Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shabby chic wall mirror

Well, I am driving myself crazy right now because I know I had a before photo of this mirror I am sharing with you today. But seeing that I can't find it, you will have to envision boring, ugly, and drab oak....I added some creamy white paint and some sanding to end up with this:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thrift store fashion Friday #4

The past few weeks I have shared outfits with you that I purchased at the thrift store for great bargain prices. Not only do I get them for myself, but also my kids. Today I am going to share an outfit with you that I got for my daughter Samantha. She is wearing an Abercrombie denim skirt along with an Abercrombie sweatshirt.....

Both of these items looked brand new when I purchased them...
Abercrombie sweatshirt: $3
Abercrombie denim skirt: $3
Grand total for the outfit: $6...If I bought these two things at Abercrombie, they would easily total $75.....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scotch Blue Painting Party giveaway~shabby chic side table~

Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ PaintingParty! A group of fantastic DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint LineProtector. Now we’re giving you the chance to gather inspiration, have fun, and win prizes! If you’d like to start at the beginning of the party and see more tutorials, head to Denise’s blog: The Painted Home

Have fun going from party to party:

The Painted Home
Paper Princess Studio
Refreshed Decor
Two Become One

Now, onto my project that I used Scotch Blue painters tape on. I wanted to do a big project, but unfortunately didn't have time. But, small projects are what most of us are able to tackle today, so thought I'd give some inspiration with a small side table. Here it is all boring and ugly.

The first step I took towards completing this project was to paint the piece my favorite buttercream color.

Next I took Scotch Blue tape and "striped" the top. I did not measure out lines like I would have had I been painting a large wall because I knew I wanted this piece to be imperfect and shabby. So I applied the tape by eye only.

Next, for the striping, I chose a gray paint. I wanted this piece to have a beachy cottage appeal. I applied two coats of paint.

I peeled the tape off while the second coat was still wet. I was so impressed with the fact that there was absolutely no bleed through under the tape.

Once completely dry, I distressed the piece with my palm sander. I was so pleased with the outcome.

Now onto the giveaway. Win your own Scotch Blue tape and create your own fabulous pieces. It's as easy as leaving a comment letting me know how you would use ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for your own project for a chance to win a sample. For an additional entry you can follow Scotch Blue on their FACEBOOK page. And lastly for a third chance, let me know that you tweeted "@scotchbluebrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!”.

The giveaway will run from October 18th-October 21st.....

Good luck!!!

ScotchBlueBrand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party tocelebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape withEdge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experiencewith ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I didreceive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The little red table

Found this cute little white table that needed a bit of a make over...

I rarely use red paint, so I decided to use it for this piece....

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Eclectic coffee table

So, if any of you are like me, you find a piece you love and you use it in your home. Then if something better comes along, you replace it. Well, I am now onto my third coffee table since I think March??

Here is the first one: (you can see that post HERE)

Then onto the second one: (You can see that post HERE)

Then there is this one that I got the other day for only $12..

The problem with it is that it is not a vintage piece and I wasn't sure how well it would look painted. The top was shiny and it weighs more than an elephant even with the drawers out of it. But, I figured it would be the most practical for the kids due to the size and storage space with three drawers.

Lo and behold, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and it has replaced the other two....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A party and Fifi...

Many of you know my great friend Debra from Capers of the Vintage Vixens. Every year her and her husband Don host a huge Oktoberfest party. I went with the kids this year.

She had two guests you all may know from blogland. Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman. I had met them over the summer at Debra's while they were shooting photos of her home for their upcoming magazine or book. That post can be seen HERE

So, it was exciting to meet up with them again...

Here is a picture I LOVE of my daughter Sami with Debra's grandaughter Maci. Debra and her daughter Nicole made the awesome head pieces for all of the girls.

There was fun to be had by all. Thanks for stopping by...