Tuesday, April 22, 2014

King Size Bench

I have had a 1970's-ish,   King size headboard sitting around for a while. I also had all sorts of extras, so with the help of my sweet handsome husband, we came up with a great, big bench.
Not going to lie, I LOVE it..... I painted it red with and antique glaze.


 I love all of the little details on this piece.




......and one more.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

Kathryn



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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Entertainment Cabinet

Here is a little(huge, heavy, bulky) makeover. I picked this big guy up, from the free section on good ole Craigslist. I thought this would be a great entertainment unit.



I loved how simple the white and ebony stained looked, but I wanted to add a little uniqueness to this piece. 

Graphic is from the Graphic Fairy and can be found here.
So I added this graphic to the inside of the drawers and the large center shelf.

 I also added a scroll to the sides of the drawer, which goes with the scrolls in the graphic.


Drawer side.

I mixed the old hardware with some new updated hardware

Matching the drawers, I did the scrolls on the two smaller shelves.

Large center shelf.





 I cut a hole in the back of the black shelf and put in a plug, so he is good and ready for a home entertainment system.


 Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed/

Kathryn


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Super Chippy Dresser

I started this dresser out with a very different idea of what I wanted, but I realized that my decoupage skills absolutely stink and I need lots and lots of practice. I had three different images that I had to sand off and start over. So I went to my old fall back of a French Graphic, (which is ok, they always sell)
and I like the way she turned out.
The dresser was a curbside find and solid wood, which always makes me happy.
 She was very simple and clean,(you see the painting essentials up on top of the dresser, some paint, some grout, sand paper and the most important the wine...)

I also found some legs on the side of the road, that I thought I would add to give this simple gal a little elegance, it's kind of like high heels for a dresser.

I wanted a super chippy look, which is not usually my style, but hey I like to mix up. I used Vaseline, to achieve a multi layer chippy effect.
I did layers of grey, black, white, and gold. I also used Martha Stewart's textured copper paint to add a little dimension.







And one more after.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Black and Gold

   I love the way the wood looks peeking through the black, and the color of the wood on this beauty was the perfect tone.

So I pulled out my black and got started. This gal is a pretty gal, but she needed to be dolled up, so I chose to do a French graphic from The Graphics Fairy in Gold, and the top in a metallic gold. I added some vintage knobs, and I love how she turned out.


One more after.

best part of doing this project is we got some well needed SNOW! Finally!
View from my deck. I am so blessed.


Clutch Dog was pretty happy for snow as well.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top Ten of 2013

Hi there, hope everyone has been enjoying 2014 thus far. We have lots of changes in the works for our family, it is turning out to be a crazy and exciting year. So here are my top ten of 2013.
 
#10
 
 
 
#9
 
 
#8
 
 
#7
 
 
#6
 
 
#5
 
 
#4
 
 
#3
 
 
#2
 
 
 
AND # 1
 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed. I wish you all a very happy and blessed 2014.
 
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