Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dresser Redo #2

I thought I would joint Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Check out the other makeovers here.

Sometime last spring I was perusing Craigslist and found this dresser for sale for $50.  Son and I got in the Jeep and drove down to look at it and bought it.  It is made of wood but unfortunately the side panels are nothing but 1/4 inch panels.
It has a cool style, however, so I decided to refinish it.  I didn't like the little lion head pulls though so I did change those out.

The top needed a little sanding.

Here it is finished.  I put basic little knobs on it and then lined the drawers with black and white Contact paper.  They smelled a little funky: part old folks and part barn.
I used the Heirloom Lace by Glidden.  I've used it on three pieces that are all in my room now.

Now it is in our bedroom for all of Husband's clothing.

These little stars on top are hanging candle holders.  They are from Jordan.  One of these days I want to have them wired to be hanging lamps with light bulbs.  Maybe I should made that a project?

Since one drawer had a corner missing and there were various dings and nicks it was necessary to distress this little beauty.

Soon I will share the entire room redo.  But for now I need to get back to the paint studio (garage) and finish a pair of dining sets.  
Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Zen Butterflies

I love Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  I always find such inspiring tables. And new ways to remix the dishes I have.  Please jump over here to see what others are posting.

I wanted to use the butterfly butter and jam dishes in a different way.  This week I used them as chopstick rests. Truth be told, that's what I thought they were when we bought them as the estate sale was a house full of Japanese items (Kimono on the wall!)

I wanted it to be a very simple zen style table.  No extra frou-frou this time.

Hope you enjoyed this simple table.  
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Thanks for stopping by.

Fabulous Giveaway at Stonegable

Yvonne at Stonegable is having a fabulous Mikasa Giveaway on her blog.  Check out the way she put Mikasa's Indigo Bloom together with her other blue and white dishes.
What really pulled it all together for me was the Hot pink napkins and the Roses.

Please check out Yvonne's wonderful blog.
Have a cool day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Butterfly Table

Welcome to another Tablescape! I'm linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to jump over there to see the inspiring Father's day and Fourth of July tables.

 Last fall Husband and I found these butterfly butter and jam plates at an estate sale.  There were seven of them and I really didn't want them.  Husband insisted since they were so inexpensive. Then we saw them in the March 2011 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!
Last month we found one more butterfly at an estate sale to even the count at eight. Love them!

The glassware is from another estate sale.  We bought about 2o different pieces for $15.  Always a great deal.

The flatware, also from an estate sale, is silver plated Community by Oneida.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your summer.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Prima Picks

I love all the products from Prima Marketing.  Once a month they give a chance for a lucky reader to win a goodie pack.  This is the selection for the month of June.


Fresh, summery brights make their way to our Prima Pick this month! These color choices and products are sure to make you HAPPY!

Included are:
  • 921507-Stitched Words
  • 548124-Floret Roses
  • 548278-Trinket Collection
  • 547202-Parfait Collection
  • 544317-Turquoise Alphas
  • 537593-Melange Yellow Flowers
  • 920951-Cabachon Flowers
  • 545215-Journaling Notecards
  • 548698-Deshire Lime/Turquoise Flowers
  • 538644-Yellow Fairytale Roses
  • 547509-Calcutta Leaves
  • 546939-Fitzgerald Beaded Flowers
  • 546465- Petticoat Flowers
  • 548933-Orange Regent Fabric Flowers
  • 920203-Donna Downey Turquoise Album
  • 546892-Treasure Rae Large Roses
  • 546984-Delightful Day small fabric flowers

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TWO: Complete a Prima-based project using these products, or the Palette shown above, and submit them to us: by JUNE 30th! Please put "June PPP" in the subject line.

Make sure to check out their new design girls, too, while you are visiting.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Morro Bay Beachcombing

I'm linking with Laura at  Decor to Adore for Wayfaring Wednesday.  Enjoy all the virtual trips.

Husband, Daughter and her fiance and I had a great morning beachcombing at Morro Strand, a beach just north of Morro Bay on the California coast.

The weather was perfect for walking. Lots of wind as is normal on the central coast. It was sunny and we had tons of fun.


Morro Rock

Sea Urchins

Hopefully this will be the beginning of a summer with many daytrips.
Enjoy your summer!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cottage Giveaway Prize!

I was very excited to receive my goodies from Kim at ArtJoyStuff. This was from the Fifth annual Cottage Charm Giveaway hosted by The Twice Remembered Cottage.  I had to share.

The wrapping on the package was a pattern and seam binding. So cute!

And a cute little brooch.

Inside was lovely journal Kim made, an artist trading card, and a package of collage findings. 


Thank you so much, Kim.  Love all the great things and the care you put into making them.
I will enjoy them!