Sunday, January 31, 2010
I almost forgot the before pic. I didn't sand a lot - I just primed (Killz Original). There was too much snow outside and Brandon hid the orbit sander because he knew that I would use it in the house if he were gone - he has this strange aversion to spray painting or sanding in the house... I couldn't imagine why????
Finished with two coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White! I love it - for some reason, I'm leaning toward the beach theme this time around. What do you think?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
My plan was to embellish these drop cloth drapes with this sweet vintage drapery fabric that I scored at Goodwill a few months ago. This very "durable" fabric is a light teal and would add a nice pop to my color palette if added to the bottom of these panels.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Photography is not something that I ever thought that I would be good at. As a matter of fact, I have had no formal training but people still compliment my photos.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Sure it needs some work... I would give it all the tlc it needs!
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My friendship with Loren is great because the expectation is the same. We are both moms who work full time and our kids occupy our free time. It was nice to share a couple hours at a class with Loren kid free but it was also cool to not feel the pressure to "got to lunch" as after a full week at work, we both wanted to get back home.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Last Wednesday, I went thrifting... My original goal was to acquire some more vintage buttons for my collection... Unfortunately - I came home empty handed in the button department. I did however, find this awesome vintage fabric that is going to make some AWESOME curtains and pillows for my living room this spring.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
So I'm sorry because this past Wednesday, i promised you that I would post some vintage buttons that I "just knew that I would find" while out on the hunt... Well, I went to two stores and not ONE vintage button... Maybe I've purchased them all!
I did however, score some awesome vintage fabric that I will use to make a "spring" curtain for my living room - I'll post some pics this afternoon.
What would you do with this photo??? I LOVE it - I took it at this years state fair and it is begging for a place in my home... Where would you hang it?
I'm off to my Sewing 101 class at JoAnn's Fabrics in Louisville! I'm really excited because I really can't even sew a straight line!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sorry about the photo quality but in order to blog on a regular basis I must use my blackberry!
Have a GREAT day!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This was a coaster that my husband received as a gift when he was working at his last job. I've always secretly hated them because they just looked like something that belongs in the garage. No disrespect to the American flag but they just looked very "masculine" if you will.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Back to the beginning, I bought a vintage .50 cent book of sheet music and the one dollar barnwoodish frame (without the glass) back in September at Goodwill. I tore out a sheet and stapled it to the back.
Yesterday while snowed in.... I decided to lightly spray paint the frame (Rustoleum Heirloom White). I let it dry, reattached the music and there you have it. I didn't even have to distress it... The frame just dried this way.
It's hanging in my kitchen. I really like it!
What do you think?
Friday, January 8, 2010
Here's the 11x14 frame that held my wedding photo. I bought it on sale at Michael's Crafts right before we were married in May 2005.
Here it is... I sanned it a little to distress somewhat.
Here it is hanging on my wall. I think it looks better - an improvement anyway...
Sunday, January 3, 2010
So I have this list of projects that need to be completed at my house. With the weather being well below freezing, none of them will take place in the garage so that rules out spray paint and all of the wooden furniture pieces that I have been dying to sand, prime and paint. I have however, talked my hubby into ripping up the carpet in both of my kids rooms and painting the subfloors!!!! I am sooooo excited as I have researched this project for months!!
Stay tuned --- this will be interesting.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This couch--- well its kind of a "work in progress".... Underneath all of that canvas is an old, tattered and torn couch that I was afraid to snap a before photo of... Not because I was embarrassed because I was terrified that my mother might see it and kill me dead since my dogs were the ones who destroyed it..
This old couch has endured several expensive slip-covers, none of which really satisfied me and then one day I was introduced to the canvas painters drop cloth. For about $40 I have been able to successfully cover this couch. Its not perfect as I'm currently working on ways to tuck, fold, staple or sew to keep it from looking battered. I'm thinking about nail head trim....
Any suggestions??? I'm open!