mid-century dresser makeover A few years ago when Joe and I were furnishing our first house together, we picked up a pair of mid-century dressers at one of our favorite thrift stores for under $200. Total steal.  And while the shape of the dressers was great, they were unfortunately covered in some sort of strange 1970’s green veneer. Why, furniture gods? Why?? mid-century dresser makeoverIn order to make them even slightly acceptable, I quickly (and sloppily) threw a few coats of brown paint on them to fit in with the rest of the furniture in our bedroom and replaced the very old and dated hardware. I don’t have any “before” pictures but, trust me, it wasn’t pretty.It seemed like a good decision at the time but over the last few years, the dressers have started looking pretty sad and frumpy to me. I hadn’t done the best job painting them (I needed that green veneer out of sight FAST…so take my time I did not) and the brown color just wasn’t doing anything for me. It certainly wasn’t doing anything for the great lines of this mid-century dresser so I decided to bite the bullet and give this baby a mid-century dresser makeover.

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caught my eyeWe just got back from a week at the beach with our whole big family and I’m finally getting back into the swing of things here at home. (Am I the only one who feels like she needs a vacation after a vacation!? It’s amazing, the things that can pile up after just one week away from home.)

caught my eye

caught my eyeSince I’ve gotten a bit behind on sharing things around the house, I’ve figured I’d show you just how hard we’ve been “working” over the last week. Ha!

caught my eyeWho knew sand-made scoop chairs could be so comfortable? Beach_2014_5

And, obviously a hot tub + a trip to Busch Gardens = one seriously good vacation. Beach_2014_8

Beach_2014_9But the best part, by far, was spending time with the ones we love and don’t get to see nearly as much as we’d like. Beach_2014_3



Beach_2014_7And since I’m still operating on beach time (because that’s a thing, right?) I thought I’d share with you a few other things that caught my eye over the last week….

– My beach read this year.

– My brain is still at the ocean so I’m dreaming about this contemporary beach house.

– Goodbye granite! These plans for beautiful black concrete countertops!

– Could you live in a house made of mushrooms?!

The best day with my favorite boy

Happy Hump Day, folks!