Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Front Porch

Nothing like a little rain and wind to add some atmosphere to your Halloween decorations.
These pictures were taken after a big storm, but everything held up pretty well, plus battered makes for authentic Halloween.  :)

This is our front door with the Halloween Bug Wreath I made last year, found here.

We even let the boys pick out a giant pumpkin this year - they were so excited!

Finally, have started to make decorations for the yard this year, including this "ghost circle".
More on that later - really simple.

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Red Dresser Redo

I love painted furniture!

Maybe a bit too much, but seriously taking something ugly and old and making it pretty and new again all for just the cost of a can of paint?  

I say yes! 

I bought this beauty (ha!) from a FB resale site for $20.00.  If you've recently priced dressers, then you know what a bargain this was!  
The middle drawer pull had fallen off, but they luckily still had it.  
I decided to redo this for Colester's room.  
(The paint cans are to keep the mess off the garage floor)

I love bright primary colors for my little's rooms, so I chose this 
paint plus primer in the color Cranberry Zinger.

I loved that it already had the primer in it, so I could skip that step,
but I still had to do 3 coats.  Possibly overkill, but better safe than sorry.

I took the hardware off and sprayed it all with a Metallic paint & primer
in the color Dark Steel.

For a little fun, I used some leftover metallic sheen spray paint I had hanging around to spray the interior of the drawers blue.

This had 2 purposes - 
1. It's cute!  2. I always like to make the drawers as clean as possible when buying used and this added a barrier over the cleaned wood.

Here it is up in Colesters's room!
I love how it turned out and now we have some much needed storage space!  

(Side note - check out Mr. Giraffe - he was a gift when Nate the Great was a baby.  Hubs has spent the past 9 years trying to get rid of him cause he's huge.
I love him, so he stays!  Chalk one win up to me!)

Have you painted anything recently?  I'd love to see it!

Monday, December 2, 2013

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