I have been so busy working on projects that I haven't stopped to show you all! I am still learning my way around this Bloggy Land. This is how it works: #1.Work on a project. #2. Post it. :) OK. Got it.
I have shown you all this desk that I purchased off of Criagslist for $30.
I painted it with heirloom white
Added new knobs from Hobby Lobby (adorable!) and painted a chalkboard on top with a pink and white polka dot frame. LOVE it.
My daughter screamed when she saw it. She loves it that much :) My heart melted.
My sweet Mother found the little chair as she was driving by a yard sale one day. You have to love a mother who supports you and stops along the road on the way to the gym to buy a chair! I am going to put a little cushion on it eventually.
Back in the spring I bought some old wooden 6 pane windows from a sweet lady on Craigslist.
The seal around the windows was so bad that I had to scrape it all off. I removed the glass panes and sanded the frame down until it was pretty smooth. As is so happens, my Dad worked for a glass company 100 years ago. He resealed the windows for me. I painted the frame red, and aged it with RL glaze. I primed the glass with magnetic spray paint. Then, I painted chalkboard paint right onto the glass panes. Works great! Love this for a message center!
I found this vase with flowers at a yard sale this summer. I loved it. I got it home and realized that the red was TOO bright. So, I was going to sell it on Craigslist. Come to find out, when I have an idea in my head, I am SET on doing it. No matter what. It apparently does not matter to me if the wind is blowing 100 miles an hour, like it was at the time when I decided I had to take the picture. I put that beautiful vase outside and started snapping away. I turned around to walk back into the garage and CRASH. It fell over and broke. So, I had to become creative. This is what I did.
I found an old paint can (unused) and painted it heirloom white. I used my handy dandy cricut to cut out the word MARKET and painted it onto the can. Then I took acrylic paint in burnt umber and dry brushed it onto the can to create an aged/weathered look. Love how it turned out.
Too bad the stems are STILL too red. Selling it... hopefully.
That is all for today. The hubs and I are getting ready to set sail on Monday for the Bahamas for 5 nights! ALONE!!! :) So excited & SO much to do to get ready. I have MANY more projects to post when I get back.