Search This Blog

Monday, February 25, 2013

I'm crazy for trying

and crazy for crying 
and I'm crazy for loving you 
- Patsy Cline

I think crazy sums it up ya'll. This is probably one of the most insane purchases ever. She was thrown out back around a building, covered by a heavy door. She'd been there for a year. You see, she needed some "airing" out. She had quite the B-O, from what the man told me. Not only that, she had roaches (they're gone now, though). I rescued her, this $5 cabinet. 

She's beautiful, no doubt. But, this baby doesn't stand up by herself. You see, this picture you're looking at is a good picture. She's missing a side. As I loaded her, her left window frame fell apart. The drawers are all wobbly. The shelves are wobbly. The whole thing is wobbly. She's old, she's decrepit.

I told my husband to not say a word, just help me carry her to the porch. And there she sits. The neighbors know I'm brilliant crazy. I'm sure they secretly whisper about me. "Hey, there's that cool junk collector hoarder girl. Did you see that new heap of trash outside her door."

Trash, trash??? She's beautiful! I haven't cried yet, this piece might just make me, but I am in love. We'll see where I get with fixin' her up.

What's been your craziest purchase?

Sharing at:

Miss Mustard Seed

Thursday, February 21, 2013

lovely, little green

Hello! So, some exciting news - we bought a truck and we are moving! I'm probably a little too excited on the moving, as we haven't even signed the lease, but it has hardwood floors and a fenced yard for the dogs!! I will be blogging more on this later!

Tonight, I have this lovely, little green thing to share with you!

I bought this piece at a yard sale this past summer. During my stripping attempt, I realized the top was plastic laminate - lame!


But, during my night time blog reading, I learned a great trick from Storywood Designs about painting beautiful tops on furniture. Please check out her blog to learn!

I differed a little bit from what she shares. I used a 50 cent brown oops paint from Lowe's. The color reminds me of the Hershey's Cocoa powder you can buy at the stores. Like Storywood Designs, I stained with Minwax Dark Walnut. I also did this to the inside of the drawers as they were just kind of yuck looking - crayon stains, water stains, etc.

This was also my first attempt with milk paint and I love it! Color is Miss Mustard Seed Luckett's Green. I used the bonding agent as I was not going for a chippy effect. I did prime beforehand with my brown tinted primer, but you can't really tell a difference anyway. I coated the piece with Minwax Dark Wax and sealed it with water based polycrylic. Like Storywood Designs, I'm kind of in love too!

What piece have you just finished up?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

beauty and the beast

This is the piece my mom told me to throw out. It was sitting in her garage. It wasn't good junk. It was bad junk. It wasn't old. It was someone's cast off attic item, just absolutely disgusting.

But, I saw more. I saw the beauty. I knew what it could be. I gave it a second chance. I loved it. Happy Valentine's Day little beauty.

And I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day as well!

Linking up to:

Miss Mustard Seed

Saturday, February 9, 2013

it's a beautiful mornin'

I think I'll go outside for awhile
an' just smile..
 -Young Rascals 

Well, it's not morning, it's night. But, don't you miss the beautiful mornings? The warm mornings. The Pickin'?

I've been craving it. I ventured out this morning in the cold to two awesome places, and as always, spent way too much.

I miss my garage, my gym shorts, my tee shirts, and the little bit of a tan this red head gets. My garage is a mess. I've been hoarding stockpiling all winter. It's gotten to the point that I just throw stuff right into the garage, instead of organizing it, because it's too cold. Oh spring, oh summer, when will you be here?!

What is it that you miss most about the warm weather?