Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Was Featured!

I got an email from Roeshel from "The DIY Showoff" saying she featured some of my before and after furniture. I'm very excited, happy, and honored!! From the bottom of my heart, thanks for noticing me!

Rita

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mia Loves her Chalkboard Table!

As promised...here is my precious niece Mia and her new chalkboard table!!








Mine! Mine! Mine!

I found this old piece at a flea market and bought it for $5.00. My husband thought I was nuts but do you blame me? I Love, Love, Love this thing. I had to do a lot of sanding to get layers of peeling crud off of it but it paid off. Under all that stuff was a solid wood piece.

I had some left over stain but the color was too light. I added black paint into the mix and got exactly what I wanted. I love old DARK wood furniture. Anyway my husband loved it too(just like I knew he would) and decided to put it in the living room.

This one is all mine... I mean HIS!




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mia's Table

Here it is...the wonderful hexagon table that I was dying to do something with!! If you read a couple posts ago my mother-in-law moved and didn't have a use for this table that was given to her. I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it if I got my hands on it, but that quickly changed when I saw my (almost) two year old niece checking it out. So I decided...It will be for Mia!! I painted it pink and the top with chalkboard paint, and now she has a new chalkboard table!! I painted a terra cotta pot pink to go in the middle to hold her chalk.
She'll get it tomorrow when the weather is better and I'll post pictures of her playing with it. I just might get more comments on her than my table. She is a cutie!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Oprah

"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hexagon Table

Here's a little story for you. My mother-in-law moved two weeks ago and we went over to help. While helping pack up I ran accross so many wonderful little pieces of furniture that I would love to get my hands on. One of which was this little table. I loved it becuase if its shape and especially the hole in the middle. I mean, what the heck is that about? I love it even though no one knew what purpose it served before landing on my In-laws front porch for the past year. So I asked her if I could have it and she was pleased to give it away.
This is a brave step for me because I'm going to post the before photo here and since I'm still working on it, I'll post the after photo when I'm done. The reason for the "brave" comment is because I have an idea for it but don't quite know how it will look when I'm done, or if it'll even work for that matter. So for now, here is the before photo and hopefully (crossing fingers) I can get the after photo soon and it comes out the way I envision it.

By the way the only thing I did when I took the photo, was sand the top. It pretty much looked that way when I got it.

I've been featured on Today's Creative Blog!

Yay...I'm really excited that my blog is being noticed. At the end of the day, these projects help keep me sane. So it's nice to see that I can share the beauty I see in these items for what they really are and not junk as some people do.

I appreciate the warm responses and wonderful comments. Thanks and look for some more treasures very soon!



Rita

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!

So for the past week it's been raining. I tried to paint a table the other day and it melted off. I hear we're in for more rain all week through the weekend.
ugh... love the rain but this is ridiculous~
I haven't gotten on thing done (twriling my thumbs).

Hopefully I can tackle one project and post soon. To be continued...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Little Orange Box!

What do you get when you have a small wooden box, a Dremel too, left over paint and old blank cards??? Well for Ashley, it's a cute little pen, post-it, and just about whatever - holder. I carved these little flowers and painted it with left over orange and brown paint I had. Since I didn't want to paint the inside, I found some old blank cards and decopaged the inside with them. Hope you like!


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Life according to Grandparents

I read this on a blog I love (A CUP OF JO)and couldn't stop thinking about it.

According to my grandmother: "Have your own life. Pursue your dreams and let your husband do the same. Being content with yourself makes you a better wife."

According to my grandfather: "Any disagreement can be settled with two words: 'Yes, dear.' "

-- Jessica, Heartthrobs and Villains. (Her grandparents recently celebrated their 60h anniversary.)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

NEW PROJECTS IN THE WORKS!

Just want to let everyone know to check back soon. I have various projects I'm working on including a desk, side tables, stools, and more.
I'm working on them as I get a chance but my schedule's been kinda hectic these days.

Oh and I'll be at a flea market on OCTOBER 10th at a place called "Junkadoodle" in Dallas on Lovers Lane. I'll have some of my creations there so stop by and see me!

Thanks,
Rita