Friday, August 15, 2014
So, awhile back I was shared on Facebook that Hobby Lobby was having a massive clearance on a ton of furniture...up to 90% off. This is where this beauty came from:
I kept telling myself "I'm not going to paint this white. I'm not going to paint this white." Even though every ounce of my being was wanting me to do so. I even bought some white spray paint 'just in case' lol. I was talking to the hubs telling him that I'm thinking I just might end up painting it white and he then told me to just get a white paint bomb and explode it in our house to save time :) Luckily I've been on somewhat of a color kick lately cuz that would have been messy.
This table was just cheap mdf and horribly finished (in my opinion), so I decided to sand the heck out of it and give it a good dose of primer.
I love how this looks, opened and closed.
I'm loving this piece, but it only looks good on my white wall, not my beige walls. So, now I have to go and paint another wall white lol ;) Or I may just end up using it in the bedroom I just redid at my mom's house. What do you think?...or maybe I will end up painting it white again so it fits back in my house lol.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Friday, August 23, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
The wood was in decent condition (besides some water spots) and I couldn't bring myself to paint it anyway. So, the easiest update was of course to change out the seat.
First thing was to clean the poor thing though. It was sooo filthy....years and years of dust. Just cleaning it alone brought a whole new life back to it and got rid of most of what I thought was water damage.
Next was securing some fabric onto the seat. The seat cushion was a little worn, but salvageable. I'm sure within the next few months I'll be putting some foam in there. I love nothing more than brown with white. It's so simple and pretty :)
This will eventually move into my daughter's room when she's old enough. I love passing on things to her and hoping that she will eventually be passing it onto her little ones :) I just hope she has a lot of room in her house when she is old enough, because I have many...many family heirloom pieces to pass along.
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I'm excited to hear about your family heirlooms, hopefully in future posts you will get to see more of mine :)
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Luckily, I have a ton of props already and my new planked wall in my front room works lovely as a backdrop...and the one in the dining room is wonderful too :) I also have plenty of chairs and fabric to use. I have this old black chair that I spray painted years ago, and really wanted to change the color. Once I started taking photos with it though, I realized how much I loved the black. But my style is really soft colors, and black is sadly not one of these. I really wanted it to be a beautiful mint or calming green. My mom gave me that previous chair, so I asked her if she by chance had another one she might be willing to part with and she did! It has been used for painting, had been outside for years, and was most recently used as part of a jungle gym she built for her cat. Since she had another chair to replace that one, she let me have it :) Score!
Friday, April 12, 2013
I have a love obsession with lamps....that along with candles and pillows...and headboards. Well, really, the list can go on and on lol. Anyway. So what happens to a lamp when it doesn't work anymore? Why transform it into a side table of course :) In order to do this, the lamp needs to be at least a medium size if not larger, and have somewhat of a sturdy heavy base in order to stand without toppling once the top is on.
Now for me, I decided to just gorilla glue the piece to the wood. Which worked great! But as the glue started to expand, I had to push down the bubbles a little bit so it wouldn't become such an eye sore once spray painted and finished.
Step 5: Prime the piece. Now, I have to admit something. I hate priming pieces. Hate it. And hardly ever do it, and sometimes don't get the most awesome results....and then I usually end up wasting a lot more spray paint than I should. So, I figured I should prime this one. I swear I'm going to do it every time now. The results were fantastic.
As for the little switch that turns the light on? I unscrewed the main part, but the screw is still on there. But you can't even see it or tell. I think camouflaging it with the same color helps.
Have any fun plans for the weekend? I have to figure out what the heck to do while the hubs is out golfing all weekend lol. I guess here comes some more projects :)
Friday, March 29, 2013
So for years now, my coats and linens have been crammed into our master bedroom closet. And I am a complete lover of all things coats. Like....I think I have at least 20 coats....at least. So you can only imagine what a closet full of clothes and then jam packed with 20 coats would look like (not including my husband's) So I needed a solution and a place to put all those coats....and a place for random bedsheets and pillow covers (and don't get me started on how many pillow covers I have :)...if you read my blog...you know ;)...)
Luckily, when my offices moved from a bigger location to a much smaller location, we had a ton of armoires that didn't fit and got put into storage. And then....one found it's way to my house :) Score! So, these armoires were really weird. They were actually built to hide/house a gym. Well, not a whole gym of course, but a place to hide a treadmill and tv and weights. But the treadmill was gone...and no tv... or else that would have been way awesome :) So, instead, just an empty box.
So, I took it and totally redid it to fit my needs and decor :) First up was to paint it my go to color Crisp Linen White from Glidden. This is the best white in my book :) It has enough warmth to it so it doesn't look sterile. This took forever to paint...like seriously the longest time. I mean...it's a huge piece. Like 9 feet tall and at almost 4 feet wide.
knockoff Ballard Design mirrors on the end. Since it's rather domineering because of it's size, it looked way to big and had too much a blank spot when you walked by it. So I dressed it up with the mirror :) Odd? Yes, but I love it. lol.
Next was to change out the hardware. I found these knobs at Hobby Lobby. I fell in love with them, especially the color. I wanted to go with something more boring like silver or white...but I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone..so I got these :) .....yes, this is me stepping out of my comfort zone. lol Nothing in my house is red. Nothing.
This is another thing that took rather long to do, but totally worth it :)
The top is the same color on the inside and are where all the linens are hiding.
Here's the link for the stencil!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Now with any new chalkboard surface, you want to 'season' it. If you don't season it first, you'll get 'ghost' lines from your first drawing that usually won't disappear no matter how much you try to erase it. So 'seasoning' it usually prevents this. Just run a piece of chalk lengthwise on it, then erase. Now it's seasoned.
You can also find the tutorial on the mason jars here.
click here for tutorial), it was just a little 'wintery'. I'm done with winter and cold weather. I needed something a little lighter to get rid of the reminiscents of coldness. I'm going to make warmer weather come here if I have too :)