Dresser: seeking new home

Hey guys! Just popping in to see if anyone in the Edmonton Area wants to give this guy a new home. Sean brought home his own find and now this one needs a new family (I'll show you what he bought next week!). Dimensions are 19 inches deep, 34.5 inches high and 40 inches wide. Asking $320.
If you aren't sure if you can get it home we would be happy to deliver in the Edmonton area.
email me at inthefunlane@gmail.com 

Thanks and have a safe and fun weekend!

A homecoming (of sorts)....

I am feeling so fresh and renewed lately. It sounds so superficial but sometimes a change of pace, or in my case space, can put that extra little umphf in my step. 

It has a lot to do with re-calibrating my design compass. Sorry if you are confused, I think Sean is still whirling from some of the recent changes too. So let me explain. I have always LOVED white interiors. Love, love, love them. My favorite design book of all time is called Living With White by my design-hero: Atlanta Bartlett. And while I have ALWAYS loved time-worn and well loved items as well, my original vision for my home was a balance of the two (which Atlanta does exquisitely). When we bought this house it was a big house for two 24 year olds with little furniture and lots of expensive renos to do. Meaning furniture was not in the budget.

As many of you know, that is how WhiteBerry Reinvented came to be. The only way I could get this house feeling like a home was thrifting, garage sale-ing and dumpster diving for furniture I could refinish on the CHEAP! 6 months later I was doing it as a full-time job. While I always stayed true to my vision of white, our house became a constantly evolving 'show room' of pieces, coming and going as they sold and I finished new ones. Obviously I managed, and found myself enjoying the whole process (if you are a design junkie it is addicting to constantly reinvent your spaces). But as WhiteBerry wound down over the past year as I ventured on to bigger and more time consuming projects (aka Lexington and now ParkView) I took a look around and realized that while I loved every item individually my vision for a fresh, yet warm, lived- in interior was not my reality.

I know more and more moms are venturing into the painted furniture business, and if you have then you know that right now distressed furniture is HUGE. Whenever I finished new pieces the first ones to sell were always the most distressed. So before I knew it I was distressing things left and right! Which is a good thing for some people, but for me I need a little bit of that new-sparkle. Some crisp, straight lines to play off my still-insanely-loved old items. And now that we don't live in a 'showroom' I am getting back to it.

This is my homecoming. To embrace the idea of designing a room and *gasp* then live with it! So slowly, bit by bit Sean and I are tweaking a few things. Not starting from scratch, just shifting a few things in the direction we always envisioned our home to be. 

So we started with our dining room/living room. I have rambled about it endlessly here. How I have never been content in here, hence the constant work in progress. 


Just because we are finally making our space our own, it doesn't mean we can break the bank, so you know I hit the thrift store when I went looking for a new table.

I found this tacky, dated table for $45 (of course my original before shot disappeared mysteriously from my camera). It had good lines, but most importantly it has really awesome chrome legs. So I unscrewed them from the table top to save myself a ton of taping during the painting process. Thanks for the support during this project mr. garbage can!


The table was not special or all that great, in fact it is what I call a 'particle board special' with plastic veneer. The lesson here is you don't always need to buy solid wood furniture to paint, so long as the veneer is in good shape and you use a paint that adheres to plastic. For this table I just used a can of krylon spray paint.


30 minutes and $8 of spray paint later this is what the outcome was. I left it in the Garaga
 to 'cure' for a few days then we hauled her in and used a little stainless steel polish on the legs.

And Voila, I finally have that little bit of sparkle I've been craving.

I played around with bringing the wing backs around the table but in the end I feel like I simplicity won out.

As things stand.

The one splurge we have made in our tweaking is the Stockholm rug from Ikea. 

There are 2 sizes they make but the largest size is almost ALWAYS out of stock. It is massive people, you don't get this much rug for under $500 very often! 

It is just the perfect punch of fun for us. We are negotiating what we want to do for a coffee table still because we've always known the trunk was both too high and not substantial enough for our big room but loved it enough to look past those flaws. So who knows what will happen there...

But for now we enjoying the luxury of feeling like we are actually creating the home we insanely adore. 

And if you read this whole post, thanks for listening, and more importantly thanks for not laughing (at least to my face) that we've changed the dining room... again. 

WhiteBerry Reinvented/Lexington Sale

It's moving week at Lexington! Instead of moving things twice I figured I would save myself some heavy lifting and try and find homes for everything before the end of next week. In my eagerness to get everything photographed and cleaned up I totally forgot my measuring tape, but I will go back and grab all the dimensions today for anyone interested. 

As with all WhiteBerry items, everything is on a first come, first serve basis. Meaning, the first person who wants to pick an item up, not the first person who emails (sorry if that seems obvious, but it's come up in the past and I hate to see hurt feelings).

All items are for local pick up only, for anyone unsure I am in Edmonton, Canada. 

**THANKS everyone and I look forward to seeing everything go to loving new homes**

{ Antique chair $sold }
super solid construction, glossy white paint was already on the chair and in great condition.

{ set of 2  french end tables $SOLD }
Very sturdy, solid wood.

{ round dining table $SOLD }
solid wood, gently distressed. No leaf.

{ antique teacher's chair $sold }
soft salmon colored paint, extremely solid!

{Set of 2 nightstands, $sold }

Soft grey paint with neat Anthropologie luggage style pulls.

{ nightstand $sold }
Small, but really charming. Gently distressed with new, pink crystal Anthro knobs.
For scale:

{ antique waterfall vanity $sold }
bench covered in beautiful original pink satin fabric.

{ antique dresser $SOLD}
beautiful original hardware. Mirror not included, but am open to offers on it if you want the set.

{ white sofa/console table $sold }
there is a small scuff on the back side that is hard to see that is got during the move, can be easily touched up.

{ Large mirror $sold }
8 feet tall by 3 feet wide. From Ethan Allen.

{ antique buffet $SOLD }
I thought I had more pictures, so I will add more today. This piece is very large in person, the large living room really makes is seem smaller than it is. Original mirror, new anthropologie knobs.  Lots of detail and character!

I think that is everything that needs a home! If you have any questions be sure to email me at inthefunlane@gmail.com