Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Big Red.

Let me tell you all a little story.

There was once an obsessed girl with a cute husband who had a bright idea for a piece of furniture. This piece of furniture was once an ugly frog, and turned into a pretty handsome prince. Named Big Red.

Don't believe me? I'll prove it.

Here is the ugly frog. He had a rough life. (I don't know much about his life, but from the looks of it it was pretty hard.) There are two pieces to this monstrosity but we'll focus on the bottom piece first.

We gave him a little TLC, some sanding, a lot of paint, antiquing glaze, some new handles, and nice shiny top coat and this was the result.


The next hurdle came with the top part. The poor guy had been left out in the rain for long periods of time and had been water logged. It required some extensive re-constructive surgery on the top and bottom baseboards and the shelving. (thanks to my strong husband who performed the surgery)


Above is prior surgery and below is post.


We used the same materials on the top as we did on the bottom and then added a little fabric to the backing on this guy...

Here is the unveiling of the new and improved, Big Red.



It was such a fun project and Mike helped me soooo much. He basically did all the hard stuff for me. What a stud. Now we are done though and we need a new project...if anyone has any grand ideas I'm open to them. :) Thanks for all of your support.

9 comments:

Jenn said...

wowww!! I'm sooo impressed! Didn't know you guys had this sort of a project up your sleeves!! I love, love it!! Did you do it at your place? Its so cute! Now to have it fit perfectly in a house for you two, maybe?? :) I wanna do something for Tay's room, I just might be needing your assistance! You guys did awesome!

Sara Bosler Castro said...

Hi Kristen! I just found your blog, and might I say it is very cute :) I'm excited to read more. I looove what you did with "Big Red." It is seriously amazing and I'm sure took a ton of work. I can't wait to start doing stuff like that when I get my own home.

Chris and Maddi said...

O goodness! That's absolutely fabulous!! I wish I were one of those people who can take something ordinary and see something extraordinary and make it happen. Did the top and bottom come together? or did you just see two things that would look good together?!
:) Way to be! I know who I'm calling if I get a project...

Mike and Kristin said...

Haha thanks!!
Jenn--that would be soo fun to do something for Tay Tay's room! And yeah we did it in our 2 sq. foot home. It was a challenge. I soooo hope we can have a bigger place to put it soon!! :) That would be so exciting.
Sara--I just love your face. So happy to see you.
Maddi--Yeah I found them together! It was a good find. We paid $40 for the whole thing! And definitely call me up! I love projects!!

The Storeys said...

Very creative :) you should look at allthingsthrifty.com. It has alot of great ideas for things like this.

Mike and Kristin said...
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Mike and Kristin said...

That's actually exactly where I got the idea! Love that site! (sorry I spelled something wrong so I deleted the last comment--kinda weird how it shows that you delete it)

The Coles said...

So cute Kristin! It looks amazing:) I love projects too! I am re doing my bedroom this summer, I could use your expertise:)

Katie Price said...

love you. and it really is so cute.