Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Little Yellow Piece

A few weeks ago, my last weekend in our house aka moving weekend there was an estate sale that I missed.  It was in my home town and it was the house of an elderly woman who had A LOT of stuff.  I wanted to go but felt pulled to stay home and pack…I literally cried over not being able to go! Not Kidding!
Luckily my Mom went and scored some really great pieces for me!! Yay! Thanks a million Mama!  I went to see the pieces in storage and I can’t wait to get started on them.  I picked the smallest piece out and had to my mark on it.
This is a really cool little piece, very retro.  Loving the curved top.  I was dying to try Arles yellow Chalk Paint and this was a great little piece.  Here is the before….
It has a matching vanity my Mom snagged and I am undecided how I will paint that, this little table is so small that I am not sure it is realistic for a side table unless for a kids room. I personally think it would make a great plant stand. 
I painted the handle in Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint.  Loved the shape of that and it was the perfect match to the table but had yellowed over time. It was almost an exact match of yellow when I painted the table, but I thought it should pop. 
I can’t wait to show you more pieces…I hope to get my hands on another soon!  My sister in law, Dana, also went to the auction and she scored a Restoration Hardware look alike chair for $7!!!! Yes, $7!!  I cannot wait to show you all when she has it re-upholstered.  It is totally awesome, looking forward to seeing what she does to it. 
Do you guys LOVE estate sales?  Been to any awesome ones lately?  Ever cried like me because you missed a good sale?


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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I love Instagram, it is my favorite new social media app.  I love taking pictures of the everyday and like following others too.  I thought I would share some of my recent Instagram pictures and encourage you to follow me.  I often times snap sneak peeks of upcoming projects and lots of animal and food love.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Moved Again, Yes it Happened!

I’ve been keeping a little secret from you all.  We received an offer on our new home in the Glen Iris neighborhood that we are developing and we have already closed on the sale and moved!  Wow, that happened fast!  We closed exactly 2 months from the day we moved in the house. 
We were very excited to have an offer, but we had 2 previous offers on the house that fell through so that is why I kept quite.  The buyer had a very short closing period so we didn’t have to wait long. 
We have packed everything up in PODS and are storing it for a while.  We are currently living with family since we needed a spot temporarily.
Our plans are to build another home in the neighborhood and we will try and sell that one too.  We need to sale lots and continue to do whatever necessary to sale the whole development out.  It should be an interesting remainder to the year…but the good news is, land is starting to move! 
I hope to continue to share furniture projects with you as well as some decorating projects my Mom is currently working on. 
It feels so weird not having my own home to decorate, but I will make the best of it and hopefully it won’t be long before I can start over with something new.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Southern Bloggers Conference 2012

I am so excited to be attending the Southern Bloggers Conference in Raleigh this Fall! I still feel like I am learning so much about blogging and I would love to be able to learn more about how to grow a blog and obtain more readers. 

I am most excited about meeting like minded people who share my interest and love for decorating, crafting, and furniture painting.  The speakers that are lined up are great and it will be really awesome to hear some words of wisdom from them.  I have to say I am nervous and excited to be thrown into a room full of people I don’t know, but I am sure I will make quick connections and hopefully some new friends. 

I am linking up to the link party the organizers are throwing to meet some of the other attendees.  What a neat way to meet each other virtually.   Please check it out if you are interested in attending too!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Something a Little Different

I picked up a dresser for my closet at Goodwill a few weeks ago and it is very different from my normal style but I wanted to try something new and I really wanted to try a new Annie Sloan color, Aubusson Blue.
I really love the blue, this color is great on it’s own or with dark wax. I went with the dark wax because I really wanted to leave some of the natural wood colors and it needed a little spiffing up so the dark wax was a good way to do it.
The dresser is veneer but had an interesting grain that I wanted to see some of it.  Here is the before.
dresser before
What a difference a little paint makes!!  And a lot of elbow grease in cleaning up those knobs with Brasso.

And look at that CUTE little elephant I picked up at a thrift store…
I planned to use this dresser in my closet because I want a place to put jewelry and accessories but after finishing this one I’ve decided to sale.  It’s not exactly what I want but it was a really fun piece. 
Sorry I’ve been away so long, finally have a new computer but still a bit behind because we are trying to get the old files off the old dead computer Sad smile

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