Sunday, September 18, 2016

Recent Make-Over Projects

Hi friends,
I can't tell you how happy I am to be home after a week of traveling for work AND that fall is officially starting this week. As a girl who works on furniture make-overs in my garage, I'm so over summer hotness and sweatiness and so ready to welcome in cooler temperatures.

I wanted to share a few furniture make-overs with you that I've tackled lately. See you think....

1. Ugly brown floral arm chair. This was a free chair that a thrift store gave me because part of it was ripped when I bought other pieces from them. I figured it was free so I could do something with it. I'm going to keep it as I don't feel comfortable selling it as it was my first attempt.


After- this one I will keep as I don't feel comfortable selling it as it was my first attempt at using drop cloth material to cover an old chair. Practice piece. The make-over cost was $20. I used a nail gun and glue gun to complete this piece.

Here are some other thrift store finds I recently made over and one client project (two white chairs) plus an oyster shell project I did to our eat in kitchen existing light fixture:


Thanks for joining me friends. I hope you have a fantastic week. I'll share some projects I'm working on this week soon. Take care.

Happy decorating and living,

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Up for a Challenge?

Hi Friends,
How are you this weekend? It's so hot here in North Carolina we can't bear to be outside. The last painting I did was in the very hot garage early on Saturday morning. Otherwise, I've been working inside. I took my daughter and her friend ice skating on Saturday- that was a very good idea. Ah! Coldness!

I wanted to share with you two chairs I bought a few days ago at a thrift store. I knew I liked their lines but I knew they needed help.

Honestly, I wasn't quite sure how I can going to help them but I was going to try. The first thing I did was paint them with Provence (blue) Annie Sloan chalk paint...

After painting them, I knew I like how the wood was turning out but I was realizing that the velvet materials WAS NOT going to take kindly to the chalk paint. So, I hesitantly started pulling the chair apart...literally. I was careful. I realized I could cover up the front and back top sections. That left the bottom to deal with. I took everything on the bottom seat apart but left the mechanisms for supporting weight intact. After several trips to the fabric store for fabric and trim I was ready to make some magic happen.

I think I used every possible tool possible to put these chairs back together and help them become beautiful. Glue gun, staple gun, nail gun, exacto knife, hammer, scissors, fabric, trim, cushions, paint, paint brush, paint wax....woo hoo!

Here are the beauties. They're gone now, they had a short life in my home and I wish them well in their new home. They were my first Pay Pal sale:

What do you think? I loved them and would have happily kept them.

Here's another friend waiting patiently in my garage for me to do some magic on and make beautiful once again.....stay tuned.....

Stay cool friends! I hope you have an amazing upcoming week.
Happy decorating and living,

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Experimenting with Different Chalk Paint Colors

Hi Friends,
Thanks for stopping by to see me! With the rascals back in school over a week now and my work travel schedule being super light this month, I've been busy making over old sad pieces of furniture with new chalk paint colors (new to me) by Annie Sloan.

Here are some of my new pieces.....

Paloma (think pretty lavender gray) make-over pieces:


Always a favorite, Paris Gray:

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to make over more sad furniture pieces to give them a new life as a beauty. Hope you're having a great week,

Monday, June 27, 2016