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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Let's do some Faux Finishing

I LOVE Faux Finishing!! It's such a fun way to change the complete look of a piece! Plus, you don't need to go out and buy something new, right?? We all like to save a little money where needed, I know I do. Depending upon the project, my supplies typically come from Michael's. They've got great acrylic paints in different finishes such as golds, silvers, and metallics. I love to mix up my palette and use multiple colors. It gives the piece your working on more depth and interest. You can take an ordinary piece that has no life and make it something completely unique.

So without further ado, I'd like to share with you a piece I just finished today. The piece was originally bought by my husband. He really loves his Greek culture and this was one of his I finally put to good use. The color drove me nuts. It was bland and the paint was chipping on the surface. I had to scrape off the chipped paint and sand it down to get a smooth surface.


                                                                  {Paint Chipping}


I opted to use it in our bathroom and put a candle on it and some bath salts. Now it has purpose and brings added interest to our master bath. I used Restoration Hardware paint, color Slate, for most of the coverage. Then I mixed in other paints from Michael's to create the weathered, aged look. Once it dried, I sanded off some areas to give it the look I wanted. Now it's time for a relaxing bath:)

There may be something in your home you could do the same with...I'd love to hear about projects your working on!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

What a week! Glad it's over..

We are moved in. Boxes unpacked for the most part except garage. It was a crazy week with movers, utilities, and painters. It is starting to come together. I was worried for a little while. The furniture I had for years like my couch, coffee table, rug just wasn't working in the new space. My taste has definitely changed. I'm so over the greens, golds, paprikas, and rose. I knew with the new house I wanted to neutralize it.

We have some new pieces coming in Wednesday which I'm really excited about. Couch, coffee table, media console, rug, and chair. I can't wait to see how it will all look in our den.

Will be back this week hopefully and have some pictures to show y'all.

Have a great week!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

We got ourselves a house!

I'm excited to announce that we closed on our house last night! It's OFFICIAL. We bought our first home. We couldn't be more excited. It was definitely a roller coaster of a ride, emotions up and down, but we DID IT! We get the keys today and move in this weekend. I can't wait for you all to see it. It's got so much character. I'm so ready to make it home for us! My mind just won't stop racing as far as what I want to do, what I want to paint, etc. etc.. That's what you call a little OCD. I love it though... I can't wait to make it HOME for us. It's already close to feeling like home already. Our cats will love it too!!

So movers come on Monday and I'll be working like an animal getting everything unpacked. Obed our painter is coming by this evening to give us a quote. There are a few rooms we definitely want to paint. Blue and Rust aren't our colors. Will defintiely will take some before and afters for ya'll.

Have a great weekend and stay cool!! This Texas heat it something else. Chris and I had to pick the hottest summer to move back to Dallas. GEEEZZZ.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dining Chair Upholstery Project

My husband and I are gearing up to move into our first place. We're extremely excited to get into our new home. With that, comes lots of fun projects. Just several weeks ago, I bought a table and chairs set from a sweet couple on Craigslist. The set was in beautiful condition and has some really interesting woodwork detailing. The only thing that I needed to fix were the chair cushions. They weren't doing the chair any justice. They seemed confused. Take a look..

{Dining Chair Before}
My dad and I recovered the chairs today with a beautiful fabric I picked up from Cutting Corners off Midway and Spring Valley. For $19/yard and 2 yards, this was my end result. Wow..what a difference a little fabric makes. They now look completed. Really takes on a French vibe that I'm really digging. What are your thoughts??

{Dining Chairs After}

I'm pretty excited about these chairs. It took all of 2 hours to complete with the help of my dad. It definitely is a two person job. It helps.

Here is a sneak peak up an upcoming project with a couple living room chairs my parents graciously gave to Chris and I. They've been in the family since 1983. These are timeless chairs, just need a little TLC. These will have to be professionally upholstered. Hopefully won't break the bank.


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