Monday, September 8, 2014

Home Tour & new projects in the making!!

Tawk of the  day:  "A fool will vent all his feelings, whereas a wise man holds them back.."

Here on J House Tawk I have yet to post a 'home tour'.  At the moment I'm trying to get some of my house in order to take some pictures of my favorite spaces of my home!.
{Of course, there are MANY spaces that have yet to be 'photo' worthy!!}

I have done a TON of projects also, but haven't had the time nor energy to take pictures, edit them, and upload them... UGH.
With a 3 year old and a 1 year old it is HARD! I know 3/4 of y'all can agree!!  There's always that one person who makes the rest of us feel less-motivated!  They are what I call *Super MOM*
That is NOT me.. ;)

So bare with me, new crafts will be a-coming.
I can't wait to share them ALL!!

**Remember, in the meanwhile, check out my Etsy Shop!

Only a few items right now.  Adding as I go!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New items in the shop!

Hey all!
I wanted to let my viewers know that I added 4 items to my shop!

Holy Cow, It's been a while!

HEY! .
It's been about a year since my last post, right?... Nahhhh, maybe not quite that long, but close :)

I have a whole bunch of posts I could share at this point, but I'll start with one that I know I have pictures of and such.

This post I will share a project I did using that drawer from the antique buffet I redid and am currently using as a TV console! 

I saved the face of the drawer hoping to find another project I could do with it.  Cause I'm into old stuff and hoarding like that ya know?! .. Ya.

So I patched up the holes from the previous hardware and painted her a yellow. 
Then I glazed her with a homemade mixture of glaze and black paint.
I added some new hardware from none other than Hobby Lobby! .. 
3.99$ and bought them when they were 50% off! . So I only paid 1.99$.

Here is the outcome and I'm loving it.

Now that I've posted this.. Hopefully you save those old drawers from previous projects! You never know what is in store for them or what you can make of them! 

Hope you enjoyed, feel free to 'PIN IT' !!

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