Sunday, March 05, 2017

Saturday, March 04, 2017





“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.” ~ Mark Twain





Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fairy Garden for the Studio











Fairy Garden Doors are available to purchase here~ on my etsy site SimplyHomeSweetHome


I added an indoor Fairy Garden to the Studio.. I created a few mushrooms and Fairy Garden Doors out of pottery. I experimented with some of the glazes that I came with the second hand pottery wheel that I picked up a while ago....

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Boxwood Chest Transformation

BEFORE

AFTER



This antique chest was solid oak and had a lovely rustic feel, but It had been "modernized" in the 60s with added feet and new hardware.  (Not the look I had in mind) The bottom drawers did not slide that great so I removed them.  I had some old farmhouse wood trim pieces that fit great in the bottom of the shelves.  I chose to darken the top and paint the body with milk paint in boxwood.  Metal baskets fit on the shelves and give some extra storage.  The piece measures 30wx18dx28h.  Perfect size for so many things.  It would be great in for an entryway, or for a coffee bar, or for a kids room...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Working on Water Color Cards






I really enjoyed creating a variety of notecards using water color paints, distress markers and distress crayons.  I used basic water color painting techniques and water color paper on all of the cards.  Last week, I had just hosted a bible journaling and water color note card workshop and I still had everything out already so I had fun working away in my studio experimenting with some new supplies.  


Here are some of the products that I used:  

Spending this Gloomy Day Baking

Decorated Valentine's Day Cookies 

I have a cookie decorating workshop tomorrow morning and have a little over 12 dozen sugar cookies to bake.  Such a gloomy day outside so it is nice to spend it indoors baking.  

Fresh new start for this Vintage Dresser



I love how a little work and paint gave some new life into this piece.  I rescued this from the burn pile.  It was given to me.  "Do you want this or else my husband is going to burn it ?"  I never say no.

It took a couple coats of chalk paint to cover along with a little distressing with fine grit sandpaper. I then finished the piece off with clear furniture wax and a little antique wax to highlight the details.  I used Miss Mustard Seed's Wax.

This piece quickly found a new home to be used as a TV stand.

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