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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gettin' Trashy!!

SSo I bought a trash can at the thrift store... I've never done that before and my husband was seriously considering taking away my shopping priviledges. However I thought maybe I would use it as a hamper. I've decided that it'll be my outside trash can. I know I know. That's lame, but I made it girly and it just doesn't go in the boy's room as a hamper. Dang it I'm wishing I had done it boyish. Oh well moving on....

So here she is all dressed up with no where to go but the garage!! It was a rainy day when I was painting this one and I just had some fun with it!

I bought oops paint at the Home Depot for 50 cents and used a stencil I got at Michaels. This probably took me a total of 45 minutes. So easy so cheap... wait all of those words sound "trashy" oh well ALL true ;)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just messin around

I bought this first as my very first project. What was I going to do with it? Absolutely no idea. What was it's previous purpose? Uh no clue. How did hubby feel about it? That I do know. He thought it was hideous ridiculous odd and useless. So I put it in the corner of my garage for a solid 4 months that is until I got super bored the other day and made it into.... drum roll please. prpprprrrprprpr (that's the sound a drum roll makes)
And now it's a little bookcase/organizer for my little boys room. It cost me 6 dollars and although it may not be featured in a marth stewart magazine it is featured in their room and I love it.. That's all that really matters anyways right?

I lightly sanded the bookcase then painted the whole thing this Jade color and then using painters tape taped off one stripe from end to end and painted it white. Simply, tasteful and fun!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Best Dinette I've ever loved!!!!

Sweet deal on this classic round table. Real wood only cost me 5.60.

This ugly chair had a twin, honestly I didn't even see the potential in it but I figured it could be of some use sometime. I had another set of chairs but sadly I cannot get the before uploaded.

With a little imagination and some paint and fabric this has become dare I say my most favorite transformation. This again was kind of insprired by my husband. He is really getting an eye for design I don't know if he would like to admit that but he doesn't mind cashing the checks from selling these. The fabric was from Joanne's and the yellow paint was Bher Solar Fusion and the red was ummm like cherry red or something from Bher, the brown on the table was from Walmart and is called Decadent. I used a gloss and then we brushed on a mini-wax. This is so fun and cute and I envision it in somebody's home making them happy everytime they see it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

15 dollar boring coffe table

Now one of my very favorite pieces of furniture in the house

How did it make this fantastic transformation? Well I'll tell you. I sanded it down with an electric sander. I bought the Ryobi 30$ sander.. Totally worth the buy if you plan to do any big project or multiple projects. Then I just taped off the design with regular painters tape and picked out my colors and went to town! I love this unique piece that went from Super lame and boring and brown and 80's to fun, different unique and blue, brown & white (just in case you can't see that those are the colors ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Does it cut the mustard?!?

Found these cuties at a local thrift store for 30$, they are antique sheeky and have cracked leather on the top!

So....What do you think?

This was sort of a nightmare because I had initially decided that I would sand this down, despite the beveled edges and cracked leather I thought I was up for the task. However 99% of my work takes place in the garage and since I live in the desert I was getting worn out pretty quick. I was going to do an antique white and stain on the details of the legs. My husband walked outside and saw what I was doing and said. "Don't cover up the leather, bring it out by doing a mustard" What??? Who knew? He is a smart, hot and savy guy!!! I like how this turned out especially because I was about to stick in the garage and start a new project!

Friday, July 8, 2011


I was lucky enough to have been featured on it's seriously my favorite blog. It's hilarious and ever changing and posts the most random creative re-do's ever... She has featured me twice and it has sky rocketed my stats! Thanks betterafter!!!!