I am back from two weeks of vacation and frankly, am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.

Do you find that after vacation and time off? Or, do you jump back in with both feet?

The time off was wonderful (and much-needed) but I feel a wee bit unmotivated to get busy with everything that needs to get done.

This week will be full with Hometalk Facebook Lives resuming on Thursday at 3pm, a class at Malenka Originals Thursday night to teach and a sale to get ready for next weekend.  You know what that means… whether I am full of gusto and motivation or not… I need to find it!

While I searching for the energy to  jump back into things I thought I would share this project with you that I finished just before leaving.

If you follow along on the Recreated Designs Facebook page or Instagram I have been sharing little live videos and some sneak peeks of this project.night stand from Habitat for Humanity before makeoverBack in August I was asked to participate in a challenge for local designers and design students for the upcoming Ottawa Fall Homeshow.

We were given a nightstand from Habitat for Humanity and asked to make it into something completely different.  Above is the nightstand I was given.  I wanted to do something that showcased my love of old Farms and the outdoors.  I used the Rustoleum products I was given to create texture for a stone wall… create the illusion of old barn wood… and a roof that looks like it has weathered a few storms. This was such a fun project.
I love a good challenge and how it stretches me to think outside the box…or nightstand in this case 😉 If you happen to be in the Ottawa area, all nightstands will be on display during the Ottawa Fall Home Show.  They will be auctioned off at the end with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.  Have you done a nightstand makeover before?  I’d love to see what you turned one into!

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I have 4 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. So over the top creative! Bookcase dollhouses move over…

    I’m featuring this on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects this weekend. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Leanna says:

    This is such a creative and fun idea. I really love it. I need to share this, as it is so adorable.

    • Thanks so much Leanna! It was such a fun project and I am so glad the proceeds will be going to charity!

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