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How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in painted furniture | 16 comments

How to Transfer Quotes to Wood

I love little chairs.

My house is full of little chairs that used to be sat in daily…and now they sit empty most days unless a little friend visits.

I miss my little people sitting in their little chairs.  I miss my little people being little.

Like on Monday I went into Chick-fil-a and they had remodeled…the booths were different…the way you stood in line was different…the play place was different…

…and I cried.  Real tears.

Not because the remodel was frightening.  It was actually quite lovely.

But I cried because my Chick-fil-a had remodeled and I never knew it had happened.

You see, when my girls were younger, we spent a lot of time in that Chick-fil-a.  We were there every Monday.

That was Chick-fil-a Monday for our family.

I would sit and talk with my sweet David and the girls would eat and play.

We would meet friends there for lunch. And me and my friends would talk while the kiddos played.

Those were sweet times.

And I realized that those sweet times at Chick-fil-a were over.

{And here go the tears again.}

And even though this little chair will never be sat in by my little people, I still couldn’t resist it!

Here is how I made this chair over and how to transfer a quote to wood:

painted childs rocking chair 2

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Paint and Decoupage Furniture

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in chalk paint, painted furniture, spray paint | 20 comments

Paint and Decoupage Furniture

I must admit that my family is typically behind the times with technology.

We just got rid of our VCR last year….we don’t even own a DVR…and we just got cable.

There is no Blu-Ray at this house…or surround sound.

We still have a home phone complete with an answering machine with the cutest message you’ve ever heard from our girls.

{They were 4 and 2 when they recorded the message…they are now 15 and 12 and we’ve added another that is now 10.}

But that message is so adorable that we can’t bear to not hear it anymore when the phone rings.

Because we hear it every time the phone rings…because we never answer that phone.

The only phone calls that phone receives are telemarketers and political ads.

We keep that home line for emergencies…and to hear that precious message. :)

But even though we are behind the times in most areas of technology…we have enough I-devices that we keep our counter tops full of chargers!

So this old telephone table is the perfect place to charge a few of them and keep them hidden in the process!

A bit of paint and decoupage was all it needed…

Painted Telephone Table

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How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in kitchen, painted furniture | 10 comments

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

I come from a family that is all about traditions.

Or maybe it’s that my parents didn’t like a lot of change.

My parents lived in the same house for 26 years.

We moved in when I was 1 and they moved out when I was 27…during those years my mom redecorated and painted and rearranged…but one piece of furniture always stayed the same…

…the kitchen table.

I love that every family meal that we ate in that house was at that very table.

My husband’s family is much the same way…my husband grew up eating every meal at the same table…which now resides in our dining room! :)

So when David and I bought our family kitchen table…I knew that I wanted to use it forever.

But the shiny cherry was beginning to bother me…so I decided to try my hand at refinishing.

And I LOVE the results!

Here is how to refinish a kitchen table:

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

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Chalk Painted Desk

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in decorating for clients, painted furniture | 15 comments

Chalk Painted Desk

You would want to know my friend Julie.

She’s a listener and she’s thoughtful and she loves to make people feel welcome in her home.

She loves to laugh and to make others laugh.

She’s the kind of lady that you go to when you have something that you really need to have prayed for because you know she’s really going to pray.

And I still love her even though she rolled my house {yes, with toilet paper} when Alabama lost :( and Auburn won.

I’m decorating her office.

I want the space to be everything she is…

…and I want her to smile every time she walks in her new space.

I just finished this desk.

And I think it’s going to be perfect.

Chalk Painted Desk

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Annie Sloan Coco Paint

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in chalk paint, master bedroom, painted furniture | 9 comments

Annie Sloan Coco Paint

I’m in the process of decorating our master bedroom.

I’m almost done.

So close to being done…that I’ve almost stopped working on it…

…before it’s finished.

You know what I’m talking about.

You work and work and work on a project…and then you just leave the last things on the list undone.

You’re bored with that project and ready to move on to the next.

So today when I was fanning through my paint deck trying to pick out the perfect shade of cream for my kitchen (which is the next project)

I stopped myself…and marched myself up to my room…and finished another project that needed to be done in there.

I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS ROOM BEFORE I START ON ANOTHER!

And I’ll be so glad that I did. :)

So today I pulled out the Annie Sloan Coco paint.

Neutral Master Bedroom

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Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in brass, painted furniture | 12 comments

Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

I seriously need to clean out my garage.

We’ve lived in this house for 13 years…

…and, we’ve NEVER parked a car in it.

We moved from a house with a single garage,

that we had NEVER parked in.

But, I just knew that with a double garage, we’d have plenty of room for at least one car!?

And, my husband being the kind and chivalrous man that he is,

would let my car be the one.
I wasn’t crazy enough to think that we’d actually park 2 in there!?

but, one!?

Surely, one car!?!?!

I could envision myself pulling right into that garage on rainy days,

and the girls never having to get wet.

On cold days, I wouldn’t even have to scrape the frost off the windshield.

   It hasn’t happened…

       …I still get wet when it rains,

and the windshield still needs to be scraped on cold mornings.

So, I’ve given myself some new rules.

No more yard sale finds or great hand-me-downs or road side treasures…

           …and, heaven forbid I enter the Goodwill…

       …until my car is parked in that garage!

Chalk Painted Dresser

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