Friday, July 29, 2011

Enjoy...Life old window- Featured @ Designer Garden

Sommer @ Designer Garden
has featured my
Enjoy the simple things in Life
old window.

Stop by her blog today to check it out.
Thank you Sommer!


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Farmhouse Inspired-Table & Chairs Re-do

How lucky am I?
My neighbors were going to donate their
dining room table and chair set. BUT, when
they saw a Facebook post of mine...they
donated it to me!
Oh thank you! Thank you!
Thank you, good neighbors! 



I absolutely love how the table turned out. I originally wanted to stain just the top.
I am SOOOO glad I went ahead and stained it all!

First, I sanded the table. Once sanded, I cleaned it and added three coats of stain.
I sanded all the chairs as well. I had to do a little fixing up but not much at all. ;)
I used Heirloom White spray paint on the chairs.
I added three coats of polycrylic to the table top.
*I hand sanded with medium grit sandpaper*

Whattya think??

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

The DIY Show Off

Hello Lovely!

If you have been following my blog, 
you are probably catching on to the fact
that my Mom is amazing! 
Not just amazing BUT she also
is amazing at finding good deals.

While out pushing and elbowing gracefully making her way to the garage sale goods,
she found this little diamond in the rough:

Cute huh?? Very complimentary to the
shovel and the red wagon
wheel in the background eh?

I gave her a lil sandin'.

I had a stain tinted at Lowe's and used it to stain the top.
 I sanded between coats and added 2 thick coats.
After the stain, I added 3 coats of Polycrylic, sanding between coats.
I used water-based poly which makes clean up
so much easier.
I let it sit overnight. Then, I covered it with
newspaper and painters tape.
I spray painted the bottom Rusto-leum's
Heirloom White.
I FINALLY found Heirloom White
and it was on sale
for $2.98 a can.
 Yep $2.98!!
(found it @ Home Depot of all places)
Also, while at Home Depot,
I purchased a new drawer pull.
It was silver but I spray painted it

Here She is:

I happen to {LOVE} her.
I really, really, really wanted to paint her with
a splash of color. BUT, because she will be going
in my space at Marketplace 3301, I decided
to play it safe. If by chance she does.not.sell,
a splash of color she will get!!

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up at the following parties:
Keeping it Simple
Today's Creative Blog
Home Stories A2Z
Ginger Snap Crafts

The DIY Show Off

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

INSPIRE, believe, Dream, LOVE

While out thrifting I found a great piece of wood
that measured about 4' long by 12" tall.

Before picture? Crud. I knew I didn't have ALL my ducks in a row.
Darn it!

My wonderful Husband cut the board for me. He cut 3-12" pieces and
1 slightly smaller. (I haven't used it yet)
YAY Hubby!

Here is what the board looked like once cut:

And with a spray painted back:

The other board (you will see in a minute) was given to me
by my Mom. She purchased it while out thrifting. I sanded it thinking...hey, I can
use this. Then I noticed it had a heart and leaf pattern on it.
Soo...I knew it had to be covered. I spray painted it black!

On with the show! I spray painted all the boards to coordinate with scrapbook paper
I chose to cover the "signs" with.
Nothing special. Just took em out and gave them a quick coat.

I picked out 4 pieces of scrapbook paper each with a different pattern.
And used Elmer's spray adhesive to apply the paper to the wood.
This stuff works well! Be sure to protect your area and surrounding
area can get kind of messy.
Nature of the beast. =)

I used a box cutter and a cutting board to remove the excess paper. 

Here they are all fancied up:

I lightly sanded the edges and outlined them with
Walnut and Black Soot distress ink.

I created some Up Words & On Words vinyl lettering to further embellish them. I used beige, white, dark grey {LOVE} and dark brown for the lettering.
I applied the words to the newly beautified signs.

Here they are:



(this is the "other" one, lol)

They will all be added to the space I have rented at
Here's a sneak peak of my treasured space!

Hopefully some of the sneak peak looks familiar!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

The DIY Show Off

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Don't give up on me...

No. Nope. Uh uh.
I haven't fallen off the earth.
I have just been busy enjoying
some long awaited warm weather
with my boys!

(here's a look *again* at my old window/cabinet door display)

I have a few projects to blog about in the
near future so please keep
checkin' back!
Don't give up on me...
I'm about to come alive.

Hope you are enjoying your summer too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day~

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Google+ {}

A friend of mine sent me a Google+ invite today! I finally got an invite! YAY!!!
I have no idea what it's all about
or what I am doing but you can find me on


and maybe we can learn together!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Featured @ Saving 4 Six

Carrie over at Saving 4 Six has featured my cabinet door coat rack!
Stop over and check out the cabinet door coat rack she made
for her Mom for Mother's Day.


Have a great day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

$25 Up Words & On Words Giveaway @ Homemaker on a Dime

SJ over at Homemaker On A Dime is hosting a
Up Words & On Words
decorative vinyl

Here is  a look at some of the items in Up Words & On Words' 
Etsy Shop :

Decorative Vinyl Lettering-Relax

Decorative Vinyl Lettering-Have faith and believe

Decorative Vinyl Lettering- Coffee with embellishment

Decorative Vinyl Lettering-Side by Side...
Stop on over and get entered today!
Homemaker On A Dime
Tell your friends too! =)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Etsy Treasury Feature!

Coffee w/embellishment design

 has been featured on
toystorynutty's "I Love Coffee" treasury.
Stop by and take a look at it and all the items used to make this great treasury. 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Featured @ A Glimpse Inside

Thank you Allison for featuring my SWEET CORN sign!

featured button


Check out my sign and Allison's great blog, A Glimpse Inside.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So...I have a growing frustration right now caused by NOT being able to comment or reply to comments on blogger. >:-{ grrr...
>:-{ double grr >:-{

And the fact that I am too far behind on my email messages to get all caught up in a timely manner doesn't help my irritability about the whole deal.

 I absolutely appreciate you all stopping by and leaving such great comments!

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Enjoy the simple things in Life-old window

Yesterday I started working on a 6 pane old window. would have been great to have it shabbier but, "you gotta do what you can with what you have." I didn't bother with sanding or any touch ups. I did wash it up though.
I filled each of the three lower panes with different scrapbook paper pieces embellished with an elegantly simple dandelion theme. I used Elmer's spray adhesive to get them good 'n stuck. Sticky, sticky stuff and messy. Use caution when spraying it. ;)

It's hard to tell but the paper is very pretty. 
I created an Up Words & On Words vinyl design and cut it out in beige using my Silhouette.

I applied the middle vinyl first to make it easier to center the outer words.
**HINT: when putting vinyl on glass it's a good idea to moisten (weird word) the glass with Windex. It helps for TWO reasons: 1. easier to re-position if necessary and 2. helps lessen the chance of air bubbles between the glass and the vinyl**
Enjoy the simple things in Life:

(that table leg and phone cord is a bonus. lol)

Whatta ya think???

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the simple things in Life.

Transformation Thursday

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special