Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birds nest necklace giveaway!!!

**This giveaway is closed**

I am just so excited to finally have learned how to make these sweet little necklaces and offer them in my Etsy shop!  So to celebrate my newest creation, why not give one away? :)

I am giving away the black one as I feel this is a very versatile color that will go with just about anything.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment answering this question:  What is something that you hope to mark off your bucket list in 2012?

One entry per person.  I will draw a winner on Saturday morning.  Have fun!

Life via Instagram over the past week

I have been using my husband's old iPhone as an iPod touch.  It's kind of fun!  I added an app called Instagram that allows you to take photos and then edit them using these cool settings.  Here is our life within the last week or so using Instagram photos.

Having loads of fun in the laundry basket.

Playing "dolphins" by climbing inside pillow cases.

Our first snow this winter.

Getting all the baby clothes washed up and put away for baby's arrival in a few months.

Ronnie's new (to him) Thomas bedding that my mom found at a garage sale.  Along with the Thomas pillow I got from a swap meet.  He LOVES it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Birds nest necklaces

I'm so excited to now be offering birds nest necklaces!  I have always loved them and I finally learned how to make them the other day.  As you can tell by my logo, I do have a love for birds!  I hope you enjoy the necklaces as much as I do!  They are now listed in my shop.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The finished chest of drawers

Here is a photo of the chest of drawers with the hardware back on.  I spray painted the hardware a nice brown color.  Now it's all ready for baby's things! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Painted furniture project

My friend and I tackled a couple pieces of furniture together.  I had been wanting to get these done for a while, but that can be challenging when you have young children.  So her kids were able to watch my kids while she and I worked on these together, and got them done in half the time it would've taken me to do it myself.  This old desk is just a gem!  I have no idea how old it is or the history behind it, but I just love the character it has!  My husband had it when he lived in Ohio and brought it with him to Tennessee.  We've just hung on to it all these years, unfinished like that.  It has been sitting in our eat in kitchen/laundry area, which is painted yellow.  So I thought a fun robin's egg blue/teal color would just make it pop!

After we painted two coats of the blue, we used a tinted glaze.  This one is mocha.  You just brush it on, let it dry just slightly, then wipe off as little or as much as you want with an old t-shirt.  And the end result is this awesome finish that makes it look like an aged piece.  I just LOVE how it turned out!!

This chest of drawers is an old piece from the 1960's that I got off Freecycle.  It is going in my daughter's room and will be used for the new baby's clothing.  I have been really itching to get this one done before baby comes!  I painted it white, then used the mocha tinted glaze and I just love the end result!!  I am still painting the hardware, but I will post a photo when it is completely finished.

It was super easy, and fun, to do both of these pieces.  Now I have been looking around at my other furniture wondering what I can paint next!  Has this inspired you to paint any of your furniture?