Sunday, January 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award Thanks!

All I can say is THANKS! Thanks to JoAnn at Life at 2810
for awarding me the Liebster Blog award.
The Liebster Blog award is awarded to blog that are newer,
under 200 followers, and are rising stars. (Ok, I made that part up)
Liebster means dearest or favorite in German.
I am so honored to be among JoAnn's  favorites.

If you are chosen to be a Liebster Blog award winner,
you must complete three steps.

1.Choose five blogs to pass the award onto.
Tey must have less than 200 followers.

2.Show your thanks to the blog who gave you the award,
by linking back to them.

3. Post the blogs you have given the award to. linking back to their blogs.

So here it goes:
1. Who Makes Up this Craft by Jenni, my daughter.
Need I say more? No, really, she tackles projects and gets them done.
Now that Pinterest is around, her project list is growing by the day.

2 .Peggy at The Painted Pear has a beautiful blog and we share
so much of the same likes and style. She is a sweet and sharing blogger.

3.Becky from Generation to Generation loves all things vintage. She
has a way of showcasing her beautiful finds and makeovers. She would
love to have you visit and check her site out.

4. Angie and Holly from Slipcovered Grey have a great new blog and
I totally love how they chose their name. You have to read about it.
I totally want to go shopping with them, they find such great pieces
to makeover.

5. Daena from Bad Rabbit Vintage is the most creative person I have seen in
a long time. I could never even think of the things she paints. Wow, is
all I can say. Plus, she has a really fun writing style.

Be sure to visit each of these great new blogs. I am sure you will find
some great projects and fun reading!

Restyled Sundays #22

Welcome Back To Restyled Sundays

Wow!!! What a great party this week! First of all thanks to all of the regulars who are here
each week, and second, thanks to Martina of Northern Nesting for inviting all of her friends
to join us. A warm welcome to all of you new followers. I am so thrilled that you decided to join,
and thanks for becoming followers! Everyone had such great projects and thrifty finds to share this week!
Now let's see what you brought to share.

Angie at Knick of Time Interiors remodeled her guest bathroom,
and you have to see the details. It is amazing! She has so many cute
vintage ideas to share. Be sure to visit her site and check them all out.

This fabulous $2 chair makeover was completed by
Pam and her handy husband from Our Adventures in Home Improvement.
It turned out just beautifully, you have to see where it started.

I love this window chalkboard from Flea Market Makeovers.
I really need one of these to keep notes on.
Of course it includes some ASCP on the frame.

Holly, the silent partner at Slipcovered Grey, and her husband, created this
gorgeous bench out of an old headboard. I really want to go thrifting with her!

And last but not least is a beautiful picture my daughter,
Jenni of Who Makes Up This Craft, made for her dad and I
for our anniversary. It spells out our last name  and  the year
our marriage began. She makes such amazing gifts.
Be sure to check out her blog.
Thanks Jenni, love you til rocks grow!

If you were featured be sure to take the Restyled Sundays button on the sidebar.
Invite your friends, I always love to see new visitors and their blogs.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fresh and New, Spring Is In The Air

I am so excited to have this project finished. I really love finishing a bigger project like this,
but I am ready for a few smaller projects for a change.

I can't find the before picture of the table,
but this one is a table I restored over a year ago and it is very similar.
And, these are the four chairs in this makeover.

And here is the after!

I don't have a good staging area in my house, so my pictures
are usually taken at the antique store.
This is at Sentimental Journey, so for any of you that are in the
Kansas City area I would love to know if you ever get a chance to stop by.
I was out of chalk paint, so I decided to make my own with
plaster of paris. It did not work out too well ( it was sort of gravely)
so I guess I might try it again with the unsanded grout that others have
had such good luck with.
I ended up sanding my gravely paint down and recoating with
Cashmere White by Glidden in Satin.   I then distressed it with my sanding block.
More so on the chairs than the table.
A little on the base,
and the edges.  I really love a little distressing, but I can't seem to
bring myself to heavily distress something that I have spent so much time painting.
I am very happy with the results. It seems to have such a fresh and clean look,
I love this shabby chic look, it makes me think that spring is in the air.

Be sure to link up to Restyled Sundays going on now.


I am linking up to these parties:

Domestically Speaking

Furniture Feature Fridays

Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Word----Simplify

I finally read Layla's post at The Lettered Cottage inviting everyone to join her Word of the Year linky party.   What a fantastic idea. To center your goals around one word each year.  So I decided to join in!

My Word is SIMPLIFY!!!!

When I really stop and think about the goals I set at the first of the year,
a couple of them are directly related to the word Simplify,
and many of the others would happen so much quicker if
I simplified the rest of my life and my home.

