Rocking chair makeover

So before I had Kambria I was looking for a rocking chair to makeover. One of my old coworkers found me one at a yard sale for $40! And for the first time I made my own chalk paint using a flat purple paint I picked out at Lowes for a quart it was $5 and I mixed it with plaster of paris. Then I finished with Annie Sloan clear wax. It goes perfectly in her room.

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Floating shelves

A few weeks ago we tackled another part of our baby’s room. It’s almost finished. We built (by we I mean my hubby) floating shelves to fill a blank wall. I helped by staining and taking care of our beautiful baby girl while he did the building. I’m so pleased with how they turned out!



I will be posting more of her bedroom soon. It was pretty much done before she was here except for a few extras like the shelves and some book shelves we are just about finished with. Stay tuned!

Roll Top Desk

Im so excited I got a new piece today!! Not only is it a new piece but it’s the first one im going to refinish and SELL! I know for my first it’s an odd piece but for some reason I’ve always loved roll top desks. I think because my grandma has one and its a childhood memory thing. So my plan for this is to sand some areas that are damaged and replace the back board of it. Then give it some annie Sloan love. I could make my own chalk paint too but I haven’t decided yet. I’m leaning towards white distressed look but then the adventurous side of me wants to do a more fun color. If any one has ideas leave me a comment. I’m hoping to start this project next week.😁



Dresser turned into TV console

This project I did a little over a year ago. This is one of my favorite projects I’ve done. I purchased the dresser from a thrift shop and gave it some love with Annie Sloan provence chalk paint finished with a clear wax and bought the vintage glass knobs online through houseofantiquehardware.com. I took out the 2 middle drawers and put our dvd and dish box in their. All our dvds go in the bottom drawers and junk remotes in the top. I absolutely LOVE this piece!!

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The before

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Just finished painting

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Kids closet makeover

With the new baby on her way we needed to make room quick. My girls are going to share a room and baby will have her own. The closets in their bedrooms were very basic and really not a lot of room. In order for them to share a closet let alone a room that’s pretty small in size we knew we had to make it more accommodating to fit extras. Here’s the before and don’t mind my 5 yr olds dirty carpet

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And this would be the after….

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I really didn’t play a huge role in this one besides knowing what I wanted it to look like, picked out the wood and did some painting.
Hubby did all the hard stuff, cutting the wood and building it all. We considered buying a closet organizer from lowes but they’re so pricey and the wood they use is cheap laminate. We did ours for probably around $100! I got the baskets from Marshall’s I believe around $12 each.
We’re trying to get the girls room done first before we start in baby’s room and we just finished painting it this weekend. Still much more to do like getting a dresser to redo and some curtains. Wall decor will have to come slowly but surely.

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Future projects

I’m sure I won’t be able to get to these projects until I start my leave in 6 weeks because they require much sanding, staining and painting. Which isn’t going to be a quick project. And first priority will be the rocking chair that was picked up from a yard sale for $40!!

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My plan for this is to sand and stain dark to match baby’s crib. Lots of work and hand sanding for this piece 😳 let’s hope I’ll have it done before she’s here. Up next is the wood high chair which she won’t be using for quite a while so not a huge priority. Picked this up for 45 on craigslist. They’re hard to come by and when you do they’re so expensive!!

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My plan with this is to sand (ugh) stain dark then go over with white chalk paint distress it and put a top protective coat over that. Definitely will need it especially on the tray. I’ll post or at least try lol when I have these finished.

Rustic baby shower BBQ

As I mentioned in my growth chart post my sister just had her shower almost 2 weeks ago. It came out beautiful! And involved many family and friends help from food to bbqing to setting up and to decorating. Here are a few pics I got on my phone as all the pics are on my good camera that hasn’t been uploaded to the computer yet.

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I got all the flowers from Costco and highly recommend them to anyone planning on using flowers as centerpieces. So affordable and they were beautiful. In fact I went to my sisters just a couple days ago and they still look beautiful. My husband had found wood on the side of the road and I saw it sitting in the back of his truck and thought OMG if you cut that up I can use it to put my centerpieces on. And they came out awesome. He even stained some because the bark on the outside had fallen off some.
The troft and metal pans we borrowed from a friend of ours which worked perfect for the beers and bottled waters. I didn’t get a picture on my phone of all the food before the cake came out but It was amazing. My brother in laws mom put in a lot of work. And the BBQ boys did too.

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I had a friend of mine make the cake and she did amazingly. I sent her pics similar to what I was going for and she did just that. Brother n laws mom had a friend of a friend that did the cupcakes and they were a huge hit. Overall baby shower was great! Only a couple more weeks and my nephew will be here!!
Oh and the invitations I sent out were these.. They fit the occasion just right. The bottom is missing but for a good reason with personal info on it

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Almost forgot the diaper cake
I made. This was before it was finished I forgot to get a pic of it all done only thing added really were 3 smaller all different colored burlap flowers on the middle layer in the front. And as for the “K” on top is what my nephews name starts with.

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