Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quatrefoil Stenciled Cabinet

Once again, I can't find the before picture of this cabinet, but it was similar to the one below.
I bought three of these vintage 70's end tables at the DAV for 89 cents apiece
about two years ago. I have just had so many other projects, these got pushed
back to the end of the line.
So finally, it was time for one of them.
I painted it with a mistint from Wal-mart called brown sugar.
It looks more like latte to me, but either way it sounds yummy.

I used one of my daughters stencils, a quatrafoile one, and did the top only.
I dry brushed a burnt umber craft paint over the stencil and then sanded it down in areas.
I also distressed the paint and sprayed the hardware with oil rubbed bronze to add more contrast. 
It sold the first week it was in the shop, so I apologize for not getting better pics.

I have to admit that I frequently criticize my own work alot, so it makes me
feel much better when it sells quickly.  Do you ever get that feeling that what you
have done looks stupid. I wish I could get over that.
Oh, by the way I sold it for $59.00, so that was a nice profit!
Linking to the following parties:
Mod Vintage Lifeshabby creek cottage
Beyond The Picket Fence

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Restyled Sundays #30

Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays

I hope you all have had a great week, we are having amazing
weather in Kansas City this weekend. After a week of rain, the sun is shining
and the birds are singing. It is beautiful out! I really got a lot of work done on
Saturday, so several projects are coming your way soon.

Last week you all shared some amazing makeovers.

Angelina, from Shop Ruby Jean shared her new sewing room
with us. I have never seen anything like this.
What inspiration for those of us with a messy
unattractive sewing room.

Myric from Petite Passions made over a thrift store plaque
into a lovely place to hang her keys.

Jen from At Home In The Northwest shared her $5
fireplace makeover. It is amazing what a can of paint can do.

Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane shared her new beadboard
backsplash. See the before at her blog. What a difference 2 hours makes.

Laura at Top This Top That stenciled the back of her bookcase
and shows how to do it. I love this subtle use of the stencils.
I'm not sure I could do a whole wall.

Thanks to all of you who shared last week.
If you were featured, be sure to grab a button on the side bar.

Now lets see what you all have been doing this week.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Black and Blue Table and Chairs

I can't believe it! I started looking through all my pictures
for the before pics and they have magically disappeared.
Usually, I just forget to take them, this time I really did take them.
So, you will just have to see the afters and they were taken with my I phone.
I have had these chairs for a while and finally got around to
painting them this beautiful mistint blue. 
I just got the table a week or two ago and decided if I painted it blue also, it would be too much.
So, classic black it was. I did get to try the ASCP Clear Wax.  I had just bought
some and the amazing waxing brush. Wow, that is so nice to put the wax on with.

I sure hope someone at the antique mall likes it as much as I do.

Linking to the following parties:

Organize and Decorate Everything


Monday, March 19, 2012

Estate Sale Treasures

 Saturday, my Mom and I happened across a
fabulous Estate Sale about a block from her house.
I found these amazing ship pictures and I had just recently started
scouring the antique stores for some for my family room.
 There were 7 of them, so I bought them all,
and decided to keep these four for myself.

I really love the colors in the ones I have chosen for myself.
I am going to paint the frames off white. They really don't look as
good up close as in the picture. Plus, my walls are kind of dark.

This is an 1893 edition of Gray's Anatomy. I have a much newer one that
I studied from while in school, so this one was just too cool to pass up!

My mom found this amazing Duncan Phyfe buffet that she is going
to use for her big screen tv in their new place.
(I can't wait to show you how we decorate her new smaller home.)
I guess you can see where I get my traditional style.

We also got lot's of pictures and lamps and stuff at the sale, but I  
want to show you my favorite buy of the week.
I found this beautiful mirror at Lone Elm Antiques where we have one of our booths.
It was their 1st anniversary and everything in the store was 15% off, so I had been
keeping my eye on this mirror for a week or so. It was still there when I got to the sale,
so now it is mine.  Just look at that sweet bird on top.

 I don't even think I will paint it. It is just to perfect.
I will be sure to show you where it ends up when I find the right spot for it.
I hope I am not the only one who buys things without knowing
where I am going to put them. :)

Don't forget, Restyled Sundays is still going on through Friday.
I would love to see what you have found or restyled lately!
Linking to the following parties:
The Thrifty Groove

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Restyled Sundays #29

Welcome Back To Restyled Sundays !

Another week has gone by without posting any projects. I did get a lot of work done on many ongoing projects this week as life returns to normal, but have not had a chance to get pics and write the posts.
So hopefully, you will get to see more of me this week. I love it that Spring is in the air and I can get outside a little, how about you?

Now lets see what you all had to share this week.

Charlene at Finally Doing What I Love took a roadkill buffet and returned it to a beautiful piece with her amazing talent. Check out where she started with this piece.

Jenni at Who Makes Up This Craft posted a great tutorial for a great way to transfer
images to fabric. Check out all of the cute designs she put on flour sack towels.

Gretchen Moore at Vibrant Vintage transformed a dresser that had seen better days into this
lovely yellow dresser. She really does beautiful work.

4 the love of Wood shared this really unique reverse stenciled dresser.
She has an amazing blog with tons of inspiration.

Bliss Ranch restyled this towel cabinet with an adorable transfer as she
completed a magazine copycat challenge.

Thanks so much for all who shared this week. I can't wait to see what you have this week.
If you were featured, be sure to grab the Restyled Sundays button on the sidebar.

Now lets start this weeks party!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Restyled Sundays #28 And A Happy Day

Restyled Sundays #28

Welcome to Restyled Sundays # 28. First of all I want to thank everyone for keeping my father in your thoughts and prayers. After 4 weeks in the hospital he is finally home. At 89, he is still going to need some time to regain his strength, but were are so happy to have him on the mend.

Now let's get started.

Martina from Northern Nesting restyled this cute little table for her entry.
I love this two tone look

Kathe from Kathe With An E hit an amazing estate sale with over
800 pieces of candlewick. Wow, what a find!
Adriene from Pages From Home created this memo board for her
home office from an old frame and chicken wire. Be sure to check out her blog.

Peggy from The Painted Pear found this great little crock worth
a whole lot more than she paid while browsing some thrift shops.
Check out her other finds on her blog.
things. I really love this old door topper she has painted white.

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing. Lot's of inspiring posts.
Now let's see what you have this week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

My New Entry Decor

                             So I gave you a little sneak peek the other day, now for the reveal.
My sweet hubby decided to hang it up for me tonight.  I am so thrilled with it.
If you want a reminder of the before

I had this swag hanging in my entryway for over 10 years.
I knew it was time for a change.
When I saw this plaque in the Ballard Designs catalogue, I fell in love.
This would be perfect, except for the dimensions and maybe the price!
My space was only 19" high and this was 24".
So I was on the hunt for something special.

I found this in one of my own antique malls while just making the rounds.
You all do make the rounds on a regular basis don't you?
I try not to by more than I sell, but I do find alot of awesome prizes.

It was on sale for $85 dollars and Ballards plaque was $229!
I was jumpin up and down, but I didn't want to spend the money without
running it by my hubby. I told him he could give it to me for Valentines Day.
and he said go get it. I was so worried it would be gone.
 But, I lucked out and it was still there

This gives you a view of the entry way heading into the family room!
Do you know what this was originally?
The little knob is a hint..
Love to hear your guess!
Linking to the following parties:
Furniture Feature Fridays