Friday, October 25, 2013

Before & After: Tall Side Table

This is a great side table of sorts that my mom found at Goodwill for me. It just needed a little love. Before:

During (how cool is it that the top swivels.  I wonder what this was used for...):

Before & After: Bed Side Table

 Has is really been so long since I have blogged? Wow!  Sorry for the poor quality of these first couple of pictures...I guess I was so excited to paint that I didn't check to see that the picture actually came out!

The Before of a charming little side table my mom was nice enough to give me:



Saturday, August 10, 2013

I forgot the Before, but here is the After: Framed Mirror

I love Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue paint.  It is my favorite...I just finished a mirror and I really love it.  I forgot to take a before but I have a during, with my two helpers....

 These are my painting shorts.  They show some of my favorite paint colors!
 And the After:

Before & After: Vintage Shabby Chic Side Table

Ahhhh....My creative juices are flowing and I am so glad I am painting again.  My mom, who obviously loves me very much , found these beauties.  She was at Goodwill, she bought them, and then immediately brought them my house.  I immediately painted them, and was happy.  Painting and distressing is so therapeutic! 

 Seeing this reminds me just how brown our living room is.  The plans to change that are already in the works.

Our table that is going to be painted is in the background...Sorry for the weird angle on this one.

 I love this little darling side table to pieces... {sigh}

 Excuse the crooked lamp shade.  I was too focused in on the throw back vibes of the side table and didn't even notice!

 I brought it out in to the sunlight to show the true color. 

I am going to have to name this Darling #1 and I am selling it for $45....I am still working on Darling #2.  More on that later.  Back to painting...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I heart Craigslist!

I am amazed at the response I have gotten already from listing my furniture on Craigslist.  The table and chairs (otherwise known as my beloved...) are going to be picked up next week from a sweet young couple buying their first home.  My creation is a memory in the making for them!!!  Exciting!  My side table is going to be looked at tomorrow by a lady that is really excited about it and if she doesn't buy it there is another lady that wants it!!!  I got an email about the desk but her hubby has to okay it so not sure how that one will go...But I am so excited that people love my stuff as much as me!!!!  Back to painting...I have a bench that I got off the side of the road that is a gem...That is next to go on Craigslist...and of course here!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I am trying out Craigslist...

I have decided it is time to get back into selling my creations and I am giving Craigslist a try...But if you are here and you are interested contact me!

I am so in the mood to paint..but I am in the middle of simplifying our home.  In other words we have too much stuff and I am trying to get rid of some of it!!  I have several pieces of furniture that I haven't really tried to sell since the fall (moving 2 times in 4 months makes you not want to do things like that).  We are settled (kind of...besides all the stuff I am weeding out!) and I am ready to sell a few pieces to make room for new ones to paint!  Here are a the items I am selling:

 My beloved table and chairs.  I am in love with this set.

So much so, that when I didn't sell it last fall, I put it in our house and having been using it ever since.  I am glad I had the opportunity to use it. 
 It was the first table I had painted and distressed and I wanted to see how well it would hold up with the wax finish I gave it.  It has held up brilliantly!  No stains from glasses or grease or anything.  
 I am only selling it because we have another table and chairs, that Jake claims too many memories are attached to it, to sell it.
And I get to paint and distress that old table.  I am ready to settle back into painting and our old memory making table is my next project.:)
 I am selling the table and 4 chairs for $250.
The next piece I am selling is this sweet side table. I love the color and the curves on the side.  Another piece I am sorry to see go, but I am sure someone will love it as much as I do!  I am selling it for $35.
I have no good pictures of the next piece...Sorry for that, but I think you can get the feel of this old school desk..
 Here it is at a craft show...This picture is a little better.  It is a fun little red desk and the distressed color underneath is grey.  I am selling it for $30.  I am actually selling the chalk board in front of it too.  It is $12. 
 I have a lot of frames, chalk boards and some other fun stuff if you are interested!  Leave a comment if you are interested and I will get in touch!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I am still here...

After a few months of not painting because of moving twice...(yes we have moved twice since my
last post.  Long story...)..I painted.  A tray.  Just a tray.  And it was AMAZING to be painting again.  I know that sounds crazy but a little tray made me so happy.  I am getting back into my love of distressing.  I found a bench on the side of the road that is going to be an amazing transformation.  I am going to paint it yellow...and my desk is going to be yellow...I am so excited to get back to painting!