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Nov 21, 2011

Habitat Heros Thank You and a Winner


For the past month I have been a co-host along with Julia from 551 East Furniture Design, Cassie from Primitive and Proper and Jacqueline from Simple Home Life for the Habitat Heros link party.  As the hosts of Habitat Heros, we sincerely thank everyone that has linked up your beautiful restored furniture and for your generous donations to a cause of your choice.

You can see all of the fabulous furniture submitted here.

And since it's better to give than to receive, via random.org the winner of the gift card package is Brooke from Spruce Your Nest!

Brooke submitted this beautiful hutch with the proceeds from its sale going to Restore Innocence, a group dedicated to helping child victims of sex trafficking. 



Thank you, again, to every one that participated in Habitat Heros!

Nov 20, 2011

Drum Table


I painted this drum table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and finished with the Soft Wax in Clear.  It has been so dark and cloudy, I'm tempted to paint more of my furniture in white just to lighten things up.


The top was stained with Minwax in Dark Walnut.  The hardware was buffed with steel wool.



Love the pop of color in the drawer.


Before.


After.  It was so cloudy, I had a hard time getting decent photos.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking to:

You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

Sweet Little Gals - Turquoise Lovin' Party
WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants - What's It Wednesday Link Party
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

THURSDAY
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HOH

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Designer Garden - VIP Party
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone
Simple Home Life - Simply Creations 
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Through a Photographer's Eyes - Favorite Photo of the Week

SATURDAY
Funky Junk Interiors

Meg & Mums - Saturday Splendour
MONTHLY
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month

Thrifty Decor Chic - Before and After 

Nov 17, 2011

Habitat Heros Feature




This week's Habitat Heros Feature is from Brooke at Spruce Your Nest.    Visit Brooke's blog to see how she transformed this hutch from ho-hum to stunning.  Brooke is donating the proceeds from the sale of this hutch to Restore InnocenceThank you, Brooke, for linking up to Habitat Heros and for your generous donation to a worthy cause.

Reminder:  You can still link up to Habitat Heros until November 20.  On November 21 one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win the following:

Anthropologie $30 gift card
Fabric.com $25 gift card
Hobby Lobby $30 gift card
Target $30 gift card

As the hosts of Habitat Heros, we sincerely thank everyone that has linked up your beautiful refinished furniture projects and for your kind donations.

Jacqueline from Simple Home Life 
Katie from Wildwood Creek

Nov 13, 2011

Dresser for Habitat Heros


This dresser will be donated to Goodwill as my contribution to the Habitat Heros challenge to donate a refinished piece of furniture to charity.


I painted this dresser in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  The first coat was painted with a custom mix of blues; I wanted the blue to show through the distressing.  The second coat was painted with Paris Grey.  The final step was a coat of  the soft wax in clear.  The hardware was sprayed with a light coat of Rustoleum Satin Nickel.


The dresser before.  I did sand portions of the dresser because there were a ton of stickers on the sides.  Let's finish with another photo of the after.


Reminder:  You can still link up to Habitat Heros until November 20.  On November 21 one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win the following:

Anthropologie $30 gift card
Fabric.com $25 gift card
Hobby Lobby $30 gift card
Target $30 gift card

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking to:

You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

Sweet Little Gals - Turquoise Lovin' Party
WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

THURSDAY
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HOH

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Designer Garden - VIP Party
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone
Simple Home Life - Simply Creations 
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Through a Photographer's Eyes - Favorite Photo of the Week

SATURDAY
Funky Junk Interiors
 

MONTHLY
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month

Thrifty Decor Chic - Before and After 
 

Nov 9, 2011

She's Got Legs


This side table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue then Napoleon Blue, waxed with the clear and dark wax, and lightly distressed.  I wanted a contrasting color to show when distressed; therefore, the first coat was painted in the Duck Egg Blue.


The top was stained in Minwax Dark Walnut and waxed.  There table top has beautiful grain.


Love those legs and dainty feet.  I didn't realize how pretty the legs were until I started cleaning her up.


I thought it would be interesting to see the difference in hue between Aubusson Blue and Napoleon Blue.  The Aubusson Blue on the left was waxed with the clear, and the Napoleon Blue on the right was waxed with clear and dark.  I love both colors, but if you want more of a navy blue, Napoleon is the way to go.


The before of this side table is on the right.  Knowing that our nice days are going to be sporadic, I did a marathon where I stripped the tops of several pieces.  You're getting a preview of some items I'll be working on.

Thanks for visiting!

I'm linking to:

You are Talking Too Much - Monday Link Party
TUESDAY
A Bowl Full of Lemons - One Project at a Time 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesday's Treasures
Shades of Amber - Chalk Paint Party

Sweet Little Gals - Turquoise Lovin' Party
WEDNESDAY
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday 
Beyond the Picket Fence - Under $100 Linky Party
DIY by Design - Fall into Fall
Domestically Speaking - Power of Paint Party
Faded Charm - White Wednesday
Handy Man Crafty Woman - Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Primitive and Proper - Piece of Work Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party
Restore Interiors - Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday

Three Boys - Vintage Furniture

THURSDAY
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up with HOH

FRIDAY
2805 - Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating - Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party
At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Designer Garden - VIP Party
Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust - Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday 
Modern Country Style - Paint Please Link Party
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can Party
My Romantic Home - Show And Tell Friday
Redoux - What Have You Redone
Simple Home Life - Simply Creations 
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Through a Photographer's Eyes - Favorite Photo of the Week

SATURDAY
Funky Junk Interiors
 

MONTHLY
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Project of the Month

Thrifty Decor Chic - Before and After

Nov 3, 2011

Thank You, a Reminder and a Confession



I'd like to thank the following for featuring my White Coffee Table.


Visit these blogs for a wealth of inspiration.  I know you'll enjoy them as much as I do.



I'd also like to thank those that have linked up to Habitat Heros, which is a link party for restored furniture that you will be donating to a charity of your choice.  You can link up to Habitat Heros through November 20.



I confess that I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately.  However, a package arrived today with some new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and the wheels are starting to turn!

Thanks for visiting.