Friday, July 22, 2011

Colorado, Here We Come!

 So for the next few days, I'll be waking up to this....

 And eating some ice cream here!
Relaxing with the family, Remembering old memories and making some new ones!

See you in a week or so!

Favorite Friday Finds!


Antique Type Set Letters! Aren't they fun! I recently picked up a Pottery Barn decorating book and they used them to spell out fun words...they had them stacked on small shelves. My friend Margo makes great necklaces out of them...check her out!
 We had some for the spring sale, but have since bought more...

 Letters, numbers, symbols...
 Capital letters and lowercase....

 Lots of choices....

What would you spell? Stock up for the fall....I think they would make cute Christmas ornaments or hanging off stockings....endless possibilities...

Start Dreaming! Fall is a' coming!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Fun DIY Project Completed!

 Do you ever have a project in your mind and you just never seem to get around to it? Well, that was how this project started. I love ribbon and wrapping presents. There is nothing more fun than having the perfect gift for someone and then wrapping it in an extra special way. To me, it completes the gift...anyway, my ribbon was never in one place or organized, so here was my idea...

If you live in the south, you know what this item is, what it is used for and you probably have one hanging in your house. It's supposed to be used for a gun rack, but I had a different idea. I bought this one for $5 at a garage sale....

Painted it white and hung it correctly on the wall....

 Bought some dowel rods at Lowes and put all my ribbon on it! The entire project costs me under $10, it looks cute and is functional!
It is the start to my gift wrapping space...I hung up my sweet vintage B-day banner,  I have control of the ribbon, now for a fun tape/scissor holder and I'm ready. Watch out world, a crazy wrapper is on the loose!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Decor & More

Often times I end up in a conversation that goes like this... So, you like to decorate...I have this problem spot in my house....What would you do? Can you help me? Of course, I say YES!!!
So here is my friend's problem...a very cool mantle with great stuff, but missing the mark for sure. You can spot the problems right? Too much wood, not enough color, no height...

Here it is from another view ... Also, throw in that she really loved the cross-stitched 23rd Psalm and wanted that on the mantle, so here we go....

What do you think now? First of all, the Psalm picture got top billing, then we added some height, color, light, wood and wicker.... She can easily add in pumpkins and fall decor too...

The best part, we used 95% of what she already had, items that were meaningful and precious to them, so very little $ was spent!

Simple, clean and well-placed...

We decided it needed the iron piece also, but waited on the hubby to hang it in the brick...and to make sure he likes it... It's important that the man in your life likes it also...I wanted all involved to be pleased! I think she was....

Where's your "stuck" spot? We all have them... I have plenty, but that's for another post...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Favorite Friday Find!

Okay, I promised, no paint today! Isn't this oak filing cabinet neat? It looks like maybe it was used in a library....remember the days when you had to look in the card catalog to find what you were looking for? That was always a lesson in patience for me!

Nice drawers, fun pulls... what could she be used for now?

I think the options are endless...

What would you put in it?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A blue beauty!

Louis Blue...I'm in love with this paint! The colors are just goes on smooth, but quick and it really has the power of transformation! This is the bottom...

This is the topper... Sorry, no muscles at home to help me put them together and I just had to show and tell... I couldn't wait!

She distressed beautifully.... and the touch of white just brighten her up like red lip stick...

Here is her "before"

And the top! Oh, the power of paint and color!

Don't worry, not everything has paint and curvy legs...check in tomorrow for my favorite find of the week!

Happy Early Weekend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another Chalk Paint Revival!

I found another pair of end tables recently....they have some fun, french curve legs and nice drawer space...but they were IN NEED of a revival for sure!

What do you think of them now? Big transformation right?

I told you I love anything in
pairs. These 2 are headed out to the barn. I think I'm getting the hang of old white chalk paint, time to try some blues!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Before & After's X 2!

I have 2 make-overs to show you today! This cute has good bones, but it was frumpy just needed some new paint and different fabric...

It's a little hard to tell from this photo, but the seat cushion was extremely mis-shaped. Some one had not re-covered her very well... No problem!

Check her out now! A fresh coat of cream paint and updated fabric in black and cream...

She's make a great extra office or bedroom chair don't you think?

Now, for the second project... I loved these petite nightstands when I bought them, sweet little legs and the wooden doors have a striped detail on them. I thought they were the perfect thing to try my new chalk paint on....

What do you think? I love them....they have been updated with old white paint and a little distressing. I think sweet is the word for them now!

I really liked my second experience with Chalk Paint....Now, what to start next?

See you soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Favorite Friday Find!

Just bought a fun set of triple blue lockers! The have the #'s 4, 5, & 6 on them!

Retro and Cool! I'm considering painting them...any color suggestions?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chalk Paint!!!

It arrived today! I'm excited...for sure the most expensive box of paint I have ever bought, but I know it's going to be worth it! Now, which project should I start with...there are only 9 in my garage right now! Watch for some cool before & after posts coming up soon!

Now, off to paint!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Belated 4th!

Hope your 4th was full of FAMILY, FUN & FREEDOM!

Friday, July 1, 2011

~ Favorite Friday Find ~

I told you, it's wonderful, primitive cabinet ...about 3 coats of old paint...grey, turquoise and that most wonderful green!

It has a shelf with the top longer on the right side. It makes me wonder who built it and what purpose it served? I'm sure it could tell some good stories and secrets too!

Some close ups of the paint colors...

It would be hard to replicate that paint color!

It even has lots of storage too! I think it would make a great potting table, kitchen island or storage piece. What would you use it for?

Happy Friday!

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