Paris Grey Chair

I picked up this chair at The Salvation Army over the summer

I picked this chair up at The Salvation Army this past summer

After a few coats of Paris Grey, it was looking pretty cute

After a few coats of Paris Grey, it was looking pretty cute

Next I recovered the seat with this gray chevron fabric from HGTV. It's a really beautiful material although my pictures don't really capture it

Next I recovered the seat with this gray chevron fabric from HGTV. It’s a really beautiful material although my pictures don’t really capture it

This fabric was $40 a yard! I used a coupon and bought only what I needed 24"

This fabric was $40 a yard! I used a coupon and bought only what I needed 24″

Decorator fabric is 54" wide so, I had a big scrap for this pillow. Look who's creeping on it....

Decorator fabric is 54″ wide so, I had a big scrap for this pillow. Look who’s creeping on it….

Like I said, the fabric is really nice!

Like I said, the fabric is really nice!

And just like that, Charlie took over my $40 a yard pillow

And just like that, Charlie took over my $40 a yard pillow

Coffee Bar Storage

I picked this up at our local thrift store for $9

I picked this up at our local thrift store for $9

After I painted it, I changed the hardware to media pulls. They update the piece and hide the former knob hole

After I painted it, I changed the hardware to media pulls. They update the piece and hide the former knob hole

Now it kind of looks like a built in

Now it kind of looks like a built in

I added scrapbook paper as labels for now and until I decide what the more permanent labels will be

I added scrapbook paper labels for now and until I decide what the more permanent labels will be

I added a little scrapbook paper to the bottom for a pop of color

A little more scrapbook paper on the bottom adds a pop of color

I think we finally have storage for all our "coffee bar" needs

I think we finally have storage for all our “coffee bar” needs

Great storage for all the essentials

Great storage for all the essentials


I made a trip to Hobby Lobby for paint and couldn't resist purchasing a few knobs. Isn't this cow head cute....maybe I can store creamer in that drawer, non-dairy of course :)

I made a trip to Hobby Lobby for paint and couldn’t resist purchasing a few knobs. Isn’t this cow head cute….maybe I can store creamer in that drawer, non-dairy of course :)

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Painting On Fabric Using Silhouette Cameo Stencil

I’m loving the typography pillows that have been turning up in magazines lately so, I decided to cut a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo and make one. Guess what, it was super easy!!

I picked up a three pack of these tea towels at Walmart. They're oversized, just right for a pillowcase

I picked up a three pack of these tea towels at Walmart. They’re oversized, just right for a pillowcase

After I cut a stencil with the Cameo, I painted it with craftpaint.

After I cut a stencil with the Cameo, I painted it with craftpaint.

Here it is all done, I plan on heat treating it with an iron then sewing a piece of fabric on the back to create a pillowcase or sham

Here it is all done, I plan on heat treating it with an iron then sewing a piece of fabric on the back to create a pillowcase or sham

Here it is all done. This idea was so easy I think I'll do holiday pillows next

Here it is all done. This idea was so easy I think I’ll do holiday pillows next

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Maybe a "I AM NOT A MORNING DOG" pillow would be more appropriate

Maybe a “I AM NOT A MORNING DOG” pillow would be more appropriate

A Ballard Message Board & Mirror Knock Off

I've been focusing on details lately and the little bird on this Ballard mirror is simply perfect!

I’ve been focusing on details lately and the little bird on this Ballard mirror is simply perfect!

I went to Michael's, looking for a paintable bird, and I found one. Along with these framable prints that were 70% off

I went to Michael’s, looking for a paintable bird and found one, along with these frame-able prints that were 70% off

I ended up purchase three books at $5 each

I ended up purchasing three books at $5 each


I painted this thrift store frame in French Linen, I think it has similar lines as the Ballard mirror


After I painted the little bird, I attached him to the mirror. Although he isn't exactly the same, he was the right price

After I painted the little bird, I attached him to the mirror. Although he isn’t exactly the same, he was the right price. Their mirror ($500) my mirror ($11)

Ballard's also has a message board with a black frame that I love. I found this foam/cork board at Michael's too. It's sold by the foam board your kids use for school projects

Ballard’s also has a message board with a black frame that I love. I found this foam/cork board at Michael’s too. It’s sold by the foam board your kids use for school projects


This one is available @ Pottery Barn, same size as mine for $99

This one is available @ Pottery Barn, same size as mine for $99


I measured it, cut it and put it in the back of this frame - ez! Pottery Barn's ($99) Ballards ($89) Mine ($5) and I think they look very similar

I measured it, cut it and put it in the back of this frame – ez! Pottery Barn ($99) Ballards ($89) Mine ($5) and I think they look very similar

I couldn't find any cute push pins so I bought these milk glass looking rhinestone stickers and attached them to these plain tacks.

