Friday, May 25, 2012

Thrift Store Dresser - Finished

The epic dresser project is over (for now). A reminder of the ugliness before:
 In my house it looked like this.  Mess. Mess. Mess. (as usual:) Shame on me:)

 Knobs. Got to go.  Ugly yellow-ish color.  Got. To. Go.  The last time I posted, it looked like this:
I've been working on it steadily since.  It looks like this After:
I really, really like the black knobs.  The yellow ones are actually the knobs you'd normally see on a spiket (spell check is telling me this is all wrong and I'm at a loss.  You know what I mean, right? Dumb spell check.)  that I spray painted the same color as the lamp. 

I switched the watercolors out with this map that I found at a stationary store in Columbus.  So sad to see those watercolors go, but they just don't work anymore.  I used simple mini clothes hangers I found at Walmart for a few dollars to hang it.  I spray painted them yellow to match the lamp and the knobs. 
Since I love to pile things....

There you have it!   A project completed!  Yay! 

Now I need a new light fixture and I have plans for hanging some maps on the walls and then we'll be ready to start all over again:)

Hope you guys have a wonderful Memorial Day.   Mmmmm. Grill food.  Heaven. 


Friday, May 18, 2012


A fun and fast little project using a terra cotta pot, left over chalk board paint from when I painted our door, and a white pencil.   So much fun.  I can't wait to do some more this weekend.  What about you?  Any projects up your sleeve?

Hope you have a wonderful one!  We will be working on potty training and maybe spending some time at the farmers market.  My friend and I are making a resolution to eat local produce together this summer in hopes we keep each other in line.  This will be the kick off event:)

Happy, Happy Friday!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

$2 Lamp before and after

I told you yesterday that I'd be posting about this bad boy that I got for $2.  Check it out now:

I cleaned up a bit since then:) Gotta love the spray paint.  I used a primer from Krylon, which I've never done before, and I feel like it really helped get that nice, glossy finish I was looking for.   Bright. Check. Cute. Check.

Compare it to this lamp sold at Sky Iris (a pinterest pick from Kyla ) for over $100.

Breaking News:  Sam man just took his second pee pee EVER on the big boy potty!  Oh. my. goodness.  Could this really be?  I have a feeling I'm about to become familiar with every bathroom in town.  oh goody.

Hope all is well!  I'll be in touch again soon.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mini Canvas- Chevron Tutorial

I love these itty bitty canvas and easel sets.  I've loved them for awhile now.  My head is spinning with the possibilities!  For my first attempt, I thought I'd stay simple.  Mini canvas, meet the chevron.
Have you seen these little guys around the craft store?  I got mine while shopping for mothers day supplies at Walmart but I've seen them a million places.  I've heard of using these as wedding party favors and I think its an amazing idea (as long as you don't have 300 guests) to paint an original painting as a gift for each guest and place them on the table.  What do you think of that idea? 

Anyway, I thought I'd do a quick little tutorial for you all, if you're interested but a little intimidated by a paint brush.  It's super simple and super fast and a great way to get a little chevron action in your home, without too much investment. 

I used a super sophisticated measuring system (a sticker I found lying around and a piece of mail) to make a grid using a pencil.  I wasn't super crazy about it, just tried to keep the lines relatively straight. 
Then I drew a diagonal line creating two triangles in each box.  Connect opposite corners on each box.  The end result should look like this:
Then, just get out the old paint brush and your favorite color paint and go to town.  I wrapped the design around the edges too, but failed to get a picture of it. 
It took, oh, ten minutes, tops.  Erase your pencil lines with a good quality eraser and wa la. 
a little bit of pink is never a bad thing:)
I'm still deciding where I want it to live. 

Do you all have a pattern you're always drawn to?  Something that always seems to catch your eye? 

Yay for blog posting!  I did it!  Its feast or famine around here, folks.

I have another post I'd like to do this week.  It has to do with this lamp that I got for $2:

Yeah.  My house is a disaster.  So what?

Hope all is well with you guys.  I'd love to hear what projects you're working on or about anything, really:)  

Talk to you soon.



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