Monday, January 19, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Happy Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

I finished some subway art for my bathroom - first piece of decor to go it!  Boy does just having something on the wall make the room feel cozier!  
In case you missed it:



Check out the beautiful features this week!
I did a couple more than normal because it was so hard to decide - ya'll rock!

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Clockwork Interiors made this beautiful desk even more beautiful!

Beautiful buffet makeover by Mary Beth's Place

I always love the personality Sunflower Hugs gives her furniture!

Before and After: The Ugly Vintage Lamp
And since I can't have all big furniture pieces, I just had to share this pretty lamp makeover by Revolutionaries
Pallet and Pipe Table From My Own Home Blog
Last but not least, My Own Home made this cute industrial table with pallet wood and pipes.

Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bath Time Subway Art Canvas {Master Bath}


The big white wall behind my big white tub which I love to soak my big white body in was just calling out for a big white-lettered canvas.  
I had a big huge canvas with with big ugly pastel flowers on it that I'd nabbed at a garage sale for a not so big price that would be perfect. 

 I did a little mixing of royal blue mistinted paint and black to get a dark navy.  Then I enlisted the help of my kids to help me come up with words that were associated with taking a bath.  I excluded most of their words since they came up with  "naked, cold, slippery, etc".  

I just love stencils!!!  You can get packs of the cardboard letters for so cheap and in so many different fonts and sizes.  I will never do subway art on a canvas this big again, however!  It took my impatient self just way to stinkin' long to cover this thing!  And I totally ran out of words by the end and almost had to resort to the words my kids thought up aforementioned! 


Someday, I will have a beautiful rug, but for now, it's the shag one that I've got on hand.  I love that this old clawfoot tub was already restored when we bought the house!!!  One less thing for me to do!  And it's beautiful.  I haven't decided if I'll paint the bottom outside of it yet.  Any thoughts?




Until next time,
have a hot bath and see you soon!


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Monday, January 12, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Happy Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!
Time to share YOUR projects with the rest of blogland!

In case you missed what I was up to on the Korner this week, I shared:




Features from last week's party:

Add storage to your living areas by building a stylish and unique crate storage coffee table, free woodworking plans.  #Ryobiorganized
Her Tool Belt shared how she made a beautiful coffee table with storage out of crates
MyLove2Create, Cubby Shelf Revamp
My Love 2 Create took an ordinary cubby shelf and turned it into something extraordinary


Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!

Coffee Table Turned Oversized Decorative Clock


It started with this coffee table I picked up at a garage sale for a few bucks.  I was told it was made by the woman's father.


I went to work with my paint and stencils......


And turned it into a cute coffee table.
To see the original coffee table post, click HERE.


I loved the table when I painted it but I decided I really didn't have a spot for it and put it on my garage sale.  It didn't sell.  Humph.  It got moved it our new house and stuck back in the barn.  Then, I decided it was the pefect "clock" for the big empty space in my new family room and I demolished the bottom and took the top back up to the house.  It was perfect for that big wall!


I actually brought it in to a local clock shop, handed it to the dude, and said "Here.  How much to turn in this into an actual working clock for me?"  For a few reasons, he wouldn't do it.  Too big.   To get hands that big you have to buy junk from China and they are really heavy and hard to get to go around by the time they get to the eleven.  He turned a sad little me away.... But I love the visual and hung it on the wall without the hands!  Maybe someday I'll do some more with it but for now it's "as is".






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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Waterfall Dresser Woes {Before & After}


Is a piece of furniture destined to an uphappy fate if the drawers are missing or shot?  Nay I say, a million times "NAY!"   In the case of this waterfall dresser, mice had taken over and nested so long in them I couldn't rid them of "mice stink"!  Yeah seriously.  Gross, I know.  My friend Maran was seriously disgusted with me I'm pretty sure as I determined I was going to clean it up and use it.

I got it for $5 at a garage sale a few years ago and inspirition just never really hit so it sat taking up space in my barn, where of course, the mice found it!


I can't even believe I managed to drag it to our new place with us.  After pulling out drawers, my kiddos helped me scour it, inside and out.


The top and bottom drawers were goners so I had hubby install a shelf on the top for me using a chunk of scrap wood, which I sanded smooth and painted white, like the rest of the old dresser.



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Close up, this is by no means a gorgeous finished product.  When stripping off a layer of veneer on top, some from the next layer came off as well.  Did you know that eventually the layers of veneer come to an end?  I'm not sure why I've always felt like there was an endless amount... that one didn't look so hot or has a gouge?  Take it down to the next one.  Well, whoops.  Using the hot iron and wet rag method,  I went down to what I'm pretty sure was the last of the last, leaving some cracks that I really regret.  Ah well.

