Friday, April 16, 2010

Never again ...

I told my husband if I ever mention the word "hoosier" again, he's supposed to say NO!

I was asked to paint a hoosier cabinet for a friend. She owns an antique mall and bought this from one of her customers. She said she wanted to use it for display. The only warning she gave me was that it was "icky" and she'd like it painted green & white. Mmmmmm k

I nearly threw up when I saw it for the first time. It was really in bad shape. Looks like it has been sitting outside for a while. Geez. I'm not a furniture restorer. I just like to occasionally paint/repaint something to make it look pretty.

Anyway, I took it home with me. Here's what it looked like before.
Disgusting isn't it? I couldn't believe someone wanted $295 for this thing. Whatever.
So I sanded and painted and here's what it looks like now.
I love Behr paints so I used "Dublin" and "Polar Bear" both in eggshell finish. I'm pleased and hoping my friend will be too.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Meet UGLY's sister ... FUGLY. Ain't she purty???
All she needed was a little makeup (paint) and some love and she's the Cinderella of the ball.

I gave her a few coats of antique white paint and traded out the original back wall for some painted green beadboard and WOW!!! I think it turned out pretty good. Sorry about the reflections in the glass ... it's hard to get good photography help these days ;)

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

U.G.L.Y. You ain't got no alibi. You ugly!

But not anymore! You're beautiful now! Just look at you ... everybody loves you ;)
I turned this hideous china cabinet found at a thrift store into this pretty little thing.
See the before:
And now the after:
Hard to believe it's the same china cabinet huh? Here are some more shots of it:

Love my Behr paint & primer in one. I used "snowy pine" for this piece. After the paint dried, I hit the edges with some sandpaper. I wanted to shabby it up just a little, but not too much.

Thanks ... have a great day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

go with your gut

Sometimes you gotta have ...

I'm starting a new adventure (more in a later post) with my Mom. Not sure she's 100% into it, but I'm gonna proceed regardless.
Sometimes you just gotta go with your gut feeling on things.
Have a good one!

Monday, November 30, 2009

how 'bout the Pack!

Thanks to R. Wilson & crew, State beat the Tar Holes on Saturday. It was a great game. Although State didn’t have its best season, you kinda forget about the rest of the year as long as we can win that last game.

Here’s a peek at what we ate on Saturday. It was so yummy!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

oh happy day!

I was on the search last night. You know, the one where you're looking through your old pocketbooks for stuff (tampons) and guess what I found??? $40!!! Yay for me! It was still in the envelope my parents gave me for Christmas 2 years ago. I can't believe I never spent it! That's so not like me ;)

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

my first transformation

I bought this greenish chest of drawers at a yard sale about a month ago. It had a price tag on it of $35. When I walked up the owners driveway to see what he had in his garage (because it was raining that day), I noticed a sign on his mailbox that said "name your prise". No, I didn't spell that wrong! That's what he handwrote on a piece of cardboard. I don't think he's from around here. I think he's from another country. I only had $18 dollars with me at the time so I asked him if he would take $15 and he said YES!!! I motioned to my husband to pull the car closer, paid the man, loaded this cutie in my car and was on my way.

I FINALLY got around to working on this thing this past week and had an idea in my head and was hoping it would look as good as I imagined it.

Here's what it looks like now:

I used Glidden "Pebble White" and Ralph Lauren "Tea-Stained". I'm so pleased I think I'll sell it! ha ha

I'm posting this to Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch.