Thursday, December 3, 2015

Getting ready for Christmas!

I'm going to get a pine tree or fir, and plant it in my urn! I found the great urn in an alley in October. The town I presently live in has a free trash pick up in October every year. It's a great month to go alley shopping for interesting things that people are discarding. I loaded up on great stuff to transform. When I saw this urn I knew it was going to be a keeper. The conservatory standing next to it is made from old windows I also found. And the table it's all built on was a super cheap find.

I decorated our front porch  last night and surprised the family with it last night just before dinner.

This old house has 2 fabulous round posts on the tiny front porch. I wrapped them with mini white lights. How pretty it looks at night.

The pine and fir garland is wrapped over and down the sides of the front door.  The beautiful coloful tree was a pallet transformation made for my daughter and her children. It's so festive!!

My sweet little lighted North Pole sign can be found on my Etsy Page
After using the center part of an old headboard, I had the 2 sides leftover. I knew they would come in handy someday! So suddenly one day I knew what they were destined to become. Viola, here you have it.

Now for a couple spots in the house! ....

and please be sure to stop by Vintage Charm where there are always fabulous goodies and pretties to view and create on your own.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The makings of a FarmStyle Table

Ok,I know it's been a very long time since I lasted posted here. I'm not a very good blogger. Well!!!! It's all everyone elses fault! Really it is! Ya'll have way too pretty of blogs for me to have any time to do my own!!

So here's my new post...

I have been wanting a farm style table for so long. And so I'm going to try to put one together.

A few I found that I really adore are here:

(this one is a 2 plank top, I love how it looks, don't you? I like the natural wood top and painted base)

(this one is perfectly chippy and white all around - oh la la!)

(I imagine this will be how my table turns out, do you love it?)

(Oh how I love the look of the wood with the white chair, just the one white chair!)

So... Here I go!

I got the base from a local guy for $20. I loved the legs.  I imagined that I could cut the middle part of the base out to make it a four legged base. I don't think it will cause any issues with the stability of the table. So that's what I will do. Here is the table I bought, just as is when I bought it:

I cut out the middle of the legs where that big decorative piece is, don't worry though! I have plans for it too. If you know me, I don't throw many woods pieces out.

So here is the table as I start it.  I bought some Heart Pine Boards for the top.

And here are the transformations:

Going to have to cut it off a bit! I just don't like how long it is on the overhang.  Back to work I go...

 ok much better. Even G'son #2 takes a look. I think he approves. But of course when you ask him, he says NO! Everything is NO.

I bought some bonder and milk paint from a local gal. Here's where you can check it out: Stephanie's Milk Paint. Her website is called Wildflowers & Pistols, isn't that cute? I bought "Cream" paint to go on the base. I'll add pictures of it tomorrow when I get it painted.

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