Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Break

I'm taking a little break, very little since it's just a week long.  I'm in Utah visiting the grandparents and cousins and taking in the BEAUTIFUL cool weather.  BUT the great news in my parents have a TON of stuff that I'm picking through.  My dad's concerned that I'm going to end up getting Haunta virus since I'm digging through things that haven't been touched in at least 30 years. Cross your fingers for me! The treasure hunt started as soon as I got here. It took 10 hours with 3 small children, can you say 'CRAZY LADY' cause that's what I was when I got here. Having said that I have found treasures!!  The trick now is just sweet talking my mom into letting me have them. ;)  Can't wait to get them home and get to work. I'm sure the suspense is just killing you. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coffee Table Copy Cat

I have a stencil that I just love! Since I'm not rollin' in the dough, I find stencils to be kind of pricey. That's why I'm going to get my money's worth with this one. Which in turn means you'll be seeing several more projects with it. Yay...right?! Here is a coffee table copy cat of the first one I did. (Since I only have like 5 posts on this blog I'm not even going to set up a link....you can just hit the HOME button on the top left if you want to check out the first one :) The only thing different is the shape of the table. Hope you like it! (And please let me know if you do, I have 5th child syndrome and I THRIVE on praise! ;)
The Before

Don't mind the messy room that I'm still trying to convert into my craft room. :/

Half way done..sort of.


I ~Love~ these legs!
The curvy underbelly!Makes. Me. Smile.~ Please let me know what you think. Love only please.~

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yellow Magnolia

Just picked up this end table (or is it a side table?) this weekend. This is the before

(drawer out obviously)
Oops, I started too fast. :/

This is the after! I can't tell you how much I love it! The color was inspired by this blog here: http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2011/07/dandy-lion.html

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.....unless it's mean. Love only please!
I might keep this for myself. ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Getting' Shabby with it!

I had a great time creating this little stunner! She was already in great shape and truthfully I didn't even mind the brown but I just thought she'd be fun as a blonde. Hugh Hefner would probably be really into her now! ;)

Hopefully you can see the mild distressing. I didn't have the heart to distress any further. She's just too pretty.

I thought about changing the hardware but I think they really fit the piece well so I just spritzed them with a little Hammered Brown from RUST-OLEUM. They turned out great!
Here she is with her top rolled down.

I think roll tops are so fun! Great for keeping little hands out. :)

Ok the pictures aren't the best but you get the idea.

Beautiful built in cubbies for all you desking needs!
Wish I had room for her at my house.