Lillian, my niece, that is.
Matt’s sister, Lara and her two girls came down to visit last Thursday, and among other things, Lara and I got the bug to makeover some furniture.
We found it at E.C. Oswald’s place, which Lara told me that pictures and words could did acurrately describe the craziness of his place or his surly-ness. 🙂
I did get him down to $35 on it, which is more than I wanted to pay, but he had bronchitis and I was feeling a bit soft….
Still a great piece at a great price for this beautiful girl.  I see lots of pink lip gloss and spelling words in its future.
Lara did the painting (which I would have totally done for her–but she is DIY’er at heart and was excited to tackle a weekend project for her little girl–and I was happy to help!++++++).  I then distressed it and took it up to the writing room for some after shots.
I think we (mostly she) did a wonderful job!!
She used the spray cans of Kilz primer, and did two coats of Rustoleum Satin Brilliant White, sanding and allowing plenty of dry time in between each coat.  I’m not a huge fan of spray paint, but it really has a lovely finish.  She did SUCH a beautiful job!
We both wanted very subtle distressing, sweet touches that would bring out the lines of the piece.
I think there is a plan for a fleur di lis pull to replace the original, and some new fabric is in order for the stool….there’s also talk of a little applique.
I had to throw this last picture in so you could see how my brain works most of the time.  Legs in mirror….who notices that?  Take the picture.  Load it to blogger.  Almost finish post.  Notice legs in mirror.
Especially in my basketball shorts.
**linking to these parties**

DIY Project Parade at the DIY Showoff
Just Something I whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY day at A Soft Place to Land
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday’s @ Coastal Charm
Trash to Treasure @ Reinvented
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Designs
The Boardwalk Bragfest
DIY @ Tip Junkie
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday’s @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed’s
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
and probably some more I’m forgetting! 🙂 Find the links in my sidebar or under “Friends & Inspiration.”

I also wanted to say welcome to all of my new followers…I am so blessed to have you guys to talk to.  Because that’s what it feels like to me.  I love coming up with a story to tell you after one of my projects or thinking of you when I’m traveling.  I’ve met some of the most incredible people along the way, and I am SO grateful!  Thanks to each and every one of you for your support, kind comments, and especially your inspiration!
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