Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A dresser redo

I found this dresser on Craigslist. I was in love at first sight. I didn't like her color but had a vision for her. I had several other projects I was working on, so there she sat in my dining room (lime green) waiting for her turn.

I've named her Penelope. I started to name all the pieces I do. I bought her in a bundle. Three dressers for $215. The seller wanted $200 just for her, $30 and $50 for the others. I told her to give me a price for all 3 together. She said $215.... couldn't pass that up.

She is dated 1890 and I loved her character. Here are her before and after pics...

I love her and have decided to give it to my daughter.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Crazy Hens

I have a deep love and passion for history, junk and treasures. I have always collected these pieces of history and displayed them in my home. This love has led to a new venture for me and I am so excited about it.

I went to a vintage sale a few months back. The gal holding the sale and I hit it off right away. We became friends, shared our love for junk and long story short... started a little business together.

Crazy Hens was born.

I LOVE to find treasures and share them with others who are as excited about them as I am. This most recently has also opened the door to custom work. I've painted a few dressers and now have requests to do my work on some gals pieces. How fun is that! I continue to learn each day but strive to stick with what I love and how I love things.

Here is a recent dresser I finished and sold in 10 minutes after posting for sale. Our philosophy is to be affordable. I'm not trying to make a ton of money flipping, but allow a stay home mom on a tight budget to pick up a fun vintage piece and be excited!

Dresser sold for $65.
Here are a few other projects I've done and sold
I am working on a new project I am so excited about. I am off now to start school with the kids and will post pics of the old wardrobe later... Have a blessed day.