Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Little Antique *Pink* Desk

Okay, first I have to apologize for not posting a single.thing in 2 months.  To tell you the truth I've been a little burnt out.  I don't know how you gals do it everyday!!  My hats off to ya!  So now that the weather is warming up and my garage isn't a blistering 20 degrees I've actually managed to do a couple pieces, this desk being of them. 
Hallelujuah to warm weather!

 Hard to believe this desk once looked like this.  It had peeling veneer so bad I had to remove the whole side. 

 I kept the original hardware.  I initially thought of chunky pink glass knobs, but this hardware is so cool I just had to put it back on plus I think it brings out the distressing.  Bonus.

This desk is NOT white..... it's pink. It looks white in these pictures, infact it looks white in person too! I hope I can find the right buyer for it because it's so pale. I'm thinking I probably should have just done white. Oh well. 

Happy painting friends!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

{Labor of Love}

I did have a 'before' picture of this dresser but it, as well as all my other projects, somehow got erased.  This dresser I will call my Labor of Love.  Sorry that the pictures aren't all that great.  It's in my son's room in the basement and as we all know, lighting isn't all that spectacular in the basement!  And P.S. don't mind the "Call of Duty" poster either please ;)

 So this is why it's called my Labor of Love.  The top on this was a bubbling peeling mess.  The only way around it was to scrape off the faux wood top....I know there is a name for it, can't think of it!  Help me out.  Laminate?

So after a couple weeks of scraping, I couldn't do it all in one day I had to let my blisters heal!  No joking.  It was finally ready for a fresh coat of paint and stain.  I wanted to stain the top to show off all my hard work.  Jeesh, I deserved it!  It turned out beautiful if I do say so myself.  It's an incredibly built dresser that'll last a lifetime.  Love this thing!

P.S. I hope to have more furniture projects to show you here coming up!!   I think it's starting to warm up enough to brave my garage!  Thanks for sticking it through the winter with me.  I appreciate all your kind comments and support!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{Valentine Shelf}

I just wasn't feeling my mantle I had decorated for Valentine's Day.  It was missing .   What's Valentine's Day without Pink?

So I added a few very simple things.  First are these numbers I got at Hobby Lobby for 2 bucks, if that!  I just gave them a quick coat of Antique Walnut stain.  I love adding a touch of 'real' wood mixed with painted wood.

Then I created this little banner from scrapbook paper.  I was thinking that two banners might be too much, but I kinda like it for now.  Who knows, I'll probably change it and add something different before Valentine's even gets here.  It's how I roll.

I bought these styrophome balls on the same shopping spree to Hobby Lobby.  They were $3 for a bag of 12.  My 9 year old daughter had fun spray painting them outside.  Such a beautiful day yesterday!!
 6 Ballet Pink and 6 Ivory.

Then we just stamped words we thought represented Valentine's Day.  She had more fun doing this part.  Such an easy craft to do with kids!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day spent with those you love.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{A Much Needed Paint Job}

I'm so bummed.  I somehow erased years worth of furniture pictures on my computer!  They were all in one folder and I must have accidently erased it!  Ugg.  If you want to see what the walls looked like before, click here.  They were lime green with holes all over.  To make a long story short, it needed some patching and freshening up badly

So that's what I did.  I painted it the same color as our newly finished downstairs.  I have plenty of paint leftover and free is always good!  I believe the color is called Chopstick.  It's light, airy, and looks so much better!!

 And those are my sweeties.  Love those girls.  Sorry I shoulda dusted the lamp base before I took the picture.  It's those kind of things you don't notice until you look at it close up.

I'm loving her room now.  Why didn't I do this sooner?  Oh wait, I  know why...I hate painting walls!  It's so time consuming and messy!!

 A close up of her roman shade from one of my favs, Target. 
18 bucks.  Can't beat it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{Heart Banner}

Well it's official, I shamelessly copied the very talented Melanie at The Frosted Gardner on this one.  I knew when I saw her Valentine heart banner I had to make it myself!  It looked so fun, and I didn't think I could screw it up.  Check hers out, so cute.

So easy.  Even I, with two left thumbs when it comes to crafty projects, can do this!!  Just rip out some pages in an old (unwanted) book, cut out some hearts, punch some holes, and lace jute through.  simple.  I love simple.

I filled my little apothecary jar with some of the leftover cutout hearts. 

I love how it turned out, if I do say so myself. 

And an extra bonus, with the leftover hearts I made a little heart banner for my daughter's footboard.

We'll find out if she likes it in about 20 minutes when she gets home from school.  My bet is that she does!!

I heart Valentine's Day.  And I especially heart simple projects!  Okay, cheesy I know.

Monday, December 19, 2011

{12 Crafty Days of Christmas}

Hello all you fabulous readers of mine.  Today I'm super excited to be guest posting at Lisa's Before Meets After.  She has been doing a series called The 12 Crafty Days of Christmas and she she was so kind to invite me.

 Here are just few Holiday pictures to wet your appetite.

Hope you make a visit to Lisa's 12 Crafty Days of Christmas!

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{Wreath Makeover}

This wreath cost me a total of 3.47! 
(The cost of one can of Emerald Green spraypaint). 

 The wreath itself was given to me for...wait for it, wait for it, free.  I don't turn anything down that is free. ever.   My sweet friend was moving and didn't want to take it with her so I snatched it.  It once had vibrant green leaves with red berries adorning it, but that day had long passed.   

It waited patiently hanging on my wall for about 3 years for it's makeover.  Poor little dusty wreath. 

With Christmas right around the corner I thought I'd go for a Christmasy look.  I just spray painted it Emerald Green. That turned out pretty bright so I grabbed a can of ORB off my shelf and lightly sprayed over the top to tone it down.  Then I added some Christmas picks that I already had and stuck them in.  Easy Peesy.

 I love Christmas and I love cheap!  I am so inspired by all you bloggers out there who are so very talented at making things beautiful on a budget!  I just try to keep up with ya'll!