Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer State of Mind

 I grabbed these at the flea market....priced at 10.00 for the set. I know I have a bad habit of bragging about my cheap finds. Hope ya don't mind. Ya know how some people brag about how pricey their new shoes are. I brag when I find a bargain.
I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
I used spray primer on them after I washed and sanded them. There was literally bird droppings all over them, nice! Maybe that's why they were so cheap, hmmm. 

Paint them all bright and beachy! Can't you just see these on a porch down the shore? Maybe in Key West? A kids playroom surrounding a big craft table? Kids fighting over which color they get to sit in? OK back to reality :) I will not be happy when I have to part with these.
I love these chairs. Just looking at them makes me happy and reminds me summer is almost here!

I sprayed them with these...quick and simple! 

Happy Memorial Weekend! Hope you all have something fun planned! I will be heading down the shore w/ my girlfriends for a couple of nights and can't wait to sit on the beach, eat, drink and laugh!!!!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cottage Blue Nightstand

One of my favorite parts of painting furniture is choosing and sometimes mixing the color. This nightstand reminded me of something you might find in a cottage style those turned legs. I used different oops paints, mixed them up and came up with this shade of blue.

The porcelain rose knob was a Home Goods find....6 of them for 9.99. I'm going to use some of them on my freebie French Provincial dresser which is in the works.

Have a happy day~Sue

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cheap French Side Table

This has been hanging around for a while. It was in a miserable state...serious scratches to the surface but it was el cheapo and therefore came home with me. Have I mentioned my kids call me "the cheap Mom", yup and I'm proud of it. I sanded the living hell out of it, primed and painted w/ my blue oops paint. These little jars really go a long way and for 50 cents, it's no wonder I stalk the oops table regularly. Any other stalkers out there?
See all those windows just waiting for me to do something with them. I  think I want to attempt make a side table out of one.
A little spray primer and it's looking like it just might have a little potential.
It has this little sliding tray that pulls out. The knob was missing so I added a glass one.

Pictures really do look nicer outside.

Oh and remember this little fiasco? Here is the fabric that was finally chosen.

Notice not a touch of pink or brown :)

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  Keeping It Simple

Boogieboard Cottage

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hitting the Jackpot of Junk!

The flea market had some great junk today. Just lookie what I found all in the span of an hour. Junking at its finest!! And check out the pic below, a mere 25.00...woo hoo! Have a great weekend :)

My neighbors must think I have a screw loose as I display and snap photos of my glorious junk, ha!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Customer is ALWAYS Right....ARGHHH!

So I'm working w/ this woman through email to do up some chairs for her.....French style. Great, I love the Frenchy thing. I had two of these ugly chairs w/ great lines so this was the starting point. She wanted them painted blue gray like these  tables she had purchased from me.
I painted them, glazed them and then headed to the fabric store w/ French on my mind. Oh and she also said she liked blue and white. Here are the fabrics I came home with. Keep in mind Joanne's now accepts returns on cut fabric. How good is that?

Would be nice w/ a damask stencil on it.

Hate it!

Do the stencil thing and ooo la la!

My personal fave.

So, I flip her the pics and she now tells me this is for an 8 year olds room and could I find a fabric that is more "fun" and w/ pink and brown it. UGH! Are you kidding me??? There is nothing fun about this chair and there is nothing fun about running back and forth to the fabric store. I don't even think I can bring myself to put fun fabric on these.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blue, Blue and More Blue

I found the prettiest shade of blue oops paint the other day. I also found these items at the flea market. What's a girl to do but paint 'em blue.
Seen better days 5.00 bench
Burlap like fabric gets stenciling.
Glazed and heavily distressed. I really like this and think I just might keep it for me.

Not the same table because I forgot to take a before but you get the idea...$5.00.

 Cute and beachy w/ a little pencil starfish.

Vintage sewing drawer...$1.00

These are great for storing all kinds of things. Check out what Carol from The Polka Dot Closet did w/ her sewing drawer finds. Carol was my very first commenter and I'm pretty sure first follower too. She is extremely creative and super sweet!

Back to the garage to finish one more piece I'm painting in this pretty blue. Have a happy weekend!

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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Monday, May 9, 2011

French Country Nightstand

There was just something about this that screamed farmhouse style from the minute I saw it. Maybe it's the cabinet door that reminded me of an old barn door. Don't ya just love when you know exactly what you're going to do with something even before the $ is flying out of your hand? And don't ya just love when you  forget to put the memory card in the camera when taking a before pic...ugh!

Well here is the after....

I almost think the door should be removed...shame to hide the red toile fabric,
But I love that barn door.

Here it is before I hinged the door back on.

Guess it could go either way. I'll put it in my Etsy shop and let the buyer decide....door or no door...that is the question.

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Domestically Speaking