Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So, this is me, trying to bring some order into my life. Not an easy task. I don't have a slightest idea how this thing started. As a young girl I was not into style or decorating. Things that I was into were mostly English language, literature and sport. This whole thing started a few years ago. My family (that is my mom, dad, my love and I, of course :-)) share our life in a house that is built by my parents. We live in a beautiful countryside in the heart of our country - Serbia. You may or may not have heard of it and if you have you know that this country, along with its neighbors, had a lot of of harsh and difficult times. But I am positive. I hope for better times.
Anyway, (such a serious beginning :-)), my love and I have a lot of work around the house and especially inside of it.
Now, we basically live at two places, in our little apartment in the city of Kragujevac and in this bonnier-to-be house which is actually my parents' house. There are few stores in our little town but if we plan on some serious shopping we have to go to the city. For example - paint. Finding a paint here is like finding the treasure of Sierra Madre. I knew nothing about painting furniture. I never took a brush in my hands. Apart from the one I used to paint a picture... Put it on the wall... Never really. 
We have some old furniture that belonged to my grand-mama and I believed that it was oak furniture but actually it is made from nut wood (or hickory?). It is really a heavy, full-wood furniture that insects like termites or wood worms wouldn't dare to bite. 
My love and I had to buy furniture for our room. And I was surfing over the internet when I found some photos of beautiful white furniture, painted by the owner. I searched more and more and found  a bunch of these photos and blogs about how to paint furniture and decorate your room or whole house. I was blow minded when I saw the blog My Romantic Home. The woman who created it is a genius for design. And I love that white color is dominant at her home. I did not like white furniture before. Now I do. So, on youtube I saw some painting processes on pinksofoxy channel (she's great) and many others, and I decided not to throw out the old furniture (how dared I!). That is how I started this mission... renovating... job... thingy.

I will show you the door from the old closet that I already started to work on when I decided to take a picture.

This is the closet now after sanding, sanding, sanding, sanding, SANDING... and painting :-)

I like this paw-like ornament that holds the closet.

I love this door nub.  It is a carved rose, so its also wooden. And the color is dusty sand.

Here it is in all its glory. :-)

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