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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Instagram & things I like

I look through Instagram almost everyday and I follow some amazing people So every Thursday I am going to start picking some images I like and posting them on here (with giving them credit of course and links to their Instagrams) I will pick about 3-5 or so images and say what I like about them design wise.

Number 1:  This kitchen from Dear Lillie, I love the little wooden horse and the bench for the table and the chandelier! the cable knit pillow is neutral and goes well even the table top is gorgeous.

A photo posted by @dearlillie on

Number 2: Is this chair from DD'S Cottae & Design. I love anything buffalo check! I am usually not a huge fan of the color red but in this case I really love it. And the chair is perfect not even painted! I really wish I could find a couple chairs like that. And if anyone knows where to buy some buffalo plaid fabric that color or blue! please send me links I've been searching for a while now!

Number 3: Is this place setting from Prairie Charm. I love the brightness and crispness to her photo her whole Instagram is beautiful, I love the little tea towel that looks like a grain sack! The little pine cones and the hit of the wood for the charger plate. The natural elements really make it beautiful.

A photo posted by Alexandra (@prairie_charm) on

So there are my first 3, let me know if you would like me to make this a weekly thing! If you want to follow me on Instagram just click Here. I usually post sneak peaks of what I'm working on or finished projects before I do a blog post!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

vintage flour sack and a chair makeover

Hey y'all, I hope everyone had a good Christmas! Im going to show a chair makeover that I did a while back. I found this chair at either a yard sale or thrift store and only paid between 5-10 dollars for it. The fabric was just gross looking and the chair had scratches. 

I like the style of the chair and I happened to buy a sample pot of Annie Sloans Antibies Green, which I also found some antique flour sack fabric and one piece matched the green perfectly! 

Its a bright green but it brings a pop of color and would be great for a kids desk. 
I painted it and decided to not distress it so after the paint was done all I did was wax it and this how it came out! 

Excuse the bad pictures it was before I got my really good camera! Doesn't that fabric match perfectly? 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Old sewing table and Christmas time

So I got this sewing table for free, someone gave it to me, and I needed another little table in my room, my desk isn't big enough for all that I do. And I knew it would be perfect for it. So I took out the sewing machine and brace the part the opened and left the hidden storage in the table top to the left. here is how it started.

I love the legs on it! They have such a french style. So ive had this table for a while and i just never got around to painting it yet, but with Christmas coming up I wanted to put a small tree in my room and needed a place to put, so I finally finished it yesterday and decorated it.

I started out mixing some Country Chic paint in cheesecake and Annie Sloan french linen to give it a cool off white color since my bead board in my room is white. I love the white on white but you always want to do different shades of white to give it more texture. After that I used vaseline in random places so when i distressed the piece it would be kinda chippy.  

I used Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil for a top coat and painted the handles in liquid gold leaf and used antiquing wax over them to darken them some.

For the Christmas decorations, I used a infinity scarf I crochet for a tree skirt, part of a burlap coffee sack on top of the table, the chalkboard I made from a old cabinet door, the mini Eiffel tower came from a yard sale as did the book, and the presents are the light boxes wrapped in Kraft paper with lace trim and bakers twine and a 1950s England stamp!

Underneath the table i added a old little picnic basket from a thrift store, and my $10 dollar dough bowl( huge score!) and one little white deer from a yard sale and some pine tree clipping! 

Also every ornaments on the little tree is either handmade by me or a vintage Christmas ball. What do y'all think?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Coffee Table

we found this coffee table a while back and the top needed to be nailed and glued back down other than that it didn't have any problems.  I was going to stain the top but the green stain that was on it wouldn't come out, so I had to settle on painting it. Here is the before

Ignore the Halloween table cloth it was raining again! I wanted to give the table a french Swedish kinda of look. So I chose to paint the bottom in a blue/gray/green color then go over it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in french linen and I was going to paint the top in white but it wasnt covering good so I went over it in french linen.

So this is how it came out after everything, did white on the fake drawer part, and left the pulls original, and distressed it so you could see the underneath color, which you can see more below. and I clear waxed and dark waxed it all to make it feel old!

Those drawer pulls are amazing!