I love lamp

Has everyone who has seen Anchorman and has posted about a lamp used this title?

Yes? Okay, moving on then.

This is more of a test post than anything. I'm trying out the new Blogger and using Chrome which I don't normally use. Have I ever mentioned that I hate change?  Hate it.  Anyways, the only thing I have to post about is this great lamp I picked up at Goodwill.

I first spotted it out of the corner of my eye and thought it was a Jonathon Adler lamp. It's not but wouldn't that have been AMAZING?!?!.

I love this little lamp, the shade looks great in J's room plus the bird is perfect because I just put up this great peacock wall decal.

Has anyone else found anything great at Goodwill lately?

This One's a Keeper

Over the past year I've slooowly been
working on J's room makeover.

It started out as a gender neutral
room but, now that I have two girls,
I'm switching it up.

One big step was switching out this
little red mdf dresser I had in there
for a bigger, solid wood dresser.

I found this dresser on Kijiji for $25. It's a little scary, no?

Silly me thought the bad paint job would be easy to remove since it was doing a good job of that all by itself. Sigh, when will I learn? The very first dresser I stripped was so easy and every one since has been a nightmare. And each time I swear "never again".

After I stripped and sanded (and sanded and sanded) the dresser received a new and improved paint job. The colour is Benjamin Moore, Waterfall in semi-gloss. I just love this colour, it's just so light and airy. I gave the top and drawer fronts some extra protection with a few coats of polycrylic.

The pink, painted wooden knobs had to go and I replaced them with some old, vintage looking knobs I found at the ReStore. I had hoped to find 10 of the same knobs but no luck. I did find 6 of one kind and 4 of another that were all flowers so I got those. The bottom two drawers are bigger than the top three so I'm hoping the difference in knobs/size makes sense.

The knobs got a good scrubbing then primed and sprayed with matte white spray paint. Originally I wanted clear crystal knobs but until Hobby Lobby (and their 50% off coupons) come to Canada, that ain't happening. In the end I really dig the white knobs.

It's nice to keep a piece of furniture for once, I can admire my hard work every time I go in the room. A few more little projects and this room will be finished!

~Ain't no party like a Cassie party~