Tuesday, May 24, 2011



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                    2016 Vintage Fair                                 Vintage Wedding Decorations


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              Blue Faced Zombie                                           February Projects                                               My Book


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              Greenleaf Gardens                                  The Upper Peninsula of Michigan                               2015 Nature Fest

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                      Linda's Home                                          2015 Vintage Fair                                               Create a Home


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            Springtime Musings                                            An Earthly Heaven                               Holmes County Garden Tour 2014


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           Vintage, Greens & more                                     Wild and Wonderful                                              Hello Spring


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             What I've been up to                                         Paradise Gardens                                              The Last Ride


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                  Junky Finds                                             Amish Country Strawberries                                    Just a Swingin'


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            Country Wedding D├ęcor                                Summer Morning Smiles

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our white bedroom

When we moved into our house five years ago I didn’t think I’d end up painting the master bedroom walls an average of once a year! From sage, to pumpkin, then tan with white vertical stripes on one wall (Jon would say definitely losing some square footage) I finally settled for pure white. People thought I was crazy ‘cause color was always my thing. I totally love it ….so far!
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The frame on nightstand I bought for a couple of dollars and painted it the blue-green color. I then painted some scripture on the side and bottom using carbon paper to transfer onto the frame. The nightstand was formerly a sewing machine cabinet. I used a hammer to knock out the sides ( I made sure no one was around at the time-it sounded pretty bad ) I removed the doors and painted the stand an off white ( mixed my own paint-white with a few drops of brown ) I then distressed it using sandpaper and wiped an oil-based dark brown stain into the cracks.

The other little nightstand is an old plant stand that I painted white. The lamp I got for 50 cents at a local thrift store. ( my favorite shopping spot! )I spray painted it white.
Before and after 2 dollar chair also bought at a nearby thrift store:
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First I took the seat off and then painted the chair white. I lightly sanded the wood just to get the surface a little dull before applying paint. After it was dry I mixed some dark brown paint with a few drops of paint conditioner and rubbed over the chair making sure to cover all the grooves & cracks. When that was dry, I added the word “believe,” again using carbon paper. I covered the seat with a blue & white fabric I had laying around here. The lady that had a look of pity on her face when I bought the chair should see it now!
The sign hanging above the headboard I hand painted also using carbon paper to transfer.

Our bed I also made spending nearly nothing! The headboard is an old door that I just added a header to. We bought a king-sized metal bed frame for 40 dollars and attached the headboard to it ( that was a little more complicated ) I then found some treated 2x12s in the shop, much to Jon’s dismay. ( treated wood is generally used outdoors ) I was desperate! I painted those white too and attached them to the metal frame.


The bench was something that my dad made years ago before I was married. I remember it being in the barn for years. I guess it’s something that came with the home place when we bought it. The last couple of years I had it beside my water garden in the backyard. I painted it white and retired it to the bedroom.