In case you were wondering what I have been up to while I neglected to update this blog.......
I finally painted the little antique dresser that I bought at an estate sale last summer. I used a fantastic chalk paint by Annie Sloan paint in a color called "duck blue". After painting it, I sanded and distressed it a bit and then waxed it with dark and soft wax to give it that "antique" look. I haven't quite finished it yet, but I am getting close.
I also painted this frame (with the same paint) and then rubbed some dark wax into the details. Believe it or not, I picked this solid wood frame up for 8.00$ at a thrift store just down the road. The frame was a greasy gold color and contained a ghastly painting. I replaced the painting with a sheet of cork board I am SO excited about my "new" inspiration board.
Amelia and I filled our inspiration boards one afternoon while Claire napped.
They are so fun and colorful!
A couple of weeks ago I scooped up some great fabric at a Fabric land sale. I had wanted to make a little curtain for the girl's dress up wardrobe as well as some curtains for their bedroom.
I used the pink sheer polka dot fabric for curtains.
And the remaining fabric for a ruffled curtain. It is far from perfect, but, it is girly and fun!
When I had initially purchased this dresser off craigslist, it was lined with green fabric and pink faded ribbon.
I stripped the fabric off, pulled out a zillion staples, scrapped off glue and then painted it yellow. Unfortunately, I choose a shade of yellow that looked hideous in reality and made me nauseous when I looked at it. Three days ago I painted it white and added this adorable ruffled curtain. I'm hoping to use fabric remnants for some cute throw pillows and or few seat covers.
I still have three more items in need of some love and imagination. All of which were free or purchased for less than 10.00$
This book shelf
And this desk
Oh and I turned the bland white walls under my cabinets into a chalkboard....