January 2013 Newsletter

Turn A Picture Frame Into A Distressed Vanity Tray

Posted in January 2013 Newsletter

We found this little picture frame at Goodwill for .99 cents.  It’s very simple and unassuming, but we thought it would be a really example of what you can do with a little imagination. We took this picture frame and within less than an hour had a cute little distressed vanity tray.  Our daughter Hannah has already requisitioned it for her room. Most of us probably have some simple picture frame or small mirror laying around the house that would make a great vanity tray. So, here’s what we did.  Hope you enjoy! Tools Needed small picture frame (with glass) or small mirror chalk...

Read More

Spruce Up A Dull Basket

Posted in January 2013 Newsletter

Not that this little basket we picked up for $1.99 on our $5 bill Goodwill adventure was ugly or anything.   It was just plain, and too much like a million others.  But hey, for $1.99 we knew we could make it fit right in with our living room decor There’s really no need for a tutorial on this because all we did was hit it with a little paint. We used an olive green chalk paint and dry brushed the top in a butter cream yellow. Just use your imagination and make the colors work with your decor, and there’s no limit to how you can spruce up a dull item laying around your house....

Read More

An Old Handmade Box Becomes A Cute Display

Posted in January 2013 Newsletter

The last piece that we picked up at Goodwill was this handmade red box for $1.99.  It was already painted and very rustic so we knew we wouldn’t have to do much if anything to make it work in our little boy’s room. All we did was take a little white paint, and dry brushed it on the outside with some dark charcoal paint, then some white, and applied the wax.    Then we added some hardware and hung it on the wall in our little boys’ room to use as a display.   His room is kind of a teddy bear theme so this was the perfect place to put a little bear on display. This was...

Read More

What Is My Decorating Style? Let’s Find Out

Posted in Blog, Featured, January 2013 Newsletter

Distressed furniture has become a huge decorating style in recent years.  Interior designers, celebrities, do-it-yourselfers, you name it.  Everyone seems to be decorating their homes in this beautiful and elegant style, and it is not without good reason. The ease with which anyone can make their own distressed furniture offers everyone from the antiques connoisseur to the frugal stay-at-home mom, the opportunity to fill their homes with the same type of furniture you would find in well-designed interiors from elegant country cottages to antebellum mansions. As you know, our entire website...

Read More