Sunday, April 1, 2012

Menace II Society

I discovered I really enjoy taking pictures of toys...
And creating various scenarios, when I should really being doing just about anything else.
Is this really how I am spending my Spring Break?


Vatos Locos


Yes- at least for a few minutes anyway.





Friday, March 30, 2012

Would You Care For Some Tea?

I swear the Goodwill and I have a very special relationship. Whenever I am looking for something, I walk in there, and there it is. 
Just waiting for me to come and pick it up.

I was ready for my April piece so in I went. I tend to look for things that are not too heavy and fit in my car. This little beauty was perfect. I thought it was quirky. Most importantly, it was wood & cheap.
I thought it was strange to have drop leaves on such a short table, it's not like you would use it for meals....
None the less, I bought her up.
9.99


When I flipped her over to paint the underside, what do you know!
A label.
This is always so exciting because you can trace a piece to where it came from or how old it is.
In this case, she is a 1950's piece from Enfield, England.
Very exciting (read in posh English voice).


Then, upon further investigation, I notice these holes, which means..... wheels!
Then it all came to me, like a furniture whisperer, this table was for serving tea! It probs sat in the corner with a tray on it. Then when guests were over, the leaves came up and tea, saucers, scones & all the accoutrements were rolled over across the hard wood floor, to serve up!
Ok-so my visions may be totally wrong, but it sounds good!

Hello wheels!     > 4.00 @ Lowes
 

Then I added this knob, because it's cute, and I'm crazy like that.
Plus, when I say "I added this knob", I mean my husband, but I chose the knob.



I grabbed Miss Annie Sloan in French Linen and got to work:

Before:

After:



Would you care for some tea, Old Chap, good Sir.... blah blah blah.
Okay, I ran out of English Stereotypical sayings....
But I do love the table~

Friday, March 9, 2012

*35*

It's been a wonderful, and lovely day.
Life is good, and keeps getting better :)

My 5th Birthday

My 35th Birthday

I'm a super lucky girl.
Thank you everyone for the birthday love!

Monday, March 5, 2012

You Used to Be Ugly.... but Now You're Not!

My Miss March pieces, were a real doozy.
I took them from my cousin's garage, before she threw them out.
She never used them, and I don't know where she got them.
Whoever had them, was seriously rough on their nightstands.
There was even a broken drawer involved.
Exhibit A:
 Exhibit B:  
Here's my drawer fix. I was very proud of myself! 

I was very excited to bring out the big guns, and try out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, for the first time.
It's fun paint, I think it might be worth the cost!


So here's the before:
and after:

the tops:
before
 after:

I was thinking I should have used the white enamel handles, to lighten it up, but I wanted to use something different.