My big FAT nightstand makeover

Wood nightstand makeover with FAT Paint {Heather's Handmade Life}

***Thanks to The FAT Paint Company for sponsoring this makeover. All opinions and sloppy work areas, as always, are my own.***

Curb cleanup week never disappoints. Every time a new piece of old furniture appears at the end of a driveway, it’s like a DIY angel gets its wings.

My best curb hauls in the past were a coffee table, a side table and two antique wooden chairs. This year I only got one piece, and I didn’t have to travel far. It was sitting at the end of the driveway across the street. Score!

While the kids ran up the driveway to fetch their buddy for the bus, I stumbled across the street with my mug of tea and checked out the treasure: a chunky wooden nightstand with aged brass accents. I gave it a quick inspection and saw the drawer opened smoothly, and the whole thing was pleasantly heavy. Yes, please!

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Weekly wrap-up: Old tables + new pants + secret spying


It was a busy weekend with SO. MUCH. FOOD. The prep work actually started Friday evening as I chopped onions (and crieddddd) and celery and “staled” (that’s a verb) three loaves of bread so I could cube it for stuffing.

(Rifle Paper Co. herb garden recipe tin*)

We hosted Thanksgiving dinner here on Saturday and it was delicious — thanks mostly to my mom, who promptly took over the actual cooking duties while I went thrifting. Woohoo!

Thankful. 🌿🍽

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Modern rainbow baby quilt

Rainbow quilt with appliqued baby name {Heather's Handmade Life}

When my friend had her baby boy a few years back, I’d sewn him a little blue baby quilt with his name appliqued on the front.

So when had her daughter this past spring, of course I couldn’t wait to make her one. (A beautiful baby girl after THREE boys!)

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