We've had a few warm days and It's got me to thinking....about my backyard. It's large enough, almost 4 acres. Oh what I could do with that! And I will someday when my youngest moves on. Right now my backyard is his heaven complete with a track for him and his friends to ride their dirtbikes on. They've got ramps and hills to jump. Ditches and even banking around the corners! It's gonna take a backhoe to level it all again! Not to mention it's not very peaceful when there are 5 or 6 very loud dirtbikes here! So for now I'll just dream about the gardens but I know when that day comes I'll wish more than anything to hear the laughing voices of the boys again and hear the screaming engines of their dirtbikes.
Marilyn & I found this broken down dresser at a yardsale for.........$3.00!
I couldn't believe the price! And it was the last day of the sale! I sanded it down and fixed the
damaged veneer top. Sorry, once again I forgot to take before pictures.
I painted it black and then distressed it really hard. Then modge podged old book pages to the drawer fronts.
I printed out the Eiffel Tower in sections and modge podged them on top of the book pages after they were good and dry. It was much harder than I anticipated to get everything straight and aligned! I just sprayed the original hardware black and reused it.
Then 3 coats of wipe on poly. (Love this stuff!)
She now stands proud at the entrance of the shop. I'm secretly hoping she doesn't sell (well not secretly.....everyone knows!) I would love to bring her back home!
If you love the Anthropologie Rosette Quilt as much as I do, check out kojodesigns.
They've come up with a tutorial and its not as difficult as I thought it would be.
I can't wait to get started on one!
How to Paint Furniture 101
This Guide shows you from start to finish how to take your pieces from drab "Before" to Fabulous "After". We teach you how to prep, paint, distress, & antique glaze. 84 pages of tips, how to's, our favorite paint colors, pictures of every product we use,
where we find our furniture, and even
how to paint particle board (Ikea, Target brand) furniture.
Decorative Finishes 201
This Guide shows you creative ideas to add flair to your furniture.
We'll show you how we create our "Love Letters" series, how to use metallic paints, silver leaf, chalkboard paint, decoupage, stencils and more! We also feature creative ideas from:
Marian (aka) Miss Mustard Seed
Ann Marie of Twice Lovely Furniture
Jannet of Simple Matters
and Cassie of Primitive & Proper