Sunday, July 24, 2016

Painted Hutch Before And After

Hello everyone,
I haven't blogged in so long i almost forgot how to do it. I'm still around, and kicking.
To tell you the truth i really wasn't sure if i was going to continue to blog. There are so
many blogs out there that i was thinking my little blog was getting lost out there, but i 
will still be blogging now, and then. You can always find me on instagram! Hope everyone
is doing well!

My hutch needed some color so i'm painting  just the back panel.

I'm using aubusson blue chalk paint. I'm waiting for the paint to dry then i will go over it with
white wax.

I'm happy with the color. My collection of white ironstone really stands out now. If your wondering
what is hanging on the wall they are old garden seats. I thought that would be a good way to repurpose them. Don't forget to check out my instagram to see what i'm up to.

                                                         Have a great day and keep cool!!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Before And After Sewing Machine Cabinet


I have been changing some things around in my office/tv/everything room.
You can get a little sneak peek to see what's going on in here. I have been
on the hunt at garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops. I'm getting there piece,
by piece. You could say i'm decorating on a budget!!! Finding things dirt
cheap, and giving them new life. I'm not finished yet, but i'm getting there.

Needs some love. Don't you think??

Oh yes.....This is better.

What a little paint can do:))))

                                                  Have a good day!!                                             

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

I'm On A Roll....Vintage Tablecloth

I'm always drawn to vintage linens, and i find it hard to say no to vintage linens. 
They are all so original, and hardly being made anymore. As soon as i see one my 
mind is thinking of ways to re purpose them. If they have a few stains on them, i
still buy them. I'm sure they have been used for a lot of family dinners. I soak my
linens in oxi clean, and that usually does the trick. I work around  stubborn stains.

If you don't sew you can use fabric glue. A $2.00 tablecloth makes a beautiful table runner.

I love a ruffle. 

Pretty cut outs 

I like my table runners wide. So i'm going to cut this 24 inches wide.

24 inches wide.

An inch hem on each side. Now i have my 22 inch wide table runner.

Now it's time to sew on a pretty ruffle! Then some ironing! Don't pass up those pretty linens:)))

                                                        Have a great day!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beautiful Lilacs

I love this time of year when all the flowers are starting to bloom! Well, lilacs are my very
favorite. The beautiful colors, and the wonderful aroma! I just wish they would bloom all 
summer long. When they start flowering i bring a big basket of them inside. They are not
only beautiful, but so easy to arrange.

They make a wonderful centerpiece. I put them in a big ironstone pitcher. 

They make my heart skip a beat!!!

I set the table with all mismatched china, and mismatched old silver flatware. I think it makes it 
more interesting. I'm going out and cut more and just enjoy all the beauty!

                                                        Have a beautiful day!!

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