Monday, June 24, 2013


Today I'm doing something a little different here on the blog.  I'm joining my friend, Melissa, in a new blog meme that she has started called SASS. Melissa is a wife, a mom of 4 and a Shaklee Independent Distributor. Somewhere in the mix of running kids to dance practice, band performances, and running her home-based business, Melissa kind of lost herself.  She decided it was time to do a little something for herself each week and she is encouraging other busy moms to do the same.

SASS doesn't have to be something big.  It could be getting a pedicure or spending an hour alone reading a book, or buying that new fingernail polish that just came out.  How many times do we moms forego something simple for ourselves and treat our children to something instead?  Now is the time to treat yourself!  After all, we deserve a little treat from time to time too.

My SASS for the week is a new mirror for my bedroom.  My bedroom is probably the most neglected room in the house.  I painted the walls about 4 years ago and haven't done anything since.  While strolling through Lowes the other day, I just had to stop and check out the clearance cart.  You just never know what you will find that you can repurpose.

Well lucky me, I found this mirror.  Even better, it was only $10!!

I just love walking down the hallway and catching a glimpse of it as I walk by.

So tell me, what will your SASS be this week?  What are you doing just for you?


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Duncan Phyfe Chair Makeover

I have a problem.  I am obsessed with Duncan Phyfe and pressed back chairs.  I'm drawn to them like a moth to a flame.  I don't know if it is those great curvy legs, the lovely design carved into the seat backs, or the endless fabric options for the seat cushions.  I just know that I LOVE them!

I recently finished a Duncan Phyfe chair for a very special cause.  A local family recently lost 4 of their children, their home, and all of their belongings in a tragic fire.  The community has really rallied around this family and they are having a huge fundraising benefit for them this weekend.

I refinished this chair to donate to the silent auction.  I'm hoping the trendy chevron and the yellow and grey combo will attract many bidders.  This chair was painted in Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Paris Grey.

I just love all of the detail in this piece.  From the fun swirls in the back to the channels down the fronts of the legs.

A light distressing and a fun yellow chevron print fabric make this piece new again without forgetting where she came from.


Our thoughts and prayers go to the Owen family during this very difficult time.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Waterfall Dressing Table/Vanity

I wanted to take a moment and share more pictures of the waterfall dressing table that I had completed.  The pictures in the original blog post were taken in my office/painting room and the lighting was very poor.

Have another look at this beautiful piece!

This piece was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the colors Paris Grey, Old White, and Arles.