Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
I was inspired by this beautiful Flamenco Shower Curtain by Anthropologie.
Can you believe I got this awesome desk off of craigslist for FREE!
I painted the desk with some Behr sample colors from Home Depot.
I used Pear, Fairway Mist, Reef Green, & Majestic Mint.
I put on a clear coat of clear wax to seal.
My little birdie got a fresh white makeover with white high gloss spray paint.
I also used this on the drawer pulls.
Never in a million years could i get my 3yr and 2yr old
to pose like this for "real" shot of them. As I was snapping pics of the
desk Lola crawled over and was touching my freshly painted bird.
After all that I forgot to put my cute little bird in the first
few pics. Em is soo much better at staging than I am.
This is really all I had to work with.
The desk is very solid and HEAVY,
so I couldn't move it anywhere else myself.
Of course the coloring was more true
in the pics without the bird. I had to repaint the bird.
After all that the sun was shining and, the best pic I had was with the kids.
Don't look to close. I had to photo shoot them out of the best pic!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
We jokingly referred to this eyesore as the P.O.S. table.
My friend picked it up at a garage sale for me for $3.
Gotta love it when your friends start treasure hunting for you!
The piece was solid, but covered in some type of plastic tortoise patterned veneer. UGLY!
The top was in horrible shape, and someone had actually recovered the chipped drawers in
another layer of brown sticky plastic! But...I still saw the beauty and potential. Nothing scares us.
I bought these 5 tiles at Menard's for $1.98 a piece. I used a special grout & glue combo on them.
I put the marble tiles as close together as possible and filled in the grout with the glue.
I had to move the top trim piece up to cover the side of the tile.
I painted the piece in the color "Lamb's Wool". I sanded and distressed.
I then glazed with Ralph Lauren Glaze tinted with" Expresso Bean".
I used some extra Pottery Barn Drawer Pulls I already had for the drawers,
and just painted the bottom door pulls.. I also added trim to the
top drawers to cover the chips and holes.
Even my kids commented and asked if that was the same table.
For me that is saying something if you can impress a 10yr old boy with a furniture redo!!
Posted by Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) at 7:04 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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