Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Side table redo

Not sure what it is with me, but I'm in love with old tables and chairs. I just love re-doing them. My hands start to itch, just thinking about the possible ways to re-do them. We found this side table at a thrift store last weekend. It was $12.50 and I REALLY needed to take it home.

I'm riding on the back of the train when it comes to ways to refinish furniture.
This is my first (and definitely not last) project where I used glaze.
It is so easy and has such a great appeal to this little table.


After sanding and putting two coats of Behr Heritage Park paint on (I'm obsessed with that color) I let it dry.
Then I used Martha Steward's black coffee glazing and painted it all over the table, let it sit for a minute or two and started wiping it off. It gave the table an old rustic look and I'm completely in love with it.
I wanted to sell it, but I might just hold on to it! :) Thank god we have a pretty big house with lots of room for all my finds.

Have you ever used glazing?

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Chalkboard Update

Yesterday at the Good Will...

Always looking for projects, I went to our local Good Will store.
Looking for anything wedding and found this little guy.

A little chalkboard, dirty as can be, but for $1.91 not to beat.

I also found 5 mason jars for $0.90 each.

When I got home I tried to clean it up, but nothing came off.
I painted both sides three times with chalkboard paint, letting it dry in between.

The paint on the dry erase side didnt stick and came off right when I took off the painters tape.
When taking the dry paint off though, underneath came out totally clean. :)

After the inside of the boards were clean I painted the white outside parts with a fresh coat and for just $1.91 and couple hours of work it was totally worth it.

I "seasoned" the chalk side with chalk

wiped both sides clean

I can see this in use for our upcoming wedding next year. It could be a cute little "save the date" sign.


Thursday, November 22, 2012


Today I started the day off with being a newly Fiancee. Very happy on this Thanksgiving day and couldn't ask for a better day to be proposed to.

Brians mom, Bj and Tony (my american parents) and Tony's mom spent the day with us. We had a wonderful dinner and an excellent time.  

Our menu:
  • Rolls 
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey smoked in apple bbq chips on our green egg
  •  Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Maccoroni and Cheese

  • Mashed Potatoes

    •  Ham (and Turkey)

    • and here is the complete feast

    I hope you are having a very happy Thanksgiving day and time off, spending it with your loved ones.