Monday, January 18, 2016

More Plant Stands

Hey guys! I'm back again with a couple more plant stands/tables/shelves. I painted them both in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, so I thought I would just share them together. 
 

On this shelf, I used my new favorite paint method - dry brushing. It's so easy. One coat, no distressing, done! Love it.

 
I've never owned plants before so I'm pretty excited at how well I've managed to keep my little succulents alive!
 

 
And, I had to show a close up of this cute little Swedish gnome/Santa I found recently at a thrift store!! I love that he's white and wood. My favorite combo!
 

 
 
I love productive weekends and checking things off the list! What did you do during your long holiday weekend?


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Plant Stand Makeover

Hey guys!! I'm back with another painted table! This one could also be a plant stand. I'm not entirely sure. But whatever it is, it's super cute.
 

I used one of my most favorite General Finishes colors on the table - Seagull gray!! It seriously is the perfect gray!



Lately, I've been liking the look of really simple distressing. Simple has been my motto these last several months, so the look is extremely appealing to me right now.  


 
See what I mean?!?
 

 
What kind of distressing appeals to you? Simple? Extreme? None at all? Leave me a note in the comments and let me know!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Small Painted End Table

Hey there!! I'm back after a bit of a blog break! It was nice taking a step back, but I think I'm ready to get back into the swing of blogging. After the holidays I'm hoping to be a bit more consistent!
 
Today, I thought I would share a little end table I painted yesterday using General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen. It's a very pretty creamy white and one of my favorite General Finishes milk paint colors.
 
Here's the table before:
 

 
And after:


The white is such a nice update I think.


I couldn't resist throwing a little Christmas décor in here too!



I just love the pretty curve of the legs.



I also had to share this spalted maple vase! It's my first piece of anything spalted, and I think it's so beautiful!!!


 
 
I'll be getting the rest of my Christmas décor down from the attic after Thanksgiving, so I'll be back to share more soon! 


Monday, March 16, 2015

Arrows, Feathers and Living Room Sneak Peek

Hi there! I'm not doing very well getting back into the swing of blogging. There has just not been a lot going on around here. However, I did paint my living room white over my long New Year's weekend and finally got around to hanging things back up on the walls. One of those I'm sharing today!
I found this wood arrow recently at a thrift store and I thought it would look perfect paired with feathers. I whipped this little project up in less than 20 minutes! So easy!

I used a combination of feathers purchased from craft stores and ones my son finds for me outside.



I thought I would also share a little view that shows a sneak peek of our new tufted leather sofa that we purchased from homedecorators.com and triangle shelves my husband just built for me!!!



If you want to see what my living looked like before click HERE!

Come back soon to see more of our living room, including our new rug!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Persian Blue Chalkboard

Hey friends!!! Did you miss me?!? Do you even remember me!?! I've returned after an unintentional blog break. I don't have much to share since I haven't been painting furniture much, but over my break I did repaint my living room and buy a new tufted leather sofa! I'm hoping to post a living room update soon. 

Over the weekend I painted a swinging frame I turned into a chalkboard. I used a new (to me) color by General Finishes called Persian Blue and it's absolutely gorgeous! 

The frame was just simple and plain wood. 


After two coats of Persian Blue and some distressing, it's now stunning! 





It's good to be back! You'll be seeing more fun projects soon!! 



Friday, December 12, 2014

Deer Head Wall Art

I came across this pin a few months ago


The pin itself is wall art made of washi tape! Genius! I loved the idea, but wanted to add my own twist to it for a project for my booth! 

I've had this crate piece sitting around forever and I thought it would make the perfect backdrop for this fun deer head. 



For my piece, I really wanted the shape of the deer head be the focus rather than the tape. So, instead of washi tape I used painter's tape and used the pin as my guide to create my deer head on the crate piece. 

I dry brushed white paint over the tape and peeled it off once it was dry. 


I love the mix of the wood tone with the white!!! It turned out better than I was hoping!! 



I've got my eye out for another perfect piece of scrap wood to make another one! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Home Decor

I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start all of my Christmas decorating, but we went away for the holiday and I wanted to come home with it all finished and able to enjoy it. I got most of it done before we left and finished things up last weekend! 

I kept things pretty simple this year and only decorated our living room and kitchen. 


We need a new tree, but I'm waiting until the end of the season when they go on sale. In the meantime, we went with a very unconventional look and I really kind of like it!  



My husband and I put together this little "forest" by using a back piece of a chair as the base and wood trees I found last year at an antique store. 


I just found this well worn deer at a thrift store. It's missing an ear, has some cracks and lots of chipped paint, but I think he's so cute! 



I painted this cupboard white to use on my fake mantle and filled it with all my new Christmas finds! 


Moving onto the kitchen. I simplified my ironstone collection and had to include bottle brush trees. Who doesn't love those?!?


I love vintage ornaments and couldn't resist these bells made in West Germany when I spotted them at a thrift store. 


I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou