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Friday, March 25, 2016

Inherited and Re-Loved Vanity

Today I am going to show a make over of a vanity that was given to my mother from my Grandma. It has never been painted but it was pretty rough with veneer coming off the drawer and a lot of scratches and it was just dark and heavy. It was time for a update.

I would have left it stained if it was in great shape, So I sanded down the drawer to smooth down the chipping veneer. 

I choose the colors cheesecake for the base of it and for the mirror and used lazy linen on the drawer. It all received two coats of paint and was heavily distressed in places where natural wear would have been to make it have that old feel again. 

I finished the whole piece in natural wax. 

I wasn't worried about the dings in the wood that just helps add to the charm and leaves the history of the piece there and still lets it be old even with any new painted added to it.

I also left the knobs original to the piece they were already the perfect color.

What do y'all think about it?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Estate Sale End Table Makeover

 Today I am going to share a make over of a table I got at a estate sale a couple of weeks ago. It started out that ugly shade of brown of 70's furniture and had a lot scratches it was time for a update

I wanted to lighten up the piece and give it a fresh look for spring so I decide to go with the elegance color from Country Chic Paint.

I used the beeswax distressing bar in places and then gave it 2 coats of paint and distressed it pretty heavily in places that would naturally wear over time.

and then I finished the table in natural wax. 

I love how it turned out! and how much lighter and newer it looks but still has a old charm to it. if your wondering about the light hanging it is a old bait basket we made into light! and a vintage table cloth behind the old door!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My Night Stand

Hey y'all I am going to share a little night stand makeover with you today. I have been searching for a night stand for my room for about a month now, and I went to antique/flea mall and found one recently that had the look that I was going for. It was such a dark brown and kinda wavy it just was not pretty.. Here is the before.

I love the shape and the legs on it and even the hardware but it needed much needed updating!

I recently got accepted to be a guest blogger for Country Chic Paint, They send me the paint to use on pieces and I write blog posts for their blog int return! so get ready for a ton of new makeovers! I am super excited about this new venture.

So for this piece I chose the colors lazy linen and elegance. Lazy linen is a light grey color and elegance is a very light blue/green color. and it goes with my room great! which is painted in Sherwin Williams- watery and just a basic white color. 

The paint goes on super smooth and has great coverage, it is super easy to work with. It has little smell and VOC free which is a huge plus and is chalk and mineral based and all waxes are made from beeswax and natural oils. It dries super quick, I was able to finish this night stand in a couple of days. I started off with a beeswax distressing bar to make distressing a little easier.

And did the base in the lazy linen and the drawer in the elegance and finished the drawer in white wax and rest in natural clear wax! What do y'all think?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Diy Moss Four Leaf Clover

I have quite a bit of scrap wood all different sizes none of it is all cut perfect. So I like to use it for little signs.. The other day I bought some reindeer moss from Dollar Tree to make little moss balls and decided to use some of it to make a little sign.

I decided on a four leaf clover with St. Patrick's day coming up, I started out by painting the board white and used dark wax then dried brush white over the top and used a rag to smooth it all out. 

After that I used a color pencil to draw out the design of the clover while my hot glue gun heated up. I pulled apart some of the moss and started by putting hot glue down around the design and adding in smaller pieces to make sure it looked like a clover,

And that was it! took me about 30 mins to make it and now you have cute decor for spring that gives a touch of green!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Farmhouse Style on a Budget

Today I want to share a few ways you can get farmhouse style without having to spend a whole lot of money. Some great things to start with is anything galvanized so here a few galvanized items that will not break the bank...

#1 is this Galvanized frame with a cow art print from Kirklands for $12.99

#2 is a galvanized basket from World Market for $7.99

After picking a few galvanized items id go with anything that had character and lightly distressed and looked old.  Like a few of these items

A lavender arrangement from Kirklands for $9.99

This pillow from FarmhouseWares for $32.95 makes a perfect edition for a farmhouse look

Those are just a few items to help anyone get started on getting the farmhouse style on a tight budget!

(all photos are from the websites which are linked above, the name of the stores are clickable!)