Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monogrammed Desk


This was a special redo that I was happy to do.
  I did this for my sons tutor.  She is an awesome lady and
has gone above and beyond go help my sons.
She told me what she wanted, and I think it turned out great.
Its very classic.  The desk was in great shape.  I just sanded down the top, and chair top and added the monogram and then topped with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.


I painted the chair and desk in off white and distressed 
and then added dark wax.







Thanks again Robin for being such a awesome tutor and generous person.
Hope you are enjoying your desk.  I hope this project gives you an idea for
a personalized gift for someone in your life.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weekend Features

Thanks for all of the great link ups this week.  Tis the season to be thankful.
I am so thankful for all you, and for your loyal following and linking.  Please be sure and check back all week for LOTs of project posts.  I finally got the photo disk from Emily.  Join our emails so you don't miss a beat since we seem to post so inconsistently!!  What can I say...we shoot from the hip.  We also have crazy, busy lives and 11 kids between us.  ENOUGH SAID!!!




Sister Sunday Link Party

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Weekend Features


Great Link-Ups this week.  Please check them out and share some comment love!!
Grab a button if you were featured!!







Sister Sunday Link Party

The party is rolling!!  link up!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Handmade Gift Giving Ideas

Let me just say we have about 2 wks worth or REDO's to post, but
they are stuck on Em's camera!!  Emily is just sooo not into technology.
So good stuff is coming.  In the meantime, I wanted to share some awesome ideas
I plan on making for our store and for Christmas Gifts.  Who doesn't love some great DIY!!

1.  Mason Jar Organizes.  How cute are these!

2.  Giant Floor Pillows
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3.  Quilts from old sweaters
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via Pinterest

4.  scarves and more scarves.  
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5.  Reusable gift/storage boxes                                                              
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So now... since I officially said it out loud I guess I better get busy.  I am a major 
procrastinator so maybe if I start now I might get a few handmade gifts done this year.
Handmade gifts are my favorite.  They are special and unique, and I always remember 
them as my favorite gifts.











Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend Features



Craft room makeover for every craft girls dream @ The Ivy Cottage Blog

vintage suitcase shelves shelf
LOVE to see magazine ideas in "action" so cool!  @ Red Hen Home

Fun Table Makeover with homemade "chalk paint". @ Too much time on my hands

Awesome Peacock Feathers @ Upcycling my Life

Who can resist a recipe for homemade cookies!!! YUMMY @ High Point Circle


Sister Sunday Link Party

HAPPY SATURDAY NIGHT!!!



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Silver Dresser

Sorry the projects have been slim lately.  We promise to post more regularly. 
We are still getting into the swing of things of owning and operating
a shop.    In case some of you missed it, 
Emily and I just opened a consignment store with a friend.  
Read more about it HERE.


This was a custom project for a friend.  I had intended on using a low profile dresser for her, 
but once I got started... the drawers were not in good enough shape for alot of use.  
So I used the low one for a project  at our store.  (Absolute Vintage Boutique). 
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This higher dresser was in terrific shape.  The man I bought it from said
he has had it since he was 5.  He was in his 50's.  I love the stripe down the front
and we decided to work that into the design.  I also painted the legs black.


I sanded and primed.  
I then painted it black and then dry brushed on the silver.
Its the same paint I used HERE.
I then painted in the stripe down the center.  






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