Thursday, August 11, 2016

Estate Sale Canopy Bed Before And After

Hello everyone,
I went to an estate sale a few weeks ago at a gorgeous old farmhouse. when i went to the second
floor i saw this beautiful bed that i knew i wanted. It's old maple, and in very good shape. I ran  
down the stairs to let the man in charge know that i wanted to buy it. Please put a sold sign on it!!! 
I ran down the stairs so fast i almost fell!! In my excitement i forgot to ask that very important question!!! 
How much!!! Thank goodness it was in my budget of $150.00 which i thought was a good
price for a canopy bed. With a little elbow grease, and paint it looks just like i imagined it
would. It's happy in it's new home, and i am too!!

It was so humid out that i had to paint it in the kitchen.

I gave it three coats of paint.

                                                                 Have a good day!!

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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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