Friday, December 30, 2011

My Top 10 Favorite Projects of 2011

I have had so much fun this year blogging about my ongoing projects. Since this has been my first full year posting, I decided to join in with the crowd and share my favorites.

So, here is my top ten!

I love this little stool, but it was so easy, it can't be any higher than this!

I was pretty proud of my first slipcover attempt with this little chair.

I love pink, so this desk makeover was super fun.
Check out those cute HL knobs.

I was really pleased with this desk makeover! It
had a formica top and I got it for $17, yay!

Drawers of Knowledge ( or I went crazy for Mod Podge)

My first ASCP makeover.
A beautiful bow front desk in Paris Grey.

I loved how well the damask designs fit around the pulls.

A beautiful waterfall buffet with ORB pulls

My biggest project yet, a Duncan Phyfe table and chairs.

And #1
My Favorite Makeover Ever!
I still can't believe how beautiful this buffet turned out.
I hope to someday come across something similar.

I hope you enjoy revisiting some of these posts,
I have really been loving the Top Tens of My Favorite Blogs.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Very Vintage Christmas

Don't forget to post your favorite vintage finds or gifts, or if you have any projects you've
completed at Restyled Sundays still going on here.

Ok, now about our Very Vintage Christmas!
We decided to try something new this year,  I got the idea from a blog I read.
I cannot remember what blog, but they suggested not buying anything new this year,
so we decided it had to be from a thrift or antique store, handmade,
 or something you were willing to part with of your own.  Only for the adults, of course!
We did not include the kids, didn't think they would go for the used toys:(
We have drawn names for the last few years and we did so again.
I'm sure that some of us were much easier to buy for than others, but we made it work and it was fun.

My mom got a whole bag of pretties. She and I both love blue and white everything!

Dad got a used book.

One of my sons loves anything to do with the British, so he received some
coins that my dad got when he was stationed in England during the Korean War.

A book about Scottish Klan Plaids

And a cool tin poster about a very British Ale.

My daughter bought a cute storage bench for her sister-in-law
and made this adorable cushion with their last name in many fonts.

She also found her this cute 1950's kitchen stool.

My other daughter-in-law drew my name and found this very cool vintage fan.

I found this KU Jayhawk garden statue at one the antique malls
for my daughter.

I was lucky enough to also receive this cute dough bowl
and the rooster above from my daughter.

My very crafty daughter made the three young boys capes
with their initials instead of Superman's S. How cute they were! 

Grandpa even helped them learn how to fly!

Sharing at the following parties:

shabby creek cottage

The Thrifty Groove
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Restyled Sundays #17

After two weeks of being missing in blogland, I am coming back to the computer again! I hate to be a Scrooge, but I am truly glad this Christmas is over. don't get me wrong, the last two days have been delightful, but getting there was not pretty. I got so far behind this year, that I didn't buy but one or two gifts before Thursday. I have always been a last minute shopper, and this year was no different. But, I am different! I am getting old (57 years old) and I just can't shop like I used to. Ha! The joke was on me!
I had been so busy with keeping the booths at the antique mall stocked for Christmas that I almost didn't get my home decorated. In fact, I only got a few things out :(  It was really kinda nice to have a little less out, I think it is time to weed out some of the not so essential decorations.

I just want to share my favorites from two weeks ago, sorry that I missed last week....

First is these adorable sheet music ornaments from Barb at Turtles and Tails

What a cool way to restore a dresser with missing drawers.
Good Time Charlie at Redoux turned the top into a bookshelf!

And last but not least, for some great ideas for old rusty springs,

I know you have all been swamped like I was for Christmas but I would love to see if any one got any great vintage gifts. I will share mine tomorrow. Be sure to come back for more.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sleek Black Farmtable

I almost forgot to take that before picture again!

At least this way you can  see some of my other junk around this table as I was painting.

And here it is finished and at Lone Elm Antique Mall.
It didn't last long though, someone has already found it a home!

I am loving the all black.

I made my own chalk paint and used Minwax Paste Wax to seal it.

I painted four different chairs to match.

Here is a view of the table runner I had made.
I will be sure to share a few of those later.

I hope you love it as much as I do, or did!
I love to hear your comments.

Don't forget to link your thrifty finds and fabulous makeovers to the Restyled Sundays party still going on.

I am linking up to these great parties:

beneath my heart