We finally found our contractor for building the house, now we are just waiting to get all of our ducks in a row for the bank which means a lot of time spent sitting on our hands. It's making me a little crazy to be honest. I planned to have a mini break from my photography business since it's been non stop since spring but now that its here all I want to do is house stuff.
I've managed to purge something like, 20 boxes of items I don't want or need for the new house, so we are planning on doing a huge garage sale this weekend in proper good send off fashion. Honestly the more I look around my house the more I want to re-do everything. I'm seriously itching to re-do the master bedroom but I think I will be looking for just the right pieces for quite sometime. I went to the Raleigh Flea Market this weekend and came across a ice-cream cabinet / cooler-- it was probably one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time, but with no new house to put it in it just seemed like something to move later on that would be a huge pain. That and I wasn't entirely sure where it would go in the new house.
In leu of buying new night stands I decided to cheer myself up by re-painting the old ones. I found some tutorials on how to do a faux zinc stain on wood so I gave it a try.
It doesn't look anything like it to me but I like the finish I ended up with. It will do until I find the perfect pieces to replace them.
If you want to give this finish a try yourself Freckled Laundry did a great tutorial on how to do it. Happy Painting and Good Luck!