Winter is always my dreary time. Usually I don’t seem to get much done. But lately, I have been on a roll of projects! Last week I whipped out a tiny and speedy paint project. I used the same charcoal chalk paint from the small wall in the kitchen and painted the opposite facing wall in the dining room. I didn’t like the green, but love this dark, fresh color now! Here is the (messy) before:
Check out the after (forgive the Christmas decor that wouldn’t normally be there :)) :
And I just adore the new canvas of B! I’m even thinking about painting the small chunk of wall going up the stairs behind this wall. I think that will balance everything out well. Small bits at a time. After all, I have to paint after little man goes to bed 🙂 What do you think?!
I’m in love. I really don’t want to sell this project. My house is going to overflow.
I found this old piano bench, beat up and sad, left behind in the basement of the rental property we own.
After filling, sanding, painting, stenciling, and waxing, this is what she looks like now:
I love how the waxing turns out. The finish is protected and it is more wipable now. I used regular paste furniture wax and then tinted it with a charcoal paint. I am so excited to keep perfecting this technique. What do you think?
Such a relaxing looking spot! Mmm.
I love when things aren’t too “matchy matchy”, hence why I adore this dining room. I love each and everyone of the chairs, and I love even more that they aren’t a set! Inspiring! 🙂
What a bright, beautiful room! I could imagine napping in here. And did you see that gorgeous chair?! So unique!
(Found on Pintetest)
I adore big wing back chairs used at dining room tables! And I love the mix of modern chairs, traditional wingbacks, and the rustic wood table. Great combo!
I love the warm leather in this fall season. Perfect.
I know I just now finally shared the nursery with you, but I also just finished a fun little project in there.
I was given this beat up little vintage dresser the other day , with plans to turn it into a book shelf for toys.
Suddenly it struck me. Those two drawers could also be another project, perfect for some storage! I cleaned, sanded, painted, roughed, waxed, added wheels and knobs, and viola!
I absolutely love how they turned out! B can now store toys or clothes in them, and they should fit under any bed, so he can use them for a long time! My helper approves.
This was my first time using paste wax. I tinted my wax myself with paint. I really like how it gives the drawers a barn board feel. I think with a little practice this could be a new favorite technique! What do you think?
So, this big news was big a year ago. Oops. But, the nursery is still cute, so I wanted to share!
I just love how it turned out! The blue walls became a soft gray, we added barn board shelves to hold a collection of John Deere tractors, I made a mobile from small shed antlers, and the giant bull poster from the Angus producers ties the farm colors together!
I love the vintage games and trucks and tractors on the book shelves. Don’t worry, the green lamp did eventually get a little white shade!
And a stash of cowboy boots and cloth diapers to boot! 🙂
So, like I mentioned, this was news a whole year ago. So here is a peak of what else a year can do.