Make me Pretty Again

A new local shop called Nostaglia had an isty bitsy blooper outside on their window. I won a sample of La Craie paint in Colette by finding the mistake!  It was definitely one of the colors I was hoping for. It’s a new shade and a beautiful blue. I had an old shelf my mom made years ago under my bed collecting dust.

Dingy and Yellowish

Dingy and Yellowish ( and please excuse my filthy door and rug!!)

I felt this was just the size for the amount of paint I had. And I still have some left over for a frame for two.

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I’m so pretty now!!

I believe it will go in my youngest daughters room. It will probably hold stuffed animals, and little dolls, maybe some small books too.

P.S. Check out Nostalgia! I have been so inspired by their owners Debbie of RefreshRestyle and Jamie of Southern Revivals.

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Old Lamp, New Lamp

I have had this lamp sitting around in this corner or that, lonely, collecting dust. Rather bronzy in color and a taupe-ish shade.

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So I decided to paint it for my daughters bedroom.get-attachment-1.aspx

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Lots of nooks and crannies to get into.

And I couldn’t decide to buy a new shade or try to paint (eeekk) the one I had. I went for it!

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I just used acrylic paint for the shade. I really didn’t know if it would work but it did. I think it turned out pretty cute.

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It went from a drab, dusty corner to a teenagers nightstand- all pink and perky!

Little Number Tote

I bought this little caddy at a local shop.

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A better paintbrush brush would have help. Not perfect by any means.

A better paintbrush brush would have helped. Not perfect by any means.

It was a cute little wood tote with cubby dividers. Perfect for pencils, paintbrushes, markers…..whatever you wish! I painted the number 2 on with chalk paint, then painted over it with milk paint. Then sanded lightly to bring the 2 out. Wahlah!Image

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is over. I know. But nevertheless I wanted to share some crafts we did. I won’t share the huge messes we made.

You Are Mine & Wreath

You Are Mine & Wreath

Painting LOVE

Painting LOVE

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Our finished door LOVEOur finished door LOVE

And this. Oh yes. I won it!!  I entered a food photo contest called Food Crush at EarthFare and won. This was so awesome for Valentine’s Day! My husband got away scott free this year.

My EarthFare gift!

My EarthFare gift!