Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Little Number

This adorable chest of drawers I've had forever.  It came out of my grandparents home and I've always loved it because of it's size and the "cuteness" of it.  The little drawers are wonderful for all those little things you just don't know what to do with.  Okay, the truth is, it's a great "catch all" for junk...  And not really the good kind of "junque" that I like to talk about here.

It had been painted once before (surprise, surprise) but this time I used Annie Sloan paint in Paris Grey to paint the base of the mini-dresser and Pure White for the front of the drawers.  

For the letters and numbers I simply used a font from my text editor and printed them out on plain paper in the size I wanted.  Using tracing paper I then traced over and filled in the lines using acrylic craft paint. 

I've seen this done, in much larger proportions on other blogs, and decided I needed to give it a try.  I was not blessed with any artistry skills, so tracing, filling in, and color by number is much more my speed.  Does anyone remember those black velvet color by number projects from your childhood??  I loved those things!  They at least made me FEEL like an artist....  Clearly I am not!

Well, I hope you like it!

Have a LUVLY day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Re-Painted Lamp with Burlap Ribbon Shade

I've had this lamp in my living room for a while, but haven't been happy with the way it "fit in" with everything.  Do you have things like that in your house - they belong, but not really?  Anyway, I bought this lamp at a garage sale last summer for $2.00 (no pics before the first makeover - sorry) and I painted it in this Annie Slone gray color, and covered the existing shade with fabric.  

After covering the shade, the light just didn't shine through very much so it was rather worthless to use for actual light.  I know, so why even have it in the room house then... 

I decided that It needed a fresh coat of Annie Slone white paint and a shade that made it a little more useful.  And this is what I ended up with....

   Looks much better, doesn't it?  I actually used a different shade that I had removed all the fabric from, so that I was just left with the wire frame.  Then I wrapped it with burlap ribbon and secured it with a pin.  I could have used hot glue but I wanted to be able to change it out again easily, when I change my mind again....  Which is often!!


Hope you are having a LUVLY day!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Welcome, Come In

I've been looking at the empty front door for over two months now and decided it's overdue for something to welcome everyone in.  So after gathering up a few odds and ends I had laying around, this is what I came up with....

The grapevine wreath was in the garage (since who knows when) and I found the burlap in the ribbon box leftover from a past project.  The little wooden bird houses were in another box of miscellaneous craft supplies picked up at a garage sale last summer that I spray painted with whatever colors of paint I had on hand.   The moss was purchased last year for who knows what - and never used - Do you have lots of purchased and unused items in your craft supply???  I forgot I even had some of these things!! 

Anyway, I thought it looked rather blah.  It really needed something else... So, I added the welcome banner and this is how it ended up...

The banner is made from paper scraps that were left from the happy spring banner project, and sparkly letters I had in my scrapbooking supplies were added. 

I think it all came together nicely, considering I didn't have to purchase any of it!

Do ya think it's Luvly??

Now I think I'm going to paint the front door.  Maybe red!?  Hmmmm....