Updated Bistro Chairs

Remember these great bistro chairs I got a while back for $10.  I painted them back in the fall, but never really liked the color all that much.  So yesterday I got out some green paint I've had for awhile just to see if I'd like it better. And I did.

Here is what they looked like when I first got them
 After the first paint job, the light green/blue wasn't doing it for me.

and now, perfectly green
This picnic basket was not being used, so I turned it into a planter.
Happy Wednesday!

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B&A Friday

I decided to share a little something of my own today.  Since I'm not really doing much with furniture these days, I've been walking around my house saying "What can I paint today?"
I think I may have a bit of an addiction to turning something from ugly to pretty.
I got this mailbox at a thrift store a long time ago, it was the exact same one my parents had in the 80's that held pens and paper.
 Now, I'm going to use it for stationary, pens and other mailing needs.

I love the little detail of the flowers.

I hope this inspires you to paint a little something over the weekend!

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Fingerprints on the Fridge

Blog Break

Some of you may have noticed I haven't been posting nearly as much in the past few weeks.  And it will probably continue to be like that for a while.
To put it simply, life is getting in the way. 
My tummy is getting bigger, and there are less projects I feel like completing.
So I wanted you all to know that I thank you so much for you encouragement and support during this venture in my life.

But, as far as this blog goes, it has to take a back seat for a while.  Not sure how long, but I will post when the mood strikes me. There are a few projects that I will be sharing in the upcoming months.  But posts will continue to be few and far between.

Hopefully most of you will follow along, until I get back into the groove of furniture painting. 
Thanks again!


DYI Project- Painted Frame

 Sorry folks for my lack of furniture re-dos, but I have not been very lucky lately finding cool pieces.
I will be updating my old antique bed for my daughter soon, and I hope to share that with you in the next few weeks.
However, I have been itching to paint something.  I've had this old, honey colored frame for years and thought I'd try a technique I use on my furniture.
First, I lightly sanded the wood.  And then started painting it with a pale blue/gray I had on hand.
Once it dried I used the sand paper to lightly distress the edges.
Then I rubbed some dark stain into the sanded parts, and wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Took me less than 15 minutes (not including drying time).
I see these at thrift stores all the time, I may try it with a more ornate frame next time.


B&A Friday

It seems the weather can't make up it's mind whether or not to be Spring or stay Winter.  I'm so very eager to start planting pretty flowers in the yard.  The weather in GA has always been like this, my mom says "If you don't like the weather in Georgia, wait 5 minutes."

So, on to another addition of Before and After Friday.  I love to get your pics so if you'd like a chance to be featured here please send over any before/after shots.  

Here's another amazing re-do from A little place called home sweet home

Here is her hutch before


Love the chicken wire!
Great job Leah, thank you :)