Spring Into Action – Week 3

It’s here – the Spring Into Action finale! 12 bloggers and their final reveals…good or bad!

You can catch up on Week 1 here and Week 2 here

As a reminder, here’s what I started with:

And here’s how it looks now:

Doesn’t it look so much better?! I decided to lightly distress this piece to show off all of the details. You really lose sight of the details with such a dark color.
I bet some of you are surprised I didn’t paint it white – we all know I love me some white furniture! I decided to paint it black to go with my black dining room table. My entertainment center is white and I’ll eventually paint the china hutch white, so I didn’t want the dining room table to be the oddball piece of furniture.
And can we talk about the new hooks and the plant? Icing on the cake! 

Seriously, I think the hooks and plant really make this piece standout. Hopefully I don’t kill this plant. If I do, I’m buying a fake orchid. They make some very realistic looking ones nowadays.  

OK, let’s talk money:
Hall/Entry Tree – free (see details here)
Primer – leftover from previous projects
Paint – leftover from nightstands
Hooks – Home Depot $6.97 x 4 + tax = $30.39
Plant - Lowe's $8.98
Total $39.67

I want to thank Linda for inviting me to participate in this challenge. I wouldn’t have finished this piece so quickly otherwise. It’s amazing what a little peer pressure will do!

And don’t forget to stop by and check out the reveals from the other participants!

Suzy – Saved by Suzy
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Cathy – Room Rx
Carrie – Hazardous Design
Linda – My Crafty Home Life 
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  1. It looks great all finished, I don't know if I'd noticed you paint everything white usually, but I know you like a monochrome look! I might get a fake orchid, but just the stalk, so that my real orchids don't look so rubbish when they're not in flower - which is about 11 months of the year!

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  2. That turned out great, Sam. It fits that space just perfectly! Megan

  3. It is beautiful! I love the black and the glass hooks are perfect!

  4. It looks so beautiful now! Amazing how a little paint can transform a piece!

  5. The black looks so elegant. I love the pop of color with the plant too. I agree that some of the fake orchids look very realistic and have considered buying one myself and my "black thumb."

  6. Great transformation! That piece is a keeper now!
    xo Becca

  7. I never noticed the etching on the mirror before. The dark color makes it pop. This piece is so cool and functional. The hardware is the icing on the cake (diaper cake?). Great job.

  8. Love it! It looks even better than the original and the aesthetic of the original is intact. I love this piece; it has character.

  9. I really like the difference that a little distressing makes with this piece!

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. What a little paint and muscle can do! great job. I love it better this way!

  11. Nothing that a little black paint can't transform...it's the little black dress of decorating! This looks amazing!

  12. What a transformation! Now it looks like such a statement in your foyer. And all for only $39.67? You can't beat that!

  13. What a great piece and it looks soooo much better. I like it black, it really looks nice where it is and I too love those hooks! :)

    Great job, I don't know how you do it, you are such a busy girl with 2 super cute pups. :)


  14. I can't wait to visit your house sometime. :)

  15. Love that you used black. I'm not so sure it would have looked this good if you would have painted it white :) Love it!

  16. New follower from Sunday Social, lovley blog and home!

    Cheryl@ Pricklybanana.com

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  18. Just checked out your house tour! I have a fixer upper too! Fun stuff.

  19. It looks great...I am your newest follower from the Sunday Social blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  20. Dear BBFF,

    When I come to visit you this summer....

    (pause for reaction) lol.

    I know exactly where I want to hang my scarf!!! I love how you Sam-ified it! Which by the way is a highly technical term. You made it your own and it looks fabulous.

    Love. It.

    Your BBFF truly,
    Meaghan @thismessybusiness.com

  21. Wonderful job and such the perfect place for it! (Newest follower)


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