home! You did an awesome distressing job!

  11. Hi Dayna!

    Found you through Coastal Charm...

    What a sweet set! I've never thought to look at the free section of CL for furniture--that's a brilliant idea. The color and glazing on those pieces is just perfect. I can easily see why your customer was so pleased!


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  13. How darling. LOVE this blue and how you made it look like it's been there for a long time. So much character!

    Warmly, Michelle

  14. Incredible. Refinishing furniture is something I need to "brush" up on. :-) That color and your distressing is GORGEOUS!! I have no doubt the lady is thrilled....we all are too.

  15. Hey there thanks for coming over a visiting my blog and yes you can have my room LOL... you did such a nice job on the redo can't wait to see what you do next. Newest follower


  16. Interesting blog. I like the clean and neat layout...Start following you. Please check out my travel blog and do follow me back and leave a comment. Thanks,have a nice day. :)

  17. Those pieces turned out beautiful and I love the color you did them in.Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower I really appreciate it. I just became your newest follower too, Martina

  18. your newest follower! you do stunning work! please stop by my interior decorating and photography blog for a vist! Thank you!
    C'est La Vie

  19. Gorgeous! Love the color, lucky you finding them on CL-Free! I hope get that lucky!

  20. You do great work!

  21. omg, how in the world do you do such beautiful stuff??? It's so cute!!!
    I'll be coming back to this blog - you rock!

    Come visit me too - I'd be honored to have an artist read my blog! :)


  22. hi dayna,
    first I'd like to thank you for your service in the dad was in the navy,I have so much respect for you and those who have served...
    as for your creativity,you certainly have it,I love your painted table,and all the other pieces,great job!

  23. It turned out just darling...I love the color! What a lucky little girl :o)

    PS. I am now following you on Google....
    hope you will follow me back :o)

  24. You have a magnificent talent for refinishing furniture. I especially love the table that you did for your friend, it is breathtaking. Who would want to buy new after seeing what you can do? Looking forward to following your posts. I also want to invite you to visit my blog and follow my journey. I'm one of those ladies that can't keep the same hat on for very long . . .I just have many interests, painting, photography, paper crafts, refurbishing furniture (nothing as nice as your's) sewing, and travel. please come visit, my welcome mat is always out. Connie :)

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