Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today I'm at the DIY Club

Hi Friends!
Today I am a guest at 


Come on back right here tomorrow to 
link up your July projects!



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Woven Nautical Tray


This is exactly the kind of tray that might get overlooked 
at the thrift store. It was brown, stained, and pretty ugly.

But I saw the potential... 

I knew with a quick coat of chalk paint, 
this old wicker tray could have a new life...



It looked a little coastal to me, a perfect summer tray...



The extra large size was particularly appealing...


It just screamed summer to me...



I'm really glad I took a second look at this great find!



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After the Rain


Take a closer look...



after the rain...


At how beautiful everything looks...






All bright green and shiny...





It makes you appreciate even the days that 
can't be bright and sunny!


Enjoy!



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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chalk Board Memo Board


A quickie memo board made from a vintage
green chalkboard and some twine...

green chalkboard www.homeroad.net


Determination and a Dresser

My project today was more about patience and 
never giving up than it was about painting...




My very early Sunday morning began with an 
old dresser in the garage. 


My plan was to paint it because it was 
#1 in great shape 
and #2 a good size for someplace in my house...

Just not sure where it can possibly go because 
I'm quickly running out of room.

Unfortunately after I committed to this project, I realized that the veneer on the top was a mess.... a real mess!

 I Googled how to remove veneer... 
it looked easy enough....

I got out the iron and the wet towel (like they suggested) and I started steaming and scraping off the veneer....


Hmmm.... this wasn't as easy as it looked....


My veneer sure wasn't coming off in the large sheets 
pictured in the post I read...

But I stuck to it...

more steam, more scraping....


After a while I resorted to a hammer and a paint scraper...
I was determined to finish this project!

Thank Goodness only the top needed to be removed!

Finally, somewhere about 3 hours later... I was finished.


The dresser was now ready for paint...


Painting was the easy part...
I used Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

Then waxed it with Johnson's furniture wax. 
It is less expensive than Annie Sloan's 
but I have to tell you, it smells!



So here's the finished dresser and it didn't take long for 
daughter #3 to lay claim to the newly finished beauty...

Where was she at 6 am when I was scraping the veneer? 


Enjoy it Kerry!




Did you ever try to take a picture in a really messy room?...
 It's all a matter of positioning yourself with the camera so the mess doesn't show in the mirror!


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Home Stories A2Z

Furniture Feature Fridays

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Extreme Makeover Birdhouse Addition



Good Morning Birdie Family!!!


This awesome birdhouse was at my Mother's house and really needed some help....
I loved the mossy entrance ...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Casserole Dish Basket


A great thrift store basket...


Barn Light Electric Giveaway


Giveaway

is having a giveaway!!....

The winner gets a $1000 Barn Light Electric
Gift Certificate to purchase new lighting!
$500 for 2nd Place, and 
$250 for Third...


This giveaway comes just in time for me...

You see I recently hung this beautiful light that I 
designed myself for over my farm table...


I love it but it is too dark in the rest of my kitchen...

so now I need to get a ceiling light put in where we
removed the ceiling fan...
(sometimes one project just leads to another)


and I'm seeing some great possibilities at 


It can be customized to your choice of metal color,
glass texture, and color.... 

(I'll take clear glass and brushed aluminum please...)

Another reason I need to win this
giveaway is this...


My front light.... 
Very colonial, very dated, and very ugly...

I'll take this one instead please...


would look awesome by my front door!
(just saying...)

So head on over to White Flower Farmhouse 
where I learned of this giveaway and visit 
this beautiful blog and online store...

And enter the Barn Light Electric Giveaway yourself...


Here's how...

How to Enter:
             1.            Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to own 

             2.            Feature your lighting picks on your personal blog, and link to the lights if   you can!
             3.            Copy/Paste these rules at the bottom of your blog article so others can enter

             4.            Once your personal article is up, you must email your blog link to:    marketing@barnlightelectric.com to be qualified to win.

 The contest ends Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Don’t have a blog? 
Find out how you can enter by reading the Official Rules






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