Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ANOTHER USE FOR AN OLD DRESSER

I love a log cabin! I appreciate beautiful new things but I LOVE the old, rustic charm that you find in log cabins. For about ten years my husband and I toyed over the idea of selling our home and building a log home. We were serious enough to decide on a house plan and the spot on our land that we were going to build it. One day I was outside on the lawn mower (I do my best thinking here) and told myself that I should just do some changes here and be happy. That's what we did! First thing we did was rip up all the carpet downstairs (except in our bedroom) and my son-in-law put hardwood floors down....the kind I would have wanted in a log house. It looks old & distressed (like we all get at times). He did some new countertops in my kitchen, and some other remodeling that had to be done. But, my most favorite part of the remodeling was my sweet husband's idea. Our half bath had wall paper that had been there since the house was built and I don't think I could have gotten a corner of it up to pull down. I was going to paint over it but it had a border on top and I knew the seams would show. I didn't know what to do. My husband had our son-in-law put up these 1 x 6 boards on the walls.....then he white washed it. It looks OLD! I love the room. At first I was going to put a pedastal sink in there but we had an old dresser that was my uncles. We cut a hole in it and put the sink in it.
The mirror that was attached to the dresser had to be hung above because of the faucets.
It was hard to get a picture because the room was so small but I think you can see enough. I am so pleased with the way the walls look and I think this dresser made a perfect vanity!

8 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Great job! You know, my attitude is that way, make your home the way your want it. You did a great job there.

tricia said...

Sue, I love your powder room. I did not know you loved this country old look so much. I bet your floors look good too. I want to come see!

DaNella Auten said...

Too cute. I love the rustic look.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, I just love your vanity. I had both bathrooms in my old house in GA done with antique pieces like this & it really added a lot of character to the house. I'd love to do it again, but my hubby is not handy (my ex was!).

So happy to see you and Amy out yardsaling. You found some great things. Oh yes, the power of black spray paint..it's been my friend for years.

Rhoda

sarah abeachcottage said...

hello, love the powder room, the faucets and that dresser are gorgeous, I'd really like to try that idea

great yardsale finds, isn't spray paint fabbo?!!! those candlesticks are just what I have on my thrifting list at the moment and great shape baskets

happy blogging, lotsa fun!

Picket said...

Hey!! I missed this..this turned out fantastic..I love old rustic things and that chest looks beautiful as a vanity...those boards on the wall just made the room! Great Room...oh I sent you an e-mail...I got my 'treasures'!!! lol lol You are a true sweetheart!!!! Have a great weekend!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I LOVE that! And I am a "Bama Girl" too. Hubby & I have been together 27 years and my family is my life. I am adding you to my blogroll. I hope that's okay. I found your blog through Picket's! Isn't she a sweetheart!
Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Tricia said...

Can you tell me more about how to put the sink it? I have been thinking of doing this in my new house (we're remodeling an old house) but I don't know what's involved.