Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Seattle Dresser

By popular demand, I did another Seattle inspired dresser.
This time I used Paris Grey as the background color and the Old White on the top.
This is a before shot of the dresser.
It had great bones and a whopping five  large drawers for storage.

The downside?  Well it had a weird sort of plastic veneer on the top and the drawer fronts.  So….I sanded them all down and gave the surface a good quality primer coat.
It worked out well.  The surface was ready to accept the chalk paint beautifully.
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I ended up painting the cool handles in the Paris Grey also.  That way they kind of disappear into the background of the subway aart.
OK…I’m ready for May…are you?
Spring is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest…
hope you’re feeling the spirit of spring also.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eat More Vegetables


I picked up this great wood cabinet with shelving inside last week.
I decided to do my version of “family rules” on it in Old White and Graphite ASCP.
It makes me smile and reflects sentiments which are near and dear to me. 
As far as the “eat more vegetables”.  I have significantly increased my vegetable consumption over the last several months and fell so much better.  It works!
I can see this cabinet working in so many different rooms…great storage with STYLE.

Here's what it looked like BEFORE.   It definitely fit my criteria of being well-made, sturdy, and having GREAT BONES


Now go be silly for a bit today : )


Monday, April 23, 2012

Signs For Love

Happy Monday my blog friends!

Here’s a couple of signs I finished up a few days ago. 
I think they are both perfect wedding gifts or signs to display at the entrance to a wedding reception….
Don’t you?
Hope your week is off to a great stat.
We are finally enjoying spring warm weather here in Eastern Washington…
Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Featured In A Magazine!

Just had to share this with you all…
One of my girl’s dress forms was featured in a layout for an e-magazine – Model Life.
Here’s the photo with the beautiful young model.
I wrap each of my dress forms in uncut vintage dressmaker’s pattern paper. 
When the editor received the form, she decided to turn the pattern paper into a beautiful “dress” for her model.
I’m honored to have my form displayed in this great magazine.
Thanks so much Chelsea!
Here are a few more shots, I apologize they are not real clear..


Once again thanks for letting me share…
Hope your week is going great.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sweet Spring And Some Tables

Well…spring finally came to Eastern Washington this morning.
Green grass.
And some table makeovers..
I worked on a traditional style white console table that I had pulled out of the guest cottage and two Plain Jane end tables purchased at a yard sale.
Here’s a “before” of the console table (I didn’t snap any of the side tables…darn!)

I was feeling the diamond/harlequin pattern for all three of these tables…


These great knobs from Hobby Lobby worked great on the side tables…



I used both the clear and dark wax on these pieces….
They are definitely different than they started out…
Hopefully  someone will fall in love with their unique look and want to bring them home…

Here’s to wonderful  spring days and lots of energy for all those projects we have on our lists…
So glad you popped in today


Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Rest Of The Guest House Photos

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Here’s some more pictures of the guest house.
I love that I was able to bring the outside “in” with the chartreuse and white fabric drapery panels.
What a difference it makes!
I also made a fun sign as a homage to my sweet Yellow  Lab, Bella.
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It provides some whimsy and just the right pop of color above the cabinets.
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Thanks for letting me share these updates with you.
I love the fact that I was able to do such a nice little upgrade on a budget.
Let the sun shine in!
Happy Easter to all of you…May it be a day filled with faith and family.