My Out Door Space

Two posts in one week whoa, slow down!    
I love participating in fun linky parties and today is no exception.  When I heard that Kate over at Centsational Girl is hosting today's party, I couldn't resist.  She is talking about outdoor spaces, and I love mine.  We are outdoor loving people and I've worked hard on my space and wanted to share it with you all.

The pergola was here when we moved in, shaded by a large Fig tree.
It allows the perfect amount of sunlight to filter through.

 I have a mixture of plants this year.  Begonias, impatiens, marigolds, and many others not shown.

Check out other outdoor spaces here
also linked here
CSI Project

Big Girl Bed

I must say that I have really missed blogging and painting furniture.  I peruse Craigslist and envision all I could do with the pieces I find.  But my husband tells me I must wait until I'm ready to start refinishing again before I buy anything.
Working on this bed for my daughter was so fun, but I realized I wouldn't be able to do it once a week like I used to.
This bed, I believe, came from my great grandmother.  I slept on it as a child and now my daughter will sleep on it.  It's been a great piece of furniture, and I almost hated to paint it...almost.
Over the past 100 years or so, it had it's fair share of dents and scratched.  Along with some mysterious green stuff.

Here is the before

I sanded it lightly just to get a smooth surface, and then primed it with Kilz oil based primer.  I then followed up with two coats of Greek Villa by Sherwin Williams.  (The same color I used for this dresser )
Finally I distressed the edges with a sander.

 We allowed her to watch us take apart her crib and put the bed together, so I think that really helped.
 I did put a bumper on the side, just in case.
She slept on it for the first time last night and did great,
She was so excited, the transition went better than expected.

The bedspread is from TJ Maxx.
The rest of the room is still in progress.  I want to hang some pictures and move in this dresser.
I will be showing the final reveal soon....along with the new baby's room!

Linky Parties
Sugar Bee Crafts
Coastal Charm
House of Grace
Primitive and Proper