Friday, March 23, 2012

Fresh New Look

Don't you just love Terrariums!
I recently found a couple that are so awesome...
Both of them were a dark metal when I found them,
but I thought whitewashing them would give them a fresh new look!
Here are some before and after shots, and some ideas
to create more than just a place for plants!

Don't miss seeing these fabulous finds at the
Monticello Spring Show!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Don't you just love finding stuff for free?
This is a little kitchen island table I found discarded
that I just knew had some life left in it!

I can think of dozens of uses for this little table!

Here are the before pics...

It's so nice to have vision...

I've made a little progress on the Settee...
My husband actually hopped in and helped me remove the old
fabric, and it took a combined effort of about 10 hours
to remove about 10 thousand tacks and staples!
Now I know why upholstering is so expensive!
I haven't even begun to buy the fabric and who knows
how long that will take to put on!

I sure hope it's worth all this effort!!!
I'm not sure what color I'm going to paint it, but this
primer sure freshens it up!

Hope you have a great Weekend!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fleurs Friday

I've been meaning to post some current projects I've been working on
and thought I would do a weekly feature each Friday.
I have run across some fabulous stuff that I'm giving a new life to...
the latest find is a beautiful buffet that had seen better days!

This is how I found it...

After giving it a whitewash and adding some beautiful crystal knobs,
it's now fit for a lovely diningroom...

You can find this sweet piece at my space at Stars in Sellwood...

Here's my next big may be a while until I finish it,
since I need to take a class in upholstery to figure out how to do it!
Supposedly it came from the first Bordello in Nevada...
most likely from the early 1900's!
Can't wait to give this piece a proper life...;)

Here's a project I'm looking forward to tackling soon...
it's a twin size headboard that I'm going to turn into a bench!
I saw a blog where someone took an old headboard and added
some chair legs to it and Voila... turned it into the most
beautiful bench!
Can't wait to show you the results!!

I have a few more projects up my sleeve that I will share with you next week!
Until then...Happy Treasure Hunting!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snow in March !?!

Woke up to a lovely dusting of snow this morning... This has been the most bazaar winter!

 This little fella could use some clothes on!

I am finally coming up for air after hauling home close to 500 pieces of statuary...
Wow this stuff is heavy!! I'm afraid I'm going to need a hernia surgery soon!
Don't miss the Monticello Garden Show starting April 6th...
Sure to be an awesome show!