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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Farmhouse Hutch

Today I am going to share a makeover of a cute little hutch that I found on craigslist! it had a wooden back that hole cuts in the back that just didn't look good but it was in good shape and really heavy it just needed to be updated..

At first I was going to change the back to bead board but I started painting before I decided to just take it off and Painted it in Country Chic Paint in Vanilla Frosting 

I wanted to paint the inside of the doors with bliss! and decided to also paint the drawer to.
It took a couple of coats to get everything coated well. 

After that I distressed it a little bit and finished it all in clear wax then used a little antiquing wax on the drawer and inside the door to give it a little something more. 

I left the hardware that was already on it, they look old and matched the style of the piece. 
Now it looks like a cute little farmhouse hutch!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Southern Vintage Market and Rustic Owl Treasures

Today I am going to show some pictures of my booth/little shop inside a new store that I am now apart of. The Store is called Southern Vintage Market. Now I am still adding things to my booth and have not fully decorated or even fixed the back wall! but I can also post more pictures as it grows and gets done! So If y'all are in Alabama please come and visit the store they have lots of cute items and vintage, and antiques! Along with the furniture I paint and whatever else we make! They are open from Wednesday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 5p.m. and open on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 4p.m.

                                              Here are some pictures from my booth!!

Now here is some from around the store!

Check out the awesome sales counter!!

Look at the awesome blue tub!

Pretty Boutique Clothing!

Candy Land! full of handmade kids clothing.

A lot of amazing things in the store! and only been open since July 1st! so If your ever in Alabama the store is in Sumiton Alabama at 585 Hull Road Sumiton, AL 35148 so make sure to stop by and shop and visit my booth! along with everyone elses the counter alone is a reason to stop by and see!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Chicken Wire Message Center

Today  I am going to share how to up-cycle a old door. This door started out attached to a huge top part of a china cabinet, it was missing glass and shelves and was given to me for free! So I decided to take the whole thing apart and salvage parts of it I could use.

It was a good stain color but the bottom part was not even stained at all  So I tried out the new All in one decor paint for this project in color ocean breeze.

It only took two thin coats and dried super quickly,  After that I lightly distressed it around all the edges to give it a more shabby feel and farmhouse look.

Then used my nail/stable  gun to add the chicken wire to the back and added hooks to the bottom. I did not use any finishing stuff on this as the all in one decor paint does not need wax or anything unless you wanted extra durability 

This piece would be great  in a entry way! What do y'all think?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Elegance Bench

Today I am going share a makeover of a little bench or maybe its a coffee table but to me it looks like a bench! It just started out brown and bland and needed a update. 

I decided to use Country Chic Paint in color called elegance! its beautiful light blue color also if you haven't tried their paint i would defiantly give it a try!

I only used one coat of paint on this as I knew I wanted it heavily distressed. so after it was all painted I distressed with a little sanding block.

After all of that I used Miss Mustard Seeds hemp oil for a topcoat! I love it on pieces like this.
I think this bench/coffee table is probably from the 70's but I love the style of it and it works great for a farmhouse style.

To help give it a farmhouse look  I staged it with a galvanized bucket with flowers and vintage blue mason jar! who don't love those!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Lazy Linen End Table

This 70's looking end table come from a yard sale a little over a month ago. I loved the detail on the drawer and on the top it made it stand out and be different. It started like this

After I cleaned it up I decided to paint it in lazy linen it took about 2 coats and I painted in the drawer in fresh mustard. 

I distressed the piece in places that would naturally distress over time and I was going to leave the mustard color bright and add in dark wax but it was to much of a contrast and didn't look good at all. 

So I  used the natural wax and then antiquing wax over the lazy linen, then on the drawer I watered down lazy linen and did a white wash over the top then used white wax on top of that, leaving it in the grooves of the drawer.

The contrast now works and looks great! 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blue Buffalo Check Chair

Today I am going to share a chair makeover. We got this chair at a thrift store for a few dollars id say! The chair was cute but the fabric was awful and had strings hanging from it and was just out of date and it was pretty scratched up.

                     I chose the color lazy linen to paint the chair  in, it took about two coats to get a full coverage over all of the kinda dark wood.

After that I distressed this piece pretty heavily on all areas that would get naturally distressed. I wanted it to have a farmhouse look with the fabric I choose.  The fabric is actually a table cloth! from the pioneer woman line if anyone else would like to use them for chair makeovers!

And after I distressed the chair and recovered the seat I waxed the chair in natural wax and it was finished! a pretty simple makeover but with big impact. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wooden Thrift Store Tray Gets a Makeover

Today I am going to share a makeover of a tray from a thrift store. Do you ever go down the aisles of the thrift store with all the wood stuff and you see piles and piles of it that are scratched up and outdated and just skip over them? Well I usually find old candle sticks, salt and pepper shakers and whatever else and paint them up and they look just as good as new ones and can match your decor a lot cheaper than newer ones! so always check out those aisles for deals This is how this tray started out...

I liked the color on the tray but not the outdated photo and it was pretty scratched up. I decided to paint it in the color called Fresh Mustard and use Midnight Sky on a stencil in the center. 

The hexagon shape of the tray reminded me of bees so yellow was the color I chose.
I gave it 3 coats of paint to make sure it had good coverage, I've came to found out yellow is a hard color to paint with no matter the brand so it may need a extra coat.

After that I just used a small stencil I had of a flower and eyeballed  the center and used Midnight Sky on it. The yellow and blue works well together. 

Then I sanded around the edges and the on the flower to give it a more antique older look and used straight dark wax on the  piece to make it look even older! What do y'all think?