Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frame Tray Project

WOW, it's been a while! I haven't stopped doing projects - just haven't gotten to posting them.
Been busy with work and the holidays.

I found this little frame at a thrift store for $4.

I've been needing a bigger tray on my dining room table, but it's also always bugged me that you can hardly see what's on my table past the chairs, so when I saw this frame, I figured I'd make a tray out of it and why not add some little wooden feet to give it some height too?

I just painted with 1 coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White"...

Then I seriously just hot glued the feet onto the cardboard on the back of the frame!!

Cut a little burlap to put in the frame and done! So easy.
The whole thing took me maybe an hour.

Also, did you notice this just beyond the dining room table?

I made this just a few days ago also. It was a $2 mirror from a thrift.
Spray painted with chalkboard paint and put Ms. Gracie Wiggles' name on it so she'd feel special. LOL!

What a brat! I chuckle every time I see her go to her bowl now. It's just so silly!

Well, until next time...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Makeover with ASCP

It's been a while since I posted, but I have been up to a few things! Just too busy to post them!

I finally got my hands on some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! Luckily Canabananas at The Market, within 5 minutes from where I live, happens to stock ASCP and I decided to start off with some Old White to paint this $6 thrift store vintage suitcase I found.



I love the inside. It's in such great shape.

I had to tape off the fabric on the inside so I could paint that little ridge just above it. It took forever painting around that and the hardware, but I'm so happy with how it turned out! Luckily ASCP is awesome and it only took 2 coats - if the original color wasn't so dark, it would have only taken one I'm sure. I could just barely see color peeking through after the 1st coat.

I also bought the ASCP clear wax and want to put it on this eventually, I just haven't found the time for it yet. I haven't used a wax before and figured I should get acquainted with the clear before I try the dark wax!

Until next time,

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet Dorothy

I got her today at a thrift store for $30! I'm so excited. I've wanted a dress form for quite a while but never thought I'd find one I could afford.

Eventually I'll probably recover her. Maybe even a funky floral pattern!

But... that will be a lot of work so I'm not sure when I'll get to it. I'll be sure to post photos when I do! And for now I'll just enjoy her in her authentic vintage form =)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Little Trash to Treasure Chest

I found this little chest at a thrift store for $6. I loved it's teeny drawer pulls and curvy front.

Here is the before with a soda can for size reference:

And after:

It was such a quick, easy project. I think it looks great on my green table!

I'm linking up here:

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mod Vintage Life

Oh I'm so flattered that Nita at Mod Vintage Life has featured the green table I painted last week on this week's


If you haven't yet, you should give her blog a peek. I've been following her for some time. She has tons of great ideas and pictures of her own home, along with inspiring photos of other homes she either visits in her Open House Sunday edition or from other designers.

Here is a photo from Nita's recent $20 kitchen makeover. 

And one of her most recent projects - this adorable periwinkle table.

On a random note, I'm going to have to post pictures of the awesome huge skeleton key and the vegetable strainer (I think? I'm using it as a key/junk holder on the entryway table! lol) that I got today at the thrifts on my way home after work. I'll try to get those up sometime soon. I love finding uses for things other than what they were intended for!

Until then,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A little "Spritz of Lime"

"Spritz of Lime" is the name of the color I chose for my new sofa table and I'm loving how it turned out! I think it's just the burst of energy the living room / dining room of my apartment needed =)


I originally considered painting the cane a creamy white, but after painting it all green I decided I like it and I'm going to keep it how it is. It's been a while since I painted a piece of furniture a bright, funky color (the side table next to my sofa is a bright coral) so this was really fun to paint.

And also as promised, the finished product of the small table I painted a while back. It's now in my bedroom with the TV on it. Not exactly my original plan for it (I had planned to sell it) but we needed a table for the TV and it works perfectly, so I'm going to keep it for now. Please ignore the ugly cords underneath it =P

Until next time,