Saturday, July 26, 2014


Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Well not just today, but it's a beautiful sunny Saturday and I'm feeling like I want to share my feelings of gratitude with you!

I slept in this morning.  Well, if you want to call 8am sleeping in.  Waking up to a bossy 4 year old who wants to watch TV downstairs, who is basically yelling at you to get out of bed, and their father is not good enough. lol.  And you have a wee bit of a headache post some wine that you shared with one your besties the evening before.  8am is sleeping in compared to my regular 5am wake ups that I've been doing for the last few months so I can fit my workout in before the household is up and at em.

And then I received a surprise text from my mother.  My mom, who said she would never get an iphone. Who had a flip phone until a month ago.  Who barely knew how to work that. (sorry mom, I know you read my posts. lol) Who is now texting me!  Texting me to see if I want to go to a garage sale with her.

I spent a dollar and came home with these.

A little bit of my dutch heritage:)

Yep, that's a good Saturday morning.

This week, this beautiful sofa table found a new home. 

And so did my old school teachers desk.

It's always great to sell my furniture obviously.  But, it's not just for the moola:)

Being a stay at home mom is my full time job and an important job.  But, let's be real, it's not always the most rewarding job.

Picture via Pinterest

Having an outlet for me is so important.  And painting furniture, decorating and making things is pretty fun and awesome.

It's even better though when someone else actually likes it! 

Having a little validation that I am good at something is an amazing feeling.  It can make the most unrewarding difficult days of raising little beings into good days. 

Not not all my days are unrewarding, BTW.

And I wouldn't change this path.  

I love these pictures my soon to be 9 year old has been leaving me randomly this week on my desk.

So this week when I sold 2 pieces of my work, it was not only great cause I could buy some shoes, but it was great cause I met some lovely people, and these lovely people like my stuff!

I definitely miss the social aspect of working out of the house.  And the moments I get to interact with people and share my work are moments I'm extremely grateful for.

So thank you to all those who follow me and like me "stuff."


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White and Walnut Desk / Vanity

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I've had this beautiful antique vanity or desk in my garage for quite a few months and started working on it, but then stopped.  I could not decide for the life of me what color I wanted to paint it!  Sometimes I get so stuck with my vision.  That's when a break is a good thing. 

It's hard to see in these pictures, but the desk had been stripped and the wood was so beautiful that I could not bring myself to paint it:)  

I contemplated different color combinations but finally this one sung to me. 

A walnut stain was used for the top and the drawers, and left over latex paint for the body from some bookshelves I just painted.

I finished the piece with a couple coats of wax.  I used minwax on the top and drawers for the first coat, which created a slight whitening which gives the top an almost faint white wash look, that ties in the two colors nicely.

It measures 18"d x 30"h x 42" w.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Custom French Art

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oh, I love summer:)  

The kids are on break, the weather is warm and our schedule is a little more flexible.  Which means, more time for me to work!  

I suppose I could be painting early morning in the cooler months, but it's just not as enjoyable.  In fact, it's not enjoyable at all when it's minus degrees out and your hands are numb while painting.  And for some reason, my husband (who leaves his dirty clothes anywhere and everywhere after removing them, his dirty dishes and let's just say he's not so tidy:)) seems to not appreciate me painting in our dining room. lol

So, yesterday morning I had already done my workout, had a shower and was drinking coffee and painting at 8am in a tank top outside:)  

Yes, I love summer. 

So I've been working a lot the last couple weeks, taking advantage of this time, weather and trying to tackle all of my projects that have been sitting for quite some time. 

I made one of these custom french art pieces for myself last year for our powder room downstairs.  It turned out just how I envisioned and was inspired to make more.  It just took me nearly a year to do so. lol. 

But, better late then never!

This piece measures 17" x 38", and includes hooks for hanging.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

White French Provincial Coffee Table

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shabby Chic anyone? This french provincial coffee table is up for grabs.  

It needed a lot of sanding, stripping, patching and priming, as it was well loved.
And after all the prep was done, it was painted with ASCP Pure White, distressed and finished with several coats of clear wax. 

It measures  23.5" W x 50" L x 15.5" H

White and Brass Side Tables


It's often hard to find a set of matching side tables believe it or not.  

And I'm so happy how this out of date pair, has been revived.  

These side tables are solid wood and have two drawers that are clean and slide well.  

I love the carved details on the drawer fronts and the details on the sides.  And I made the executive decision to keep the hardware oh natural, and keep them brass which I'm very happy with.  Some say white, some say black, and I say brass:)  

They measure 15" d x 24" w x 24" h.  

$300 (for the pair)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This oval classic carved mirror measures 18.5" x 26".  Painted with ASCP Pure White, distressed and sealed with a clear wax.  It includes hardware for hanging.  

French Provincial Table


Simply elegant. 

Painted with ASCP pure white, distressed and sealed with a clear wax.  This french provincial side table, is big enough for a living room, as well as a bedroom.  

It measures 23" w x 16" d x 28 h. 

Wish there was a pair?  

I'm working on another set and they are nearly done:)  They are not french provincial, but they have some nice carved details and two drawers.  


Sofa Table


Our crazy baseball season has finally ended and my kids have been in summer camps this week, so guess what I've been doing with all my alone time?....

A whole lot of painting:)  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this piece!  Not so much when I bought it, but I soon began to swoon over this beauty once I saw the transformation taking place and wondering where I could squeeze this 5 foot long table into my own home...

No such luck for me:(

It measures approximately 14" d x 26.5 h x 60" w.  The base has been painted with ASCP pure white and the top was painted black, distressed and finished with a couple coats of clear wax. 

This piece is unique in size and shape and very versatile.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Large wood old school teachers desk

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I spent most of last week, working on moving our home office.  It was kind of a spur of the moment decision to move it but inspired by a beautiful desk that I had picked up a few weeks ago. So, I'm selling our old one:)  

When I have some time, and complete the room, I'll share it with you. 

Large solid wood, old school teachers desk.  It measures 29.5" x 56" w x 39.5" h. 

Has 5 drawers and 2 wood pull outs for extra work space.  Also includes this piece of glass that can be removed if preferred.  

It has been painted with ASCP Graphite, distressed and finished with a dark wax.  

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