Sunday, June 30, 2013

Restyled Sundays #67

Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whew! I almost missed that it was Sunday again. The days seem to run together.
Thanks to everyone who shared at the party last week.
Cyndi at Cottage Instincts did a fabulous job redoing
an old veneered waterfall sideboard. I really loved the wallpaper on
the sides and draws. I redid a similar one here in 2011.
Wow, how time flies!
I also really liked this chicken wire memo board by
Denise on a Whim It looks so fun, love the color and the stripe.
And, its always fun to have something fresh for the garden.
This adorable bucket was created by Dawn at
Thanks everyone and I hope you are getting ready for a great
4th of July week!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Wedding Dresser

My daughter-in-law texted me one day (her primary method of communication) and asked if I had a vintage table of some kind. Her younger sister was getting married and having a vintage wedding. They were having the wedding outdoors (in early May) and needed someplace for the minister to set the Bible.
I didn't have any old tables, but I had this lovely old dresser. With its pretty pink glass knobs, it was perfect. They loved it, but wanted it to be off white. So, I tried some home made chalk paint. I had not used the unsanded grout recipe before and decided to go with it. It worked great, but I didn't like how it set up like plaster, mix a new batch with each coat. I would love to hear the solution to that.

Well, it snowed here and the ground was a mess, so the wedding had to be moved indoors. There ended up not being enough room for the dresser since space was so tight, but her parents ended up buying it for her as a keepsake from her wedding. I love seeing young people who love vintage pieces as much as I do. Sorry for the poor quality picture, but the weather was not cooperating to get it outside in the daylight!

I also made a blanket and Bumbo cover for the flower girls. Since my granddaughter still needs a little help sitting up and her cousin set behind her.
My darling grandson was the ring bearer, dressed like a little newsboy. And my daughter in law was a bridesmaid. It was truly a vintage wedding in an old converted barn. Really cool place!

As you can see in the background, they were feeding the cake to each other, while I was taking pictures of my kids, whoops.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Restyled Sundays #66

Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays
Sorry I have been MIA for the last month. I am really trying to get my life together, but when I get one thing accomplished, another one pops up. I finally got my parents storage unit emptied out from their move to senior living last year. Now we're sorting through it all and putting some of it in the antique booth. Between trying to send loads of stuff to Goodwill and trying to organize their apartment we have been very busy.
I think I shared that we were getting a new dog back in April. Sophie makes puppy #3 in our household and three dogs is at least three times as much work as two. We absolutely adore her, but keeping up with her energy level is not easy. I am walking her daily, so that seems to be helping, probably me as much as her! I'm losing weight, but she is still growing.
Then of course there is work, both our new business and housework! At the end of the day I fall into the couch and veg out for an hour before I go to bed.
I know it's been a while, but I still want to go back and feature my favorites from the last party!
I love this green farmhouse table and chairs from Veronica at Knott So Shaby, a great example of Emerald Green, pantones color of the year.
Check out this cool chevron bench. It's another creation from Kathy at Life On Lakeshore Drive. It's amazing what some chalk paint and new fabric can do for an old piece of furniture.
And last but not least, is this blue and white dresser makeover from Denise at Denise on A Whim...
Hopefully there are still some,of you out there. I really appreciate you hanging in there while I get my act together! Now let's party !!!