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Monday, March 4, 2013

week nine

And it is Monday again...I can not believe that we have March already. How did that happen? The past week was crazy busy but I still managed to squeeze in some fun things. On Tuesday I saw Herbert Grönemeyer in concert. He is a super famous singer in Germany or other German speaking countries and across the pond he fills stadiums and arenas. In New York he played Irving Plaza, which can hold a little over 1000 people. So it was great to see him in such an intimate venue. If you ever watched Das Boot, you have seen him portray Lieutenant Werner. He just released an English language album for which he recorded some of his hits in English. While researching the new album "I walk" (if you follow this link you'll be able to listen to some of the songs) I found out that he also composed the song "The Tunnel" for the soundtrack of the film The American starring George Clooney. Not that I have seen the movie yet...Oh, well I am only really into his songs from way back when. On Wednesday I did some more dumpster diving and rescued the brass pulls below from a dresser that was beyond repair but the hardware was just way to nice to end up in a landfill. Everybody who follows me on instagram probably already saw that I am working on a makeover of a plastic laminate dresser. I found the dresser on craigslist a long time ago, had patched some dings and then never got back to it. Now that I am on a mission to get one project done per month for my mini makeover series I finally motivated myself to paint it. I will be sharing the finished makeover with you soon. So far I am pleasantly surprised how nice it already looks with a fresh coat of paint. Of course I did check out an estate sale again this weekend and for a whopping $11 I acquired two records, two children's books from the 60ies, a commemorative NJ license plate from the 70ies and a bar cart. The cart is in bad condition but I think a coat of paint would transform it nicely. I see another makeover post in the future as well as a post to share my most recent estate sale goodies with you...

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or work on a little DIY project like myself?


20 comments:

  1. Whoa whoa whoa...you got ALL that for $11?? Including the bar cart?? You are a wizard, I tell you! I can't wait to see the transformation of both that and the dresser. I've been dying for a vintage bar cart for our dining room. I need your skills to rub off on me!

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    1. Yes, only $11! The bar cart is in horrible condition, I think they might have given it to me for free but I had already blurted out a number ;) You would like one of the records I got, it's french chansons. One song is La Mer, you might know this one.

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  2. i second erin. you have magical powers. i love the dresser! it doesn't look like it could possibly be the same one after it is painted. love paint, it is magic too. if you were a super hero your side kick would be a can of paint and a paint brush ; ) my weekend was great, it definitely made me feel refreshed for the week. xo

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    1. Thanks Christine! I love the idea of the super hero with a paint can and brush as sidekicks. Maybe someone should turn this idea into a cartoon! xx

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  3. People say I do a lot on the weekends, but you totally have me beat. And magical powers to boot! Nicely done, Wizard Nina!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! This was a really productive weekend, although I skipped the spring cleaning I wanted to get started. The last weekends here were rather lazy.

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  4. Can't wait to see your finished project and: Herbert Grönemeyer in New York? Wow! I'm sure it was something to remember. I'm not even the biggest fan of his music but I think he's a really interesting and fascinating person and artist.

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    1. It was really an experience to see Herbert in New York and in such a small venue. I have never seen him in concert before...The dresser is almost finished. Just gave the hardware a second coat of paint, which should be dry tomorrow.

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  5. I'm glad to hear you are still fitting in some fun things in between the stress of work. And good on you for committing to one project for every month. I should really try something like that...

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    1. So far the one project a month is working, actually I am already working on the fourth right now. You buying the Ikea drapes got me motivated to finally wash mine and hopefully get them hemmed this weekend.

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  6. Nina, my own DIY was not as successful as yours - sigh...

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    1. I just painted a little and ripping off wallpaper is so much harder, rooth! Just think about how great it'll look once you are finished. This always helps me somehow get through a messy project.

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  7. These are wonderful pictures!!

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  8. You really do have mad skills, Nina. You uncover some real treasures. Good luck with your monthly diy project. I don't have a doubt that you can accomplish it.

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I hope I can keep the momentum going but I'll bet once summer hits I'll be slowing down for sure...

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  9. hihi :D
    tolle fotos!

    lg
    dahi

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  10. Your dumpster diving skills never fail to astound me! I have no immediate plans to DIY anything (I'll leave that to the pros like you) but I can't wait to see how the laminate dresser turns out!

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    1. Finding the dresser and rescuing the hardware was pure luck, I saw it on my way to the gym and on my way back I took a closer look and ran home to get a screwdriver to unscrew the hardware...The dresser is almost finished, a post about it should be coming soon.

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