Thursday, February 25, 2016

Serving Up A Mint Meltaway NightStand

Today is themed furniture makeover day. Darlings the inspiration is chocolate and on the menu is a Fannie Mae mint meltaways. There will be craving over this months DIY Furniture Girls posts. These makeovers are so sweet they will make your teeth hurt.
These hard working women put their heart and muscle into the makeovers. Please visit their blogs at the links below and even better leave some comment love for each one of us. Now on with the show.
Off course, the best way to match the colors just right is to have a vision board? Tasting testing is a hard job but, someone has to do it. As you can see the inspiration was delicious.

The nightstand was found at Goodwill for $6.99. Score!!!! This is the drawer with Jacobean Minwax stain left over from another project.
While the drawer was propped on the floor to unscrew the pulls a happy accident occurred. The two parts that were holding the handle on and the pull came apart on the floor. Check off the drawer pulls because this sweet nightstand has  a home which happens to be with the Boys Dresser to Nautical Nod. In case you missed it I included the link. Just click on the title. There was left over handles and now those pieces will serve perfectly to tie the rope.
Our Papa always brought Fannie Mae candy to every family gathering. This chocolate challenge was a nice way to honor him in our home. The family favorite has always been mint meltaways. They seem to disappear before dinner most parties. Who else thinks the mint green chocolate taste different than the brown? Notice no brown on this tray of mouthwatering morsels.
The color of the paint matched the candy spot on with the stain it certainly reminds me of the chocolate covered mint candy.
The clock Nana & Papa gave to us on our engagement.  This family crest which still hangs in one of the castles Ireland is from a magical trip searching for family history and participating in a beautiful wedding celebration.
This final picture of the chocolate inspired makeover shows how the theory of decorating with the layers of your life works. As stated before the clock was from our engagement, then the code of arms and the book of Tipperary, Cahir, Ireland are from our trip. The plate is a gift from my outlaw. The sweet little Belleek pottery is from my girlfriend.(a remembrance of her parents) There is a rock which is a souvenir from when my cousins and their families went to see the family castle in Ireland a few years ago. The map has all the places our ancestors are from in the world. The one in the drawer below it has the European map. 
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                                                     Karen Marie

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13 comments :

Lindsay Eidahl from My Creative Days said...

Great makeover!

Susie from The Chelsea Project said...

Karen,
What a wonderful makeover and sweet, sweet story. I will never look at a mint melt-away the same again. Your Papa would be proud. I hope you enjoy your lovely new piece. Great job.
XOXO,
Susie

Karin Chudy said...

How many melt away's were injured in the making of this cabinet :)
Looks great and I love that minty green!
Hugs,
Karin

Amy Rattleff said...

Your mint chocolate vision was spot-on!

Marie, The Interior Frugalista said...

How lucky to have traveled to Ireland! My maternal grandfather came from Ireland. Love the pretty mint paint color inspired by your grandfather's favorite chocolate. Pinning to share ☺

Tami Michel said...

Such a cute piece. I would have never thought of the mint chocolate-precious. Now I am somehow craving mint chocolate ice cream, this month's theme is really getting literal here, lol!
~Tami

Larissa Prodigal Pieces said...

Love the mint inspiration and the drawer lining. It's minty perfect! :)

Jen @ Girl in the Garage said...

I never would've thought of a mint chocolate makeover - so creative Karen!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Jen,
ThanK you Jen for your "Sweet" comment.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Canary Street Crafts said...

Love your unique take on the chocolate theme. The mint meltaways look yummy too :). Beautiful job, Karen!

Susie from The Chelsea Project Blog said...

Love having you at the Friday's Furniture Fix. Thanks for linking this sweet piece.
XOXO,
Susie

Debra Pashkowsky said...

Such a pretty color and the transformation is fantastic. Your interpretation of the chocolate challenge was very creative.

Kim Jones said...

I LOVE this color, what a great inspiration those chocolates were, so original!!!