Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday 30 minute project day!

On this gloomy but beautiful day I stopped at a couple garage sales (wierd I know). I wanted a project to work on this afternoon and with luck I found one!
This cute old lady was selling it and she told me her daughter got it as a christmas gift in the 70's. And she wasn't lying..haha....I later saw this under the table.....
How cute huh?? I love when pieces I get have a story behind them....

So its was 12:20 p.m. and first things first I gathered my tools!
  1. Chalkboard paint! (green my favorite color)
  2. Fabric (so I am in love with green, yellow, and gray lately so when I saw this fabric I couldnt pass it up.) I got a half yard but only ended up using half of it.
  3. Stapler
  4. Scissors
  5. Leathermen tool thingy (haha its my husbands but I use it waaaaayyy more than he does)
I took off the legs from the table to make painting a bit easier with the handy dandy leathermen tool. I spray painted it with the chalkboard paint.
    While the table top was drying I got started on the chairs. I decided not to spray paint the frame of the chair because its such a cute chrome color as well as they look brand new and Im not going to mess with a great thing :) ......I took off the chair seats with the leathermen tool and took off the fabric from the seats (this was probably the hardest part hahaha if there was one).
    I then cut the fabric so that there was about 2 inches extra fabric all the way around the seat (this gives room to staple it down).
    I stapled the fabric all the way around the seat,  makeing sure it is tightly on there.

    Yay! Im almost done. I screwed the chair seats back in place on the frame of the chair. Then I put the table legs back in there place on the table with the leathermen tool. And my project is finished and its 12:52! Now what? More garage sales? haha

Monday, May 14, 2012

One of my new loves.....OWLS!

Vintage Owls with new paint job.....

We have a lamp identical to this one...its so ugly its cute.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vintage Book Ideas.....

We might not read them as much as we want (or should) but boy oh boy are they fun to play with!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Old Cupboard doors turned into adorable Chalkboards!

What you need:
A cupboard door 
chalkboard paint
paint brush
spray paint of desired color
hardware to nail to back of cupboard to hang on wall

Here is How easy it really is!
Place outside on cardboard or tarp and spray paint around the edges.  Allow to dry!  Then grab your paint brush and chalk board paint and carefully paint inside the cupboard!  Allow to dry!  Depending on thickness of paint you may need to add another coat of chalkboard paint!  If you want a shabby chic look sand edges of cupboard to give it a vintage worn look!  On back of cupboard add your frame hardware so you are able to hang it to your desired location!  {you can find that art hardware at any store target, home depot, menards, kmart, etc!}  It is really that easy!  You can even add knobs to the bottom edge to hang coats or scarves from!  How fun is that!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vintage Hangers

            We got some old hangers for The White House Boutique. How fun is this decor?