Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Short Dresser With Chunky Legs And A Reminder

When will I learn to take before pics consistently?

This started out as a very dark, overly varnished low dresser.
I gave it two coats of ASCP and distressed it lightly,
 thengave it a coat of clear Minwax.
 The knobs are the turquoise ones left from the buffet that sold last week.
Yes, there is a missing knob, the screw would not grab the back
 of the knob, so I had to get a longer screw.

This is our new booth at Sentimental Journey and
we have it all decked out for Christmas.

A fun display of Christmas Trees.

I wish I could say that the big white tree was vintage, but
it actually came from Walmart. But I am always on the
lookout for an older white tree. Or, maybe one of those silver ones with
the rotating color light projector. We had one of those when I was little.

Also, don't forget that the Restyled Sundays Linky Party
is still going on through Friday, be sure to join in.
I love seeing all of your thrifty finds and projects.

I am linking up to the following parties:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Restyled Sundays #14

Whew! It has really been a crazy week, but alot of fun to spend time with family!
 I have barely had time to read any blogs and I have alot to catch up on, but I bet I'm not the only one.
I have not been able to finish the giveaway package. It is in process and I will share it with you in the
next day or so before I send it to the winner.   And now, the winner is....

The Joyful Thrifter!!!
Please send your address to me at

Let's highlight last weeks linkups.

Good Time Charlie from Redoux redid this cute dresser in the cutest French Maid style.

Staying with the black and white theme, check out the before and after on this adorable chair from
And as cute as these two projects are I am loving black and white even more.

For the thrifter in me, I fell in love with this hat that Chelsea from
Kiss My Brass found at an estate sale.

Thanks so much to all of you who joined in.
I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!
I would really love it if you would link back by adding my
Restyled Sunday's button to your post.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Favorite Makeover Ever!

This is my favorite furniture makeover ever.

I found this very old oak buffet at a church garage sale this summer.
I only paid $25 for it since they were getting ready to close and willing to bargain.
Have you ever seen such beautiful trim work before?
Other than the brass handles and a major need for glue, she was beautiful to start with.
It took alot of glue and clamping to secure some loose joints, and then the ASCP
in Paris Grey. I did some moderate distressing to bring out her highlights, and ended up with this.

Sorry these pics aren't great, but I took her to the antique store on Sunday and forgot my
camera. I had found some great light turquoise knobs that looked very antique, but I had not found handles that I thought looked good with them. So, I had taken it down anyway, because I had help that day to carry it. ( I can't believe how heavy oak furniture is.) I was going to look for handles on my lunch hour when the antique store called and wanted to know how much I wanted for it.  I had not even priced it, since I did not have the handles.  They said the lady wanted it as is. So I ran out and took pictures with my phone. When she picked it up,  she left the knobs I had chosen and said she was going a different direction.
I could totally see crystal knobs on this buffet, but couldn't find enough of them at HL when I was there.

So there you have it, my favorite piece ever. Now I will spend the rest of my days searching Craigslist for another one. You never know when a new favorite will come along.

Don't forget to link up your makeovers or thrifty finds on Restyled Sundays, still going on until midnight Friday, there is a holiday giveaway going on this week.
Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Linking to the following parties:
HookingupwithHoHRedouxBeyond The Picket Fence

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Restyled Sundays #13

Ok, since 13 is my lucky number, I have decided to do another giveaway. This time a holiday gift pack.
It will be a surprise, but here is a little hint...

It has to do with sheet music!
Every post shared and every comment count as one entry each.
May the best woman or man win!

Now let's see what you shared last week.

Kathe With An E showed us her kitchen makeover!
What a great job, be sure to check out the before at her blog.

Strawberries and Sweet Love made some very cute ruffled pillows.
Be sure to check out the tutorial on her blog.

Check out this amazing creation. Who would ever think of such a cool design.
Well the girls at The Junk In Our Trunks did. I am so impressed!

Now let's see what you you've got this week...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Restyled Sundays #12

Thanks again for those of you who joined in for last weeks Restyled Sunday's Party.

I really liked the shape of the chair that Chelsea at Kiss My Brass found while she was out thrifting!
She is ready to try her hand at upholstery. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Once again Korrie from Red Hen Home inspires me with this amazing armoire restyling!
Check it out here on her blog.

Love this outdoor table makeover with ASCP.
Becky from Generation to Generation will share her hoarding with you.

Now lets get this weeks party started...

Friday, November 11, 2011

The French Stool and a Reminder

The title of my last post said something about a french stool.
And, I forgot to include it in the post.
I was so excited about being featured at Knock Off Decor!

Well, here it is. Once again, no before pics.
But it was one of those old beat up wooden stools.
I got it at a garage sale for $3. What a deal!

It is hard to see from these pics, but I painted it a very pale color of pink.
I then did my very first stencil project and added the fleur-de-lis on the seat.

I think it turned out pretty cute, how about you?

Don't forget the Restyled Sundays party ends at midnight tonite.
Be sure to join in here.

P.S. Look for another giveaway, coming up soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Knock Off Feature and A French Stool

I did it! I knocked off Pottery Barn with my plant stand!

My Plant Stand

Pottery Barn's Plant Stand.
(Ok, so they have better styling)

And, I was featured by Knock Off Decor!!!!
Beckie, thanks so much for the feature.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Restyled Sundays #11 and a Winner!

It has been an incredibly busy weekend full of fun, thrifting and getting ready for the Christmas Holiday at the antique booths. I am so exhausted, but I wanted to get the party rolling before I hit the sack! Last week we only had two people participating in the Restyled Sunday's Party and the First Ever Giveaway. I hope that means that the rest of you were really busy with Halloween and getting ready for the holidays yourself.

I truly want to thank both of the great ladies who shared with us this week.  It means alot to me and I hope to see more of you this week!

First of all we had The Joyful Thrifter who shares each and every week. She always has some great finds and I look forward to seeng what she has this week. Thanks so much for sharing this week. Love those shears!

Korrie, from Red Hen Home shared her fabulous entryway with her version of the
'Suitcase Wall' that we say on the cover of this fall's Flea Market Style.
I think it turned out fantastic, great job. Be sure to check out her post to see just how it was done!

And now for the winner of my embroidered Give Thanks Apron...

You are both winners!

The Joyful Thrifter 
Korrie from Red Hen Home
will each receive one of  my aprons.

Now let's see what every one can share this weekend.
Come on girl's and guy's if your out there, I know you are :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dresser Makeover and Giveaway

I found this three piece bedroom set earlier this summer. It is probably from the 30's according to my mom.
I love the vanity and the big round mirror, but the bed and dresser were pretty great as well.
The only thing I have finished so far is the tall checst. It had that real shiny finish that was flaking off badly and some veneer that was buckling. Perfect for the ASCP. I didn't even have to sand it, but I did glue the loose veneer down before painting.
Here she is before.  Really needed some help, huh!

And, here she is after two coats of ASCP in Old White. Mild distressing and one coat of wax later, she looks like a new model.

I love the trim and how it shows up after the distressing.
I have to get to work now on the other two pieces of the set.
Keep an eye out for the finished product. Here are the before pics.

I hope you like my painting projects and I love to hear from all of you.

Be sure to visit my giveaway for this apron, here.
You only have until midnight tonight to enter.

Linking to the following parties:

RedouxFurniture Feature Fridays