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I am a SAHM, homeschooling mom, non practicing CPA, junk..I mean, treasure addicted, pretend decorator, jack of all crafts, let's just create something kind of gal. My husband calls it all crap and my son has to compete with it but I call it love. I love to repurpose and redo! Lemme see whatcha got and I'll tell ya what it could be!
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Friday, September 30, 2011

My new favorite

If you know me, you know that I change projects frequently.  A little too frequently for my hubby's taste.  This of course means that I always have a new "favorite" whatever.  What can I say, I guess I have a short attention span?  Meet my new favorite.

Sorry for the shadows but my sweet hubby wasn't home to help me move her so I had to wrangle her myself.  This is as far as I got.  :)

She is solid but delicate at the same time.  Wouldn't she be gorgeous in a little girl's room or a romantic bedroom?

I didn't get a very good before picture because I was so excited to start working, but she was kindof beat up and some little munchkin had added their own artistic flaire thanks to Crayola.

The brass pulls were a little gaudy for me but the center of each is ceramic with delicate little flowers.  I thought they were worth salvaging so I just spray painted the brassy parts white.

Annie Sloan chalk paint is just so much fun to work with that I couldn't resist another Paris Grey project.  I did some distressing  and then applied a colored wax.  I just mixed a little wood stain with Annie Sloan clear wax and it worked great.

I love the shape of the top drawer.  It gives the piece so much character.

Isn't the faux keyhole sweet??

I think she turned out so beautiful!  Think she's as pretty as I do?  She's available!  Check out the shop tab for more info!

And here's a bonus for those who have been asking about the progress on the hoosier.  A sneak peek!

Obviously she's naked and missing her bottom but isn't that blue going to be a great surprise when you open the doors?  I can't wait to get her finished and inside.  This is one piece that I'm holding onto!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

I just can't resist blue!

This sweet little table was a pseudo-sister to the little gray beauty I showed you last post.  At least they lived together.  I don't know whether they were actually related or not......

What a sweet little drawer she has!  I decided to use my new Duck Egg blue chalk paint, cause I just can't resist a good blue! 

She's got great legs too!

And sweet little scallops!  Watch out big sister!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paris Grey Table

Mr. Homebody has put the brakes on my Craigslist shopping so I've had to kick it in gear and show some progress!  The garage is full of goodies just waiting to be all gussied up. 

This weekend I picked up a couple of end tables and a coffee table.  Really great quality furniture, just a little drab and boring.  Not anymore!!

This sweet little end table began her life like this.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pic.  There is just not enough light in my house to take a decent picture.  Very frustrating.  And I just realized I put the drawer pull back on upside down.....

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey, sanded the edges a bit and gave it 3 coats of wax. 
See Turtle's fuzzy tail hanging out under the table?  She's so nosey!  She has to be involved in everything!

There's the tail again!
I don't like this picture as much but the color of the table is much truer here.  It's a very light grey. And very cute!  Love it?  This sweet pea is for sale!  See my shop button for more info!  I'll even put the drawer pull on the right way for you!  :0

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

A keeper

I've been canvassing the Goodwills and KCM for something to redo.  I'm not that picky, but I do need to actually like the piece before I put that much work into it.  Last week, I finally had a day where I felt like I scored.  I found a coffee table at Goodwill that had promise.  It had nice lines and it was in my price range ($30 but it was 30% off).  This is what it looked like when I brought it home.
After sanding it down and applying an antique white, she was already looking soooooo much better!

I spot sanded those gorgeous legs and put on a light wash.  She was beautiful.  But she needed about a bird?

Yep.  Perfect.

I think she was worth the search.  She's now gracing my unfinished living room.

Cara likes her too.  I think she's a keeper!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My love of canvas

I love the things you can do with canvas.  And cheap.  Especially if you buy them on sale.  Speaking of sales, if you haven't heard my rant about sales and coupons at Joanns, here it is:  (lucky you...)

We have a new Joanns and I am super excited!  I had 50% coupons for each day of the grand opening weekend and I spent the week before dreaming about all the great deals I was going to get.  Unfortunately, nearly everything was on sale (for less than 50% off) and you can't use your coupon on sale items.  Talk about false advertising!  Quick, somebody give me a great coupon that I can't actually use!!!  Grrrrr......   I was very frustrated with the whole situation until I found the one thing in the store that wasn't on sale (and that I actually wanted).  I'd been drooling over art projectors because I had all these projects in mind that would be so much easier with this handy little machine.  I had no idea that they were so expensive!  Wait - I have a coupon, I have a coupon!  Neener, neener, neener!  I got $55 off that baby and boy do I feel vindicated!  Take that Joanns!! 

Okay, rant's over.

The point is, I got an art projector and had to put it to use immediately.  I had seen a gorgeous 3 piece canvas painting that I was really wanting to copy but I only had room for 2 canvases so I had to do a little fanangling (how do you spell that silly word anyway??).  I printed out my graphic and used my awesome little art projector to trace it out on my canvases.  Then I started filling in with black paint.

It took me a while and a couple of coats but I find this kind of stuff relaxing.  I was in heaven! This picture is after 1 coat:
I hung them in the entryway but I'm not sure they'll stay there.  Oh and I'm still painting the entryway so please ignore the fact that there's still brown on the right side.  And that the picture looks crooked.  It's really not, I promise.

I also got to play with vinyl and my cricut and made these signs for the hallway.

These are going in my hallway which is a beginning collection of all things black and white. 

Isn't canvas cool???