Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm BACK baby!!!!!!!



Just a quick note to tell you that I AM BACK!!! I have been locked out for almost 2 whole weeks now thanks to the whole INTERNET catastrophe that is going on.
I will tell you right now...that if you haven't changed all your passwords...you need to do it NOW.
This is not a SKY is FALLING thing. I had to learn the hard way.
I got HACKED....because right now between HEARTBLEED virus and the whole OPENSSL.
Take me for an example and don't let this happen to you.
I have so much to share and can't wait to share it with you...
So glad to be back!!!

So be on the lookout for NEW posts!!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TWIRL and TAKE A BOW! LINK party and FEATURES

I'm so glad Y'all are all here! Hi Y'all!  If you aren't familiar with me...I'm Tammy from Deja Vue Designs!  I get the pleasure of hosting Twirl and Take a Bow each week with my amazing and talented co-hosts.  I always look forward to my turn to select features, but then I have a difficult time picking from all the amazing projects that get linked up.  Y'all are so creative.  I do have to stop somewhere though.  If you've never been to Deja Vue Designs....I hope you'll head over and snoop around!
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I found this adorable project linked up last week. Peter cottontail chalkboard from Priscillas!  I love chalkboards anyway, but I just love that when Easter's over...she can start again..and it'll look completely new!   She is absolutely amazing at chalkboard art! The best thing is...it's a garage sale find! Y'all know me...that's right up my alley!...LITERALLY! IMG_9058Untitled-1We all have to sit...especially when we're surfing the internet!  I've been meaning to get around to making my office chair look pretty...now, I can do that with this amazing little make over!  What a fabulous job Andrea from Bacon Time With the Hungry Hypo did!  image20-1024x1024 Untitled-1 I fell in love with this "flower bed" from Penny's Vintage Home. I do believe, she found the perfect shade of pink!  How stunning is this little girl? IMG_3487a Untitled-1 I couldn't do features, and let these amazing vignettes by Ramon from Row House Events and Interiors slip past us.  He did a fabulous job!  You really have to go over to his site...and see all of them! FAB-U-LOUS! blogger-image-291672436 Untitled-1 There were several lovely recipes in the party this week.  I struggled with this, and decided finally...since warm weather is coming...to share a drink recipe link...actually several.  Connie from Family Home and Life shared 10 Fruity Drink Recipes with us.  They looked so good...I couldn't pass them up! 10 Fruity Drink Recipes  Untitled-1 Last, but very certainly not least, I found this amazing looking recipe for Red Lentil & Bulgur Patties from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen. I love making new and unusual dishes. kofte-title Untitled-1 I hope you enjoyed the features this week!  Y'all link up...and have fun snooping through the other talented posts.  I'll hope you'll take this opportunity to head over to Deja Vue Designs, and see what other things you can find on my site!   rose sig      

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 Now on to this week's party!
Take a moment and visit all six hosts for the Twirl & Take a Bow Party...

House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home, Designed by BH, Art is Beauty and A Few Miner Adjustments.


You'll be glad you did!

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button from my sidebar!

 
Now let’s party…

Twirl & Take a Bow Party

*We would love for you to follow us! *You must link directly to your post. *In order to be featured, you must link back to a host blog using a link or the party button found on the sidebar. *Only home decor & design related crafts, DIY, how-to’s, decorating tips, etc. You get the idea! *Visit one other party link. Share the love and the inspiration! *No links to shops, Etsy or giveaways. *By linking up your post, you are giving House on the Way, Deja Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home, Designed by BH, Art is Beauty and A Few Miner Adjustments permission to use a picture as a feature on their blog and other social media outlets. Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.
House on the Way


Now let’s party…..

Twirl & Take a Bow Party

*We would love for you to follow us! *You must link directly to your post. *In order to be featured, you must link back to one of the host blogs using a link or my button found on their sidebar. *Only home decor & design related crafts, DIY, how-to’s, decorating tips, recipes, etc. You get the idea! *Visit one other party link. Share the love and the inspiration!*No links to shops, Etsy or giveaways. *By linking up your post, you are giving House on the Way, A Few Miner Adjustments, All Things Heart and Home, Deja Vue Designs, Designed by BH and Art is Beauty permission to use a picture as a feature on their blog and other social media outlets.
Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grain sack inspired Coffee Table Makeover!

 Good Morning my Beauties.....Its been a LOOONG cold Michigan winter,
and we are off enjoying a nice warm vacation in Florida..
So I am hitting REPLAY on this old Makeover
for you guys while I recharge my SOLAR batteries in the sun...:)


Good Morning My BEAUTIES!
I hope the day finds you well!
I am freaking out a bit as I was just notified by the local media to be on
the morning show. I am not gonna lie..I am freaking out..I am very much a behind the scenes
kind of person, so this is one more step of coming out of my "comfort zone" and being open (even though I am scared crapless) to push myself to do new things...WISH ME LUCK!!!

But before all that, I have been working on furniture like a fiend..
Trying like a squirrel storing its nuts for winter to create some inventory
for the upcoming cold winter so I don't have to paint so much in the freezing cold .
I bought this table for 8 bucks at a local thrift store. It was structurally in great condition
but the top was really scraped and water marked.

I started by painting the top white and the legs in CE CE CALDWELL's Traverse city cherry.
I was inspired by my FARM FRESH table makeover that you can see HERE

after a couple coats of each color and waxing and buffing, I used tape to mark off two lines to
mimic a grain sack.

I used my crimson acrylic paint for that. When it was dry, I distressed and waxed it again and buffed it.

I love how it turned out. 

It looks like it has been sitting around an old farm house forever.
 

It was old..but now it looks really old, and I LOVE that!
I hope you enjoyed this latest furniture makeover and don't forget to link up to the LINK PARTY
going on until Monday!
You can link up your projects HERE
Until next time...
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
Hugs,
Karin
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

From EWWW to Eau De Lavande Coffee Table Makeover


Good Morning my BEAUTIES!
I have a quick makeover for you before I get back
to my regularly scheduled "running around like a maniac trying to pack 4 kids suitcases along with my own" PANIC!
I thought I owed you a new furniture project since I will be leaving for a week and don't know if I will get any time to edit and post while I am gone.

I decided to show this coffee table I just did. I picked it up as you see above. In the picture it really doesn't look as EWWW as it should. The table was obviously originally a glass top table and 
they must have broke it so they had a piece of pine cut and rounded.
The picture doesn't show the ORANGE ness of it..It was PYLON orange.
and it had been spray painted and then never really cleaned after that.
So it was time for me to make it BEAUTIFUL!
I grabbed my CeCe Caldwells Kentucky Mint
and got to work.


I painted on 2 coats and then had to decided what to do next.
after waxing and distressing and buffing it. (I wanted the orange to come through to compliment the green) 
I decided I wanted to FRENCH it up! 
I grabbed my MAISON DE STENCILS stencil and got to work.

I used just regular old black craft paint with a little bit of the mint mixed in to tone it down.
After it was finished I waxed and buffed it again and she was good to go.

 I love the change and honestly had to get this baby out of my
house PRONTO because I was trying to figure out how I could use it in my home...
:)
Its how I roll.
But I assure you I brought it to my booth at Changing Thymes.
I got it out so that someone else could enjoy it. 

Well I hope you enjoyed this makeover, 
and hopefully soon I will be out of the cold cold weather
and be somewhere the sun is shining with a drink in my hand and
my toes in the sand.....:)
Wish me luck!
Until next time;
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL.