Mar 14, 2013

Some Sprucing Up!

Are you also feeling a bit off since we "sprung ahead"?  I've felt awful the past few mornings since losing that hour.  Sunday was the worst too.  Every time I looked at the darn clock I would think how it did not feel that time at all.  Thank god for coffee, tho.  Helps put some pep in my step.  Maybe this weekend I can try catching up on some zzz's and getting back on track.  Oh wait.  Maybe not.  It's St. Pat's and we got our fun neighborhood parade to go too!

So, last week I took a break from working on my flea market items to sell.  That's all my projects have been focused on lately.  My season starts in May so I need to get as much ready as I can.

To ease my mind, tho, I decided to spruce up a couple pieces of my own.  Add some new life to them.

 First item is a vase I bought ages ago from Pier 1.  Back after college that was my favorite place to get things from.  Now it's OK and I still go from time to time but PB is my place of choice.

My second item is a table trey I found at the thrift store last year.  Actually, my mom did.  I whizzed right past it and my mom pointed it out.  It helps to have others with you when scouring through the thrift stores because sometimes you just scan right over some great pieces.  This piece is right up my alley too so I was very happy she found it.  Fit in perfectly at my home.

Now there really is not a thing chalk paint doesn't look good on.

These two went from that to this.

I first started painting with Old White Chalk Paint.

The color you see on top is French Linen.  It's a grayish taupe color.  A very nice neutral.  I wanted the white to peak thru which is why I painted with that first.  With the wood also peaking thru I was really happy with how they both turned out.  Added some rustic shabby chic.
Looking at this last pic is a reminder that I need to start getting some spring decor up.  I see those winter branches staring right at me...
Better get to that!
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  1. Love this! I may have to investigate chalk paint for this purpose. Never thought of putting it on decor.

  2. Great Idea!!!
    Hey was a winner to the give-a-way announced yet?
    Love the blog,

  3. Very nice! I'm dying to try this paint - but it's not local to me :(
    I found you today on Liz Marie's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog to say hello!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  4. Hi Karen-

    Thanks for coming by and your sweet comment. A winner for the recent giveaway is being selected by Jenni with Story of My Life. As soon as I get the deet's I will be sharing on here too!


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