Wednesday, March 23, 2011

fUnKY GrEEn dResSer

A few weeks ago I picked a dresser up for $22 from the thrift store where "creepy guy who follows me around" works. I have to say that the best thing about having a stalker is that you can get furniture for really good prices! Anywho, I knew I wanted to go blue or green as I definitely saw this as a dresser for a boy or in a funky city apartment. I picked a color that Scott refers to as "baby poop green". Really I thought it was a nice earthy color. Well, those colors on the lid can be quite deceiving cause this paint came out bright green. No problemo, a heavy dose of walnut stain and here it is

Its not my all time fave but it'll do. I think if I could go back, I would have gone with the blue. Oh well, I'm sure it will find a loving home = )

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great Giveaway over at I Heart Naptime...hop on over!!

Just a heads up, Jamilyn over at I Heart Naptime is hosting an awesome giveaway from Barn Owl Primitives. The have an Etsy shop with tons of great painted wood signs and I first found them through Etsy's suggested shops. Since I'm going to be getting my laundry room all spiffed up soon, I'm hoping to get my hands on this one

So head over for your chance to win!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lots of pictures, few words!

i cant wait until these samples arrive = )
those were all options for my new living room curtains

and this im hoping will work for the basement which is the kids toyroom (check this post for a few things in there now)
thats it : p

 off to enjoy this beautiful day and get some painting done

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

before & after.....

except for i always forget to take the before shots, oh well.

im on a mission to use crap supplies i have laying around the house. i tend to buy things knowing i will do something with them or save a piece that comes off something knowing it will be put to good use one day. usually though, one day never comes around but im trying!!

last week was wine and design with my fave group of crafting ladies. the theme was lucky/st patty's and i had plans to make one thing but wasnt able to get the supplies for it so in came this guy

if you look closely through the primer (and upside down!), you'll see the cutest little mouse drying his hair. i think it must have been someone's art project in school back in the 70's. i got it last year at the thrift store for a buck fifty. he used to hang on the kids bathroom door until someone slammed it and he ended up with a broken hanger laying on the floor. no love.

add some paint, cute scrapbook paper and a few attempts with my silhouette and here it is after

i ended up using mini glue dots for the letters and shamrocks. i wasnt feeling the mod podge and glue dots are SO much easier and less messy!

and as much as i would like to up my number of blog posts ill just share another one now = )

this was the best before pic i could get as i had already painted the frame. i love these pictures that you can find at thrift stores-but just for their frames!

ive been wanting to make this for a while now and since i was up till 2 am last night, i figured id finally do it.

is this bunny not the most adorable thing?! i simply doubled up some burlap for the background and cut a bunny from a moss sheet from the dollar tree.

it feels so good to start getting those little projects done and use up stuff laying around the house, especially since my sister texted me the other day and she will be here in 7 days to stay for a week! time to clean!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HOLY.......fat cat!!!

This post has absolutely nothing to do with furniture painting or crafting. At all. I went to pick up my pretty dog from the groomers today and this is what I walked in on

A 50 pound cat! I kinda want him = )

This one goes out to you Cassie!

Alright, I know I said I would have a few posts with valentine crafties but I didn't really finish them all until after vday and some still aren't complete :-( So lets just move long, okay?

Today I met Cassie over at her Salvation Army as she found a dresser that was perfect for a TV stand for my house. I'd show you a pic but its big and still in the car = ) As I was leaving she told me in a sweet way that I had better post my dresser I just completed and link to her party so here it is.

(sorry for the mini pic but a few weeks ago my computer suffered a virus and other things I don't understand now all the pics I saved are super small)

I picked it up for $20 at one of my fave thrift stores. I LOVE their prices! I don't think there has ever been anything I've wanted from there and felt it was overpriced. I had also recently picked up a great shade of yellow from the oops section.

Because Cassie had just finished a dresser like it, I followed her lead as far as prep. I sanded it down with my orbital and medium paper, put one coat of primer and two coats of paint and primer in one, topped with Minwax Polycrylic for protection. I also used oil primer for the hardware with a white enamel paint. And here it is after

 So of course I am linking up to POWW over at Primitive and Proper
as well as PoPP at Domestically Speaking