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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Power of Paint Party

Join Kara and show off what you have made

Southern and Shabby Chic: French Country Dresser Transformation

Beatnheart Giveaway

You have got to stop by Beatnheart for a chance to win this absolutely GORG necklace!    Check out her boutique, also.  She has such beautiful things that would make an awesome Christmas gift!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

French Country Dresser Transformation

Goodmorning!  Is everyone enjoying this cold weather?  I know I am.  My favorite thing about this time of year is building a fire in the fire place.  Last night I snuggled by the fire with my little one.  We enjoyed egg nog and watched ABC family Christmas movies while my oldest son and his dad went to basketball practice.

Well, thought I would share my latest project.  I purchased a beautiful cherry wood French Country style dresser with mirror and Queen sized bed from a neighbor.  It was in excellent condition structurally but had some "bad" places on it.

See, it is not bad, but I had a vision of what it could be!

It has beautiful carved pieces on the dresser, mirror and headboard.
I was inspired by Saving Grace's Pretty Gray Buffet.  Most of the interior walls of my house are painted a soft gray that at times looks green or blue.  So, I had plenty of this paint.  I mixed it with bright white until I came up with a shade that I liked and felt was close to the gray she used.  In the end,  I used about 3/4 of the can of white to 1/4 can of gray.  It is really a pretty color.  It is very suttle.  You can tell that it is gray, especially, when you put something white next to it.  But, just looking at it, it looks white.
So, I sanded everything really well.  I painted each piece over the course of 3 days.  It took 3 coats to cover.  I let each coat dry for a day and sanded in between coats to ensure the paint would adhere properly and not roll.

Actually, it was really pretty like this.  I almost left it.  But,  I really love the Shabby Chic style.  So, I pressed on with my original vision.  I distressed each piece.

The REVEAL!!!!
So, gorgeous!  I am glad I decided to go ahead and distress it.  Distressing just gives it so much character.  Look at all the details!

The pulls are so elegant.  The drawer fronts are curved which adds a really pretty touch.

I really love the carved pieces.  The distressing really shows the detail in the carvings.

I love, love, love it!  It turned out great!  Exactly what I envisioned.  It is available locally for purchase through my boutique as well as available online in my Etsy shop.

Have a great day!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

12/08/10  UPDATE!!!  SOLD!!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Redecorating Our Master Bedroom-Lamps

Hello.  It's a rainy day schedule here at my house. 
I am on a mission to redecorate our master bedroom.  Nothing major.  Just cosmetic stuff.  I am going to redo it one piece at a time.  So, I will share pics along the way.  The first project was to redo my lamps.  That's a simple project.   They were fine before, but kind of plain and not exactly my style.

I decided to use some sea shells from our trips to the beach in Destin, Fl
because my house has a coastal feel to it.  Shells-Free.

These ribbons were actually tied around a new rug that I ordered for our dining room.  I decided to save them.  I knew I could use them for something.  Ribbon-Free.

Jute is always great for projects.  Jute (I already had, but it costs around $3).

I picked out only the seashells that naturally had a hole in them.

First, I cut jute strings at various lengths. Then, I put them through the shells and hung them on the lines of the lamp  using a glue gun.

Next, I used the "salvaged from my rug delivery" ribbons to cover my work.

Finally, I spray painted the lamps a beautiful glossy coastal blue. Can of spray paint-$3.


Simple & Elegant & Only $3.00!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Coloradolady: Vintage Thingies Thursday: Information

Coloradolady: Vintage Thingies Thursday: Information

Check out my latest treasures!

Goodmorning!  It is a gorgeous day here in Alabama!  I love this weather.  Happy Veteren's Day & a BIG THANK YOU!!! to all who have served or are serving our country!

I just wanted to share with yall my latest treasures.  Click on the picture & follow the page to the bottom for today's date and check out my new/old stuff!

A sneak peak....
Have my a blessed Day!