I've been looking for a little table or dresser or something for our entrance hallway for awhile now.
I was garage sale-ing with my mom and sister in the middle of October when I found it: the perfect dresser.
My mom ended up buying it for me for my birthday because I loved it so much. It didn't look too bad when I bought it, except that it was a little dated, a little scratched, and a little dark for my taste.
All semester I had been dying to give the dresser a makeover. I never dreamed that it would take me until December to finish it! But when you have a 15-week semester crammed full of 16 credit hours, 39 quizzes, and 14 tests (yes, I counted) you just don't have time for extra things.
So yesterday, on the very day of my last final, I was able to complete my project. What a difference a few coats of white paint can make!
It feels so good to cross something fun off the to-do list. And I really like how it turned out. We needed something to fill that space, and the added storage will be great too.
No makeover is complete without the side-by-side before and after shots:
For the Christmas season I decided to put my Willow Tree Nativity on the dresser. I also found this awesome free printable and framed it. (I found it at the Jones Design Company website, but for some reason it won't load and I can't get the link! You can probably Google it and find it) I thought it was perfect to place right beside the manger scene.
Hopefully this will be a beautiful reminder to us of what Christmas is all about.
What a fun way to spend my first day of Christmas break! Other awesome things that happened yesterday include:
- Discovering Temple Run on my phone.
- Shopping with my mom at an adorable little five and dime store. They had the cutest window displays!
- Chipotle with my husband to celebrate the end of the semester. And because I had been craving it for a week.
- Modern Family
- Realizing I'm not going to have to study for 4 weeks or more!
I can't wait to see what other fun things Christmas break will have in store! Happy Thursday!