Antique White Desk

Sometimes I have to do project quickly and I forget to take a before picture, this is one of those times. I deeply wished I had taken a before picture because the transformation of this desk would have taken you breath away. The whole desk was the dark wood color of the top. It is amazing, what just a little paint of the right color will do. 

Yikes! My Toddler has a Sharpie.

I had one of those heart wrenching mornings where I walked down from upstairs into the kitchen and my toddler had draw with a sharpie all over my kitchen island. Frustration and panic displayed all over my face. What was I going to do? 

Now my island is a dresser that I made into a kitchen island, for more information visit my blog post Update: Dresser to Kitchen Island.  After I calmed myself down, I realized nail polish remover would take the sharpie off. However, I was a little concerned about it taking the finished off the island or not taking the sharpie off at all, since my nail polish remover was non-acetone. I decided to go ahead and try anyways. 

The nail polish remover worked wonderfully, it did take some of the paint off but not too bad. I do wonder if I had finished the island with anything other than wax if it would have worked as well though. It even took the sharpie off the laminated top without leaving a fog mark.

Child's Dressing Screen

My little girl loves to play dress up, so I thought it would be fun to make her a dressing screen. All I did was take an old closet door and cut it down to her size plus a little room to grow. Then I painted it, added rubber feet to the bottom, put in some hooks for dresses on the inside and set it up for her. If you didn't have to wait for the paint to dry, this would only take a few hours over a weekend. Easy and simple and gives your little girl a little special place to play.

The Whirl Wind of Life

Oh my, life has been such a whirl wind! First Christmas, then travel, the new year, and sickness. Now I am trying to catch up on all my motherly duties that have been neglected since December. However, in February there will be lots of new treats. I have another kitchen island waiting to be photographed, a desk waiting for me to talk about it, a child's play screen waiting to be finished and much much more.