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Tami’s Treasure

Posted: March 16th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

For this week’s Met Monday, I wanted to showcase my good friend’s mudroom makeover. Tami, Tamara or Tam (which one should I use, friend?) is the kind of person who has always brought beauty and life into anything she touches. My favorite memories of her character include the time she wore purple galoshes with her cheerleading uniform, dyed her hair orange only for people to cheer, “Go Broncos!”(we grew up in Denver) and during a time of crucial high status fashion, she bought her prom dress at the local thrift store. It was an antique, right Tam?! And of course she was beautiful throughout all these experiences!

So recently, Tami (I’m just going to use all your names in this post) asked me to help her with some of her furniture projects for her bedroom and laundry room. But after you see this makeover - you will see too, that she really doesn’t need anyone’s help!

She started with the vision of creating a mud room area in her laundry room off the entrance to the garage. She was having difficulties keeping her three young boys’ jackets, gloves, hats and book bags off the floor. (Sound and look familiar?) 


Tam also wanted to open up her laundry room shelving and have somewhere for her and Mike to put their keys, extra change, etc. 


It didn’t surprise me that she started looking at Craig’s List for pieces - but what shocked me was that she found a dresser for, wait for it…FREE! (and only about a mile from her house!)


She sanded, primed, painted, antiqued it with some gold accent paint and dressed it up with some accessories from around the house. Look at the result!


Does that not look like the prettiest laundry/mudroom you have ever seen?! Her shelves are also nice and open and ready for some laundry! And the best part is that everything has a place, and there is a place for everything. 


What a great job Tamara! You can view Tam/Tami/Tamara’s blog too @ Mike and Me Plus 3 and soak up all the love she brings! Love you friend!

♥ Katie

News Flash! This just in…Tami just scored another great CL find for her bedroom! Check out the beautiful dresser she fixed up and accessorized! 

Check out other Makeovers at Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch!

4 Comments on “Tami’s Treasure”

  1. 1 Tami said at 9:48 am on March 16th, 2009:

    I know…not bad for my first attempt at refinishing wood! Thank you again for the inspiration!

  2. 2 Chandy said at 2:57 pm on March 16th, 2009:

    Cool redo! The accent gold was a nice touch, almost Morrocan feeling. Happy Monday!

  3. 3 Fifi Flowers said at 5:39 pm on March 16th, 2009:

    That is a GREAT dresser!

  4. 4 Laurel said at 7:56 pm on March 16th, 2009:

    What a great friend to have - I’m on my way to check out her blog.

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