Monday, August 11, 2014

Oh La La The French Dresser

Our daughter wanted some new furniture for her bedroom.  Here is a French dresser we found for her.

We painted it Sherwin Williams in Crisp Linen mixed in Home Depots Behr Paint.

We left the hardware as is kind of a antique gold.

She already had these nightstands from a couple of years ago we had painted them black.

Now they are Crisp Linen just like the dresser.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Old Couch She Ain't What She Used to Be !

This couch is from my neighbor.  The upholstery was not in bad shape but I thought the wood could use some improvements.  I took of the gimp around the edge of all the wood and painted the wood Annie Sloan old White with a little Louis Blue mixed in.  

Then I distressed it.

I added a pretty light blue gimp around the edges with my glue gun.  And TA DA!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Nursery for Baby

I had the wonderful opportunity to create this beautiful nursery for my Grandson.

His Mom had been searching Pinterest and found these two pictures of ideas that she wanted to incorporate into the room.

She wanted the tree with the little shelves for little books.

And this one from  Frugal With a Flourish We made some modifications to her instructions but you get the idea.

With our ideas in hand we were off to the races!

I bought myself a overhead projector off of Craigslist.  I have always wanted one!  This was the perfect reason to have one.  I used it to project the tree onto the wall at the appropriate size.

Then I traced it out and started painting.   There were three colors of green that coordinated with the fabric that was picked for the room.  And of course the Orange for the Owl!

I painted everything solid then went back on the leaves and made the polka dots and stripes as you can see I used blue painters tape to mask off the edges of the tree and the stripes.

We even added the little shelves that match the tree branches so little books and animals can sit there.

Then it was on to the bookcase wall.  Mr. Sensible made 5 shelves out of 1x6 and we put an edge on them so the books and book characters would not fall off.  We painted them white and attached them to the wall with angle brackets painted to match the wall where they were attached and white to match the shelves.

The new mom also found this changing table on Craigslist.  We brought it home and painted it white too!

Then we built the shelves around the changing table

I mentioned the fabric.  Here it is.....


The new mom wanted it to have a library feel so she found this fabric from Fabricworm that looks like shelves with books on them you can just see the spines of the books.  The books were shades of Green and Orange.  I used this fabric to make a valance for the room. I used solid Orange for accents on the Valance.

 We also found a Glider at a Consignment Store and painted it white.  I used the library fabric to  cover the cushions.  Orange on one side and print on the other.

I also covered the changing pad in the orange.

One last item was a couple of sayings on the wall.  

In keeping with the library theme..... we put Once Upon a Time on the wall.  I used my Silhouette to cut the stencil.


I believe it is all set for the new little baby....

I couldn't have said it better ;)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Some See A Wish

I saw this on Pinterest and loved the saying.

Then I found this blog  ourlittlecoop  with this picture


They also have the picture of the saying I wanted to use.

I thought I could combine them and use Aqua as the background color.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the words, and free handed the dandelion with its little seed pods flying away.  

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hutch Oddities

This is a hutch we found at a thrift store in South Carolina.  I thought it was unusual and Odd as it had drawers at the bottom instead of above the doors.  I had never seen that kind of placement before.  One of the bottom doors was badly damaged but Mr. Sensible fixed that right up.

Here it is one on top of the other with out the doors or drawers.

Here we are beginning to paint it in SW Crisp Linen

A beautiful fall day to be outside spraying furniture.

All painted and back inside.

I hand painted the inside of the hutch in Annie Sloan Old Ochre to give it some contrast I thought it would look nice with some ironstone in there.

Here it is all finished it can be seen at Treasures Resale Consignment Store, Roswell GA

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