Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Beautiful Accident!

I am finally getting back into the groove of things!  I still have not found all of my supplies.  I am trying not to unpack everything.  The plan is to buy a house sometime this year.  I do not want to have to pack up my whole house again.  Trying to pack with two little ones is like trying to shovel snow while it's still snowing.  I put the stuff in the box, they turn around and take it out.

  I still have not made it to the thrift stores here, but I found a strip mall that is nothing but small 2nd hand stores.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that they hold some treasures.

I finished the 2nd end table today.  I originally was going to paint it to match the other one, but after some thought, I decided that I wanted this one be light grey.

This one was a little rougher than the first.  The whole top of it needed to be sanded.  I have to tell you that I have become so spoiled with the whole sanding thing.  I do not enjoy sanding.  The only thing that I dislike more is filling holes.

Here is what it looks like now!

Normally, I paint my piece of furniture and let it sit over night before I sand and glaze.  Today, I was in my groove, so I decided to glaze just an hour after I finished the second coat.  I always use baby wipes when I glaze.  If you have not tried them, I suggest you do!

 When wiping off the glaze, today I noticed that the wipe was taking off some of the paint.  Giving it that yummy chippy look!  I still don't know if it was a coincidence or not, but I am gonna try it again on my next project!

I hope that you all have a great weekend!  I am off to the thrift stores to see what I can dig up!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Living The Dream!

Long time no post!  Where have I been?  Well, lets see... First of all, we moved!  I have been an Oregon girl my whole life.  Born and raised in Southern Oregon.  Moved to Eugene, met the man of my dreams, and off to Portland we went!  After 10 years of rain, we wanted somewhere sunny!  So, off to San Diego we went.  It sounds so simple as I write this, but let me tell you that this move was 4 years in the making.  It still feels unreal that we are here.  The weather here is unbeatable.  Sunny and gorgeous every day!  Come winter this year we will be celebrating Christmas in shorts!

A week after getting here, I drug out the end tables that I had purchased at my not so secret store.  At first I thought that they matched pretty well, but after thinking about it, I decided to paint them differently, and sell them individually.

Here is the before.

The one I have to show you today, is the one on the left.

In celebration of moving to San Diego, I decided that I wanted it blue... You know for the blue sky and the blue ocean I get to enjoy!...  Okay, enough bragging...

Here is the after.


I am finishing up the other one today.  I can't begin to tell you how much I have missed painting.  The last time that I picked up a paint brush was 2 months ago.  I still can't believe it has been that long! It Feels so good to be back!  Now I just have to find a new honey hole for furniture!  Yes, I am still mourning the loss of my outlet!