Friday, July 27, 2012

Aubusson Desk

FINALLY!!  A new furniture makeover : ).  This little desk came to me as a freebie.  It had so many layers of paint on it it was ridiculous!!  I stripped the entire thing and then sanded it down.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Aubusson Blue".  I LOVE this color!  It is a deep, beautiful peacock blue.  I waxed to seal it and then added some knobs from Anthropologie.  




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Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
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Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
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Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
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Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
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Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
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Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
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Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
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Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
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Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Sat. Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Back From Vacation : (

We arrived home last night from our 10 day vacation in Virginia Beach.  It was the BEST vacation ever.  Seriously.  It was so good to see all of our friends.  We had tons of time at the beach and pool.  Lots of jet skiing and tubing.  The.Best.Vacation.Ever.  It was very hard to leave again and say goodbye again.  Here are a few pictures of our trip!

Now that we are home, I am ready to get started on this:

Stay tuned....


Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Summer Mantel and Vacation!

I finally got around to changing out my mantel for summer.  The large piece of driftwood was picked up from the beach down in FL by my daughter while we were on vacation last spring break.  The 2 candlesticks started out as unfinished wood, purchased at TJ Max.  I put a coat of ASCP "Old White" on them and then used AS dark and clear waxes and distressed.  The twig lantern, mason jar and Pottery Barn shell complete the mantel.

I am going to be taking a bloggy break while we head back to Virginia Beach to visit friends.  And, hopefully we'll do lots of this:


Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Dresser with Wallpaper!

This past week I got an email from my mom's friend asking if I was interested in an old dresser she wanted to get rid of.  Ummm... YES!  It is a good thing the price was right because this thing is a mess.  This morning was spent stripping the wallpaper off of the drawers.  I can't wait to get started on this one!