Monday, June 3, 2013

To Distress...or Not to Distress...

I mentioned yesterday that I have many projects started and going well and I need reader advice on this little one! First let me start with a little background...

   I got this great little stand at a local habitat restore for $25!! Yes! THAT cheap. I really suggest if you have one locally, stalk it. hahaha Seriously. I have found so many awesome pieces there for a steal and a little love can really go a long way...speaking of a little love...

Here is what it looks like...Mind you I had started to strip the paint and then remembered to get a photo! haha Anyone else just get SO excited to actually work on a project with out a deranged child trying to try their hand at single handly destroying your work??? BAHAHAHA....Just me?? Ahhh, well!

Here it is....
I spy demon kitty...hahaha 

I have actually used in as a black stand for awhile now. Its cute, lots of personality but I felt it was just...blah! So I decided to strip the paint off the drawer, and the tables top. And then sand the top and draw down to the wood.

*Note to self...hide camera from the husband...

I then used me some Minwax Stain; Provincial 211 and stained the top and the drawer to match. I only used one application cause I like the lighter but rich color it gave me. Then I used my Valspar Duramax paint to paint the base and legs. And I have...and well, I love it!!This is it now...

Cheery, right???? Oh I just love it! hahaah The yellow is rich and vibrant but the warm wood accents keep that rustic charm I wanted it to have. It just the sweetest little piece. However, I am a bit torn! My original plan was to distress the legs a bit and such but now...I'm not so sure!!

So! I need YOUR advice! What do you think?? I would love my fellow blogger tips & suggestions!! Should I distress or leave it? If you think I should I would you go about doing so? Crackle, sanding, or steel wool?OH! And I want to add a great little knob/pull! So feel free to share any feeling's on that as well!! I can't wait to hear what you all suggest!!

*P.S.- If you want to know more about the yellow color, I don't have the name for it but I can send you the paint color info if you would like to take it to your local lowes and have them color match for you! Just contact me and I will gladly get it to you! Thanks!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

I'm Back! We Moved! Projects, Projects!

If my heading doesn't read enough! You can tell we have been busy! ;)

We bought our house!!! We moved into it! We have been sloooowwwllllyyyy making it homey and unpacking! And I do plan to give you all a house tour soon enough! After I wrap up a fewww of the projects I have started.

And yes. I have started projects.... already!

Been thrifting! Found a great little local guy and gal that buy and refurnish items to benefit Haiti, they go by Repurposed Soul. (Check them out on FB!) Anyways! I have gotten quite a few great pieces from them like a dresser, a large letter "T" from an old business sign, a antique window, ect! Just lots of fun to be found there!

Of course when you move into anywhere you paint and since I am the only painter in this house. It has been slow going. I have the first coat up in the living room, my front door painted, and the paint BOUGHT for the kids rooms, and for the front porch and cement block outside. Just need to hunker down and focus...oh and hire a maid and a babysitter! hahahaha Yeah....that won't be happening anytime soon. But the painting...maybe...!

I have been focusing on little things here in there as well. Like my sons wall art for his bedroom. Painting this little stand and giving it a bit of a face lift.

Then aside from the fun and crafty projects...there is the unfun project of cleaning...yeah. Lots of that. Did you know living in the country, there is TONS of bugs. Who would have thunk it? HA! And lucky me, my children are obsessed with them. They will pick up anything and of course want to shove it right in your face. Bless their hearts.... hehe

So, lots of different crazy going on. However, we are all still alive and I can't wait to share SO much with everyone! But while I work to get my "junk" together, check out this cute, affordable headboard makeover my gal pal, Zoe, did over at Chameleon!! 

Doesn't that citron just pop against that dark grey wall? Love it! Great work girly!! Check it out! She is new to the DIY community, but has lots of fun plans to come!! I'm off to work on a project...hopefully...

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