Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Have you ever noticed when you get something for "free"....
it really isn't?
well it started with my parents getting a new TV and my son asking..."what are you going to do with the old one?"...
"nothing, you can have it"
hooray for him!!!!
and projects for me...
 here it goes...
 first we need something to put it on, I found this dresser for $20.00, added some base molding to the bottom for extra support, $12.00..(see where this free thing is going?)...

got a quart of blue paint, $12.00, and just randomly painted....

then some chalk paint in Graphit $36.00
and painted over all the blue...

but then decided that I should paint his other dresser so it would match...

and now for the sanding, I wanted the under blue to peek thru,
this part was a little scary because see how light it is looking?
I waxed it all with the clear wax and am in the process of putting it in his room,
more pictures later...
see what I mean when you get something for "free"


  1. LOL you are soooo right. But, on the bright side you did create an awesome piece to hold the tv on:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. Thats so true. But now you have one or two new furnitures.(smile)

    Hugs Bente

  3. Oh, yeah, it's what I call the domino effect. I only tell my husband about the free part. :@

  4. SOoo cute! Free for him, project for Mom! Isn't that how it always goes! Looks like you found the perfect color blend! andrea@townandprairie

  5. Hi Stefanie,

    Oh yes, I agree with you.
    The furniture will look great when you finish and will be a great cabinet for the TV. Your Son is lucky.

    Happy week

  6. Yep isn't that the way it works! Nothing really is for free! Do you like the chalk paint? It is a bit pricey for as much painting as I do so I opted for a cheaper homemade version that I think works well.I do love the wax though!! The dresser looks fab! Good job! Traci

  7. Well now, I would say your son definitely got something for free, you not so much! He's lucky to have such a nice and generous Mom!

  8. I can't help but laught b/c my DH is always telling me, "Cindy, nothing is free". Ha! Well, at least you have a beautiful piece! Hugs and blessings, Cindy