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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Perfectly Pink! NOT!

So  a lady on craigslist continues to post furniture and great prices, and I just can't resist buying almost everything she posts.  Now we are on a  private email....she asks me first if I want something before she posts on the site...LOL.  I love it!  I picked up this little pink stand from her a few months ago.  Stripping it gave me major headaches.  I don't know what kind of paint that was used, but it didn't want to come off.

The details were amazing.  The only problem was 2 legs were broken off and repaired with nails.  The wood is softer and I had a heck of a time getting the nails out, so I only repaired 1 leg.  I first painted this black, but I never took a picture.  I have ALWAYS wanted a silver piece, so I spray painted it.  I do need better handles (have to get to Hobby Lobby), but I love it! Hope you like it too!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Old Brass chandelier

I have seen numerous blogs with painted chandeliers, and I wanted to do one myself.  So 2 weeks ago the kids and I went to a few yard sales.  As I was driving thru a community yard sale, I spied exactly what I was looking for.  I parked, jumped out and grabbed it (not like anyone else was looking at it..lol). $4 is what they were asking, so I put it in the truck and away we went to Ace for paint.

I was thinking of taking the lights off, and making it an outdoor chandelier with battery operated candles. But then my husband asked if I was going to hang it in the kids play house.  So that's where it's hanging at the moment.  Out of the way, still deciding electric or batteries.

We haven't finished the inside of the playhouse.  We are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle.  I'll post pics of the playhouse made from left over building projects and a torn down shed.

And I had to share how wonderfully these body wraps are that I have been using.  I wrapped my thighs 2 times, and I have seen a noticeable difference in the the smoothing of cellulite!
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Old wash stand

So I have been cruising the yard sales and of course CL and have been on a furniture hiatus because there isn't anything out there in my price range.  Well Karen came thru again.  She posts a lot of items for sale and cheap. I got the bamboo chairs from her a few months back, painted them, and was sad when I sold them.  But today she posted a old wash stand that needs work.  Now I need your help. I need to sand it, but what color should I paint it?  Black and antique whites are out.  I need something to catch attention.  Now if I decide to keep this piece, most likely it will be in my living room. That's not a very good natural color of my room.  It's a dark cabin red.  My husband and I love the color, I have been thinking about changing it, and every time I ask him color he would like, he tells me to keep it red.  SOOOOOOO.  I need to add some color.

This was a similar color that we painted our apartment about 1 month before we bought a house.  But anyhow, my couch is now a dark brown, and I have 2 tan club chairs.  I really need to paint the 3 tall bookcases I has as well. So here is the new piece...
And I think I need to build a drawer, there are 2 pieces, but I really didnt get a chance to inspect it. I could also make it a shelf.  So what color do you think for an accent.