My Summer Mantel

Summer Mantel 7 - Embracing Change

Time for a change up!  I have so much fun decorating my mantel.  I change it up every season.  This was my spring mantel: But with summer around the corner, I needed to change it up! I hand-painted, distressed and then waxed this summer subway sign. I adorned crocheted pillows with cheerful chevron ribbons. Soft felt handmade flowers on rough burlap - gotta love textures! Found a great … [Read more...]

Little Table Makeover

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I was able to get lots of things done today which made me happy.  I have lots of projects going at the moment and finally was able to finish a few up today.  It took all day and my home remained uncleaned, but that is just the way it goes.  If I paint, the house is messy.  If I clean, then no painting projects get done.  It really is a choice of one or the other.  Today I chose to paint.  To be … [Read more...]

Chevron Stools Makeover

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Stools are too much fun. They make great accent pieces and work in many spots and in many homes. Whenever I find them, I gladly pick them up. Take this stool for example: Very nice...and very boring. Excuse me while I yawn. I knew we could easily up the cute factor and in honor of St. Patty's Day, I decided upon a little green chevron!  So a little painter's tape paired with a whole … [Read more...]

Little Record Cabinet Redo

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I have been busy working this week.  I am rolling into an exceptionally busy month at work and I am doing my best to take it in stride.  I am overwhelmed.  Painting is my outlet - creativity is not an option.  I MUST paint and create...and when I do, my stress dissipates.So...in effort to assist with warding off my stress, I whipped up this cute little cabinet. Here is where it began:I … [Read more...]

A "New" Rug

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       I purchased a very large white rug from my sister with intentions of using it in my living room when I made over the room. I had great intentions. What I didn't account for was all the mud our family (mostly our pup Jelly Bean) would track into the house. Needless to say as hard as I tried, I couldn't keep that daggone rug clean. I encountered stains I couldn't get out. Not to mention I … [Read more...]

Nautical Neil: A Fun Dresser Redo!

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I had picked up this dresser a few months back and had a vision for it from the get-go.  Then it sat.  I just wasn't married to my original idea.  I wasn't feelin' it.  So...finally I was bit by the inspiration bug last week (it just comes out of nowhere...I swear!) and my new vision was born.  I had wanted to paint a dresser a dark navy blue for some time so this fit the bill.  Here is the before … [Read more...]

Chevron Dresser

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I have been diggin' on chevron this summer. The pattern is both fun and playful. I had picked up a little dresser the other day (thank you Freecycle!) and thought it would be the perfect candidate for some chevron. Turns out it was. Won't you have a look?Here is my before of this cute dresser:Here is the painting process:Paint coat one - I used some soft gray boo-boo paint - quite a nice … [Read more...]

Goodbye Ugly Picture, Hello Wicked Pretty Transformation!

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You know how sometimes you find those extremely ugly and outdated pictures and prints at yard sales and thrift stores? I immediately think that I wouldn't hang that in my house! Then you notice that the frame is kinda pretty...hhhmmm....makes you wonder if you could salvage it somehow and do something with it after all? Well, that is what happened with my latest chevron painting which I have … [Read more...]

Goodbye Ugly Picture, Hello Wicked Pretty Transformation!

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You know how sometimes you find those extremely ugly and outdated pictures and prints at yard sales and thrift stores? I immediately think that I wouldn't hang that in my house! Then you notice that the frame is kinda pretty...hhhmmm....makes you wonder if you could salvage it somehow and do something with it after all? Well, that is what happened with my latest chevron painting which I have … [Read more...]