Friday, October 18, 2013

New legs

We purchased this buffet for practically nothing. In fact it was such a good deal I made my husband wake up at 630am and drive to Bountiful to get it. He was  a trooper and new how much I wanted this buffet. It needed ALOT of love,this thing had veneer missing on top and a leg missing on the far outside. My hubby worked his magic and fixed the top and replaced two new legs to match. At first I was just going to paint it white but after it was done I started to feel like it wasn't done and needed a little extra something-so I added some light blue. I felt like it kept the piece feminine by going with a light blue color. I am very glad that I did because I love how it looks in my kitchen!

Here is the buffet after it had been painted white

Buffet with the light blue and hardware added-

Look at the poor thing without legs and beat up, now it has a loving home!

All in a days work....

The last few days we have been working on flipping beds into benches. The hubby is the master carpenter and builds these beauties pretty quick-I like to pick the colors,paint and style. I have been trying to talk him into letting me keep the little black bench for our small porch. I think we may have worked out a trade if you know what I mean  :) gotta luv my hunny!

Friday, October 11, 2013

DIY Fall Planter

Welcome to our little blog new friends! Here is the tutorial as promised from the mini class earlier this evening. It was so wonderful to see all of your smiling faces at tonight's Garden event!
One of the best things about this project was that it was all from reusing items we had around the garage. I have a thing for old drawers, I like to collect them and make fun things out of them! I had a few drawers to chose from as you can see- I decided to go with the long one in the front of this photo.

 I already had some lumber from another project that had gone by the way side and decided it was the perfect fit for this project. We started pulling this little pallet table apart right away. I also put to work my super cute son K and had him sanding the top of the drawer smooth. I LOVE having cute helpers!

 Oh LOOK...another really cute helper, this one is my hubby and partner Kyle. After we took apart the pallet thingy he striped down the wood to smaller sections for the legs. He makes this looks so easy!
 See that pile of wood up there, that is going to be the bones of this project.
 Next my two cute helpers started to work on the base of the planter. The bottom side of this drawer is quite thin and needed extra "umph" to it so we added some wood pieces to help the legs that were being drilled in. We also added leg spacers to the middle of the two legs on each side to help sturdy this up.
 Once both sides had the legs and middle pieces for sturdiness we started adding the bottom shelf to the planter. Skinny pieces of the wood were stapled onto the width of the bottom like so.

 This created a nice place for the pallet pieces we cut earlier to be stapled on and create the bottom shelf.
 And TA DA-the planter is fully assembled. Now,you may be asking yourself "What does this gal do in this project of building the fall planter?" I will tell you! I am the beautifier (if that is even a word) but that is what I do best! I painted the planter a nice creamy color with green accents. After I let it dry I took a palm sander to it and roughed up the edges and front to make it look rustic. I then added a light once over coat of wood stain. I really like the way wood stain can make things look old instantly. Next I found some cute knobs I thought went well with the outdoorsy theme of this planter. The last thing I did was decorate! A few fall pumpkins from the garden and corn stalk accent and this baby is ready for the porch!

I would really like to thank my husband for putting up with me and all of my "Pinterest projects" he is truly talented and always feels my vision for things I want to create. I love him with all my heart!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Love a good after story.....

This is a gorgeous buffet I redid for a client. ENJOY!

Two toned or not to tone?

We purchased this hutch and it had a great story which made it an even better deal. I had a vision of  two toned beauty with natural wood and white paint.

Here it is with some wood stained doors and wood stained top and the rest painted white. When I posted this for sale I received the comment that it didn't look finished and  I should paint the doors. Well I gave in and painted the doors, if I were to keep this hutch for me it would stay just the way it is in this picture but it wasn't to be mine and the doors received a fresh coat of white paint and it sold the very next day, which after all was the goal.

 P.S. I still like the wood doors :)