Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dreamy Coastal Laundry Table

How have my Darlin' friends been? The excitement has been building for a month because I the LOVE coastal style soothing feeling. My mind could not settle on one idea until I found this great table for a good price in a local Facebook group. I needed a folding table that is collapsible near my washer and dryer at the lake house. This gem will fit the space perfectly. My laundry is in my guest room closet. I know it is not an ideal situation but, every house has its challenges and this is one we face in our Dragonfly house.
The before and after of Gem are quite striking. A damaged top on an average end table was not what I imagined as a folding table in the laundry area. However, as with the other DIY Furniture Day Themed posts my mind is stretched to bring out the most creative pieces. My friends in the group should be thanked for sharing their creativity while supporting mine.
      


 Just the right details and accessories complete the look for the dreamy laundry table.
  Laundry may actually be as soothing as watching the sunset over the water casting colors like a painting since Gem is staying at our house. Yippee! The supplies will be off the floor and there will be space to fold clothes. Believe me I am surprised this excites me so much.

+DecoArt Painter  Americana Chalky Paint is the base color with a wash of a light sea blue.


Lettering the table with a mask of the word Laundry softly declares the tables purpose.

 A few essentials laundry supplies in pretty containers makes Gem shine like the glistening lake water in the early morning hours.
 Rooms that you enjoy make chores easier. Please share laundry room storage, decor and designs that make your function for you in the comments. Your ideas will help me or another Darlin' get our never ending pile of smelly laundry done faster with less dread.


I invite you to visit the DIY Furniture Girls posts. Don't stop at one the workmanship is not to be missed. While your there show them a little love by commenting on the project the created too.


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~ Let Your Creative Spirit Dance  ~

Until Next Time Happy Creating,   

      
                                                     Karen Marie


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lakeside Chair To Red White & Blue

Welcome to this months edition of The DIY Girls Themed Furniture Make Over Day. Today is a day I wait to see the creative freedom these ladies honor us with sharing their talents. During this time we honor those who have gone before us. Darlin' my blog title comes from believing our live is founded on the ones who have worked, struggled and found joy in their dreams before us. 
Get ready for a salute to the USA. Our theme is Red, White & Blue. I am calling this little chair Lakeside because instead of curbside shopping I found her walking Cricket at the lake. Here is her before picture.

Cane Chair worn and broken gets a new life  with  paint and fabric. Theme this month is Red White & Blue

Thursday, May 12, 2016

One Room Challenge Reveal

The One Room Challenge reveal is finally here. I can not be more excited to share the completed entryway of our lake home. This week is all about showing you the room and telling you a bit about the journey. In the coming weeks tutorials will be on the blog about this room in more detail. Now back to the big reveal.
Entry Way at Dragonfly, One Room Challenge Reveal, Golden Retriever, Barn Wood, Before and After
Welcome to our entry way done is six weeks with miles of travel and a family effort. This new area of our home includes the design I shared on the first post titled The One Room Challenge. Please click on the title to see where this project started just a few short weeks ago.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Craft Lightning Father's Day

To kick off the week my friends invited me to participate in Craft Lightning Father's Day edition. We are going to make a frame in 15 minutes or less for Dad from the kids for his special day.
Thank you to the lovely hostesses for gathering this Craft Lightning Father's Day 15 minute crafts. Your family will have many choices of gifts and project to give or play with the men who are dads in your life. This week several bloggers will share their quick projects each day on the following blogs. Please follow along for a great chance to spark your creativity in making the special guy in your family a gift with the kids. Included is an added plus of plenty of activity printables too.
Here are the items you will need to make your frame listed below.  
 A frame of your choice
 #1 Dad 
Tacky Glue 
Paint
Sharpie Marker