  I also didn't fix the corners of chipped veneer on the drawer corners, but just painted over them.  Maybe someday I'll fix those if I so feel like it.  This may just be a temporary piece in the guest room until I find a finer, quality piece since my fine high quality mom spends a lot of time in this room and I wouldn't want her to have to use this for the rest of her live-long days while visiting!


Found this bust the other day in a thrift shop and couldn't leave without it:


I suppose some Rub n' Buff would make these handles happier, but they're pretty cool in their original state:


And a side by side:


Here's another dresser without drawers that I did a few years back which is my kid's "media center":


And I still love this dresser without drawers from Camera's And Chaos, who turned it into her fabric storage:


Have a GREAT DAY and I hope you're staying warm wherever you are!!  We are in single digits here in Michigan and I know some of you are even colder - like my home state of Iowa who had numerous school cancellations because of frigid temps.  Hurry spring!!!! :)

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party and Features

The party is BACK!
  Did you miss it?
Probably not, if you were like me and were  too busy stuffing calorie-laden oreo balls and fudge confiscated from the Dad Man's closet into your belly - knowing you won't get anymore until next year!

Let's talk productivity.
Did you take the whole Christmas vacation off to relax or did you use the time to tackle your "to do" list?  If you turned any "trash into treasures" let's see it today!

I haven't been in blogland much lately, but here are the three posts I managed to publish since the last party in case you missed out:





Now let's see some features from the party we had back on December 15th:

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Love the colors on this secretary desk makeover by The Furniture Rehab
Artsy Va Va worked her magic with this formerly very ugly cabinet.

Anatomy of trash fashion dress
And just for fun, I had to share the Upcycled Design Lab's dress made from trash.  That's talent, folks!

Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Top 10 Projects of 2014



Happy 2015!!

I sure thought we'd all be flying around in our own personal hovercrafts by the time 2015 came around.  And from those scary environmental videos our fifth grade science teacher showed us, I was even more sure we'd be using snow plows to move the garbage out of the way to drive and have to breath through special masks when leaving the house for all the air pollution floating around.  And here we are.  Still driving our mini vans and enjoying the fresh country air and letting the water run while we brush our teeth.  

Well, one year ago when I presented the top ten projects of 2013, I never dreamed we'd be in a different house, tackling the biggest project of our lives to-date.  The year started out normal enough, with blog posts about folding chair transformations and the like.  And then came the Lefere Mansion.  Up for auction online. That we spontaneously bid on and won.  And the posts turned from easy chair makeovers to gut-a-room and rebuild it-on-a-budget posts.  So let's see...  I've tried my best to narrow it down to just ten posts for the year and here's what I've come with.

Ladies and Gentleman,

 THE TOP 10 PROJECTS 
ON KAMMY'S KORNER FROM 2014

(Click on the photo to take to you to the original post)

Using a plastic picnic tablecloth and spray paint, I turned my once ugly folding chairs into something I wasn't embarrassed to pull out for extra company:



I updated my rattan dining room chairs using a sofa slip cover to recover the cushions and transferring an imaging on each one using freezer paper:
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Realizing there was no way to salvage the ceiling in the kitchen of our new house, we decided to cover it up.  This is a before and after you need to see: (click on photo)


2014 was not a year I got many furniture rehab projects accomplished.  But out of the ones I did manage, this one turned out to be my favorite: (click on photo)


Last year I was thrilled to share my little girl's shabby chic room on the top 2013 list.  I'll admit I was super sad to leave it.  But her new room has lots of charm and character and was a fun room to decorate using what we had: (click on photo)



Last spring I had fun at the Springport craft show and this easy way to display my t-shirt scarves was a hit on Pinterest! (click on photo)


This was one of our big challenges this summer.  Not completed, but usable!  And oh the difference.......  Even fish for supper is tolerable to the hubby when he eats it in this "new" room! :)
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I was tired of my blah cheap rug, but still wanted "cheap" so I painted stripes on it!  (click on photo)


Redoing the North side.  Another before and after of our kitchen:
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I've had lots of fun stenciling clothing lately!  Here's a post to get your creative juices flowing and to show you just how easy it can be to design some of your own wearable works of art!  (click on photo)


Well, hold your hats for all the craziness that 2015 is promising to bring so far!!
Let's hope it gives me a little more time to blog and less time hanging out with all the poison ivy we've been cleaning up on this place!
Thanks for giving me another great year on Kammy's Korner!


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