Sunday, September 30, 2012

Updating lamps

 I love spray paint. :) These will be going in the "Arts & Antiques On Main" show I am going to be doing on October 20th in Cowpens, SC.  If you are in the area you should come because it is going to be awesome!  And you may see these cute lamps:

Before:  (got these at Goodwill for a steal)

 And here they are after a little fun with some spray paint:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Before & A Sneak Peek of the After....

...I have to stage the after to make it pretty.  I had a bit of a problem with my homemade chalk paint and had to do some touch ups which meant sanding...and I ran out of time to clean up and make it pretty.  And this piece (the after at least) deserves pretty.  I love it...I am going to sell it. *sigh*.  I can't keep them all.  More on when and where I will be selling it later.  For now here is the very ugly before...but I saw the vision when I saw it at Goodwill and new it could be pretty...oh so pretty.... :)

Ugly and gross right?

And the sneak peek of the after:

I know you love the little bit you see as much as I do right?  I will show you the rest soon...Hopefully tomorrow because I can't wait to tell you my good news and show you the rest of the gorgeousness!  

My Chairs...No Distressing. Just Spray Paint.

Every now and then my dear husband, Aaron, actually cares about something decor wise.  This was one of those moments.  He didn't want our table and chairs (or our bed...he is such a party pooper) to be distressed.  But he didn't say that I had to keep them the way they were. :)  I spray painted the chairs. I can't find my camera right now so I borrowed my sister-in-laws to take a few pictures  (I had quit and adventure while spray painting...2 different colors came out of cans that were supposed to be the same...I took pic's but they are on my missing camera...I will post them later when I find my camera...Pray I find my camera PLEASE!).  This is a shot of my chairs (in her basement...and they will be until January...) and I love the color...which is a little off in this shot but it is in a basement and I was using someone elses camera so this was pretty much as good as it gets!  I painted the table black.  Another compromise..

A Fun Desk Project: Before & After..ish

My mom found a great find for me at Goodwill and I couldn't wait to paint it!  She found this gem at Goodwill and I was so excited to paint it I forgot to take a before picture!  I was also excited because I knew it would be a quick paint job using Annie Sloan paint.  I love the recipe I have found and started using for chalk paint and it is much more affordable than using Annie Sloan's paint...but her paint is so superior and fun to use when I can.  Here is the Before:
And a really poorly lite picture of the After...You can hardly see the distressing but it is there I promise!  You will see it better in the close ups. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

My buffet before & after...

Yes, I am still a live and distressing busily!  I don't have a whole of time for words, except to say I am so glad my mom passed on her old buffet (pretty sure she got it at a yard sale a million years ago) because I painted it a light gray and distressed it and I love it...Okay so that was a lot of words for one sentence!  Enough with the words on with the pictures!!  Here is my new-old buffet:

1 before:
lots of afters:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I've been nominated!...

(Disclaimer: I did not edit this before posting it so if some of it makes no sense whatsoever just pretend it does and don't judge me people...If you need further reason not to judge me than check out the time I posted this and you will understand why parts of this don't make any sense!)

For a Liebster!  Amanda over at Small Town Small Budget nominated me and I am so EXCITED!
  She is pretty darn talented and on top of all that she seems to be one of the coolest peeps in the blog-o-sphere.  The girl has been in a dance crew.  Need I say more?  Go check out her blog and be ready to be filled with all sorts of crafty vibes.
The Liebster Award “is all about discovering blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognized.”