Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Little Living Room Makeover

Hello everyone, I'm a few days late on doing this post, as I had planned to have it done and up this past weekend, but was so busy doing other things, that I just didn't have the time I needed to work on it. But now I do, and so here it is. When we purchased this home 21 years ago, I never knew that there were original hardwood floors underneath the carpet in our living and dining rooms. It wasn't until a couple of months ago, while in the basement, that I happened to look up and could see that above where the living room was, you could see the tongue-and-groove wood! Why did I not see or notice that before??? Anyways, I informed the husband that I wanted to remove the carpet and redo those gorgeous floors waiting to be seen, and about 2 weeks ago we went about doing just that. First, of course, we removed the carpet, then the 2 layers of padding, and there they were!! I was just so happy and excited to see them all cleaned and shined up! First, of course, I had to remove all those bazillion little staples from the padding, which took me an entire afternoon to do. The following morning, hubby rented a floor sander and proceeded to sand them down and clean them up. Next, a coat of oak stain was applied, and as soon as it was dried, hubby put down the first of 2 coats of poly to bring out the beautiful shine (we sanded the first coat before applying the second. And 3 days later we were able to put the furniture back in.

Below is the photo of the living room with the dark raspberry pink carpet.



This photo shows the floors before sanding.


And here is a photo taken after the 2nd coat of poly was applied.


These next 4 photos are with everything all put back into place :)





I am LOVING these gorgeous hardwood floors!! Bet ya can't tell, lol :)
In a month or so we will be working on doing this same thing in the Dining Room, and I can't wait!! I'll be sure to post photos once it is all finished.

Until next time sweet friends!!

Linking up this week to Shabbilicious Friday:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Yes I am still here!

Hello everyone in Blogland! Yes, I am still here, just haven't done a new post in quite some time. We've been working on a new change in our living room the past several days, and will be sharing a few photos of that in my next post. I'm super excited about it and can't wait to share it with all of you. If you follow me either on Facebook or Instagram, then you already know what those changes are...shhh, don't tell!

Today, I thought I would share with you what I currently have available in my eBay shoppe. The link for it is over on my sidebar.

First up, I decided to give my hand at creating some beautiful rose crown/wreaths. These are so much fun to make, and you can display them just about anywhere or anyhow you choose. The first photo is the first one that I listed, and it has already been sold but the 2nd and 3rd photos are ones that are listed and available. They are made with beautiful large and small parchment roses.






These next 2 photos are a couple of my One-of-a-Kind pillows that are currently listed. Love the Vintage rose fabric used on this first one! Sadly, I used the last of this fabric ... hope to find more of it one day.


Love creating pillows with beautiful graphics! Many of the graphics I use are purchased from other very talented sellers, and some are ones that I have from my personal collection. This Graphic I found on Etsy. It is so sweet!


I'll be back soon with our newest Living room transformation!!
Until next time sweet friends!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Vintage Bead Board Primitive Cabinet Makeover

Some time ago, while searching on Craigslist, I happened to see this add for a vintage Bead board Primitive cabinet. After several attempts at emailing the seller about it, and getting no response from them, I decided to have hubby (aka Brian), give it a shot.....and so he did, and wouldn't you know it, they responded back to him within 10 minutes!! What??, lol ! Anyways, he happened to be working over in that town that next day, so he went there, checked it out, and brought it home, Yeah!!

So the first 2 photos are how it originally looked. The outside wasn't bad, just needed a bit of cleaning and painting. The inside REALLY needed some cleaning and painting...did not like the red shelves.




And below are the photos of it's transformation! For the outside, I painted it a VERY soft pale shabby pink


The inside was painted a pretty light shabby blue, and each shelf area was treated to a different Vintage wallpaper for the back.


Here it is all filled with some of my pretty Shabby chic linens and special Vintage treasures :) I am so happy with how it turned out! Even better than what I was imagining it could be!


My next thing I am keeping an eye out for on Craigslist is just the right shabby farmhouse table.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!
Until next time sweet friends !!

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