Friday, February 28, 2014

Things I'm Loving This Week...

TGIF!
 
I am so excited to finish up some projects this weekend! I have been on a major purging, organizing frenzy and I hope the motivation continues on.
 
Here are some things I especially love this week. The added bits of color are to make me feel like spring just might really happen at some point here. For reference it is 4 degrees outside right now. This needs to stop! Seriously.
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stenciled Hall Reveal & Giveaway CLOSED

Hey friends! I am so thrilled to be able to share this space in our home with you all today!  This space was not without its challenges (plus I am the worst decision maker ever) so this progress has been nothing short of amazing and I already anticipate some tweaking here and there.
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storage Solutions for Older Homes

I really love that we own an older home. There is so much character and history and I'm in love with all the little details we have (like an archway and a curved front door).
 
What is not so fantastic about an older home is the lack of storage.  As it turns out, people 70+ years ago really didn't have a huge need for closet space.  As a family, we need lots of storage and I don't necessarily want to relegate everything to the basement. Do you have a similar problem, too?


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Distressed, Chalk Painted Furniture

Why is that Mondays have to be so absolutely crummy? I swear to you I went into yesterday with a positive attitude and I was just let down, and annoyed and disappointed. I was so happy to see the day end and a little message to Tuesday...Don't Fail Me!
 
Anyway, a while back I got a fab box of supplies from Country Chic Paints.  My first project using this line was the drop leaf table and chairs.
 
I decided to try out some more of their paints on these fun vintage pieces I recently found.
 
The chair was painted in Bliss. Is this not the prettiest light aqua shade ever?
 
 
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chippy, Painted Dresser

First of all, a huge thank you and hug to all my new followers and for all of the fab comments you left me on my Primitive & Proper and Must Love Junk features this past week!
 

I don't often work with furniture that has been previously painted, but I recently got a fantastic deal on a couple of pieces and I'm sharing the first today.



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Things I'm Loving This Week...

Hey all! I'm on really quick to share my favorite finds of the week and then I am off to start painting and stenciling my upstairs hallway. My project is due next Thursday, so nothing like waiting until the last possible minute to get started!



 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Decorating with Vintage Paintings & Feature @ P & P

So, I sort of broke my own shopping rule over the weekend. This year I am trying to be more conscious about my spending; only buying items that I really, really love for specific projects that I am currently working on. (You know, none of that frivolous spending just because something is on sale or it might work some day.)
 
I've also been trying to shop my own home before spending money on d├ęcor.

And, then I found this painting at an indoor flea market. It wasn't anything I needed and it wasn't for a specific project, but can you say love? You totally know how you can't dwell on items in places like that because they move so fast. I did, however, think about it long and hard (while clutching it) before I bought it.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Inspiring Bloggers Series: Shabby Love

Morning everyone! I'm so super excited to share this month's Inspiring Blogger! I seriously think that Melissa from Shabby Love is crazy talented. I mean, this girl carves her own spoons out of wood. And, uses cement to make hearts and Easter eggs. In my book, that is totally fearless!
 
 
Hey everyone!!! Melissa from Shabby Love here!!! Angela is one of my all time favorite bloggers so I am very excited and honored to be here today for her Inspiring Bloggers Series!!! 

My husband, Nate, and I have been slowly redoing our home room by room and we also have a booth at an antique mall so we are always working on something. I thought I would share some of my top favorite posts in a few different categories to showcase our style, our work and my husband's amazing talent! :) 
Furniture Redos










Monday, February 17, 2014

Road Atlas Map Wreath

Happy Monday! The following is my favorite wreath to date and was originally  shared as my January contributor post on Jen Rizzo's Blog. Enjoy!
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Painted Drop Leaf Table & Chairs

I'm super excited to share this makeover with you all today!
 
1. Because Country Chic Paint (a chalk and mineral based paint company) recently sent me over a box of goodies to work with and I love trying out new paint.
 
and
 
2.  I actually really, really love these pieces and both are staying in our home.
 
  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Things I'm Loving This Week...

It is so snowy here! I seriously want to cry (no really, I might) over the thought of going out there to shovel yet again. Especially after the gobs of sleet we got last night. My back is so not good to begin with and now it hurts...badly.
 
Days like this (when I'm finished shoveling) are just meant for a little online browsing and shopping.  Here are my faves...
 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Easy Vintage Chair Update {& Thrift Store Shopping}

Can I just say that thrift store shopping has been pretty down right horrendous so far this year? Because it has. Literally, a month and half in and I have only bought three pieces; a desk for a customer, a drop leaf table (I'll share next week) and this chair.
 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pinterest Love...

Hey all! For some reason I feel super excited about today! We have been making some pretty awesome (and unexpected changes) to our dining room that I can't wait to share a full reveal (I've been sharing some pics on Facebook if you follow me there). Also, I'm about to begin a makeover of our upstairs hallway. I'll be partnering again with Cutting Edge Stencils and I'm so excited to get started and to share my progress.
 
Anyway, onto my favorite pins of the week...
 
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Creating a Bar Cart & Conscious Shopping

The bar cart trend has been all over the place lately, and I love how universal it has become. Regardless of how a home is decorated whether it be vintage, country, traditional, modern it just seems to work.
 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

DIY Modern Country Candelabra

 I love having the opportunity to create fun new projects and this modern country candelabra is no exception.  The mix of a modern shape with chippy layers of paint is such a fun combination.
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Things I'm Loving This Week...

Yeah for Friday (always)!

Here are some fantastic things for your home that I have spied this week.

 
1 CB2  2 Target  3 West Elm  4 eSaleRugs
5 Leif

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bedroom Sneak Peak & Sure Fit Slipcover

Morning friends!
  
You all know that I am all about decorating on a budget. I truly feel that you can achieve the look that you want without spending a fortune.
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fairy and Gnome Garden House (Guest Post by My Garden Diaries)

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to have my friend, Nicole from My Garden Diaries over here today to share a super fun DIY project with you all! I especially love posting this today because we are getting slammed with snow at this very moment! Anything that makes me think of spring for sure has me smiling!
 
 
Hi! My name is Nicole and I'm so excited to be here with you today!  First of all,  I wanted to thank Angela for inviting me to share this little garden project with all of you on her fantastic blog!  It's a fun and easy one to inspire all things garden in the coming months! 
 
You will need a tree stump, hot glue guns, drill, screws, and a collection decorative bits for your fairy and gnome house.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pinterest Love...

Morning all! It is snowy and so beautiful here! I thought we were just supposed to get a dusting yesterday, but we ended up with a few inches and a lot more expected tomorrow.
 
 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Chippy Vintage Nightstand

Hey friends! I'm seriously late to posting today thanks to some nasty virus or sinus infection or something. Ever feel fine one moment and then the next you are collapsed in bed unable to function? That was so where I was yesterday and today I have been left with a splitting headache.
 
Anyway, I had these pictures all edited and ready to share with you all! Isn't this vintage nightstand totally fun?
 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fun Valentine's Table with Treat.

Hey there loves! I have a fantastic idea for a little Valentine's Day Party that your entire family will enjoy!  I planned this one a little bit ago so that you would all have time to prep if you decide to have one, too.