Wedding Feature {Kelsey 2013}

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I have decided to do wedding features for all of the weddings I am a part of. I have a few favorites from the last year that I would love to show you!

This was such a fun wedding to be a part of. Every unique detail made this a perfect day!

Meet Kelsey.

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Photography: Kim Joyce Photography

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A Buffet in French Linen

Hello again!

I have been MIA for a while now. Life has been crazy around here. Hubby finally got a job which has been a big adjustment to our little family. Summer break is finally here from school. And we are expecting a little one in November.

I spent my morning visiting all of my favorite blogs that I haven’t been keeping up with and I’m ready. I’m feeling inspired to whip my house into shape and to make my booth something that I am proud of.

This was a craigslist buy before her makeover. (Picture from craigslist)

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Of course she needed some work, and some paint!

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I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen on the body and Old White on the drawer fronts.  I left the hardware the same and then sealed the piece with clear wax.

What do you think?

Traci
Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

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{DIY} Florence Buffet

Hello!

I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. I have to say that I am very excited for 2013! I have met my goal of blogging more regularly, been featured by Miss Mustard Seed, and gotten my hands on some great furniture so far!

I wanted to show you this piece. A piece that I wish I could have kept. A piece that was jaw dropping. A piece that got lots of attention and sold rather quickly! If you follow me on facebook or instagram you have probably seen it before. I realize this color is not for everyone… and that is why I have not used it.. until now.

Here is what I started with:

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She was beat up.. Missing pieces of trim, hardware, and decorative pieces. So after glue, clamps, and sanding…I decided to grab some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence.

Look at her now:

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She wasn’t at Restoration Emporium very long at all. She looks great in her new home tho!

Thanks for stopping by,

Traci

Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

The Shabby Nest

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Miss Mustard Seed

{DIY} ASCP Two-Toned Bookcase

Hello Again!

Today I wanted to share a custom piece that I just finished for a friend. She purchased this piece at Restoration Emporium without a bit of paint on it.  She delivered it to my house with her colors picked out.

(Of course I got started painting and completely forgot to take a before picture- so here is a half painted picture taken with my iphone! 🙂

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Here it is with the inside already painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Olive.  (Also notice my plank wall being assembled in the background..Yay!)

Next, I painted the outside with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and finished with clear wax.

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I also tried my hand at making a vintage sign.  I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Traci

Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

Miss Mustard Seed

{DIY} Milk Paint Hutch

Hello again!

This weekend is the sale at Restoration Emporium.  But I am stuck at home with a sore throat and a sick baby.  It’s killing me to not be there… So I decided I would show you one of the pieces I just finished for the sale.

This was a piece I picked up at a garage sale.

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I decided to do something a little different then I normally do.. So I purchased some Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone.  I wanted the paint to chip on this piece so I felt that milk paint would be the right choice.  After some paint & wrestling with some chicken wire, here she is!:

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Such a fresh and clean look- while still shabby & chippy. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Traci

Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

Miss Mustard Seed

{DIY} Dining Room Set Makeover

Hello again!

Today I wanted to share my new (to me) dining room set!  I am so excited to say that I am keeping this set for myself.  It is a bit smaller than our previous dining room table, and it fits my style much better.

Here she is:

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(This will not be a post of beautiful pictures…Soon I will do a full reveal of my dining room with pretty pictures.  For now I just want you to see the transformation!)

After stripping the top, restaining with Jacobean, painting the chairs and base with Annie Sloan Old White, and recovering the seats in canvas…. this is what she looks like now:

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After getting this set finished we took on a whole new project.  We painted the entire main level of our house and I finally got a plank wall!

You can see the difference in wall color…and a little bit of my plank wall:)

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I will be back soon with a full post on the rest of the main level re-do.

Until then,

Thanks for stopping by!

Traci

Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

Miss Mustard Seed

{DIY} Graphite Chest

Hello!

This week has flown by!  We have lots of projects going on around the house.  Unfortunately, I can’t show any of them yet!  Today I wanted to stop in and share another furniture makeover with you.

This piece was my Hubby’s Craigslist find.  I wasn’t crazy about it when I first saw it.  I like pieces that are more feminine and have pretty legs.  This dresser reminded me of a man’s bulky chest of drawers.  I used this as my inspiration for the paint colors.

For this piece I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for the body and in Graphite for the drawer fronts.  I kept the original hardware but gave them a little update. (Tutorial soon)

I love the contrast.  I love the old finish peaking through the distressed spots.  I love the updated hardware.  I love it all!!  Apparently I am not the only one, because this piece sold immediately at RE.  (Yay!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Traci

Linking Here:

Liz Marie Blog

Miss Mustard Seed