I couldn’t find any cute push pins so I bought these milk glass looking rhinestone stickers and attached them to these plain tacks.

I think they turned out pretty cute

I think they turned out pretty cute

They have a vintage, depression glass look that fits perfectly with our kitchen.

They have a vintage, depression glass look that fits perfectly with our kitchen. I’m getting ready to order a few roman blinds, which one would you pick

That’s all for know, I hope you have a wonderful week!

Fall In Love

I’m falling (back) in love with laminated burlap…….I’ve used it before here and here but, it’s also the perfect quick fix for a porch that was looking a little too summer-ish on these first days of fall.

After I ran it through the printer, I peeled the laminated back off.

After I ran it through the printer, I peeled the laminated back off.

I pulled a few of the side threads to fray it a little then pinned it to the pillow cover I made from a drop cloth

I pulled a few of the side threads to fray it a little then, pinned it to the pillow cover I made from a drop cloth.

I'll admit, sewing isn't one of my strength.....ie dog ear pillows but, it's fine for a few months on the porch

I’ll admit, sewing isn’t one of my strength…..ie dog ear pillows but, it’s fine for a few months on the porch


I picked up this pillow at Marshall's over the summer.

To back track a bit, this is the pillow I covered. I picked it up at Marshall’s over the summer.

Next, I cut Hydrangeas from our yard and added them to a basked someone gave me

Next, I cut Hydrangeas from our yard and added them to a basket

I used an old ribbon and a paper clip to attach a matching bow. I'm gonna add a few rocks to the bottom of the basket to keep the wind from knocking it over

I used an old ribbon and a paper clip to attach a matching bow. I’m gonna add a few rocks to the bottom of the basket to keep the wind from knocking it over

Here's the view from our breakfast table,  much more fall

Here’s the view from our breakfast table, much more fall

And just like that, summer became fall and it was ALL for free!

And just like that, summer became fall and it was ALL for free!

Cute Little Side Table In Pure White

Happy Monday!

Like most painter’s, white is never my favorite color to use. I will admit, the results are usually dramatic but, it usually requires more work to get it right and it’s kind of boring – the process that is. This table was no exception but, I think it was the right color for a timeless piece like this

I love the size of this piece and the classic lines too. There was a little veneer damage so, it's a paint candidate

I love the size of this piece and the classic lines too. There was a little veneer damage so, it’s a paint candidate

The new owner also wanted the pull replaced with one centered knob. After I applied the first coat, we started the repairs

The new owner also wanted the pull replaced with one centered knob. After I applied the first coat, we started the repairs

This is the product we use to fill holes and fix mild damage

This is the product we use to fill holes and fix mild damage

After I'm happy with the coverage, I sand with very fine paper to reveal some of the original finish

After I’m happy with the coverage, I sand with very fine paper to reveal some of the original finish

I like to add paper to the drawers whenever possible. I used Mod Podge to give it a matte finish

I like to add paper to the drawers whenever possible. I used Mod Podge to give it a matte finish

All done and ready for it's new home

All done and ready for it’s new home

Have a great week!

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Gardener’s Soap

Gardener's Soap

Gardener’s Soap

This is such a quick project, I simply cube a hemp oil melt & pour soap base, then microwaved it for one minute

This is such a quick project, I simply cubed part of a hemp melt & pour soap base, then microwaved it for one minute

Added a nice fresh scent, zucchini flower then a little green coloring and finally some  dried, chopped basil from my garden

Added a nice fresh scent, (zucchini flower) green coloring and finally some dried, chopped basil from my garden. I stirred it until the soap started to cool and the basil started to suspend. If you pour it too soon the additives will all sink to the bottom

I poured it in a travel soap dish

I poured it in a travel soap dish, no need for fancy molds, we’re making outdoor soap here :)

After I let it dry, I cubed it again a placed it on a soap dish. Wouldn't this make a great gift for any one who loves to play in the dirt

After I let it dry, I cubed it and placed it on a plastic soap dish. Wouldn’t this make a great gift for anyone who loves to play in the dirt. The basil gives it just the right amount of exfoliant and the zucchini flower scent is so fresh!

happy friday!

Little Black Dresser

I was recently asked to paint this highboy in black.

I was recently asked to paint this highboy in black.

