Sunday, March 22, 2015

This Weekends Project

Here is a sneak peak at this weekends project.
We are cleaning out the barn getting ready for the May Sale.
This weekends project - workbench transformed to a wonderful island or bar.
Hubby and I worked on her all weekend.

This is how she started.  A very ugly beat up work bench.
Missing wood, missing hardware. Black and sloppy. 

Hubby replaced the missing wood.  He added a back.  
He sanded the top.  And sanded some more....
I stained the top and back...

Painted her up and found some complimentary hardware to match the couple of pieces she came with.
 And here is the finished project!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

kitchen redo

I have been wanting to redo the kitchen at the lake for quite some time...
I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I decided that I would simply paint the 80's oak cabinets.  
I really wanted white cabinets, but I worried about the bright white appliances and the creamy white countertops.  
Which should I match to?  Either way one would end up looking dirty...
So I decided to go with a grey.  I used Annie Sloan French Linen.  
started by taking an oak board and trying several different greys to see which one worked best (because I had grey tile to match to)  I chose French Linen.  
What I didn't do, was try the paints with wax and then see which one matched the best... 
big mistake.  
Wax drastically changes the color of the paint.  Even clear wax does.
So we started here with ugly cabinets, ugly appliances.

So when we finished painting & waxing the cabinets .... 
I was not thrilled with the look of  flooring & appliances with the cabinets.

I was just not happy.  
No way I could afford new appliances, and besides these appliances worked just fine.  
So we tried changing the light bulbs.  One bulb made the cabinets look green.  
Another made the cabinets look blue.  

Neither of which I wanted.  I wanted grey.  A pretty, neutral grey.  Ugh.

We changed the hardware, which helped a little...

Then Black Friday came along....

Lowes had an amazing deal.  
For the price of a single refrigerator we were able to get a full suite.  
Hubby agreed, since he knew I was not happy, and I assured him we could sell our perfectly good set on craigslist and pay for our new set....which we did!

Here is our finished kitchen!  

I like it much more and it fits perfectly with the color story of the rest of the house!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry christmas!

Merry christmas to all!  
Hope you have a wonderful happy holiday with your family and friends!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

new batch of snowman!

Just delivered a new batch of pinecone snowmen to Kim's shop!
If you haven't stopped by her shop yet this Holiday season make sure you do.
Uptown Antiques in Marysville.
She is refreshing her shop daily!
These little guys are waiting for you there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

a few more Holiday chalkboards...

Whipped up a few more chalkboards for Kims shop.  
If you havent had a chance to stop by her store this Holiday season , make sure you do!  She has some great pieces!  Uptown Antiques in Marysville!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!