Sunday, December 30, 2012

It's A New Year....Well, Almost

I have now been blogging for a whole year!  Happy Birthday blog!  I will be the first to admit that it is much harder than I anticipated and there is so much more that I have to learn!

The best part is going back to look at all the great projects that I have conquered  for myself and for my friends.  Here are my top five for last year.  If you want to see more,  check out the project gallery.

5.  The Blue and White chair Make over with Chevron pillow

4.  International Man of Mystery -finally the finale!  

3.  Chevron Ottoman

2. Waterfall Buffet

And the number 1.  Disco Baby 

Thank you so much for all of the encouragement and wonderful feedback.  I hope that you will stick with me through the next year to see what else I can conjure up.  Have a safe and wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

A cute little number

Once again I have no before photo for you, which is truly a shame because this piece was a mess.  The top was in pieces and the feet were all rotted on the bottom.  I picked this piece up from a Facebook post for a client.  She was well on board with my plans.

I replaced the top and gave it a good coat of walnut stain followed with a topcoat of poly.  This is Annie Sloan's graphite color and I love the wood grain peaking through on the doors.  I could have painted on the numbers, but I really love the 3-D affect of these house numbers I put on.  It is perfect for a little boys room.

I love these drawers hidden behind the doors, such good form and function, not to mention character.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project.  I hope that everyone has a blessed and joyful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Crafting

The other day I was asked by a friend if I had done much crafting for the Holiday and of course my mind drew a blank.  It wasn't until I had actually made it home and saw the craft vomit all over my dining room table, that I actually remembered what I was in the process of conjuring up.   Here is a little something I whipped up.

I started with some plan wood plaques that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Nothing special and pretty cheap.  At Hobby Lobby you can be sure of one thing, if it is full price this week then next week it will be on sale.  If it doesn't go on sale use the 40% off coupon!

Next I slapped on a coat of Annie Sloan Old White.

Add a little scrap book paper to the dried and cured plaques.

I used Mod Podge to glue the papers down and then spread a coat on top and let dry. 

I topped it off with the cardboard letters I found at hobby lobby.  

 I painted them red and added some glitter and then glued them to the plaques.

Here is the finished product. 


I then used the left over paper with twine and burlap,  to make a Noel Pennant.  Check it out. 

I have a few other things that I am hoping to wrap up tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Decking the Halls

I am almost finished with the holiday decorating and I am really thinking that the Christmas season should last a little longer.  Here is what I have been working on.

This is my Grandmothers old china cabinet.  It has seen better days, but it is one of those pieces that I can't bear to touch.

I am trying to hone in on my photography skill, or lack thereof.  So, this will either be eye candy or eye torture!

Because you can't have too many ornaments!

oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

A little mantle madness.....


There you have it.  I hope I didn't scar your eyes with  my lack of photography skills.