Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cheers Layout Mazatlan Mexico

I started working on my cruise picture layouts and decided that these pictures of us eating and drinking on the beach would be perfect for a couple of challenges.  My daughter and I were doing a "cheers" clink because it was our first soda since we started our cruise.  We were so missing our favorite drink and did you know they don't sell Mt. Dew in Mexico?  Not even in any of the stores?  Strange.  Our soda tasted watered down but it was better than nothing!  LOL.   So here's my layout for these challenges.

http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/09/challenge-153-sweet-treats.html - sweet treats
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2014/09/challange-155-food-or-drink.html - food or drink
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2014/09/challenge-185-anything-goes.html - anything goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2014/09/tuesday-throwdown-215-opposites-attract.html - opposites attract

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chalk Paint Dresser

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

Old dresser converted to paper storage and drawers to home decor

 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!