Friday, January 27, 2012

Falling in love....

In my recent adventures with this new business I've created, I have ran across many, many things that get my mind to racing! Racing for ideas and items needed wanted to complete all the ideas that keep floating in my head!!

I am in LOVE with bunting banners lately! I mean seriously... can they be any more vintage??
I thought it was only appropriate to include a bazillion pics from the most AwEsOmE place on earth.. no not Disney World... Why Pinterest of course!!

OK... enough with the bunting OVERload!! I want to make Seriously, I think I need therapy :)

To find all these wonderful ideas and much more, Please feel free to check out my "Bunting LOVE" Pinterest board HERE!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Busy as a bee

I haven't had much time to blog lately, or even visit bloggy land for that matter, as I have been working my little fingers to the bone! That is EXCELLENT news for someone that is trying to get a business off and running!

If you are new here, let me fill you in a bit...
About a month ago I decided {with the help and awesome advice of my amazing husband} to make something out of my craftiness and set up shop. "Shop" at the moment takes place in our garage, but I have hope big plans for something better, real soon!

In the meantime, I have started a business facebook page that you can find here.
 {I would be forever grateful if you showed some love and "liked" me}

I also did all the business-prep steps one takes when creating such a thing, for example:
  • a business checking account
  • ordering cute little business cards
  • purchasing supplies, working into the wee hours of the nights and....
  • marketing, Marketing, MARKETING!!!
Things are going wonderful and better than I expected this quickly. I think 2012 is going to be a GREAT year for ~ a little love affair ~

Here are some items I have sold in the past two weeks:

You can find all the goodies I have for sale here.

I have some new items coming this week!! 
{oh and I can invoice through Paypal, however, I do not ship at this time} 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

French Provincial Love

My new love affair is with the french provincial style furniture. My head turns in a flash when I see it... anywhere & everywhere!! Here are a few pics of recent project pieces I have purchased.

I actually went to purchase the pink desk set and the seller had these gems up for grabs also :)

They needed a little TLC and that's just what they got! Check out their after shots:

{I loved the BRIGHT pink color so much, I decided to revamp her in a bright frosted berry and add a dark glaze. I thought with the girly style & color, the hooty owl fabric went perfectly}

Check out those legs!

Original hardware with a color face lift.. I just love when I can use original hardware :)

Hoo wouldn't think this is cute? I know, I'm a hoot!

I loved the vanilla color I painted this beauty, however, my glaze was not so pretty on the top! I think it dried too fast or something?? Either way, there was no way I could live with it!! Yuck!

These details turned out really nice! I only wish all the drawers had them.

Another great leg shot :)

A little close-up of what I did to the not-so-great-glaze-job top

And here she is with paint, glaze and new hardware {the original was broken}

I found THE COOLEST replica book of prints from years past in the lone star state, AKA Texas, from the 1800's. I thought it would look cool to do a little Mod Podge top and then line the drawers.

.... and that's just what I did :)

I am still trying to find the time to work on the chairs. I have picked out a great fabric for them though, so I am counting that as a start.

*** Both desks are up FOR SALE! Check out my Facebook page and "like" it (all the cool kids are doing it). I add great vintage/junkin'/refinished items all the time. Wouldn't want you to miss out :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year.. New Review

"Happy New Year" fellow bloggers!!

There are so many new ideas I have for the year to come. I will start this year with a personal review on a "new & improved" product I have recently tried:

Valspar brand spray paint

My review ~ I am and always have been a Krylon brand gal. I happen to be at my local home improvement store and needed to pick up some primer. I strolled down the spray paint isle and noticed the Valspar cans have changed drastically! I think they are trying to mock my fav brand, Krylon, in hopes to win over buyers. I pay around $3.50/can for Krylon, so the Valspar at $4.50/can was a little hard for me to purchase, but thought it would be a great trial product. The nozzle is designed with a 'twist on' motion. The spray button is larger and more flat, in return, easier on the trigger finger. However, I did find that the paint has a "spit" to it, no matter the amount of shaking time. I also had one can where the paint 'ran' out from under the nozzle while in spray motion, running down the can and into my hand. Not exactly my idea of a great product. I think I will use the remaining product I have on hand and quickly return to my old faithful friend, Krylon :)

I hope each and every one of you have a blessed New Year!