This past Sunday, we had warmer than usual temps here in Michigan, while I was doing yard work, I found this tiny little bird nest
The harsh winter took a tole on my wicker chairs so, I decided to paint them with Spanish Moss. Wicker is very absorbent and it took an entire can to do most of one chair. Unfortunately, the temps didn’t stay warm so, I’ll have to finish them on another day
After I photographed my painted wicker chair, I realized the swing could use a little more pattern. Last summer, I picked up this discontinued fabric sample for $1
I folded it in half and made a mini lumbar pillow
I used an old bed pillow to stuff it
It’s a nice addition to the swing
Once the threat of frost is gone, I’ll add some colorful flowers to the Scrabble flower box, that’ll really brighter this little cozy corner
I think it’s pretty cute and for a buck, I don’t have to worry about it
I love working in my yard and I can’t wait for the temps to get a little warmer, until then, I’ll work on the porch – spring can’t come soon enough!
As my husband was leaving for work Monday, he said “Someone left a desk in the driveway”
Now, to most people, finding a desk in your driveway would probably be weird but, lets just say I have a reputation for taking in strays :)
I painted it in AS Emperor’s Silk and gave it a clear coat of wax
Unfortunately, the 4″ of snow we got last night is making it hard to capture a good photo
I picked up these faucet knobs at Hobby Lobby over a year ago. I’ve been waiting for the right project to come along and this is it
I’ve been working really hard to get projects done around here and although I’m really happy with the end results of this desk, I cant cross it off the list because, it never made it on the list in the first place.
I planned on selling this desk but, my seventeen year old son wants it. When a high school student wants a desk, I don’t question it. I’ll try to take better photo’s once the blinding blizzard clears, until then I’ll be looking for the sun!
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This is a super quick makeover
I picked up this stool at a local thrift store for $2. This photo is after I sanded the orange shellac off the top with a rotary sander
Here it is after a quick Minwax Walnut rub
And, here it is after I sprayed it with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze
It only took a few minutes and three of my favorite products; Minwax Walnut, Rustoleum Bronze & Minwax Polyacrylic
I’m re-committed to clearing the clutter & projects around here, on busy days like today I ♥ a little project like this
When I sanded the top of the stool, I didn’t try to remove the little dents and dings. In my opinion, they’re what make it interesting.
Two inches of snow coming our way……..URGGGG……….stay warm :)
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Here’s the missing cabinet space that’s going to be an open shelf coffee bar. When we were considering what to put on the back of the open shelves, beadboard seemed like the obvious choice
The rough frame of the open shelving
The frame with finished edges
These are metal pegs that hold the adjustable shelves in place EZ!
Here’s a shot of the pegs in action. I like how visually small they are
From this angle, you can see that we intentionally made the open shelves 2″ deeper than the cabinets to help brake up the straight, boring line
I picked up the glass jars at Walmart ($4.97) and cut a coffee stencil using the Silhouette Cameo. I got the idea and layout from The Painted Hive
I used transfer paper on the vinyl to quickly position this graphic onto the glass jar
We decided to add a 1″ x 4″ to the top of the cabinets. Next we’ll add crown and finally finish painting everything in a unifying Annie Sloan Old White. The counter on the right is back ordered :)
The 1″ x 4″ topped with crown molding made our 30″ cabinets look a whole lot taller. Finally moving on to the final step, PAINT!
A little update; I’ve painted the coffee station with Behr Linen White. The cabinets are going to be done in Annie Sloan Old White which is remarkably similar in tone
That’s all for now, it’s coming together slow & steady. Our granite island top is scheduled to arrive next week so, we’re hoping to have it all completed, except the back ordered butcher block cabinet.
I hope you’re not tired of all my Duck Egg Blue refinishes yet! This table is actually the reason I purchased this color in the first place, it’s for a customer who requested it. I probably wouldn’t have ever chose this color and now, I’m really thankful she did because, it’s probably one of my favorites
Here’s the original, it looks expensive but, it’s probably an affordable knock off
Painted but not waxed
Here it is waxed and shiny! When I do spindles, I use my kids old socks to buff them. If you hold an end in each hand, you can really make quick work of it
My .25 incense burner turned paper clip holder got a spray tan
Look hooo got a makeover with a little Rust-Oleum Pure Gold
My husband found this little rocking chair abandoned in a dumpster area. I’m probably going to paint it, what color would you pick
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Terry picked up this dresser last summer
After he fixed all the veneer issues, he applied a light coat of AS Arles
Here it is after a watered down coat of Arles, and an idea for adding a little dimension
Here it is mostly finished….still needs another coat of wax
All fresh and new, like sunshine in a can
We found these really great coordinating knobs at Hobby Lobby
At first, I really didn’t like that little scallop piece on the back and actually tried to convince Terry to chop it off
I’m really glad he didn’t listen to me, now that it’s painted and distressed, it adds a lot of style to this dresser
While we’re on yellow, I picked up this piece over the summer for a niche in our kitchen
Here it is all done, this paint is CeCe Caldwell California Gold and to be honest, I think it’s very similar to Annie Sloan Arles
Hopefully the real sun will show up soon but, until then, I’ve got more paint :)
Here’s a quick kitchen progress update….I’ve painted the rebuilt island with AS Old White and now we’re waiting on new counters. After I took this photo, I couldn’t help but noticed how similar some of the paint colors are between CeCe and Annie Sloan.