I am a wife, mother of four, ages 17 to 2, and a Christian. I am a foodie, an extreme home enthusiast, trash salvager, and a forever seeker of the ultimate bargain! Oh, and I love shoes!!
If we are not doing the family thang, you can bet I'll be found at a junk sale or antique mall, turning my findings into new shabby chic treasures!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hello, I was finally able to get outside even though it was late in the evenings, due to the extreme heat...to get a few little projects done. I am really happy about the Faith, Love, Family sign that I made out of an old side board to a bed. I started out just painting it heirloom white, then sanded it a bit, painted my words on and let it dry for an hour or two, gave it a coat of walnut stain and wiped off the excess off after a few minutes. A little more sandindg of edges and she was done. This baby is over 6 1/2 ft. long, so im not sure were it is going yet, either over my entertainment wall or on a beam between the family room and kitchen. Next is a great little find from the goodwill. An old cheese dome for 4.99 and a solid wooden candle holder for 1.99. I started out by removing the glass dome and sanding both pieces. I painted them heirloom white, distressed, a light coat of stain and a little more sanding. Then used E6000 to glue the pillar to the bottom of the tray and there it is, my Pottery Barn knock off for 7.00! :))