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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shopping for Christmas?

These handcrafted wooden distressed frames make great gifts! Order Soon to get your frames in time for Christmas.

:: Visit my Shop ~ New Frames are available ::

Friday, November 27, 2009


I'm thankful for my loving husband

My Family

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's Finished!

Remember this desk:

I saw this desk at a local antique store and automatically fell in love. I started thinking of all the different places I could put it in our home, how I could paint it, I could use it for my booths at different markets I'm going to, and how cute it would be decorated...and then..for the holidays... I just HAD to get this piece! I also loved the fact that it was the "perfect" height {or maybe I was just trying to convince myself I reALY needed this}. I walked around the store for about 5 minutes and then bought it! {I'm so glad I had my husband's truck that day}

I bought this amazing paint online that I just HAD to try out on this piece of furniture! I saw it on the Nesting Place and have talked about it ever since. I finally broke down and ordered it. Boy am I glad I did! It's called Caromal Colours: Distress for Success Kit. I bought Peppercorn & Putty. There are several other colors to choose from. This paint reminds me of Pottery Barn know the real expensive distressed ones! Here is one for $499.


So, with that distressed look in mind here is what I did.

First, I painted..or I should say blobbed on the furniture with peppercorn.

After I painted the desk I sanded it. Now it is time to put on the toner.

Now the piece is Finished!

Once the desk was finished I just HAD to do the desk chair.
Since I used peppercorn for the desk I wanted the chair to look a little different.
BEFORE: The chair was already painted white.

First, I blobbed peppercorn all over the chair:

Next, I put the chipping coat over the peppercorn.

Then, it was time to blob on Putty:

After Putty was painted I sanded the chair.

The last step is the toner. Here is my 4 year old, Deacon helping me with the chair. That is one thing that is great about this paint... you CAN'T mess it up!

Now it is all finished!

:: I can't wait to do my fireplace mantle ::

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Christmas is right around the corner! These frames make great gifts for birthdays, teachers, weddings, friends, showers... or for yourself

Just added more frames to my Etsy Store.

:: I'm almost done with my desk & chair ::

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Secretary Desk

I finished painting and distressing the secretary desk today. As soon as I get my pictures loaded on my computer I will share with you what I did. I used a new {to me} brand of paint that is Fabulous!
AND.. I painted my desk chair.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My List

My To Do List:

- post pictures of my Christmas Show
- blog about my newly painted antique secretary desk
- update my Etsy Store with several new frames
- clean my house
- pack up my Fall Decor
- Start putting out my Christmas Decor
- Friday I'm driving back to my parents house to decorate their home for Christmas
We drove {3 hours} to my sisters house today for Creighton's 3rd birthday party {Carnival}. After his party tomorrow we are heading back home. I hope Monday I can get on the computer and mark some things off my to do list!

Have a Very
Blessed Weekend!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sneak Peek

I have finished my first Christmas Market with Junior League. It is hard to believe I have worked so hard over the past 3 weeks and it is over. I made 250 frames in 21 days, drove 6 hours on Tuesday, set up my booth on Wednesday, preview party on Thursday 6-10pm, Christmas Carousel was open to the public Friday 10-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. I am so tired! I had so much fun meeting new people, working with my Mom and my Memaw, and selling my frames. I think we only have about 50 frames left! What an amazing Frirst Show for me. I could not have done this without my Parents and my Memaws help! I am so blessed to have such an amazing family! I am heading back home tomorrow morning.

Sneak Peek of my booth:

I'm heading to bed... posting pictures soon..

Monday, November 2, 2009

One More Day

{found to use on one of my displays}

This Halloween was a little different for us this year. My parents took Deacon home with them since I have been so busy making frames and getting ready for Market. He has been away all week and I finally get to see him tomorrow! I am so excited!

{kaleb, best friend leah, me, & tristan}

I have so many new frames I need to post on my Etsy store... there is not enough hours in a day for me to do everything I need to do.

Tomorrow I'm driving 6 hours and heading to Christmas Carousel. I have been working sooo hard these past 21 days to make as many frames as my little hands can make. I am excited to say so far I have gone over my goal by 50! Over the past 21 days I have made over 250 frames, several clipboards, some mini's, name boards, and painted a piece of furniture for one of my displays...

{before picture.. of my cheap antique store find-- also to use as one of my displays}

I can't wait to show you what it looks like now.
I will post about it soon.

Thank You everyone that helped me over the past 3 weeks!
Looking forward to My First Christmas Carousel.