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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!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Antique Chiffarobe Redo

Hello Everyone!  I have been MIA for a while.  So sorry about that.  I have been really busy with the kids with all kinds of fall activities.  Finally enjoying some cool weather. :) My hubby is going to build our first fire of the season tonight.  Can't wait!  That's my favorite thing about this kind of weather.

I thought I would share with yall my most recent project.  I purchased an antique chiffarobe from a neighbor and did a complete redo. The chiffarobe had already been painted white and stencilled with flowers when I got it. 

Structurely, it was in excellent condition already.  Just needed a little redesign.

The drawers pull in and out easily.

I thought about stripping it down to its original finish.   But, I decided to go with distressed green.

 First step, I sanded it really good with coarse gritt sand paper.  Then I went over it with fine sand paper.   Next, I painted it with the first coat.  I let it dry for a couple of days and then I sanded it with medium gritt paper.   Then, again with fine gritt.  I painted it with its second coat (Of course, cleaning it well in between sanding).  I let it dry for another day. 
Finally, I distressed it with medium gritt paper and then went over it with fine paper.

I did not distress the inside.  Normal wear and tear would be less on the inside, anyway.


It is available for purchase in my shop.

I absolutely love this one.  I was really tempted to keep it for myself.  I have no room for it and my husband would have a fit.  I love antiques so much.  I am always buying stuff and having him help me rearrange the house.  I just bought a primitive cabinet and book shelf for myself.  There is noway I could pull off keeping this one too.  But, trust me........I tried. :)