Monday, August 31, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce :)

Did you miss a post on Kammy's Korner lat week?
  I shared my latest signs and my new nail head trim sofa in the living room!
Just click on the image below:

 

Beautiful Features

 From Last Week's Party:

Before and After Island Dresser
 Unique Junktique totally rocked this awesome "Florida Keys Island Dresser". 
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You won't believe that this started out as one of those plastic-front-drawer nightstands.  Start At Home is a furniture miracle worker!
Vintage Typing Table Makeover
Scavenger Chic is my hero - adding that those wood pieces at the bottom was the icing to the cake!


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 TWO rules to follow!

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 somewhere on your blog - doesn't matter where. 

Link up, Buttercup!


Ten Awesome, Easy Salvaged Wood Signs


I know some of you get it.  That thrilling feeling you get when you discover a pile of old wood on the curb.  Or when Dad calls and says "I'm going to burn a pile of wood and junk unless you come get it first."  

When I want to relax and de-stress, I go to my pile of wood scraps, get out my paint brush and stencils and start creating.  Oh my goodness, the therapy from an afternoon of creating signs is almost as good as a face-to-face chin wag with my pal Maran.  Not quite though, Maran.  I'd still rather talk to you.  Well, how about converse while I paint....  both those pleasures happening at the same time and it'd be nearly Utopia.

So while I STILL can't manage to let my hubby see the need to let me hoard it all, I manage to snag my own stash from what is heading to the burnpile while we are doing this:


I mean, look at all that yummy wood waiting to be turned into something fabulous!!!  I'm glad they just kept layering it on, more for me when we rip off!! :)


I found a cute little chevron stencil and just used a light gray/blue acrylic craft paint on a bare wood board for the design below.  Add stenciled letters and you have a gorgeous statement piece!
I love using titles of old hymns on signs.  "Great Is Thy Faithfulness..." what a great reminder!


The wood paneling we pulled off of the sunroom wall was perfect for small signs.  I love making jute hearts - so easy.  I first cut a heart out of some sturdy fabric and then just hot glue the jute around the edge until it's all filled in.  The hearts are then glued to my sign using wood glue.


Thick pieces of old beadboard are fun to work with but the crack down the middle make letters a bit challenging....  I love that the color on these is already a light gray color.  I don't even have to paint them first!


Adding fun things like a piece of an old belt to add some pizz-azz...



Loved the way the paint was half peeled off of these already....  so rustic and delish! :)  It seems like th is verse "Be Still and Know That I Am God" resonates so much with people because whenever I paint it, it seems to sell lickity split.  Yup, it's a busy world and we need to "Be Still!"


Just a small piece I cut off the end of an an old board....  add white lettering and viola!


Love the patina that was on some of this ancient wood on our old historic home!
 Again, another old hymn title "Standing On The Promises".



Hope you enjoyed!  I think I'm going to get brave and have a craft booth at our local Parma Days this year.  So anything that doesn't sell, I will be probably be adding to my Etsy shop.  Wish me luck! :)


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

My New Nail Head Trim Sofa!


I'm pretty sure this is a first.  I'm sharing a piece of furniture on my blog that I didn't paint.  I didn't add the nail head trim.  I didn't find it on a curb, or have a friend donate it to me, or find it in a thrift shop.  I bought it brand new.  Ordered it from Art Van!  


I love tweed look and this oatmeal colored fabric.  I also wanted nail head trim to add some spice and elegance.  I found the style I wanted had it custom ordered at Art Van.  I'm pretty sure the young salesman working there wanted to wring my  neck after I changed my order about forty two times.  (I was trying to decide on coordinating chairs and fabrics and second guessing myself - again and again and again....)


I love pretty legs.  Which is why I'm a little freaked out about my own legs.  Out of desperation for some poison ivy relief, I stupidly took to the internet and read about how a guy scraped his and put rubbing alcohol on it.  I did.  It burned.  Which actually felt better than the itch. And puss ran out everywhere.  And now I have some nasty looking sores THAT BETTER GO AWAY!!!!!  Eh, I'm in my thirties now.  Who really cares anymore if I have scars and spider veins? ;)

But back to the subject at hand, I love these legs on the sofa!
By the way, I feel so prim and proper when I use the word "sofa".  
When I grew up it was a "couch".  Couch just doesn't sound right when I'm typing on my blog.... or now that I live in the 'Old Lefere Mansion'.  I'm trying, I'm trying.



I'm going to give you a bigger view of the living room here but FIRST...  how about a quick peek at this room when we bought the house:


It was so grand and beautiful and spacious and I was so excited about it and then I started putting furniture into and nothing seemed to flow and I couldn't make it feel right and so I just sold all my furniture - rug and all - and decided to start over! :)  (I wouldn't normally have done such a thing, but I had a nice gift to help me!)

I'm still waiting for the perfect coffee table. I'm holding out for some help in making one using some old barnwood I have and a rustic cart I found out in the barn.  I'm just not sure how to pull it all together yet, and haven't found the time to focus.  "Focus" has never been a word I excel at.....


Did you notice the fireplace makeover in the two previous pictures?  In the before - pretty much nada.  In the  present day photo?  A stunner!  Thanks to my hubby who built that mantel out of scraps from out of our barn one afternoon - check that post out HERE.

