Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kitchen Bar Stools Chalk Painted - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 
 
Our apartment kitchen is so tiny and when friends are over everyone is always standing around the kitchen and there is nowhere to sit.  I've wanted to get some barstools and Target had them 20% off and I got another 5% off by using my Target Red Card. They were only $30-somthing for both! I couldn't resist! The problem was, they weren't white...they looked like this.... 

Before

So...I used Annie Sloan chalk paint to paint them!  They are still a work in progress. I need to give them another coat of paint and distress them a little and wax them but I couldn't wait to share!  I also want to make a little white linen ruffle slip cover for the top of them.


 I'm really loving them already though!


I'm happy to be able to finally have a place to sit for a quick meal. 


I hope to make the slip covers this weekend so I may share those next week!
 
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Thursday, April 09, 2015

The freshly painted coffee table - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 
 
I finally repainted my coffee table! I've been talking about it for years but after all the furniture I painted in the past I was dreading it! 

 
This time it was a breeze because I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  Now I know why everyone raves about this paint! It is AMAZING!  I didn't have to strip or sand I just painted it and then used the Annie Sloan wax on top!  Now I want to repaint almost all my furniture!

 
Please excuse the wrinkled slipcovers on my sofa. I just changed them and it takes a few days for the wrinkles to release! And those dark spots on the table are just shadows. I distressed the table a little but not as much as I usually do.

 
Now that I had a freshly painted table I had to decorate it! I used my big silver tray and added some Spring items.

 
Those little terracotta pots are actually napkin rings.




I bought the etched cloche at Marshalls years ago.
 


 
The flowers are from the grocery store. I love the scent of stock but it is strong at times!
 
 
Okay...so this is why I had to repaint the coffee table. I'm really embarrassed to share this because it is so bad!  It was the first piece of furniture I ever painted.  That was over 15 years ago!  It was in really bad shape because I didn't strip it, I just sanded it and I thought that was good enough. Well it would have been if I would have known about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint back then!  It wasn't shabby chic it was just shabby as you can see! It looks so much fresher now! I'm so happy I finally repainted it!

"Before"

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Happy Easter - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! 


This week I'm sharing the last of my Easter décor!    Easter really snuck up on me this year (although I think I say that every year)!


I decorated the dresser I have in my living room with some Easter décor I've had for years.  I bought the tulips at the grocery store.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter (for those that celebrate it)!


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Decor - Show and Tell Friday

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 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I put out a little Easter decor. Nothing new here this year, just the same old faux chocolate Easter bunnies I've had for years. 


 I love these bunnies though!  I bought them at Marshalls and they were so inexpensive. I think they were only about $10-$15.  I've seem similar ones for over $100 in fancy little boutiques!

I stopped by Marshalls the other day and they had similar ones this year.


The only bad thing is I crave chocolate more when they are out! 





The other day at the grocery store I needed some rosemary and I noticed they had some live rosemary so I bought it.  That little bit of green sure cheers me up...


I was looking around my apartment for a little pot to put it in and I found the perfect one. One of my favorites of my cherub collection.

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