Monday, October 27, 2014

Milk Paint Dresser Reveal & Before Pictures of the New House!


Hi friends! Im excited to share with you the finished project of a dresser I started awhile ago...

A few weeks ago I shared it with you here and it looked like this...

It was still a work "in progress" at this point. I was having a little trouble with this spot in the front...

Here's the spot now...

You can still see it but it's much less obvious now! I just sanded it down a bit and kept applying light coats of Miss Mustard Seed Linen (the color on the drawers). I probably did about 5 light coats on the spot.

I decided to change the paint color on the body of the dresser. I used a mixture of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Shutter Gray and Eulalie's Sky. It's a beautiful gray-blue color and some of the blue-green color I used last time still shows through a bit where it's distressed.


I'm in love with the how the top turned out so I didn't change that! But I did give it a nice coat of Miss Mustard Seed Hemp oil to shine and protect it!


We've been hard at work at our new house! I didn't get very good before pictures, we just jumped in to renovations but here are a few...

There's my hubby photo bombing in the last photo! Haha!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Frozen Inspired Cabinet Part II and My Tour Through Blog Land

Hi friends! It seems like forever since we've last "talked"! We got home a few days ago from our trip out East! I was hoping to have some lovely pictures to share with you of the fall foliage. But the day we got to New York my phone fell in the toilet! It was actually kind of nice to be "unplugged" from technology for a whole 10 days or so! I'm thinking I need to do it more often, maybe next time I'll leave my phone at home though (paying the replacement fee for a new phone is not fun!)
I wanted to share the finished product with you of my Frozen Inspired Cabinet. I decided to paint the hutch that came with it...

I wasn't sure I was going to paint the hutch. But I'm so glad I did! I painted the hutch portion in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint the Linen color. I love the chippyness that happened! The cabinet is also painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint you can read more about the colors I used here!
The hutch isn't attached. Which I actually like. You can choose weather or not to use it. It's still quite sturdy just sitting on the cabinet!

I also wanted to share my "Blogland Tour" with you today!

My sweet blogging friend Sharon, from Elizabeth & Co. recently invited me to be part of the Blog land Tour! Sharon is so talented and she has a link party every Tuesday that is a great place to share projects you are working on or be inspired by others!

Here is some of her amazing work! I'm in love with this black table she posted about here!


Check out these awesome DIY picture ledges and here tutorial here!

And this gorgeous"Lamp Black Mid-Century Modern Dresser!"

The Blog Land Tour is a series of questions that one blogger asks another about their blog. Its a way to learn about new blogs and get to know the person behind the blog! I'm so excited to share a bit more of myself with you!

So here's my list of questions!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
There are so many amazing blogs out there that share furniture makeovers and tutorials! I love so many of them! I could spend hours each day reading and enjoying them! Every blog has a unique style and feel. I think my blog reflects my style. I love to take risks with my furniture. Almost every piece I paint, I experiment with a new technique. I love learning something new!
I'm still a newbie blogger so my blog is definitely still developing!

What am I working on?

Well at the moment I'm working on moving!!! We close escrow on our new house in just 3 days! So there is much to be done! I'm excited to start to share with you through the process of renovating our new home, since it is definitely a fixer upper!

We've only been inside it twice! So it's hard to make design decisions quite yet but I've got a good idea of what I'm thinking for paint colors! Some of the big projects, mainly the kitchens and bathrooms, will have to wait awhile. For now we will scrapping popcorn ceiling, installing new windows and flooring, and painting the whole house before we move in! Phew it makes me tired just thinking about it but I know it will be worth it!

Why do I write what I do?

I do not by any means consider myself a writer, if you read my blog I appolozie in advance for the many grammatical errors and run-on sentences! But I've enjoyed being able to share what I love with you, weather I'm painting furniture, crafting, or decorating my home! Here's a little background as to why I started blog in the first place...

A few years ago I went through a season in my life of deep sadness and grief. My grandma, whom I was extremely close to, passed away; less than a year later my stepdad was killed in a car accident. Painting furniture became therapy to me during this time. I'm not the kind of girl who can easily share her feelings with others. But painting kept me busy and creative and thinking about something else besides my sadness. I learned a lot about life, and although I will never be the same, I'm beginning to heal from the heartache of loss.


The blog is also a way for me to document what I've done and share and be inspired by others! It is my dream to turn this all in to a business some day! I love being a stay at home mom I feel blessed every day to be home with my kiddos and watch them learn and grow but I would also love to feel as though this hobby of mine could contribute to the family income! For now I'm making enough money painting furniture to feed my habit of yard sailing and such and also buy paint supplies, so that's a start!

Thank you for joining me on this little adventure! I'm excited to learn and dream with you!