Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Painted And Glazed China Cabinet

We bought a dinning room set that came with a hutch when we first moved into our house. We have outgrown the table but still use the china cabinet. Except I no longer like the color. It was a blond/pink looking color that matched our cabinets, and we're planing on painting those soon.


 I painted the hutch white then added a brown glaze so that fingerprints (we do have a lot of those)don't show up as well as it would on stark white.


Here's what it looked like before.


In the pictures it doesn't look like a big change but in real life it's huge.


Here's what this side of the kitchen looked like last year.


If you want to see my kitchen when I first started blogging you can check it out here.



I like the new arrangement on top but I'm not quite happy with how everything is arranged inside. I'll be shopping garage sales and be on the lookout for things in this spot.


I'm really happy with how this turned out, I think the cabinets are next!



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Monday, July 14, 2014

Painted Wardrobe

 A few years back I bought a huge furniture set at a garage sale. It worked great for a while in a room without a closet. Then we had a closet built in that room and we found new homes for some of the pieces. We conveniently set the big wardrobe down the hall in our room, since it was so heavy. It did not match with the rest of our furniture but it became useful for storing baby clothes. So it sat there for a couple more years.
The other day I was thinking that I should clean up the top of this wardrobe, since it is the first thing I see in the morning when I open my eyes. I  thought a collection of vintage stuff would look good up there, but not with the cherry color. So I decided to change that with a little paint. I am totally loving it and can't believe I didn't think about doing it earlier!


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Monday, July 7, 2014

July Blooms And Gardens

 We have had beautiful weather here so far this summer! July is here and it's heating up. Today we're  headed to the pool, because summer flies by so fast and we want to enjoy the heat while it's here!
Before we head out  I want to show you what's blooming in my gardens.


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bridal Shower


 It's wedding season, and I want to show you some pictures from a friend's bridal shower we attended a few weeks back. The ladies who put this together did an awesome job! The flowers were beautiful, the food was amazing and we all had a fun time.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Engagement/Wedding Decor

This past week has been so busy for our family. We have been doing a lot of shopping in preparation for our daughters' trip overseas. Our church also held VBS and we all volunteered, and as soon as that was over we set up for my brother's engagement party. Monday morning we drove our girls to the airport and I'm ready to relax!
We actually had a lot of fun putting it all together and I want to show you the results. It was in the basement and there isn't much natural light so excuse the quality of photos.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What's Blooming in June

 I've been taking a little break from blogging after the birth of our tenth child. I have actually accomplished lots of stuff around the house (just nothing blog worthy). I have cleaned the basement, garage, and under my porch. We also stained the porch with help from the girls. I've also done some gardening, so today I want to show you my flower beds.
 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crate Ottoman

I had some milk crates that I made into ottomans a while back and I really liked how adding a lid to them made them so much cuter! Now I  have some regular wooden crates I bought at an auction and I thought I would try the same thing with these.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Painted Shelf

 A while back I showed you my{Laminate Bookshelf}that I re-purposed and am now using as a shelf in my kitchen to display my vintage collections. Not long after that I added an old shelf that I fixed up and painted to add over the shelf.

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