Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Legs with Character

Hello Friends! I've been away from the blogging world for a few days but there has been progress behind the scenes!
Here is a look at an end table project I have been working on. I am still using the same color line of paint that I did for the NO. 7 Chair. See it here. I bought two of these tables at a thrift store. The layers caught my eye and the legs with character. ("Legs with character": that's what I told myself when I went the the swimming pool the other day with my white legs!)

 Here is a look at the before and after shots.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dining Table Delights

What piece of furniture in your house could be more important than the dining room table? It is my favorite because it's a great place for a family to gather, share a meal, and "bond"! As a family grows their schedules get crazier. Being together in one spot is always a nice way to bring us all back to what matters most. Lets take a look at a few favorite pieces of mine I found that has given me inspiration for my own dining room.

Loving the white clean look and the windows. Another eye catcher for me is the shelving above.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mixing Bowls and Chalk Paint: Chair Reveal

This little chair found a home with me as an extra item when I purchased a corner dining bench off of craig's list. I have been wanting to try out the Annie Sloan chalk paint but thought I would give it a try and be a little thrifty by making my own . So I did.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grey Beauty

As a storm makes it's way into the quiet warm valley the shadows of heavy clouds cool the landscapes. There is nothing better than the quiet calm before a storm. Times like this I like to take a minute and enjoy the beauty of the grey. A shade of grey can complement all of its surroundings.  I took a few pictures of the quiet calm before the storm.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SLIPCOVERS: Barrel Chair Cushion and Upholstered Back

Remember the sneak peak of the slipcover project I was doing? I finished it the other day! 

This barrel chair was about to go to the landfill but I said without hesitation "I'll take it!!!!" It has been in a drabby velvet- like cream fabric with a few marker stains. 

I tried using the old cushion cover to make a pattern. The new pattern was successful but the seam allowances were way off making the cushion cover smaller than it should be. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Saved From a Workshop

Hello Friends! I discovered a great little shelve at an Estate Sale. This piece was sitting in a workshop covered in dust and grease. I spotted it right away as the layers of paint revealed its age. I picked this up for a whopping $2.50.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A little Shabby Chic in Cleaning

I was sorting through my cleaners the other day and I realized I really have a lot of this and that. Some new cleaners yet to be used, some old ones I occasionally use, and a whole lot of different kinds that serve different purposes. Lets just say I have more that necessary. My blog motto is "Keeping it Simple and Keeping it Real". So here I am sharing a tip to simplify your cleaning closet and getting rid of those harsh chemicals.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Refinished Church Pew

Hello Friends! What a crazy few days I have had. Monday was a HUGE laundry day and cleaning day for me. Whenever I do a deep clean I find myself rearranging furniture. Moving furniture means rearranging decor. I had fun but by the time I was done and bedtime rolled around I was ready! Tuesday was a town day along with immunizations for the baby and Dentist appointments for my two other kiddos. After all that chaos was the groceries. I may have turned a few heads with my kids and food overflowing out of my cart. And here we are today!!!!

Over the weekend I finished staining one of my church pews. YES!! The weather was perfect to stain in. Thank you "Weather Man"! I learned a lot from this project that can help you in future projects. Be looking for the VINTAGE DARK WALNUT STAIN TUTORIAL. I could have gotten done a lot sooner with this project had I known some things before hand. But all is well when you can learn something new!