August 11, 2012

Here's What I've Been Working on All Week

About a year ago, I saw a lonely little dresser sitting out in front of a neighbor's house with a free sign on it.  I have a soft spot in my heart for unwanted household items (as you can see here), and when I saw that little dresser, I wanted it badly.  Nick took some convincing, but lucky for me, I'm good at convincing, and before long, he was hauling that dresser into his car for me.  Upon closer inspection, once we got it home, we realized that this dresser was a piece of crap.  We wanted to put it right back out on the street in front of our house, but thought it would be kind of embarrassing if the neighbor we took it from saw it.  So, we sat it on the side of the house, and there it has been for the last year.

But that all changed the other day when I saw a picture in a magazine that inspired me.  I pulled that dresser out from the side of the house and went to work.
The dresser did have drawers.  I just didn't think to take a before picture until after I had already painted them.  I decided to only paint the drawers and the sides of the dresser, and I was not too concerned about what it looked like.  I didn't even take the handles off the drawers when I painted.
Then it was time to add plants and put the whole thing together.
I wanted to put a chalkboard out there, and decided to write a Bible verse on it that was fitting for the garden but that would also be encouraging to me.  More on that later.
And that's that.


  1. I love it! What a creative way to use a piece of less-than-lovely furniture and turn it into something beautiful.

  2. So cute, Mindy! I like the verse on the chalkboard.

  3. Your creativity always amazes me. Why didn't we do more stuff like this in college instead of all that Backstreet Boys stuff?? ;)

  4. love this! such a great idea. you have me inspired. and i really love the chalkboard.

  5. What a beautiful makeover - absolutely love it!
    And stayed to listen to the beautiful song playing in the background!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you can!
    Have a great day

  6. loving your fancy little garden. One of my New Years resolutions was to grow something that produced food, still working on that one... don't quite have that green thumb.