I haven't found a true black chalkpaint so, I used Lamp Black by General Finishes. After several coats and sanding, I finished it with Annie Sloan Clear wax. I think the finish turned out beautifully Unfortunately, this is the only good photo I got before the owner picked it up

I haven’t found a true black chalkpaint so, I used Lamp Black by General Finishes. After several coats and sanding, I finished it with Annie Sloan Clear wax. I think the finish turned out beautifully Unfortunately, this is the only good photo I got before the owner picked it up

Last weekend, I found a matching pair of nightstands at the curb, in our sub

Last weekend, I found a matching pair of nightstands at the curb, in our sub

I decided to hit them with the same paint treatment

I decided to hit them with the same paint treatment

We filled the pull holes and drilled a center hole

We filled the pull holes and drilled a center hole

I picked up these cut glass knobs at Home Depot, they are even prettier in person

I picked up these cut glass knobs at Home Depot, they are even prettier in person

It amazing how  black paint and glass knobs add instant sophistication

It amazing how black paint and glass knobs add instant sophistication

I planning on papering the drawers as soon as I make it to my favorite paper store. Here's my three favorites, which would you chose

I planning on papering the drawers as soon as I make it to my favorite paper store. Here’s my three favorites, which would you chose

Fake Plants

I not a fan of fake plants but, sometimes the plant you want won't grow in the place you want it to. Case in point the top shelf of our coffee bar, it doesn't have much light so, I opted for these fake succulents

I’m not a fan of fake plants but, sometimes the plant you want won’t grow in the place you want it to. Case in point, the top shelf of our coffee bar. It doesn’t have much light so, I opted for these fake succulents. I must admit, the fake plant looks better than the real one

Succulents tend to look waxy and fake so these are pretty good look-a likes

Succulents tend to look waxy and fake any way so, these are pretty good look-a likes. I picked up these succulent stems at Michael’s and stuck them in a recycled piece of syrofoam

My husband has a collection (of four) vintage coffee cans that are perfect for this shelf but they needed a little color. I really wanted to plant live plants but, I know they wouldn't be happy here

My husband has a collection (of four) vintage coffee cans that are perfect for this shelf but they needed a little more interest. I really wanted live plants here but, I knew they wouldn’t be happy in this dark spot


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After we removed a wall in the kitchen, we needed one more cabinet but, they were expensive so, we built this coffee bar instead

After we removed a wall in the kitchen and repositioned a few cabinets, we needed one more but, cabinets are expensive. We decided to built this coffee bar instead. See how easy it was to build

It's perfect for us, oatmeal & coffee at our fingertips

It’s perfect for us, oatmeal & coffee at our fingertips

I picked up this wooden canister at the Salvation Army for $1 and added some coffee inspired subway art

I picked up this wooden canister at the Salvation Army for $1 and added some coffee inspired subway art

It's home to our filters, now we can make coffee easily which is important when your half asleep :)

It’s home to our filters, now we can make coffee easily which is important when your half asleep :)

Crushed Oregano Sewing Cabinet

Who doesn’t love a little crushed oregano and if it’s a cute place to store your sewing supplies, even better

I picked up this sewing table at a local garage sale. It's really cute and quite functional, we had to do a little repair to the wood so, it's a definite paint candidate

I picked up this sewing table at a local garage sale. It’s really cute and quite functional, we had to do a little repair to the wood so, it’s a definite paint candidate


I used Valspar Crushed Oregano....it's such a vibrant color and a little distressing made it even more interesting

I used Valspar Crushed Oregano….it’s such a vibrant color, a little distressing made it even more interesting

The swing out storage is perfect for thread, needles and all those little sewing supplies that need a home

The swing out storage is perfect for thread, needles and all those little sewing supplies that need a home

I used a wipe on poly to protect the finish. As you can see, I haven't done the bottom drawer yet or picked up knobs but, it's close

I used a wipe on poly to protect the finish. As you can see, I haven’t polyied the bottom drawer yet or picked up knobs but, it’s close

Here it is in our kitchen, probably not it's permanent home but a good indication of it's scale

Here it is in our kitchen, probably not it’s permanent home but a good indication of it’s scale

Just need to find the right knobs and poly the swing out drawer and this can go in the completed pile :)

Just need to find the right knobs and poly the swing out drawer and this can go in the completed pile :)

UPDATE:

I found these acrylic apple green knobs in the dollar section @ Michael's. Still trying to decide if I like them

I found these acrylic apple green knobs in the dollar section @ Michael’s. Still trying to decide if I like them

I just love this bird paper, if this table had a theme song it would be "Happy"

I just love this bird paper, if this table had a theme song it would be “Happy”


Enjoy the remaining days of this gorgeous summer!

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