Friday, June 19, 2015

Chest of Drawers Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

     This month I am participating in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. The sponsor is The Old Fashion Milk Paint Company based in Massachusetts making naturally safe historic paint since 1974. Thank you, OFMP for offering a discount to participants in the contest. All of the comments and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. The Theme is Shabby Chic Storage this month. My eyes lit up with joy as the piece I chose is a chest of drawers that was in my family for years. It was white with pink handles while my sister and I shared a room.
Please click on the title link of our lovely Co-Host posts for this month. 

The representative was wonderful explaining to me how to create the effect I wanted and what products to buy to produce the finish I desired. I called The Old Fashion Milk Company to ask two questions. My first question was how much paint do I need to paint the dresser? The answer is 12 oz. of the dry OFMP, and because the piece was already finished a bonding additive is needed for the first coat. When you make the paint you add water according to the included instructions. I found them easy to follow, but I was nervous to mix the paint. 
Pfff ...Easy Peasy!
 My brother painted this wood tone while he was using the chest of drawers. There were several layers of paint revealing the past of this hand me down furniture.

Monday, June 8, 2015

How to Stencil an IceTub for Beverages

    I am so excited for my high school girlfriend and her family. They have made a "Big purchase" recently. They bought a house in the woods on a lake in Wisconsin. Growing up my girlfriend her family vacationed at the lake nearby their new home. She met her delightful hubby there while hanging out with the kids at the lake for Summer break. Their love story reminds me of the movie Dirty Dancing in a dreamy sort of way. <3
 I was digging deep for a great gift idea for celebrating the special time in her families life.This present needs to be as incredible as my friends who I consider chosen family. I purchased an acrylic ice tub in a rectangular shape from Home Goods. I have an added surprise for her hubby, but that will have to wait.
 My plan to create a template of their last name in LB Timely font to personalize the ice tub and the tray.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Plain Pots Turned To Pretty Planters

I am working on sprucing up my lake front this year after the dreaded Ash Bore took hold of our two Ash trees and now week have a naked waterfront. Not to embarrass the neighbors I decided to add some color to our seawall. Jeanette from +Snazzy Little Things - Vintage DIY & Decor Blog has been running a 30-day challenge. Terracotta Pots is the challenge for this month. Since the lake weather can be pretty harsh I opted for Terracotta AKA (Plastic Pots). 
Plain Pot, Patio Paint, Blue, Lavender, Hot Pink, Paint Brush, Pavers
Plastic pots do not look as lovely, but the will hold up better in our environment. Drop and Plop flowers from +The Home Depot 
I did purchase one more item or actually two decorative trellises for height from +Lowe's Home Improvement 
I found the rest of my supplies in my stash. 
FolkArt Patio Paint 3 colors
Paint brush 
Paper towel 
Plastic cup for water
Frozen Dinner tray (paint pallet)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

 This month I am entering a fab contest. These lovely talented lovely ladies have put their heads together and formed this wonderful Furniture Flipping Contest.
This month inspiration is Mothers.
 My Mom and Grandma have a love for roses, but each one is allergic to the scent of the beautiful flower.  My Dad has been growing roses in the garden for years so they can enjoy the beauty without the scent. I have been working on my craft room layering love and meaningful inspiration all around me in my creative space. I chose to paint my desktop with roses in honor of them both. The roses remind me of their tremendous influence on my creativity. Now when I work on my craft room they will be right there with me, inspiring me each day.