Thursday, October 31, 2013

Antique Buffet {now} my new TV console.

This has been a post I've been DREAMING about posting for almost a year now!!
I purchased an antique buffet for $50.00 almost a year ago and have been wanting to turn it into our family room's new t.v. console!
Well.. this has finally happened! .. With a 3 month old and a 2 year old, it was a little hard to find the time to finish it.
I can't wait to reveal these pictures. . The before and after will shock you! 


First thing I did was sand the top of the stand and with a cloth I applied a dark walnut stain.
After that dried, I did two coats of polyurethane.
I painted this with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color OLD WHITE.
It is very pricey stuff, buttttt... I'm ALL about the no-prep. work required before painting..
Yep.. NO sanding, NO priming.. SOLD!

After two coats of paint, I lightly sanded to give it a distressed finish.
I then added a coat of ANNIE SLOAN WAX. in clear.
I just applied mine with a white old rag. .. I am much too cheap right now to purchase a wax brush. :(

I took out the bottom drawer so I could fit my tv stuff under there!
I love the unique-ness of the drawer, but this way it looks more like a tv stand. Plus, it was not in the best of shape any ole how.
I also bought new knobs from HobbyLobby. for $1.49 each on sale!

What are your thoughts? .. I am in LOVE with it.
Already looking for more antiques that I can repaint.. HAHA.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Scrap Fabric Garland

Hello, all :)

Today I'm sharing with you a scrap fabric garland perfect for Fall!!
If you are in love with it as much as I am, you're in luck! .. It's now up for sale in my Etsy Shop!..

Perfect for your Fall Decor!..
Photo props for family photos, weddings, etc..
OR.. just great to add to your fall mantle, or to hang over an open doorway!

This garland is made up with 4 different materials.. 
White, teal/off-white striped, assorted leaves & lace.
This garland is 55" inches long and the strips of material are anywhere from 9-24" long!!
To me it sort of looks vintage

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Latest sign up on Etsy now!

I have not blogged in a while.. due to having a now 2 month old
but I have managed to keep some signs in my Etsy Shop

This sign is listed for $40.. and $15 for shipping and handling.
"You are fearfully & wonderfully made, psalm 139:14"

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Deer head wall plaques

Hello everyone! ..

I am listing these two Deer head plaques in my Etsy shop today!..
All the deets are found @
if you're interested!! 

Deer head wall mount #1
$15.00 / $6.95 S+H

Deer head wall mount #2
$15.00 / $6.95 S+H

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Please go to:
if you are interested in this sign...
$35.00 & $12.50 Shipping and Handling.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Latest Work!

Newest sign on Etsy! 
+ $12.00 S/H.
For more information on this sign,

 Have a great day!
:) xo.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Little Stool Makeover

When we bought our house 4 years back, we also inherited a little wooden yellow stool.
Let's face it, when you're short like me, you can use any help you can get! .. So I decided to keep this little eye sore.. 
I have just gotten around to getting the idea of redoing it so I can just use it as decor as well as a helpful boost to my height.

Here is the before picture::

Here is a 'during' picture::

Here are some pictures of it all complete::

1.) I sanded the top completely and the side.

2.)  Lightly sand the underside of the stool and the legs as best I could.

3.)  I stained the top and side with MinWax Dark Walnut Stain.

4.)  After that dried a bit, I flipped the stool over and gave it 2 coats of ASCP in Old White (I chose to use chalk paint because I didn't have any primer on hand & with chalk paint you do not need to sand or prime or do any kind of prep work... My kinda DIY!)

5.)  Poly'd the stain.

6.)  Lightly sanded and then used Annie Sloan Clear Wax on the underside and legs.