Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top 6 Posts - First Half of 2015

I really intended to jump into 2015 with both feet, because I had tons of ideas swimming around in my head! Instead, it started out with me being ill for about the first 6 weeks of the year. Nothing serious, thankfully, and with the Lord's help I did heal, and was able to complete several cool projects!

Little French Girl is a sweet little table that I've had for 20 years, but she needed a much-deserved makeover. Now, with her fresh new look, she'll continue to serve our family well for years to come! I'm a big believer in shopping your own home, and using what you already have.

It was exciting to work on my Dresser-to-TV Media Console, turning a Craigslist find into a much needed and lovely addition to our home.

My old cedar Hope Chest was also given a new life! I used the same DIY white chalk paint and embossed wallpaper on it, as I did on the TV Media Console. Now, both pieces grace our living room, and with their neutral looks, they can go anywhere!

With the gift of an unusual sized pallet from the Hubs, I immediately envisioned a Console Table for behind the sofa! It fits the space perfectly, and can also be used for an entryway table.

Browsing through Goodwill, I found a honey of an Antique Desk that needed a little work (it was a labor of love).  Removing the badly warped and damaged veneer from the writing surface was the "easy" part.  Eventually, I chalk painted only the top and left the rest of it's loveliness to shine on it's own!

Memories of my first chalk paint project came flooding back as I gave a little Ikea Hemnes Nightstand a look that would give our home a pop of color and add some charm.

Each of these projects gave me experience at success and failure; learning about how power tools work; shopping my home; watching out for bargains; and mostly about how I can put my own touch of love into unlovable pieces and bring them new life.  When a blogger puts her challenges, fails and final results out there for the world to see, it can be a nerve-jangling experience. Thankfully, my Hubs and family, friends, and followers have given me lots of positive feedback and allowed me to grow as I tackle these new things and plunge into the next!

With all my heart, I hope that my readers enjoy this blog and that you'll continue to visit me on this journey through life.  Please leave your comments, likes, and suggestions at the bottom of this page. To keep up-to-date on new posts and projects, sign up for email alerts (on the top right), and follow me on Facebook and Instagram!

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