Happy St. Patrick’s Day friends! I don’t usually post on Fridays but I received a copy of Reloved Magazine featuring my Take 10 Interview. I just have to share with you!
I hope I’ve taken clear enough pics so that you can zoom in and give it a read. If not, it’s the perfect excuse to go for a read’n-dash at your local bookstore (I do it all the time!), or subscribe to Reloved to get your very own digital or hardcopy delivered to you. 😉 🙂 🙂
It’s a beautiful magazine and they did a really great job. I walked around with a perma-grin for a full hour after opening my airmailed copy.
Along with the interview, this month they featured the White Wax Desk Restyle that MMM found on the streets of Toronto. They printed a thumbnail on the front cover… and a double page spread… plus tutorials. 🙂
Again, thank you Lou (editor) for including me as part of the Reloved Design Team! And thank YOU for sharing this with me today. I’m so grateful that you dropped in because this wouldn’t be any fun without you!!!
If you missed the Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers feature, you can check it out here. And if you’re interested in your very own copy of this upcycling magazine, you can get a digital and/or hard copy at Reloved Magazine.
Also, my latest Thrift Store find is repaired, painted, restyled and camera ready. I appreciated all the wonderful color recommendations on my Facebook page the other day! I’ll be sure to take some pics today so I can share the ‘after’ with you next week.
Chez Derrico says
I’m so happy for you ! Just wow. Go girl ! <3
Thanks so much Chez! <3 I was just WOW when they asked me to contribute!
Kim O. says
You deserve to pinch yourself. You do beautiful work! I’m so jealous…I’ve been looking for a “lingerie” type chest for years to redo! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Thanks Kim! <3 And can't wait to share the lingerie chest. It turned out super cute. 🙂
C. C. says
Life is good when good things happen to good people. It gives us hope and joy.
Thank you C.C.! <3
How exciting! And the attention is well deserved. Your makeovers are beautiful, and your blog is so inspirational. Congratulations, Denise!
Thanks so much Marcia! x
Janet Huey says
Read n dash is a form of theft.
Hi Janet! Oh, I certainly didn’t mean it that way. Here at my local bookstores, they encourage us to grab a coffee and browse through books and magazines. Maybe different bookstores have different policies.
My local bookstore is the same. There is even a Starbucks inside so I often buy coffee and browse 🙂 It actually encourages people to buy.
Yes, agree! You’re too sweet & wouldn’t set out to offend anyone, anyway! Love your blog, have a sweet day!
Thanks Marg. <3 And I hope you have a sweet day too! xo
Carol Humphrey says
Just love the tile flooring on the cover…can you share any info?
Hi Carol! Yes, I think that floor is amazing too! Furniture painter Agnieszka Krawczyk designed the kitchen with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. The aritcle/feature focuses on painting the cupboards and furniture but doesn’t mention the floors. I’m not sure if it’s tile or if they’re painted.
Denise A says
This is really inspiring! I don’t know if I would have had the courage to attempt anything with the desk, but what a beauty you turned it into! A-MAY-ZING! I, uh, have some experience with contact paper, which I’ve probably repressed the memories, because, yeah *argh!* If I’d only been smart enough to use a heat gun~~
I hear you, contact paper can be a real hassle without heat! And if there’s ever a ‘next-time’ and you don’t have a heat gun, a blow dryer works. 🙂 Thanks for sweet comment Denise, much appreciated. x
Congratulations! That’s so wonderful to be acknowledged like that. =) You deserve it! Love seeing these photos in print. Next time I stop by JoAnn’s I’ll see if they have ReLoved!
Can’t wait to see the chest of drawers finished. I need to build one like that–maybe I can draw some inspiration from your finished product! =)
Thanks Zovesta! (big hug) And WOW – building your own furniture – good for you!!! I would love to build but better stick to finishing for now! =) If we lived closer together, we could be a dynamic duo. 😉 🙂
Thanks!! Definitely–we’d have to curb shop together too, hah! 😉 I’ve only recently gotten into building my own furniture, it’s fun once you get the hang of it (there have been slim pickings at the thrift stores, and I’d rather spend $30 on used wood and some paint than $150 on a new dresser, lol). I bet you’d be a natural, since you’re already so competent and creative! 🙂
I’d LOVE to curb shop with you 😉 . I have all the tools to make my own furniture, it’s just a matter of finding (or I should say ‘making’) the time to do it. And I’m with you 1000% Zovesta, it’s always more rewarding being creative and making something than going and buying new. I guess we’re just wired differently than a lot of people. 😉
You should try it one of these days… maybe when the pickings are slim for salvaged furniture (as if THAT will ever happen!). Or you could frankenstein some pieces of salvaged furniture together so your blog name is still relevant! 😉 And too right… I guess we’re necessary. If people are going to buy new all the time, someone has to do something with all the discarded stuff! 😀
What an amazing accomplishment. Soon you’ll be on TV.
haha.. I don’t know about TV but thanks Monique! xo