I did this shabby chic turquoise dresser up over a year ago… I think. Honestly, I can’t remember events between 1 year and 3 years ago in their actual happenings. Can you tell I’ve had my babies close together?!
It should probably go without saying, but this dresser was a cheap garage sale find I snagged. It was so fun to transform it! Mostly because using chalk paint was easy peasy awesome. No sanding was needed prior and it only took one coat! The colour is acutally a lot darker in person. I love having it as our TV stand. I also love randomly scuffing it up with sand paper here and there once it was all dried. I take great satisfaction in roughing things up shabby chic style. The wood/brass looking hardwear was spray painted black and put back on.
It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture. Now to just convince The Cowboy that we should have even MORE turquoise in our house…
This giant window photo display up in our hallway is one of my favorite pieces in our house.
Why do I love it so much?
Well for starters, I LOVE anything old and chipped AKA shabby chic styled. This window was bought by my grandfather, one of several, at a garage sale decades upon decades ago. I’m sure he planned on using them for some shed or building, but he never did so I got to have one as a birthday present from my parents!
I had the vision to make it a photo display, but I wanted it so I could switch out photos with ease. Enter in the good ol’ string, nails, and clothespins idea! I’ve been swapping out photos for birthdays, Father’s Day etc. to showcase the celebration before us. It’s been so easy and awesome to use as a photo display.
The reason I love it most though, is because I love walking down that hallway and seeing what matters most. To see our little family and our happy faces. With so many photos online that we post, it’s just so comfortingly private and nice to have physically tangible photos on display that don’t have a screen glare.
A therapist or psychological expert I am not, but personally I think having photos of your family adorned all over your home creates a sense of family unity, as it reiterates that each member belongs. It’s a great reminder of family’s importance in your life. Seeing photos of happy times as you walk around your home creates a sort of mindset that in fact, you are a happy family. I may be giving it way more significance than it actually has, but I just know what you see in front of you on a regular basis has strong effects on you over time.
What better thing to have in your home than photos displayed of your sweetest joy. Your family.