Thursday, October 14, 2010

My $2 doll highchair!!!!!!!

I have been looking for one of these wooden highchairs forever....I finally found one at an antique shop that was in okay condition...the asking price- $18. No bad but being the negiotator that I am I would have offered $12 willing to pay $15! However at a recent consignment sale I hit GOLD!!!!!! 2 bucks for a broken down wooden high chair...I worried carrying it because it felt like it was going to give at any moment... In the pictures it doesn't look that bad but trust me!!!!

Here's the jewel:

Took her apart, painted her, gave her a little sanding and then glazed her with my all time favorite: Ralph Lauren smoke glaze and here she is now!!!! Oops mom drilled right through the front... No worries that part will be covered by fabric!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Like I promised more pumpkins.....

Sorry no pictures....she's a photographer and her pictures are stunning but not post-able :-(

Having trouble posting this picture... Sorry everyone I am trying.... Maybe its the lack of sleep! BUT-this is one of my favorites and its great for getting together for fellowship... As a matter of fact just taught a group of ladies at church how to make these!!!! Appartently me shoving a wooden stick in a toliet paper roll was quite entertaining!!!!!! Just never know what things look like from a distance do you!!!!!! This is the display I did at my house before heading to the church to do the same welcome table there!!!!!!! LOVE toliet paper pumpkins!

Pumpkins PUMPKINS and PuMPkins......Yep I love Pumpkins!

So I have been scouring the web to find my favorite pumpkins and here are just a few... Okay just one for now because I have 2.5 seconds to make this post! But...I promise more are coming!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Child's Table Set - Free!

Wow its been forever since we posted anything! Forgive us. We have been busy. Rachael has moved to PA on me, so no great pictures unless they come from PA!!!!! I am missing her greatly!!! Love you Rachy!

So for this post: My friend was getting rid of this table and chair set.. Well look at it.. How could I let this go!!! Here is the before:

Before After

With a little spray paint- Heiloom White ONLY- for me!

A little sanding:

And now a little Ralph! (Glaze that is)

The finished product is not quite ready....She must have some cushions and those cushions must be toille!!!!! STAY TUNED!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Remember My Free Time Clock Post? No... well you didn't miss anything exciting!!! However Free Time transformed to Family Sign!!!

Step One: Get free wood! Cut three pieces (obviously they don't have to be straight! Unless you are OCD!) Take three scrap pieces and attach to the back so your pieces are together. Sorry no picture here. OOPS.

First attempt at a clock- BORING. Hence my Free Time title... Nope not happening no inspiration sorry....

After seeing two things it hit me... I want a family sign and what better to use than my non inspiring boring clock wanna be...Started painting it a litte taupey beige color. (oops paint from Home Depot!)

Decided on a stencil to use.. (cut it with my friend's cricut on heavy cardstock!) Used my $5 pint of paint I get from Sherwin Williams. By the way the best place for sample paint. You actually get enough to use for years!!!!!! No kidding. They will mix any color you want from any chip you have to match! Then cut more stencils...for the lettering. Painted them..

Here is the almost finished sign, but it needed something... So I lightly dry brushed a black outline along the scrolly thingys to blend with the black lettering!

And here is the finished sign!!!!! LOVE IT! Now where did the inspiration come from: Only the most stunning Etsy sign shop around...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Easy BEAUTIFUL Mirror!

Here's the link:

Just a few personal notes from ME.... Lowes will match the $5 price on the mirror so just ask! For the first time ever, my price on the fence pieces were less than Shanty's. I think they were $1.19 each.. Total cost of project not counting the paint or glaze since I already had them, $16!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Too much FREE TIME

Sorry had to say it... Well here's a project I am stuck on... Its my free clock... I got the wood from Home Depot, not sure what kind it is but it was in their trash...(Don't worry I asked) Then the numbers are leftover vinyl from my cricut.... Sooooo do I do more or do I leave it alone... On that same trip to HD I did buy some OOPs light green stain for $1.00... HMMMM what to do what to do???

Here are the three pieces screwed onto three small pieces of leftover scrape wood I had lying around....

Here is what I have so far!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

20 x 30 Chunky Frames

From start to...............

To paint to...........................

**By the way always use acrylic rather than glass when building frames this size. According to all I could read online, sheet glass that you get for frames at home improvement stores and such is too thin and can break under its own weight when its this size...
Never underestimate a woman who think she can!!!!

Piano Bench Project!


AFTER: with a cubby added for sheet music....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

NEVER pass up a pair of lamps with good bones!!!

Got these babies for $10 total...Two lamps with shade 10 bucks and they both work!!! With a little Rustoleum Heirloom white spray paint, my ever faithful cricut vinyl lettering and some ribbon... Do these look like $10 lamps.......I don't think so! How cute!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Don't you just love the Cricut!!

2 x 4s and a 2 x 8 who would have guessed!

Armoire redo! Is it possible?

Here's the before.....Wish I had a picture of it before it was disassembled. It was brought to me like this.... You can see the "vintage" (not) grape hardware that adorned this piece... The drawer has the new finish on it. This armoire had the genuine faux oak finish from top to bottom, inside and out!

Here is the after.....A little sanding okay allot of sanding, some white paint, more sanding and a little Ralph!!! (Ralph Lauren's smoke glaze) Is this amazing or what... I am still in awe when I see it. Unfortunately I did such a good job the person it belonged to- wanted it back.. :-(

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Ugly Bed........

What do you get when you cross an ugly FREE bed with an already used piece of oval wood?

A perfectly sweet bed for a perfectly sweet little lady!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My very first Slipcovered chair!!!!

I've linked up to another party over at Pink and Polka Dot's!!!

Here's the before....I am redoing my living room layout so bear with me! I will share more photos when done!!!! First I had to find two matching chairs! And Craigslist proved to be the place to look... The asking price? $225 for both, what did I pay.......$125 and a slipcover for a foam insert for a bench! Don't be afraid to barter!!! SCORE! Not bad in gray right, but not with the gold color in my living room!

Now -the "in- between"......

And now the finished chair!! At least one finished chair.... My advice take your time and go slow and best of all: If you don't own a seam ripper get two!!!!!!! You may not improve your sewing skills but you will have mastered seam ripping!!!!!!!!!!! Andrea