The Vintage Glider Makeover

I have wanted a metal vintage glider for-like-ever. You know the full metal ones with the pie-pattern cut outs..I just adore them. So when my mother-in-law offered us her vintage glider I jumped at the opportunity. Even though it wasn't one of the one's I had been eying up over the past few years...it was much much better. Better because this vintage glider, from the 50's, set on my husbands porch all throughout his childhood and had sentimental value. {something I would never be able to find in any other piece}. My mother-in-law had picked Continue reading

Dressing Up The Console {with Mythic Paint}

Dressing Up The Console {with Mythic Paint}

Do you ever paint something then turn around and want to re-paint it every time you walk by it? {Feeling it's just not the right color you thought would work for the space} In the past four months this poor console has been sanded and painted three times. The last coat was white; {posted here} which I cowardly decided on after being scared of adding a little color to my otherwise 'safe' neutral world. I did add some distressing which I really liked but still, it just was not doing it for my style. {important lesson I need to be reminded of Continue reading

Coffee Table to Bath Bench

Coffee Table to Bath Bench

There is not much to this makeover other the amazing power of paint. I really wanted a bench for the little guys bath and had intentions to build one; until I stumbled across this beauty in the thrift store.Since I had previously look up some building plans, I knew the standard height for benches is between 17 and 19 inches. This table was exactly 17 inches tall making it just the right size. The 36 inch width was perfect for under the bath window and the 19 inch depth was a little bit bigger than a regular bench but would work in the space. Continue reading

Floor Standing Globe {before & after}

Floor Standing Globe {before & after}

A couple weeks ago I literally jumped for joy when I found this piece at the local church's annual yard sale. I chuckled a little when I handed the vendor $10. The stand was very sturdy and the globe in excellent shape {a little discolored, but hey I like the vintage look, so that's a good thing}. The wood had seen its day though and it was in desperate need of a good cleaning. I couldn't wait to get home to take this bad boy apart. {that was after the major sanitation scrub down} I disassembled all the pieces and gave the stand a coat of Continue reading

What I’m Up To Today… {furniture + paint}

What I’m Up To Today… {furniture + paint}

A few weeks ago my in-laws had an estate sale and were literally getting rid of everything. They are finally making the move to condo life and just will not have the space for a lot of their treasures. I was thrilled to be able to go over and pick out a few things. {It's so much fun shopping when you don't have to worry about a bill!} I grabbed 6 pieces of solid wood furniture each with gorgeous details! So I'm starting with this little guy for my entry way today. Not sure what color I'm going to go with....I'm so indecisive when it comes Continue reading

Secretary Desk Make Over

Secretary Desk Make Over

It always catches you off guard; the moment you happen to step back take a look and say I need to do something about this right now. Even though you may be rearranging the dining room, trying to finish the playroom, and working on a valentine's craft all at the same time, you halt all projects and start a new one. Yesterday, this was my new project. I happen to be getting the little guy a snack turned around and saw this {yes, no color just red arrows} Even though I just got up from sitting on bench 3 minutes ago and I'd walked past at Continue reading

Updating the Secretary Doors: French Memo Boards

Updating the Secretary Doors: French Memo Boards

While I love my secretary, I felt it was missing a little something. I didn't want to do anything drastic, since it is still practically new, however I wanted to add some low key personality and style. It houses my life computer and sits open most, well, all the time; I thought the doors would be the perfect place to start. I began by taking two pieces of foam board and cutting them to fit the inserts of the door panels. Using an exacto knife and my hubbys t-square ensured nice clean straight edges. The doors are quite tall so I had to Continue reading

There is just something about this little chair

There is just something about this little chair

During one of my visits last week to a local consignment shop, I set eyes on this little chair. It had me at hello and I still can't figure out why! I actually left the store to go into town and run some errands but thought about the chair so much I had to stop back on my return home and pick it up! You just don't find furniture made like this anymore; solid wood, very sturdy and the perfect size for my precious three year old. I sanded it down and sprayed a good two coats of black spray paint. Once dried, I distressed the edges a bit with Continue reading

Dear Little Footstool…I Will Love You

Dear Little Footstool…I Will Love You

Lately I have become very fond of stepstools, mainly because I have a charming three year old. They are the perfect little addition to any room around here to give our little charmer just enough boost to check out what is going on. You can find them in every bath we have and the kitchen as well. I have spent up to $30 for these things brand new. Now of course I am talking about the solid wooden double step stools, but still. My mom was parting ways with things she has had ~forever~ and was getting ready to toss this poor little footstool to the Continue reading