January 24, 2012

A Desk for the Shop

Good morning!

I found this small desk at one of my favorite antique stores a few weeks ago. 
I loved how small and cute it was and knew with a little paint she could be even sweeter.

Here she is in her before state..

Pretty rough but lots of potential!
It has a small drawer on one side so it would even work as a small side table.

A little paint and she is as good as new..

I took it to the shop where she is waiting to be taken home and dressed up.
Speaking of shop..I took a few pics of my space to share with you..

I have been painting chairs and table for days now and my arm is killing me.
I will share that soon.
Who knew painting could be so painful!

Thanks for stopping in!
Have a beautiful Tuesday

January 21, 2012

PB Cubbies..Update

It's a gorgeous Saturday here girls, hope your enjoying your weekend!!

The labels arrived this week and it took me all about twenty minutes to get them out of the bag.
I was super excited to see how they were going to look on my cubbies. 
I tried to find something as close as I could to the Pottery Barn inspired cubbies and think I found a pretty good match. 
Thank you all so much for the sweet comments and for all the traffic I have received from these fun little cubbies!! You know how to make a girl feel good!
A special thank you to Marion over at Miss Mustard Seed  for featuring me on her blog!
Truly humbled!

Here is the new look...

Don't you love it with the label holders?
I Do!!!

Hoping your inspired to do a copycat piece. 
Have a beautiful weekend my friends!

Linking up to:
Best DIY Projects in January

January 17, 2012

Light Fixture/ Lantern

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Moving forward on some painting projects and getting some things done that have been waiting for my attention for awhile. Feels good to knock stuff off your list doesn't it?

Do you love lanterns?
I do!!
Hanging lanterns, wall lanterns, all lanterns..

Love my PB lantern!

My kitchen table lantern..

So when I saw this lantern at Goodwill I knew it needed to come home with me!
It was a mere $7..oh yeah!

It still had the glass and wiring 
Hubby removed both and I added some candles

I hung it from a hook I already had

I love it!
In the future it might receive a coat of paint but for now I love the iron look.

Do you love lanterns?
Don't overlook those old light fixtures
Sometimes the funnest things just need a little creativity!

Back to painting!

Joining the party at:
Thrift'n on a Thursday

January 12, 2012

Pottery Barn Inspired Cubbies

 I have finally finished it (almost)!!
Finished what?? you ask??

I found this beauty in a garage at an estate sale, piled with treasures and some critter droppings..ewww
No tag (apparently some people don't do critter droppings)
I asked the man in charge if it was for sale and he told me to make him an offer.
 Ugghhh...I don't like doing that in fear of insulting anyone..
but before I could answer he said $20..I told him $15 and it was a deal (so much for insulting)
He agreed and we loaded it up!!
$15 dollars ya'll!!!!

I had big plans for this purdy thing...

It has taken several months but I have almost finished it! 
I say almost because I am waiting on the label holders to get here and then it will be DONE!
I couldn't wait so I thought I would go ahead and show you...eek!

My inspiration..PB Catalog

My finished cubbies...

I will admit I find myself staring at them often..
I should get the label holders next week and I will show you some afters with the finished look.
What do you think? Is it a good copycat?

Thanks for checking it out!
Your such a patient audience..haha
Have a warm Friday my friends!

New with the labels attached...Does it look more like the Pottery Barn Cubbies?

Linking up at:
French Country Cottage Feather Your Nest Friday
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From my front porch to yours
Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Frugal Friday
Home and Family Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Home Sweet Home Party
Debbiedoos Magazine CopyCat Challenge
Primp Your Stuff Wednesdays
Winter Blues Wednesday

January 11, 2012


I want to say thank you to two beautiful blogs who awarded me the Blog on Fire Award
and the Liebster Award
This girl is in the middle of a kitchen renovation and I can't wait to see how it turns out, go check her out!

This talented girl just created some darling french breadboards that you won't want to miss seeing. 

Thank you to both of you sweet bloggers for the awards! I am truly humbled!

Now my part is to pass it on..

My pick for the Liebster Award is...


Beautiful blog! She just finished her Wisteria inspired board..go be inspired!

Liebster Blog Award

My pick for the Blog on Fire Award goes to..

Serious shopping deals going on over here girls!!

Hope you have a chance to check out these great new blogs and thank you again for the shout out ladies!!

January 9, 2012

Sheet Music Drawer

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
We celebrated two birthdays this weekend and I can honestly say I am tired of eating out for awhile. 
They seem to fly by so fast when your busy!

One of the things I picked up at an estate sale several months back was an old drawer from a desk. 
I am so bad at taking before pics and always realize after that I did not take a before. 
So sorry!
In its previous life it was a cherry wood color..
Now she is white 

I added sheet music with a little Modge Podge to the inside for a little visual interest

My plan was to take it to the shop but it found a home on my coffee table with my glass cloche and mercury candlestick

The drawer cost me $1.50
Sheet music was free
Cheap project with a big impact!

Finishing up my big project and can't wait to show you..hoping by Wednesday.
Have a blessed Tuesday!

January 5, 2012

Lamps and Tarts

It's almost Friday girls..yippee!
I hope to be working on a project this weekend that is a long time overdue. Can't wait to show you as soon as I have it completed.

I first want to say that I went to the grocery store tonight (for groceries) and picked up these yummy pecan tarts in the bakery. OH MY..

Seriously, someone stop me!!
I have eaten three from this box already and I may have had some as a side at dinner.
It's not a good idea to go to the store hungry.


I had these two small lamps in the garage and wasn't fond of their red shades and gold base.
Yes, I always take pictures in the dark in the garage..you?

I removed the fabric from the shade leaving only the metal frame to play with, painted these babies with some Heirloom white, added some burlap...

Not sure about the burlap yet..could be a fire hazard

And some tulle..

 So feminine and girly.

I need a little extra light in my booth and I think these will work perfect and won't take up too much space.
I love reusing things when I can, don't you?
Aahhh..the power of paint

I hope you all have a great weekend. I have a birthday to celebrate, project to work on and a little shopping to do. Thanks for stopping in, I really appreciate all the sweet comments you left this past week. You all sure know how to make a girl feel good. 
I won two awards this week too..
The Liebster Award and the Blog on Fire Award!
Go check out these cute blogs..
flickerwhips and the vintage chateau

Liebster Blog Award