Monday, March 31, 2014

Arrow Table

So, you guys.....I have this thing for arrows...kinda like I have a thing for feathers. I think it may stem from my secret desire to be Katniss Everdeen. The Katniss that's good with a bow and feels at home in the woods. Not the one who, you know, kills people and is the face of an uprising -- just so we're clear! :) But really, arrows are just flippin' cool. That's all there is to it. 

Anyways, like I said last week, I mixed enough black milk paint to redo a wash stand, a star table, and the table I'm sharing today. 

I found this table way back in September and finally figured out what to do with it. (Are you like me where things sit forever until the perfect idea/inspiration hits?)

It would have looked just fine as is, if not for the huge water mark in the center of the table, so it had to be redone. 

I painted the top with the black milk paint and stenciled on the arrows in metallic silver acrylic paint to tie in with the table base. I distressed it, then sealed it with hemp oil. 

This arrow chalkboard that my husband made has been sitting in our garage for a year too. I thought I would get this checked off the list while I was at it with the table.

For photo prop purposes, I made these CUTE stick arrows.  

I'm pretty much in LOVE with this table, but like everything else, it had to go to my booth. I may actually shed a tear when this one sells. 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's Your Style Series - Bedroom Edition

Welcome to the last installment of the "What's Your Style?" Series! We'll be taking you on tours of our bedrooms this time! If you've been following along since the beginning of the series, then you know you're in for a huge treat of inspiration and drool worthy design!! If you're visiting from Lucy's blog Craftberry Bush, I'm so glad to have you here!! Before I get to my bedroom, I just want to mention the amazing giveaway at the end of this post! You have a chance to win a $100 gift card to Online Fabric Store!! Told you it was amazing! :)

Our bedroom is pretty consistent with the look of the rest of our home, except it's the only room in the house not painted a neutral color! When I first started getting into decorating and when I was still discovering my true style, we painted it a pale blue. 

When we started on redoing it again in the fall, I debated repainting the room white. My extreme dislike for painting walls won out, so the blue remains, but it all worked out perfectly! I'm happy with how  the room came together. 

I brought in lots of white, lots of mirrors and a little bit of wood tone to add the touch of rusticness that I love. 


The result was a very calming and peaceful room. 

My husband built our mantle headboard from a porch post, fence boards and barn wood. I've been dreaming about a mantle headboard for years and I absolutely love it!!

I thought I would also share my son Anderson's room because it's just so cute! 

I had a blast putting his industrial room together! It took me a year to find all the elements, but it was a fun little treasure hunt! We redid it for him as a surprise while he was staying with my parents for the weekend. His reaction was priceless! He was thrilled with his new room!    

This gallery wall of wood crate pieces is probably my favorite part of the room. The typography is so fun. Since this picture was taken I have found more pieces that need to be added to the wall.

Like the rest of my house, you can see evidence in our bedrooms of my love of collections. I just can't help it. I'm drawn to multiples and displaying them all together. 

Thank you so much for joining me on our tour series. I have really enjoyed sharing our home and my style with you all! Be sure to head over to Roeshel's blog DIY Show Off to see her gorgeous bedroom! And don't forget to enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below! 

Full tour links here:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pedestal Table Redo

After I finished this wash stand last week:

I had enough black milk paint leftover to paint two more tables. I'll be sharing one today and one next week...both of which I forgot to take before pictures. :(

The table I'm sharing today was just a simple round dark finish pedestal table. Like the wash stand, after two coats of black, it was transformed into simple elegance. 

 I love the detail of the base and legs. 

And for an extra little touch of fun, I drew a star on top, taped it off and painted it white. 

This was a simple redo, but I really love how it turned out! 

Please stop back by tomorrow where we will be kicking off our last edition of the "What's Your Style?" Series! We'll be sharing our bedrooms and you'll have a chance to enter a fabulous giveaway! You don't want to miss it! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wash Stand Take Two

About a year ago I found this wash stand at the Salvation Army. It was painted this ugly shade of green. Yuck!

I worked on stripping the top and the drawer fronts, adding bead board to the door, repainting it white and spray painting the existing drawer pulls.

It's first makeover looked like this. 

A huge step up from that lovely green, but it sat and sat in my booth, so I took it home where it sat and sat some more.

I've had a plan for this wash stand for awhile now. I bought Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter over Thanksgiving and found new drawer pulls a few months ago on ebay. I made some time this weekend to give it its second makeover. 

I love it even more now than its first redo! The black with the dark top just looks so classic and elegant! 

The drawer pulls are stops from a pump organ. They all have this beautiful script on them, but each have a different word like Principal and Echo.

This is the first piece I have ever painted black. Usually I'm strictly a white girl, but black has completely won me over!!

I sealed the milk paint in MMS's Hemp Oil. It gave the piece such a beautiful subtle shine.

I'll be taking the wash stand back to my booth this weekend where, hopefully, it sells this time!

I don't know about you, but I'm digging the second makeover way better than the first! How about you? Do you like it better in black or white?

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Feathered Gallery Wall

If you follow me on Facebook then you saw when I shared this beautiful picture I found at Goodwill! 

I had every intention of selling it in my booth, but quickly realized I couldn't get rid of it! It sat on the bench in our living room for a week as I pondered where I could hang it. 

There's a narrow wall in our living room between our front door and big picture window that has seen frequent changes because nothing ever felt right. Do you have a space like that in your home?

It started with this desk

Then was replaced with this desk

I would have been content with this wall of samplers done by my grandmother, but two were on loan from my mom for a magazine photo shoot. When I had to give them back, I was left with one little sampler on a tall narrow wall.   

But, thanks to that feather picture, I think I have finally conquered this wall!! 

When you stop just to stare at a wall all weekend, that's when you know you've nailed it! 

Speaking of nailing, I was working on this while my son was eating lunch. He must have been watching me because he asked where I learned hammering. He's so cute. 

Decorating the top of this desk has been a challenge for me too, but it all just flows now. 

 That quail....(that is a quail, right?) looks a little angry...

So the feathers, yeah....I hot glued those to the wall... I really did. Whatever works I guess! ;)

So what do you think of my wall?

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