Thursday, October 8, 2015

Furniture Refresh Family Style

  Hi, my Darlin's has this been a busy season for me. I bet you have been busy too. This is the First Furniture Refresh during the month of October we have been given a theme (Inspired).  This little table has sat by my door waiting for a new look. I call this table Family Style because it came from my husbands family and it needed to be dressed and styled since the day I brought her home. 
  She belongs to the Chilar part of the family which is Prince Charmings Mothers relatives. My Darlin's that have followed me have seen her before in a few posts. 
  Her before picture leaves a bit to be desired. Hidden among all the scratches, water marks, and damaged finish is a hand carved table from PC's Grandparents or Great Grandparents. Since she has survived the family this long I decided to give her a simple look with DecoArt Chalky Paint in two colors and finishes.

Here is the table with a coat of Black Chalky paint on the whole piece. The top has one Coat of DecoArt Gloss Max Grey as you can see. I was given this product in my Swag Bag from the Randolph Street Market First Midwest DIY Blogger Roundup I hosted in August. Thank you DecoArt for giving all the attendees such a lovely product to use. I love the glossy finish mixed with the flat finish of the Chalky Paint. (This is a sponsored post because I was given the DecoArt Glossy Max Paint.) The opinions are my own as always. I bought the other supplies I used f or this project. This paint is a great quick and easy product to use. Honestly, I was not sure I would like the Glossy Max line of product but, I am pleasantly surprised. I tend not to be a shiny girl when it comes to furniture but, a girl can change her mind.
While I grabbed a bite to eat I am calling her Grandma since she is family, her paint was drying. Then I added silver accents to her hand carving. I know I said, I am not a glossy girl, but I love to sparkle. As you can see a few close-up details in these pictures her before picture did not do her justice.
 Below is Grandma as she begins to get her style on. A few simple items of decor and she will be happy to greet you at the door. 
 Can you see the Glossy finish reflecting the tin ceiling tile in the top of the table? I think it really brings her into this century.
 Do you like the mix of flat, gloss, and metallic? I love how the hand carving is so much easier to see and the black and gray made the table look so much brighter.
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Popcorn Has Gone to the Dogs

  Be sure to check out the other bloggers who shared their inspired projects this month.  Thank you, Melody Smith, for starting this group to give us an opportunity to share our work as a team. I have had the honor of working with you at the RSM MDBR, we are part of the Midwest Blogging Network Community Facebook Page and now you are lifting others up by creating a place to unite with Furniture Refresh,
 I am proud to be the friend of a woman who is so giving, creative and out of this world talented as you. 

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Monday, October 5, 2015

This Popcorn Has Gone to the Dogs

          Welcome to the 2015 Popcorn Party 
     My dear friend from Laura Kelly Designs asked me to participate in this years popcorn party. Of course doing a fun project with the happy-go-lucky Laura is a resounding YES! 
  Since my kids are adults I decided to make my treat for my constant side-kick Cricket. I call her my little girl, she is my 4-year-old Golden Retriever. Even my husband Prince Charming walks in from work and proclaims, "Hi! Little Girl!" No, he is not talking to me. LOL! My Popcorn treat has gone to the dogs AKA "Little Girl" or "Cricket"
This Pup Corn Has Gone To The Dogs, Popcorn, Halloween, Trick or Treat, Handmade Stick
  Laura Kelly Designs organized a group of fabulous sponsors and mailed out a darling kit of supplies. Yes, this is a sponsored post as usual all of the opinions are my own and are not swayed by the sponsors in any way. Did I mention there are many more bloggers and a Give Away included in this post? Please read the whole post and leave a treat for me in the comment section so I can thank you kindly.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My "Swheat" Table Flip

Today I have completed one of my favorite Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest projects so far. I bought this table from a barn in Michigan. The couple who was selling it found it in the  farm house they were updating from the Eighteen Hundreds. The table plus oak wood trim original to the house were a few of the treasures I found at the barn sale that day. This table showed her many  years of age, watermarks, but had beautiful lines.
    She is a mess, but I see the possibility of beauty in her good bone structure.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Nautical Personalized Cooler

   Today I am showing a step by step directions to personalize a cooler.  I am participating in the September Silhouette Challenge which is Outdoors and a bonus of Green. Let's see How I cover those tasks with my project. We have all been to a soccer game with the other parents trying to figure out which pile belongs to our family. This will help keep you more organized on the treat days, sporting events, or even label the bag groceries to bring home your frozen foods. I use the cooler bag for the grocery store and a day on the boat at the lake. 
D&LP Chevron, Cooler Bag, Source JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts, Teal, White, Green
 I bought this bag last summer on clearance from JoAnn's Crafts Store. I love the color for my lake house. While I was working on this project my oldest son (A) commented on the colors of the cooler. He said teal and green are the themes of the lake house. I said those are the colors because they remind me of the beach. He said he liked it. Which is quite a compliment coming from an Architect and Mechanical Engineer with an eye for design!