Sunday, August 21, 2011

Life is Grand

I just finished up a Kimball baby grand with the help of my handsome Husband
I love these guys!!
this is the piano before, I think it actually looked pretty good before, but I do as I am told and had at it.

I decided to go with a white washed look, great image from
graphics fairy, and minor distressing along the edges.

I used an overhead projector to blow the image up to a larger scale, and basic latex paint for the image. I sanded the image slightly when I was finished and did a  light sun bleached wash over the top.

Hope you enjoyed. Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

something for the kiddos

I found this chair for free and it was a multi plaid mess. I did have a before of the gross dirty mess, but my other computer has passed on. So this is a before/after.

After all the dirty little hands and feet, it was time for a new cover.

I actually got this fabric from target, it was one of their table clothes on clearance. I love the yellow.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Home "tweet" home

I was out for a walk with my mom one morning, when I saw this tall, strange, looking thing in my neighbor's garbage. Well, being the avid junk collector that I am, I walked closer to investigate. Then I saw it, the ugliest bird house I had ever seen. It looked like country had threw up all over it.It needed me, I walked quickly over to it and grabbed it, then tried to discreetly walk down the street with a six foot bird house in my arms, to a place where I could hide it and come back for it later ( I still had to go for a walk).

a little peek

Why hello,
 I have a little sneak peek of my latest piano project.
Hope you all have a great day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Something Different

I stopped at a garage sale and found this guy.
 He was only $10, what a great solid piece.

I actually love the hardware too!
Help! I want to do something different and fun, but I am not coming up with any ideas.  Any crazy fun ideas out there?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

quick room re-do

my sister Melissa, who is the other half of the junk in our trunks (and the one who is responsible for getting me hooked on garage saling), went to help my aunt lighten up her room. Unfortunately there were no before pictures of the room, just the furniture. In 3 days my super talented sister wipped the room into shape. With all 5 of little ones, in tow. The room went from neutral brown tones of paint to a calming beachy feel.

She did a little white wash to this CL find, to lighten up the wood.
No before (I promise i really am working on her for the befores. She is just to ambitious) This piece was mexican pine. I think the distressed, white looks so purdy!
 I absolutely love how this dresser turned out, which belonged to our great grandmother.
this is my new favorite. I think I might steal it my next visit.
Here is a peek at the room.

can you believe this headboard was found on CL sold as two twins. Melissa had the bright idea to connect them for a cal king. $100 AWESOME!

Hope you all have a great day.

better after

Check out the great blog betterafter; Lindsey is a quick witted, very funny writer. She was so very kind to feature my poppy piano. You all should check it out.

sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been dealing with some difficulties with my pregnancy.