Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Craigslist Finds

Hello!  Hello!  It's your long lost blog buddy!  

The Summer is winding down and I'm trying to soak up the last of my days with these cuties 
before my baby goes to Kindergarten!!! 
Which, by the way, I think I am in total denial about!

Photo: Thank you guys for all the birthday lovin!  Spending the day with these cuties!  Can't beat it (that is until one of them melts down then I could think of a few things I'd rather be doing ;) 

I did drag them around this morning to grab two craigslist finds.  Do you think it's child endangerment bringing your kids with you to potential craiglist crazies?  I felt very responsible asking the "crazies" to bring the things outside, left the kids in the car (windows down) with my cell and told my oldest to call Daddy if I don't come back!!!  

You think I'm kidding!

Anyway, I picked up these chairs which are hideous as is 
but think could be really cute with a spray job and fabric switch-a-roo.

Also got these bamboo framed prints.  I'm thinking maybe glamorous chalkboards.


Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Two Tone Mama

If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know my mom is one crafty lady.  
Well she struck again and I am super jealous of her latest project.  

Growing up we used to visit my mom's parents and loved "working" in the basement with all my grandfather's  tools.  I have fond memories of making all sorts of  crap treasures.  And I'm sure most of our creations quickly made their way to the trash (even my hoarder of a mother wouldn't save this stuff!)  But my sisters and I thought we were too cool for school.

My grandfather stored a bunch of his tools in this.  
He passed away many years ago, but my mom held on to this gem, which was actually my great grandfather's and my mom thinks he made it himself.

With  some sanding, stain, paint and rub 'n buff, my mom transformed it into this!

I think it's so fabulous that it's now in my parents home.
I love that there are so many memories attached to it.  
The stained drawers and white shell are...to die.
I think it's absolute perfection!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ahhhh, SO much better!!!

So you all remember my crazy wacky pink mirror I could not stand.  
Well with a quick couple more coats of paint, I can stand to look at it again and kinda like it!

Here's the Before Before....

And here's the Before but after the pinkish purple disaster...

And here's the final AFTER...

Neutral but still a little glammy with the gold hardware details. 
 I wanted to style it but this thing is massive and it's Sunday and I'm feeling super lazy!  
So use your imagination :)

Hope you like!  And I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mystery Revealed

So I'm sure you've lost sleep over my teaser from a few days ago.  

Remember this...

Well here's a better look.

Your eyes do not deceive you!  It's a card cat!!!!

And if were talking about losing sleep, I certainly lost some over this little lady.

I saw it on the Class and Trash facebook page on one of their Thursday night previews and commented, texted, left messages and sent telegrams to Lisa and Ken to try to claim it.

My little helper and I camped outside the door before they opened and lucky me...
I got to take her home!

But you see, this the Britney Spears of card catalogs.  You can't tell from the picture but this little lady was nasty inside and out.  

I refused to touch the card cat without gloves on as any smart, disease fearing guy would have done with Britney back in the day.

That is until Jason Trawick came along and took our little Brit Brit from this...

Britney Spears sporting a shaved head bald look

to this....

just call me Jason!

Hopefully I can pull off a similar transformation!

I've ordered hardware, sanded and restained the drawers, and am trying to figure out how to fix some water damage and mold issues on the shell of the catalog.  

Stay tuned!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's My Mirror and I'll Cry If I Want To!!!


It's like some weird cheesy Bollywood prop.
Nothing nearly as cute as my inspiration.  

Back to the drawing board.  
I'm going neutral.  
My wild streak is over!

P.S. Remember when I said I could park in my garage.  
Well clearly that isn't happening anymore.
It's a hot mess up in there!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Naptime Projects

No DVR watching for this lady at nap time...working on these two projects.  

Hope to share soon!!!

Love the hardware on this one!!!  Getting inspired by this IKEA Rast hack!

Pretty risky color but I'm feeling wild and crazy kids!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Finds and a Teaser

I have some Class and Trash finds to share from my visit there yesterday.  

This caught my eye, love the shape, think it could be a cool accent chair with a fun pillow.  
Maybe spray painted a funky color for a kids room.

Class and Trash $28

It's the twin to the one young house love just picked up a while back (but for less moola)
I think they are spraying there's and making some pillow contraption for it.  

Ummmmm, this was $48.  Crazy right.  
It's kind of a weird splotchy gold color now but a quick paint job and it could be perfection.

And I'm going to leave you with a teaser.  Something I picked up from them on Friday.  I was literally camping out, Justin Bieber Concert style,  after I saw it on their facebook page the night before.

More deets to come :)

Happy Monday (if that's possible) Everyone!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Two Tone Desk

Hi ladies and gents!  
I finally have a before and after for you!  
It's been a while.  
Summer is really sucking the project time right out of me!  But here she is...

The desk before...minus the drawers which I think I was staining as I remembered to take a before pic.


I sanded the whole piece then stained the drawers in this....

And painted the shell of the desk in this.....

Glidden Seal Gray- color matched in Behr Plus paint (I like it cause it is paint and primer in one)

And here is the after...

And here are a few to see it without all the junk on top!

I loooooove the drawers on this.  

Hope you all like!  
I'm going to be putting it in my Class and Trash space soon.  
It's still a little tacky on top from the poly so I may wait a day or two.  
I'll let you know when I drop it!  

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


My husbands brother got married this weekend in Richmond 
so we were a little occupied with having insane amounts of fun celebrating the fabulous couple.  
My little man was the ring bearer.  
The bride looked gorg.  
And let me tell you...these people can party!  
It's Wednesday and I'm just getting over my hangover...no joke.  

I still have this desk reveal which I'm hoping to take pics of tonight.  
Want to style it up though, so need the hubby to help me carry it in.

See you guys soon!!!