Mini Paint Project

April 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have finally completed a tiny project that has bugging me on my to-do list forever now!

Remember the little downstairs bathroom with the cute antique cupboard… (tiny room = bad photos, sorry!)

Well, here is the very sad, and a little scary inside of this cupboard…

So, a little paint and some pretty things to make the cupboard useful, and… viola!

The cupboard is antique, and therefore has many bumps and cracks, so it will never be “perfect,” but now its not such an eyesore. When company is over I will not be so embarrassed to let them reach in for another roll of toilet paper or necessity!

I even did a bit of decorating to the necessities in the cupboard. These antique jars got new fun lids. And a small box got a bright cover to hold small things.

Aah, much better! What do you think? More projects on the way too! 🙂

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A New Chair Love And Wedding Tid Bits

June 15, 2012 at 9:04 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I fell in love with another chair. That happens often, doesn’t it? My wonderful, loving fiance drove me an hour away to pick the cutie up. Now, we have one more seat in the living room. Best part of this little guy though, is that it would work in just about every room of the house as things evolve.

What do you think?? I’m in love. I love the navy and white stripes, but my favorite part is the nail head trim that goes all the way around the back. I think he is pretty old and was redone with changes to the bottom half and I just adore how they did it! He even has casters, which make it easy to reposition for company. And once the walls are painted I think this will work so well in here.

Also, we have been super swamped with wedding planning. I have made every little detail by hand, and wold love to show you all, but also want them to be a surprise, so that will have to wait! But, I did want to show our framed engagement picture. This will be used at the wedding too, but also will be on the wall in our living room, somewhere! Notice the same feel of the stripes? Not intended, but I love it! I took an old frame and painted it, then roughed it up. The mat was also painted in one of our wedding colors. I think it turned out really well.

I think the two new additions go so nicely together in the living room! And, the rest of the wedding details are coming along too! Can’t wait to share! Only three months from today! 🙂

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Chair Love

April 18, 2012 at 8:51 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

These have been a very busy past few weeks. Work, work, work, wedding, wedding, wedding. Time for projects? Maybe a little. I came across this gorgeous blue velvet chair on Pinterest this morning during my coffee. This office looks gorgeous and I think I’d be much more productive in a space like this, just in case anyone wants to help me out!

Aaaah, peace. Even while working so hard! Have a great day everyone! 🙂

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Rustic Blue Chair Love

November 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally got the chance to finish a little antique chair project over the holiday weekend.  This little guy was found at a late garage sale.  Shabby pink paint hid the cute chunky style of this cutie.  Enter my rustic blue paint…

Before…

And after…

Well, what do you think? I think this one turned out super adorable! For sale now in the shop! 🙂

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Blue Chair Love

September 19, 2011 at 10:07 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This chair is so unique that its simply adorable.  In addition to the ruffly curves, the chairs bright blue hue pairs wonderfully with the rustic wood walls of the room.  What do you think? 

 

See it at Design Crisis.

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Bedside Inspiration

August 25, 2011 at 10:34 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I came across this bedside photo on Apartment Therapy and was immediately in love with the bright pops of yellow.  The photo comes from the house tour of Kyle and Erin’s home. 

 

So bright and cheery and fun…

I especially love the yellow tray and am now thinking about doing something similar.  With the new house finally starting to come together I am able to begin thinking about new ideas and projects to make the place special.  I do have some sneak peak photos coming soon for you all! 😉

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Vintage Plates

June 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I got my first apartment my mom and I found an entire set of unused, gorgeous black dishes for $40 at a resale shop.  I have lovingly used them ever since.  A couple of years ago, during a hurried move, a box broke open and almost all of the salad plates, bowls, and mugs were broken.  Fortunately, all of the dinner plates pulled through.  But, I have been on the hunt for some fun dishes to mix with the black plates ever since.

The other day at a thrift store I ran across a full set of adorable blue, vintage salad plates.  They were .49 each, so for about $4 I added these to my set:

Here are a few shots of a mock place setting, just to see how sweet they looked 🙂

The blue glasses are from a flea market and the black charcoal glasses were given to me by my grandfather and came from Germany.  The candlesticks are a mix of vintage and CB2, and my silverware is all new Oneida.  I really like how it all mixed together.  Although, these photos remind me how I can’t wait to refinish the dining table! What do you think?

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Christmas Decor For 2009

December 17, 2009 at 11:59 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This year’s Christmas decor at our house is looking pretty similar to last year.  But, I did add one project, which didn’t turn out quite as planned, so I need all of your help!

Here is our tree, similar to last year, but always fun!

Here is the feather boa wreath- also always fun!

And the new project for the year was clear ornaments with the blue and peacock feathers in them for the table.  (Very cute when Rachel Ray did it!) My problem is that the ornaments were too large to fit more than a few in the cake stand.  Also, the feather look a bit blah to me.  What do you all think?  Hunt down smaller ornaments?  Different feathers?  New vase/plate?  Hmm…

Let me know what you think!

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Lawn Chairs and Cookouts

June 5, 2009 at 8:01 am (Home Changes and Additions, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yesterday I finally got the garage sale lawn chairs finished!  Remember the old blue metal set we got for $10?  The one that looked like it belonged next to pink plastic flamingos in, well, not our yard?  Yes, those are nice shiny black now!  Before:

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Now:

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All we needed was a couple fun cushions.  Well, that has been a task.  Since these chairs are so old no cushions are the right size!  And, have you noticed how dull this year’s “summer” colors are?  Blah!  But, we stopped in at K-Mart just to check, and found a decent, fun and bright set.  Not what we thought we wanted, but it will work for this year!  They are a bit different shape, but when you sit in them and squish them down they are perfect.  I would also like to add a couple red throw pillows to match the ones we would like to throw on the hammock (coming soon!).  Here’s what we have so far:

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Better!  And Tony even helped me pick ’em out!  So, we decided to celebrate a productive day (and the fact that it didn’t rain!) by grilling out and having dinner at the picnic table. 

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The pups even joined in!  Have a great weekend!

P.S.  Just for the record, the blue on the chairs was a really pretty color.  But, we have a lot of red in our yard and it just wasn’t matching what we wanted to do out there.  But, after already painted the set black we realized the new cushions do have the exact blue in them!  Oh, well, sticking to the plan!  Now they are versatile enough to change our minds on cushions all the time! (if they weren’t so ridiculously expensive!)

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A Few Items For Sale

May 4, 2009 at 8:04 am (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are a few of our first big items for sale in the new shop.  There are a few others in the works that needed face-lifts, but these beauties were great as-is.  Let me know if you are interested, although these are awful large to ship.  Mid Century lovers should swoon for them!

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***SOLD***

The cute little fiberglass chair is a gorgeous robin’s egg blue.  It says Krueger Metal Products, Green bay Wisconsin on its tag.  The hutch is gorgeous and spacious.  It has two shelves behind the glass door, two cupboards below, and three drawers, one of which has dividers.  The oval details on the doors are really cool.  The tag says Gibson Furniture Co. 

Let me know if you are interested! 🙂  And, stay tuned, there should be a MCM coffee table and a funky table and chairs by the end of the week as I get them cleaned up!

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