Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Loot!!!

Over the weekend I spent some time at town-wide tag sale and got some GREAT stuff. Here is a picture of my stacked up loot. In between the knick knacks are 4 tables. Looking forward to refinishing and doing something with them! The one folded is an antique sewing table made by Paris MFG. co. around 1900's.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My new table!!

I'm THRILLED on how this turned out. I was really skeptical when I started modge podge-ing it. I was actually getting super frustrated. I had some antique music paper and put it to good use. (don't worry.. I already have this piece somewhere else...) So after seeing the paper bubble up everywhere, I left my project for a while because I wasn't sure what to do. But, I waited it out and added several more layers of modge podge and finished it with one layer of a polyurathane for an 'antique' look and VOILA!!! Check out the transformation....

I first painted it 'celery' green from the original white that it was...

Friday, September 3, 2010

I bought this at a yard sale last weekend for $5. I'm still debating what I'm going to do with it.. I bought some light green paint, that I'm toying with.. or.... any suggestions?

Friday, August 27, 2010

So.. I'm currently on the hunt for a mini dresser or a nightstand because I'm dying to decoupage it. Here's my inspiration. I saw it on a blog not too long ago and I think I've figured out how to copy it. How cute is this??


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Finished my yard sale dresser today. I lined the drawers with extra green urn wallpaper I had. take a look!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Newest project

I picked up this antique 2 drawer dresser at a yard sale over the weekend. Paid $15 dollars for it!!! It's got some chips at the top and it's in desperate need of a makeover. It begins tomorrow... Will be replacing the knobs too. Here are some pics.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Craigslist Cabinet

I found this cabinet on craigslist and I decided to redo it as a telephone/kitchen table. I did 2 layers of primer, then white paint.. I also added more of that ballard wallpaper that was left over from my cabinets in the back...then I lightly distressed it with black paint around the edges. Here are the before/afters...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simon's birthday

I'm accepting 2 things today.

1 - My baby doesn't sleep though the night.
2 - He's turning 1 soon.

Here's what I made him last night.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What spray paint can do...

Today I decided to spray paint the bench on my front porch. The bench was really drab..It was weather wood, and not in a good way... Went to walmart and bought a 2 dollar can of spray paint and here's the results:

My next project is this adirondack chair on my back deck... made of the same icky wood that was that bench above. I think I'll do this one white.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Great day

Had a great day with my boys today!! We had to go to the Apple store to fix my iphone, which I was CERTAIN was going to cost me a fortune. Well... they fixed it free!! And we were able to play in a sprayground and partake in some Ben and Jerry's. My little guy was over the moon with excitement and went to bed ridiculously tired. Mission accomplished.

Some things on my mind:

1. Trying not to think about the fact there are no new LOST's to watch... :(
2. Still ruminating on what to wallpaper in my house. I think I'll start this project this week.
3. I've decided to paint an outdoor bench I have on my front porch to make it look like it belongs there a little more. What color? suggestions? I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A few things from the antique fair

Moderate success at the antique fair today. Here's what I got! I think I'll be returning tomorrow afternoon to see what's left. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

RIP fruit stand

I got this fruit stand in one of those great moments at Ross when you see a red sticker placed on top of the original price. I quickly threw in the back of the car and was thrilled. My husband looked at it inquisitively and asked what it was. I placed the bananas in it, and voila!! A great distressed piece in an apple green to match the rest of my green/yellow decor. Well.. today I report, with much sadness (seriously.. I'm a little upset)... that it is broken. Like REALLY broken. My little stinker crawled over to it with glee and pulled it over as I watched in horror from the other side of the room as the fruit tumbled out and he grinned with delight. I took this picture of it before it broke. RIP fruit stand.

Some photos of the Chile I seldom get to see....

These were taking in the southern region of the country...

cutest things

This is one of them... don't you think? Is there anything cuter than baby toes???

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Southern Living Mousse Cake

I wanted to share this delicious and EASY cake I made a while back ago. I believe it's from Southern Living magazine. It's a mousse layer cake with entertaining crakers lining the sides of it. The middle layer of this cake is white chocolate... It was to die for good!!! And it's no bake! Here is the end result.

mirrored kitchen cabinets

This is interesting and I've never seen this done before. What do you think? Like? dislike? Would I really want to see myself every time I go for a dish?? (house beautiful magazine)

several things on my mind today...

And in no particular order:

1. How much cash should I allow myself to spend at the antique fair this weekend. There are several things I 'need.' And nevermind all the things I don't need....

2. Which part of my house I should wallpaper without my husband freaking out about basically a place he doesn't go.... or look too hard. I have a great brand new roll that is blue with silvery leaves that I got at target on the clearance rack years ago for like 3 bucks. Pictures to follow.

3. The end of Lost. ugh.

4. How I'm going to survive the chaos of 2 boys, one a baby, for 3 weeks while my husband is away on business. I guess I'll wallpaper something.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Switching gears... let's talk babies

My kids are 3.5 yrs apart and my youngest is now 9 months. In that short little age gap new baby things that we 'need' have sprung up in the market like weeds. There's the hooter hider (which I do have and did use).. that is until my baby got old enough to rip it off his face like he does now. So now it's pretty pointless and my boob is usually out there for the world to see. Then there is the miracle blanket that is supposed to 'miraculously' put your baby to sleep. Um.. mine still got up every hour, even wrapped up like king tut.

But Here is my number 1 pick of what I haven't been able to live without for baby number 2. A lovey dud. I suppose it's really a moby wrap with fancier fabric. But who doesn't want to be fancy? I sure do.

laying the floor in the basement

My husband did this himself as well. I found the exact floor that we want and square footage by a stroke of luck on craigslist! We bought about 25 boxes of wood composite pergo from a man that had extra from his project. After laying down the moisture barrier tarp and subfloor, he installed the floor. Here are some pics.

blog picture

The picture on the top of my blog is an actual picture that I took! Not a wallpaper.. even though it looks like one. This was taken in the south of Chile with the volcano Villarica in the background. Side note - my husband climbed tha volcano.. I sat by the pool. :)

Master bedroom and office

I tend to gravitate towards greys and warm colors... strange I know. But both our office and bedroom have gray-ish tones to them. The office shelves, cubbie shelf and cork board are all from home goods. I love that store. It's decor on a budget.

The master bedroom is 'Manhattan Mist' from home depot. A target headboard and Marshalls bed set round out the look. The mirror birds are from Home Goods.. i couldn't resist.