Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Office Desk

What can I get done in a weekend without cable and internet? A lot! This desk is proof of it! The past few months I had been searching garage sales for a cheapo desk that I could redo for my office. I didn’t have any luck at garage sales, but my friend and I went to some antique stores nearby one day and I found a great desk! I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

I had seen and loved this dresser redo over at Scissors and Spatulas http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/06/grannys-old-dresser.html. I thought this style would be great with the new desk. They even have the same hardware!

I got out the new Mouse and went to work sanding it. I primed it, and gave it 3 coats of Behr Country Dairy (the same as I used on the nightstand redo). Unlike the dresser example, I didn’t do anything with the top of my desk. It was in pretty good condition. I distressed it a bit by sanding the edges. I am debating whether or not to add a little dark stain to some of the detailing in the desk. What to you think? I am just enjoying it for now!

**please ignore the mess of cords in the corner! I will hide them:)

Stay tuned to see what I will be doing with some ceiling tin I got on the same shopping trip…


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mouse in the House!

Ok, so not the kind of mouse you are thinking of…it is me new Mouse sander by Black and Decker. I love it! What a fun little tool.

So, I realize I have totally been slacking on the blog, and I’m hoping to change that. I haven’t been sitting around doing nothing these past few weeks. I’ll give you a little peak at what I’ve been up to:

There has been a baby boom lately, so I have been busy making onesies and headbands. Above are a couple I made for my cousin’s little girl.

I made these for a good friend of mine for her daughters. I think they turned out so cute and can’t wait to make this for my new nephew or niece that is due to arrive in November.

I made these vintage looking signs for myself. I found the idea and tutorial here: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2010/06/vintage-sign-using-canvas-tutorial.html

So here is just a little bit of what I have been up to. I have a big project coming up, so hopefully I will have it done soon to share with you!


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