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Monday, November 15, 2010

Painted Chest & a Winner!

Hi loves!! I'm back from my Girl's Weekend, and still trying to milk the final days of my birthday. (Thanksgiving always rolls around and hogs the limelight!) I didn't get any new projects done this weekend for Babygirl's room, but I can show you this from a few weekends ago.

Lamest before and after ever...but I wanted to show proof of progress!! This World Market chest has gotten a little dingy over the years:


Were you expecting a different kind of chest based on my headline?! Shame on you pervs! If you're looking for 12-year-old boy humor, you're on the wrong blog. We are nothing but Klassy at Hi Sugarplum! (yes, with a capitol K!)

I hauled my chest out to the garage and gave it a fresh coat of spraypaint that's what she said:


You were expecting a drastic change, right? Nope, sorry, I actually showed a shred of restraint for once. But she needed it, didn't she?

Picnik collage

I was dying to switch out the knobs to some cute ones from this amazing cheap collection, but the wicker ones are nailed in and not coming out without seriously damaging the chest.

I was able to upgrade one area...took the 'grandma's-in-the-house' paper:


And replaced it with the fun Target gift wrap I used on the Fancy Pants Highboy Dresser:


Picnik collage

This is how I occupied my children while mama was inhaling fumes I painted:

(I blacked out my plate numbers so you can't mooch off my tolltag!)

Surely I'm not the only one who uses their kids for cheap labor convinces their kids certain household chores are fun?!

Let's get to the part you're actually here for....the winner of the $55 CSN Gift Card!!!!

Picnik collage

Congrats Averill (check out her cute blog, Odi et Amo)! Shoot me an email and I'll give you the scoop to collect your $55 shopping spree! I have a soft spot for nurseries, so let us know what you choose!

Come back tomorrow when my buzz has worn off hopefully I'll have shaken the influence from the last few days.


  1. it looks so much better! wicker is so hard to keep looking fresh because the dust and dirt just settles in all those grooves you can't get to. i love the new paper in it- so much more fun!

  2. Amazing what a little paint can do, even if it "is" the same color! Too funny about the kiddos washing the cars!! Mine now ask dad for $25 to take theirs to the hand car wash place! LOL

  3. Looks so much fresher! Loving the new drawer lining paper - very funky!
    Rachie xo
    PS: Your posts make me laugh ;-)

  4. first congrats Averill!! you are so lucky!! :)
    second, love the wicker stand. i am on the hunt for something(s) to redo and use as nightstands. around here its like looking for a needle in a haystack

  5. There is a difference looks so pretty for a nursery!

    Conrats to the winner!


  6. I'm just gonna go ahead and tell you that thing will last forever! Kason's furniture is my old wicker furniture from when I was little. It's over 20 years old and has seen so much spray paint, you can't even see holes between the wicker. It still looks fantastic though! :)

  7. Love the new look of the chest. Congrats to the winner! So exciting!

  8. Some HL knobs would look tres cute on that chest. I love their selection, and their REASONABLE pricing *gives Anthropologie the stank eye*

  9. Looks all fresh and new!! Too bad about that darned Thanksgiving intruding on your bday:) ha!

  10. Ha... that's what she said! Still laughing....

  11. looks great! LOVE the drawer liners!

    jillian xoxo

  12. You're writing is so funny! You always have me laughing. The chest looks great, and the paper is adorable. It's the little surprises I look forward to. I have a pair of gray high heels and the inside is this pink and yellow flower print. So fun!

  13. Nice chest story, friend! Looks good. I've tried the car washing trick and mine walk away right at the part where the car dries with spots everywhere. Super awesome. Glad you had fun weekend!

  14. Your chest looks great . . wait that's not how I mean it! The chest looks fresh and brand new! Could you just paint the knobs a different color to spruce them up a bit without damaging the chest?

  15. Haha! Cassie, your posts crack me up! :-)

    Emily Hewett

  16. Ack! I can't believe I won!! Thanks Cassie!!!!

    (Oh and I love how the chest looks. I'm a big fan of fun drawer linings!)


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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