Upcycling/updating our furniture

shabby chic garden

Hello bloggy friends,

Well, now that life has settled down a little and I have more time in the afternoons – at least for the next 6 weeks, I am finally going to get around to renewing/updating/upcycling my furniture. I’ve been planning this since, oh, maybe last summer, but something always seems to get in the way. I don’t have a garage or any other kind of closed building to sand or paint my furniture in, so I have to wait until the sun shines so I can sand outside. Living in Vancouver means that waiting for a sunny day at the beginning of winter could be a long wait. But today I was in luck and the sun shone beautifully, so I got started on this

docking station after 2

I’m not sure what it used to be – I got it from my in-laws and I think they had plants on it or something like that. I’m currently using it in my dining room to hold all the stuff that usually lands on the dining-room table making it impossible to eat there until all the stuff has been cleared away. I still need to add another coat of white to the legs and this photo’s not very good, but you get the idea. I’ll post the finished product tomorrow.

kitchen stand

And then I’m going to re-paint this on the weekend.


We originally bought this to hold the many books Tori has accumulated over the years, but it ended up being totally wrong and a complete mess (in my opinion)


Awful, don’tcha think?

So I turned it into shelving to hold our appliances, dishes and table linen. That was 3 years ago and the colours don’t seem to “work” anymore. I’m going more for a beach cottage feel these days and so “whisper white” (which is actually a very pale gray) and that aqua blue that you see on our TV stand should do the trick.

That and preparing and planting our vegetable garden should keep me busy for a while.

Bye for now


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