So here is my new 2012 goal list...

This should take care of a whole list of things!

There is only a few hours left to join, so hurry on over!


The Lettered Cottage

Restyled Sundays #21

Welcome Back To Restyled Sundays !

Another week has flown by and I hav not posted since last weeks party. Oh, My!
I can't believe how busy the last few weeks have been, it's January and life is
supposed to slow down after the holidays.  My sweet hubby had a birthday this week and
we have had several other work related things that seem to have taken up all of my time.

I can't say enough about last weeks party. You guys are doing some amazing makeovers and
finding some great thrifting finds. I always find it difficult to choose my favorites.
But, I am excited about the ones I have chosen this week.

First, is this library table from Becky at
She did a simple glaze with ASCP to give it this very cool look.
Check it out!

Martina at Northern Nesting restyled this little Bombay Table
with ASCP of course. I love how it turned out.

Good Time Charlie from Redoux shared a simple makeover
of a long loved French Bench. Simply Gorgeous.

Peggy at The Painted Pear restyled this cute little dresser
and you must read about the cute knobs she made.

And, last but not least, Joan at Life at 2810 created this simple
towel rack out of various old knobs. So cute and yet so simple.

I have been working on a big project here and hope to reveal it by tomorrow.
Now lets see what you have been working on and what great thrifting finds you have come across!
I would love it if you linked back to the party and I always love new followers.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Restyled Sundays #20

Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays!

What a great party we had last week. You all had great things to share.
Of course, I had a few favorites, so let's see who is featured.

First, I was blown away by the transformation of this old armoire by
JoAnn at Life at 2810 . I have never seen a cabinet quite like this one
and the makeover is amazing. You have to check out the before!

Next, we have an amazing transformation of a lingerie chest by
Catherine at Freddy and Petunia . She actually made the doors and
created a great storage unit. Check it out.

It looks like Angie at Knick of Time Interiors loves vintage
fans as much as I do. She is taking advantage of the cold winter weather
to get great buys on these at auctions.

Peggy at RePear Tree Designs tried her hand at
homemade chalk paint and had a great result with this chair makeover.
She also has a great hint for finding chair fabric at thrift stores.
Check out her post.

And once again, Korrie, at Red Hen Home , amazes us all with her
Compass Coffee Table makeover. 

I can't wait to see what you all have been working on this week!
I hope you will add my Restyled Sundays button to your post.
It is over on the right sidebar. And, I would love it if you became a follower,
the more the merrier.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Page Bulletin Board

One thing I always have plenty of in my stash is old pictures from garage sales.

Who knows when you will need a frame for something.
So, I decided to use one of these to make a bulletin board.
I actually made this one back about Halloween when I was
going Mod Podge crazy with book page pumpkins.
I cut up small pieces of dictionary pages and overlapped them
while gluing them on the frame with Mod Podge. 

I love doing this kind of stuff while I am watching TV with my
hubby at night.  He hates it if I go to the basement to paint furniture, so
these smaller projects keep us together.:)
Happy Hubby, Happy (something that rhymes with that) 
I then cut down a cork board that I had bought at another garage sale and wallah!

Another fun project to sell at the antique mall.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to add your projects at
Restyled Sundays, still going on until Friday at midnight.

Linking to these parties:
shabby creek cottage

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Restyled Sundays # 19

Welcome Back To Restyled Sundays

Before I show you this weeks featured links, I want to share a feature at my house this week.
I have the most beautiful Amaryllis blooms that have finally opened up.
I received this for Christmas, actually got it mid December, and kept telling
my family it would open on Christmas Day. Or, pretty darn close.
Well, we waited and waited and it finally opened up yesterday. I assumed it would be
red or red and white, but I was totally surprised when I saw this.

I had never seen a pink Amaryllis and didn't even realize they came in pink.

Aren't these blooms beautiful?!

Now on to this weeks features.

First, Becky from Generation To Generation found and
salvaged this gorgeous church pew that had special meaning to her.
Be sure to check it out.

And Becky from Beyond The Picket Fence shared
her favorite things. I couldn't just pick one but I love the different colors of stain
on the first table, and I love, love, love potting benches. This girl can do
amazing things with reclaimed wood. I wish I could spend a week with her
and learn how to build like she does.

Korrie at Red Hen Home refinished this free table for a friend.
I absolutely love the two tone stain . She always does some amazing makeovers.

Last, but not least, is this amazing T-shirt Scarf from  Jenni at Who Makes Up This Craft
created from recycled old t-shirts. What a cute idea!