shabby peonies

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's up in my crib, you say?

I know, I know... weak joke. But I feel like it's been forEVER since I've posted on here so here I am... updating. Ish. haha

The crib in this photo was originally white with the WORST glazing I've seen. Seriously, y'all. It was messy and not... good. Thankfully, my sweet sister in law had other furniture (like that little credenza on the right) she wanted the crib to coordinate with, so I sanded off some of the glossiness and got to work. A coat of primer, some fresh white paint, and a dirty-cowboy finish later and it was good to go! I was a little concerned about it matching but it seems to have come out just right. And it barely made it to their house before the baby! haha. Oops... For real. I delivered the crib the day after she delivered her sweet boy. 

This set was a dark cherry finish and still in pretty good shape, aside from some little teefy marks. My other prego sister in law wanted a grey-ish set so I sanded things down a bit and put a couple coats of Maison Blanche La Craie in Cobblestone on and gently distressed the edges here and there. I'm not sure what's up with the 'glow' here but these are the pictures I have at the moment. 

The changing table almost took longer than the crib. It had some weird hot spots where the paint just would. not. stick. I had to sand portions off and scuff things up a lot to reapply the paint. It finally behaved and went home with her the other day. Her baby is due in the next month so I'm getting better at this whole... time management... thing. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fiona and Twig - Magnolia Pearl Giveaway

This giveaway caught my interest, admittedly, mostly because of the pictures of this AMAZING ranch that is for sale. I could never in a million years afford it but the house is stunning and I cannot take my eyes off the pictures.

Head on over here
Fiona and Twig

to enter the giveaway by March 15.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

I feel like these last several weeks have been unproductive because I really have nothing to put here. But school/kids are never without their own reward so it HAS been productive around these parts. Hoping the weather warms up soon so we can be outside more and I can work on a few projects.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

These two faces are a large part of why I haven't gotten anything 'done' lately. haha. One of these days, I'll be brave and just let them help. How could they mess anything up with chalk paint, right??

French grain sack-inspired IKEA hack - $80

I finally got the hardware in my grubby little hands for this dresser. I love it so much! I'd be happy to sell it but I'm also just as happy to keep it and just paint the other one instead. 

This sweet little dining table is actually already spoken for. I bought it thinking I would paint it right away and sell it and one thing after another came into the garage and ended up in front of it. Whoops! Anywhoo.. it's finally 'in progress' so yippee!

Just a quick coat of white to get started. I'm thinking there will be two more coats before it gets a coat of poly and goes home. I wish I had the right kind of chairs to go with it. 

Frederick here wants to go home with somebody. I picked him up for my brother but I'm not sure he was quite what they had in mind so... I'm just refinishing it in anticipation of someone realizing that this is Their Table. It's got great lion head pulls on the sides and the leather inlay is actually in really good shape so it's not coming out. The legs have wheels, so moving this fella around is a breeze!