Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pin it and do it: Faux Inlay Dresser

Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity is once again hosting the "Pin It and Do It" challenge which I finally decided to partake in this month!  For this challenge you can use anything you've pinned whether it be recipe, craft, etc. and try your hand at doing it.  I'm a total Pinterest addict so I knew I had to take part (with actual photographic evidence).

Here's the pin I used for inspiration to transform my boring IKEA dresser (original post located on Design Sponge):

I have to admit while the idea to use this pin for my dresser and the sketched outline were both by moi...the hubs stepped in for the staining because "I was doing it wrong."  Haha...little did he know that his staining the dresser was exactly my plan!  All kidding aside, I am super excited by the results.

Here's my before pic:

And here is the dresser post-transformation (please excuse our clutter):

Yay!  I'm so happy with the results.  All we have left is to stain and put on the knobs and this sucker is ready to go!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Towering TBR: Early May Edition

This new segment on the blog came about because my desire to read new books vastly outstrips my ability to dwindle down my TBR list...oh, to have more free time!  Anyways, these are some new additions to the good ol' TBR:

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - I've loved both of his other books so I'm super-excited about this one!

Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer - I always love a good Heyer novel...and someone somewhere must've recommended this (I wish I could remember)!

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway - I can't resist time travel novels and this one sounds especially good!

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds - I found this recommendation over at the Book Smugglers blog and it really piqued my interest!

What new books have you guys discovered?