I bought a really pretty old antique buffet/dresser a couple of weeks ago with the intent of using chalk paint on it. I had redone some chairs at our cabin (you can see the turqoise a little in the bottom picture background) and wanted to do this pretty dresser. So....I decided to do a "test" antique dresser in red. I am loving how this turned out. I am sold on chalk paint. I did my chairs and now this dresser and can't wait to do do the other buffet that I bought. I finished the top with General Finishes Java Gel Stain which is also amazing stuff. I refinished an entire kitchen full of cabinets (look close at the 4th picture - cabinets) with it and they turned out amazing. I guess that's why I haven't been scrapping....I've been refinishing furniture, remodeling a cabin, and refinishing an entire kitchen. Yes....that ugly carpet is going....but not until I get my new backsplash tile in!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I haven't blogged for a while or really crafted that much really but let me show you a project that we did do (besides redoing an entire kitchen worth of cabinets which turned out lovely.) We had a OLD dresser at our house that was headed to the thrift store (which I might add is where it came from originally. It was ugly, brown, and had hideous red knobs. A white coat of paint and cute flower knobs and it was a cute dresser in my daughters room.) Fast forward a few years and said daughter no longer wants this type of dresser. She wants a long one that she can put a mirror on and do her makeup at. So ..... out with the old. So this poor lonely dresser was sitting in the shop waiting to go to the thrift store. In the meantime, my scrapping room needed more storage. I looked all over including online for 12x12 paper storage and just couldn't find what I wanted at a price I was willing to spend. Then I have a brilliant idea. "Hubby....can you make this dresser into a type of bookcase for me?" He looks at it and says, "It shouldn't be that hard. So yeah....why?" And this is the end result. From old dresser to paper storage. I LOVE it! It's perfect. Bottom shelf holds 8.5x11 paper and top two shelves hold 12x12. Sadly, it didn't fit ALL my paper....hoarder alert possibly??? Who me? Never.... Anyway, dear hubby is loading up the drawers to put in the garbage and I say, "Hey, don't do that, I can use those." He looks at me like I'm from mars but leaves them in a pile outside. A few days later, I retrieve one and my home decor project is born. Love it! So one old dresser has new been saved twice by me. :-) Lovin' it!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Here's another layout that I used my left over cuts from Treasure Box Designs....Just Chillin set. I love these little guys. One of my all time favorite pieces of paper is also the top and bottom border pieces. For some reason I just love the color combo of this paper and wish I had more of it but alas, I am down to my scraps.....still looks good though!
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/04/ch55-favourite-colour-combo.html hot pink is my favorite color
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-166-sweets.html sweets oranges yum
Isn't this a fun layout. I think the little bear from the At the Lake collection from Designs on Cloud 9 is still one of my all time favorite files. He's so cute and easy to cute and assemble. I'm lovin' him. The Hooked on U title is from Treasure Box Designs, the caterpillar is Lettering Delights and the grasshopper is Miss Kate's Cuttables.
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2014/04/4-cc-191-embossing.html rock, branch, and grass are embossed
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2014/03/craft-it-up-with-pin-tack-arts-crafts.html texture rock, grass, branch
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-162-earth-day-challenge-use.html fish is recycled from an old project
I love it when I can get lots of pictures on a two page layout. Sure makes better use of my scrap-booking time. These are last years Easter pictures. I decided I had better get them done before having to do this years! LOL. I am entering it into these challenges:
I love these little mice. They are a Little Scraps of Heaven file and are so cute. The others are Miss Kate's Cuttables. Love her files too. Not quite sure why this pictures turned out so dark but.....I am entering it into this challenge.
Friday, March 14, 2014