This “hutch” was a free piece off Craigslist. (it is unusual to get a decent piece off Craigslist these days.)
My husband helped take off the back and add bead board and I painted it with a white chalk paint, then distressed it, little bit of furniture wax, then added repurposed black knobs and hinges.
Then we celebrated my sister in law’s birthday with some hankie bunting and pre-spring buds on the table.
Yes, I did some crazy photo editing!!!
I added these 4 leaf glittery clovers as centerpieces to the vintage hankies (found at the dollar tree). I get lost in that store
Well, for the next 2 projects in my home I had to mix up up some of my own chalk paint (from a recipe I got off the internet). Very easy…only 3 ingredients. These are the things you need (shown above). I made a white chalk paint and a cream colored chalk paint. So, first here is a before pic of our Ikea Coffee Table turned entertainment center…Repurposed
All the white plastic bins have DVD’s and videos in them. Pretty handy really. All it needs is some class!
And here it is after: (I painted it a cream chalk paint color, then sanded and distressed, then a little furniture wax and the Bomb: my husband made these amazing rustic boxes. Doesn’t it look like Pottery Barn or something???)
I also wanted to share the rustic framed poster my hubby did for me:
and last but not least…
Recently I noticed a recipe in Country Living for Grapefruit Donuts. It looked good so we adapted it a little. I used my tried and true donut recipe from the Pioneer Woman. Then I just added some grapefruit juice and zest to some simple powdered sugar icing. We made some original and some grapefruit. We actually liked the original icing better.
We are still borrowing my brother in-law’s fryer which is so handy. So much easier than frying in a pot on the stove with a thermometer.
Donuts fresh are the best…warm and moist…melts in your mouth!
Just had to share a little “beautiful” and “imperfect” today…
First of all, even though there are a lot of “perfect” looking photos on my blog, I live in a very “imperfect” home most of the time!!
This is what my kitchen counter looks like 90% of the time. I’m sure yours does too
Some of my past life I spent too much time thinking about and working toward a perfect home and life. I crashed and burned a lot of times and paid for it emotionally, physically and financially. I thought if everything looked perfect that I would be happy. After “hitting bottom,” the truth set me free. I know my blog has a lot of pretty images which I enjoy capturing on my camera but it is just a small perspective for an instant. I want to capture images that are real and honest and hopeful. Too often I look at home blogs and pinterest and become dissatisfied with my home and life.
I hope I can learn to integrate my passion (Home and Garden Styling) with Hope and that after you leave you will feel good instead of dissatisfied. If you read this and have an idea for me, let me know. Images impact us and I want to use images that impact for good….I’m working on it!
Here is a music video by Jamie Grace about “a beautiful day.” Hope it encourages you!
I love re-purposing items. It’s thrifty and fun! I used a queen size sheet that I picked up at the Goodwill and cut it into 4 equal pieces for 2 sets of curtains for my living room windows.
I had to sew and hem the edges and had to measure everything twice to get it just right but it all worked out!
We’ve been in our current rental home for 5 months now and my to-do lists for each room are coming along. I love that the walls are white and I can choose just about any color scheme.
my friend lent me these “coffee table” books and I need to get them back to her!
The “popcorn” container was re-purposed…the outside moss came inside and was re-purposed and the wood from the coffee-table was re-purposed (my husband built it). Yea!!