 I'm also pretty geeked about my massive new rug.  I was going to play it safe and get neutral.  Well okay, I actually did.  Got it, laid it down, it was too small, and too..... neutral!  Have you ever tried mailing back a massive rug?  That's a whole 'nother story.  My lands.  Anyways, I got this rug from Overstock.  They are awesome and I love the colors and how it ties everything all together!


Hope you enjoyed this post - it's not very often (have I ever??) that I post about a new piece of furniture.  Something I DIDN'T find on the curb, or in Goodwill, or had to paint and fix up....  BRAND NEW!  I can't believe I bought brand new.....  It happens every. once. in. a. great. while.


















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Monday, August 24, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce :)

Did you miss a post on Kammy's Korner lat week?  I shared my antique aqua dresser in our master bedroom, and a simple cute froggy cake along with an awesome thrifty boy birthday gift! :)

  
Features from last week:


master bathroom
Hunt and Host tackled a HUGE project when the opened up and redid their master bathroom!

Two Armchairs After A White and Green Parisian Makeover
I know I feature The Interior Frugalista a lot, but seriously - she just does awesome stuff!  I mean, look at these fab flipped chairs!

Thrifty Treasures hit this dresser makeover out of the ballpark by adding legs and other gorgeous details.

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 TWO rules to follow!

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 somewhere on your blog - doesn't matter where. 

Link up, Buttercup!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Simple But Super Cute Frog Birthday Cake


My little Ty guy turned seven this summer.  He is all things frogs, snails, hammers and nails.
So of course it was fitting to make him a froggy cake.  This was so simple!  I just baked a cake in a round pan, and saving some of the cake batter out, made two cupcakes for the eyes.  Each cupcake is cut not quite in half and laid down on it's side.  My malted milk ball candies didn't stay put real well as pupils, so I also "carved" a little crater out to set them in.

Sorry for the bad lighting in these photos!


What I used for this froggy cake:

1 round cake
2 cupcakes
2 Whopper Malted Milk Balls
1 twizzler
a stick of Trident gum
green frosting



And since the party was frog/toad/turtle/snake/whatevermakesgirlygirlsshriek themed, he had to bring his aquarium full of toads, frogs, slugs and his little turtle to the party (party was at Aunt Teresa's house! Not sure she was real thrilled with the extra guests but she's cool like that).  It was pretty cute when there was a little crowd gathered 'round his aquarium and the little shell-backed guy decided to perch on top of Croaker for a better view!


Want the perfect birthday gift if you have a little guy like mine?  
I found this aquarium with a screen top at a garage sale for $3.  One of the best birthday presents ever!  And they are easy to find at yard sales and thrift stores.  Always look for a cheap used one before spending the money for new! :)




Thursday, August 20, 2015

My Antique Aqua Dresser {Master Bedroom}

I just did little "search" on my own blog.   I wanted to find an old post I did about my aqua antique dresser makeover.  I was kind of shocked off my computer chair to see that the post was from way back in 2012.  I was actually kind of funny back then.  Am I getting surly and boring in my old age?  I dunno.  Hope not.  But one thing I do know is that I STILL like aqua blue.  Lots of people told me if I devalued that beautiful old antique with some crazy color of paint, I would be tired of it in a few a years and long for the wood back.  Well I hope you stuck a sock in it, cuz I still love it!


We moved one year ago, and it moved right into our new master bedroom with me.  Not only do I need it because I have a trillion and four hundred articles of clothing (that I get mostly from garage sales, thrift stores, the electrician's daughter, little girls in our church, people who feel sorry for me, etc) but our bedroom is ginormous and it needs lots of furniture.  As in so big that the kids play catch in it during the winter when it's too cold to play catch outside.  And it's big enough that I almost don't mind.  And maybe even join in...    

This is just one side of the room I'm going to show you... mostly because my hubby's dresser looks like he dumped all the contents from his pockets on top every day for the last two years.  Mine just looks like I did that for the last ten months.  


That big thing hanging on the wall by the way is one of my faves.  It was this huge gold plastic thing that I picked up at Goodwill when I was out with my mom one day and she was like wha....???
See that (also ancient) post HERE.



Wowza -   Isn't this detail just killer??

 

If you actually want ALL the juicy details on this paint job, I'm going to send you back to the post from 2012 - just click HERE gals and gents.



Okay, okay, so if you just can't visualize what this looked like unpainted and need a visual, here you go.  I'm ducking the hate mail getting thrown at me....... :)


Anyways, so there you have my antique aqua blue dresser in all it's glory in it's new home. :)

Thanks for tuning in!!
                               ~Kammy

Take a peek at the shabby chic fireplace makeover, also in my master bedroom!
Click on the photo to take you to the post.



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Monday, August 17, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features


Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce :)

Did you miss my post on our painted stairway and the antique map of our property I shared this past week?  Click the thumbnail to check them out!

    


FEATURES FROM LAST WEEK:




Gorgeous kitchen makeover by Start At Home

Okay, I know I just featured her kitchen, but really.  How could I also not show you what START AT HOME did with a dresser missing all of it's drawers?!!

Coffee table turned upholstered bench before and after
The Interior Frugalista made an adorable bench out of an old coffee table.  I LOVEST IT.


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 TWO rules to follow!

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 somewhere on your blog - doesn't matter where. 

Link up, Buttercup!