Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Thing with Feathers

"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying." --Morris West

This winter my husband found and brought to me this beautiful nest, which we filled with our pain and hope. 

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." --Emily Dickinson 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dresser Conversion Project

Procrastinating about posting a dresser for sale on Craig's List paid off last month. Long after it should have been sold, I was pondering the best housing solution for our stereo system. It hit me one day on... Pinterest. Here's how our project went:

Here it was ready for a sale. We could've gotten fifteen bucks, maybe?

Mirror and drawers removed & lightly sanded
We decided to keep one drawer. The rest of the supports were removed except the top drawer supports.  Two cans of spray paint later on a warm day, and this is what we had.
So there you have it! 

This project was definitely a favorite. It was easy, fast, used something we already had and best of all, it prevented us from having to purchase an additional piece of furniture!