Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Old Window to New Coat Hanger

I took this window from our house when we converted our front porch into an entry way. I love honoring the history of our house by throwing hints of its past into my decor. (I'll have to post more later... I have a sweet "come for dinner" bell that we re-installed in our pantry.)

Monday, May 18, 2015

My Secret Chalk Paint Recipe

I never understood the idea of a secret food recipe. I saw it on TV shows and commercials where someone would pass on the secret family recipe and I always thought 'why?'. Why not share it with everyone? But now I know why!!! I recently created my own chalk paint recipe... and I love it! I feel like it's my special secret. It's so weird. I know that. Luckily there are hundreds of posts about chalk paint recipes so hopefully you find your own special recipe too:) ... and don't get mad at me for keeping 'my precious'.

Anyway, that's not really the reason for this blog entry, I just wanted a catchy title;) The real reason is to show off this little table!
It's a $15 garage sale find. I wanted it to have hints of red in the part where I distressed so I painted white, the red and then green. To finish it off I used a Miniwax wax product. I like wax because it gives a matte finish that I have yet to successfully get with polyurethane.

I really love this project hope you do too:)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Just Another Brick in the Wall

Our fireplace wall was a really fun and complicated project. We ended up having some trim and two drawer units left over from the kitchen that we used. We used them to create to bookshelves and painted it all black. We love that they match the kitchen in style but the black paint helps lend to dividing the spaces. After paint I distressed and stained the sanded areas with the same stain as our kitchen cupboards. The real brick looks a little better then our temporary wallpaper solution too;)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dear Time

You and me, we've been through it all together.
Thank you for slowing down for me while I watch my children sleep.
And in the mornings when we are all sitting at the table talking about nothing, thank you for waiting for me to finish my coffee.
Sometimes we walk together and can look back and reflect on our journey together.
Other times we are sprinting so fast there is no time to care or think about anything else.
I like both paces.
But now I feel like you have ran off ahead, without me.
I need a minute to catch up.