Welcome! This blog is a collection of my projects past, present and future! I love repurposing furniture and working on projects around my home. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Kitchen Wall Art

Every time someone comes into my home, they immediately notice the flower art on my kitchen wall and ask how I did it. It is pretty simple, just a tedious process to finish 30! The pictures (I chose different garden flower pictures) are mounted on boards with the edges painted dark. We literally just glue stick the papers to the board. No modge-podging or anything. I don't like the sheen that the modge podge leaves. After the papers are secured to the boards, the last step is to ink the top edges so they blend with the side edges. What do you think? I may do custom orders for these lovelies sometime in the future...

Vintage Airplane Nursery

 Before Eric & I knew the sex of our baby, we decided if it was a boy we would do an airplane theme. We kind of did it in honor of Eric's dad, who is a pilot for American Airlines, but also served in the Air Force & flew the SR 76- so cool! Here is what we came up with.

Antiques I bought at the Rosebowl Flea Market
The top airplane hanging in the corner is a model that Eric completed when he was younger
 Cute airplane pictures, many featuring Bennett's ACTUAL Grandpa Brown in uniform and in front of his plane.
 It was so hard to find an airplane mobile I liked. We wanted vintage airplanes, and we found this one at Restoration Hardware. The only one in existence, I swear!
 I re-purposed that B (used to be for Brown) and painted it Silver-Sage (a Restoration Hardware color- love it!) and now it stands for Bennett!
 View of the whole room. Walls are painted tan & silver sage.
 I ordered the pilot's wings wall vinyl on Etsy. And my mom found the Captain's Jacket at a thrift store. (They also have a baby's captain jacket at H & M)
 Here are some close-ups of some of the things in the nursery:

Vintage Airplane Mobile
 Pictures of Grandpa Brown!

 Antiques. We got the idea for the bottles from Anthropologie.

 I love the antique books. I may be a little obsessed.
 My little man!

Table Redo

I redid an antique oak table and chairs for my kitchen. I love the fun colors and glazing effect that brings out the detail on the chair backs and the edges of the table. Check out my "befores and afters" to see before & after pictures and more details!

Finished Table & Chairs!
Another View

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


 I made a headboard for our bed once we upgraded from a queen to a king. Wow what a difference! I wouldn't go back- haha sorry babe. I followed this tutorial from All Things Thrifty and made this headboard. It turned out good and it was also pretty simple to make.

Vintage Dresser Re-do & TV Space

I recently decided to redo my TV space. Before, we had a old school big screen that took up most of the space. The wall behind, including the edges were painted a leafy green with a brown glazing over it. Well, we sold the TV and completely changed the look with a vintage dresser and updated TV that we have had for some time now. I must give a shout out to my amazing mother who helped tremendously with the execution of this project! Fist, I refinished this vintage dresser with the perfect shade of putty and a new, darker tint to the original hardware. It was a long process but turned out amazing. We took out 2 drawers to use as media holders. I also wallpapered the space. This also meant I had to paint over the green that use to be around the edges of the space. Fortunately, we had the same white wall paint left over from when we bought our house. Unfortunately the paint was a little old and made our house smell moldy/fume-y for a couple of days. Sorry Eric & Bennett!

Here is the dresser
Another view
The full view