Wednesday, December 14, 2011

vintage steel tanker desk…completed

The $20 resale shop find has been completed and we had to share.
Here is how we did it!
1.      Wash or whip down. Our find had a lot of dirt and spider webs. It must have lived in a few storage places before making its way to our loving home!
2.      Remove handles and sand the surface. We used a medium grain sand paper.
3.      Once sanding is completed whip down all of the dust. This is the most important step! Any dust that is left behind will show up when you spray paint.
4.      We used $30 of Karolyn spray paint – blue ocean breeze from Home Depot to complete the look.
5.      Tips for spray painting. Take your time, hold the can up right and make short steady motions. Don’t over spray were it starts to drip. Spray and stop let the paint dry a little before you do the next coat.  
We hope you love it we do!



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

This mantel is for all of the moms, we had our family over and our mantel had photos of everyone’s mom with their kids. Everyone loves to look at pictures and tell stories…and today was no different.

I just wanted to brag, this Mother’s Day I was 20 weeks pregers…we find out if we are having a boy or a girl in the morning, I can’t wait to be a mommy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Round two – refinished dad’s dresser

I refinished my dad’s old dresser, I love the way it looks now. I sanded with 22 grade sandpaper then I finished it with linseed oil. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday Mantel

Love ya to Death!

To my husband, thanks for letting me use the stag head again! I had fun with this mantel. I painted a LOVE canvas and just added a few Valentine candies for a pop of color!

Happy Valentine Day

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

valentine’s mantel

The cutes clock ever and by far my favorite one. The handpicked beauty was a gift from my sister-n-law, Jessica! She found it in Pairs, and it completes my valentine’s mantel. Thanks Jessica I love it…

i just love this clock, thanks jess
valentine’s mantel