Throwback Thursday Edition #2 (and the Green Chalkpainted Dresser)

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Welcome to the second edition of Throwback Thursday! I am traveling back through time and featuring some of my favorite projects from the past. It is fun to see how my painting techniques have changed, how my photography has improved (thank goodness!), and what was happening in my family's lives at the time. If you read my earlier post about my first dog Gracie, you know that I am absolutely in love with my pup. She is such an amazing dog. The only problem we had was separation anxiety (on … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday #1 (Retro Ivory Dresser)

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I'm starting a little something new here on Thursdays. In this past year I have been very blessed with such a large number of new readers. Many of my beginning projects have never been seen by most of my new followers, and I thought it would be fun to go back and check some of them out. Now bare with me, my photography skills weren't up to par on some of these, but some of them are my favorite projects and it's kind of fun to see what was happening in my family's life at the time. I bought … [Read more...]

Milkpainted Antique End Table

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Happy Monday everyone!!! I've got some crazy exciting news! Do you remember the Instagram contest where I begged and groveled for your votes over the summer? Well, I was contacted last week, and I won the $1500 Shaw Flooring Giftcard!!!! Thank you so much to every one of you that voted! I would kiss each one of your sweet little faces if I could! We will be able to get new carpet for our entire basement! When we moved into our home nine years ago, it was a new home, but the builder … [Read more...]

Grain Sack Striped Numbered Stacking Tables

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It's Themed Furniture Thursday!! I always look forward to our monthly furniture group tour. It keeps me on my toes and helps me to remember to step out of my box.  This month's theme is Letters or Numbers. Now I have done a lot of projects that have had letters on them like my  Two Toned Coffee Table, French Stenciled TV Console, and my Parisian Painted Side Table . One thing I have never done is a project with numbers. My mom found these cute little stacking tables at an estate sale … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted China Hutch

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Don't you just love Fall? The cool crisp air, the way the leaves turn beautiful colors, and warm yummy drinks you can enjoy in front of a fire? The only problem here is that even though it's the middle of October, it is still almost 90 degrees! So here we are still wearing flip flops, although the pool is closed people are still laying out, and the poor kids playing football and in the band are about to keel over from heat exhaustion. Here in Kansas, we don't usually get much of a Fall. We … [Read more...]

Pink Plaster Painted Vintage Chair

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In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by. The fabric usually looked worn,  and I didn't want to dish out the money to have it reupholstered. Then a few months ago, I tried my hand at painting the actual fabric. It turned out great! So when my mom saw that a neighbor had left this outdated, peach number out on the curb, she scooped it up and brought it home for me to work a little magic on. … [Read more...]

Fabric Backed Console

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I found this bookshelf/cabinet-ish piece at a yard sale for $10. It had a veneer top and cheap paneling on the back. I painted the entire piece with Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream and distressed it. I then removed the back piece of paneling, sprayed it with spray adhesive, and laid a piece of fabric over it. I then laid a heavy piece of wood on top to hold it in place until the adhesive, and then I cut off any extra fabric. I then nailed the panel back in place. … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Funky Desk Makeover

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Hi everyone! Sorry I've been a little MIA this week. I've been a little under the weather, so all projects had come to a halt. I'm starting to feel slightly human again, which means I will have a fun new project for you tomorrow ... and don't forget our Best Of DIY linky party tomorrow night at 8 pm Central! 27 amazing bloggers posting their best DIY projects is right up my alley! Speaking of alleys, that's where I got this desk. I found it on Craigslist under the free … [Read more...]