Monday, October 20, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES


Guess what time it is?



Its time to ......

TWIRL AND TAKE A BOW!!!!
Its been another busy week here at the Art is Beauty house with
Makeovers and working on some basic projects around the house.
In case you missed it, 
Here was the latest Makeover
you can see the full process HERE  
But enough about me...
Lets get this party started and see what YOU 
have been working on.
Thanks to Leslie for choosing Features this week!



Hey everyone! If you're not familiar with me or my blog, I'm Leslie and I blog at House on the Way. I'm so excited to be choosing the features for this week's party. There's nothing better than brilliant ideas and amazing projects, so this week I chose some top picks that really had me saying, "WOW!"
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We're so happy to have you join the party, so be sure to share your best DIY, recipe, craft or project. Remember...when you link up once, it shows up on 8 blogs!
YES...8 blogs...
...our regular 7 hosts...
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...and our special Guest Co-host...

The Unique Nest

 
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That's a lot of exposure for your amazing projects!...so join in the fun!

Let's talk Features....

 
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This headboard turned quilt rack from Brepurposed was a hit last week! Too cute and clever!
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A great gallery wall can be the perfect focal point of a room and this one from Real Inspired is gorgeous! Love the mix of textures.
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There's nothing better than a great knock-off and this Pottery Barn inspired Diner sign by Our Southern Home is perfect!
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The glossy white top and new finish of this Mid Century Modern Credenza from The Weathered Door is gorgeous! I love the look!
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Take a moment and visit all seven 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, A Few Miner Adjustments and Chaotically Creative.
You'll be glad you did!
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Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

''TIME" for a Makeover. Clock Dresser Makeover


Good Morning my Beauties.
Here is a quick makeover I was able to accomplish this week.
(I have told many people since the weather has been unseasonably warm
that I wasn't gonna stop painting till the winds changed)
They still haven't so I am still painting...and bringing my green scrub sponge in the shower with
me to get all the paint off of me; yet somehow still missing my elbows EVERY SINGLE TIME..:)
(I also found out via Facebook, that I am not the only furniture painter that brings a scrub sponge in the shower with them....Hey for once I am close to normal)
 But I digress :)  On to our makeover.

I picked up this old dresser at Goodwill.
I loved the style of it
but it was in VERY VERY rough condition.
I will not even begin to defend my need to paint it to all the wood lovers out there.
(well maybe a little)
I didn't even bother to take pictures
of the sides of this thing and how bad they were because as I said before...I was in a painting ZONE..
Pictures were not important..Painting was...
Every single Original knob was BENT...I mean BENT..LIKE SIDEWAYS...
I don't know if the original owner used this dresser as batting practice or what, but I have never seen it where all the knobs were destroyed..not one that was salvageable.
The top you can see was awful,
I had palm sanded it..but it still hadn't taken out the names that had been carved DEEP into the top.
It had to be belt sanded and there are still some signs of names that couldn't be sanded out.
I didn't even bother to sand on the rest of the sides.
Names grooved... sides coming apart...I had to basically put this dresser back together..
not to mention what was hopefully either dried candy or glue (please GOD don't let those have been boogers I had to scrape off..LOL   This by the way would not be the FIRST TIME I have had to do that)
Once all that was taken care of and the top sanded I could get to painting.
I stained the top,

and mixed up a custom blue paint for the base.
I had thought about leaving the little accent squares uncovered in the middle but it looked 
strange so I painted those too, knowing I would probably add something along the way.

and I did...:)
I have this old clock parts stencil so I quick added 
that to all the middle sections of the drawers. 
It added just the right amount of detail I was looking for.
I also went into my salvage drawer to find old handles for this dresser.

As is the USUAL for me, I had saved these old pulls off another project.
I had exactly SIX of them.
Just the right amount for this project....I LOVE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!
I loved that the round pulls went along with the round clock faces, kind of pulling it
all together....get it.....PULLING!!! LOL  I crack myself up! :)
So there you have it.
What once was ready to be put in the furniture recycler (goodwill puts wood furniture in a chipper if it doesn't sell) Can now hopefully go make a nice addition to someones home.
I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover as much as I enjoyed doing it.
Until next time,
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES

  
Guess what time it is?



Its time to ......
TWIRL AND TAKE A BOW!!!!
I myself have been working my tookus off around 
here getting ready for the busy season at the booths.
Last week I had a couple makeovers that I showed off.
You can see my
Mid Century Mod Desk Makeover 
 
 
 
and our WHOLE House Paint Makeover
But enough about me,
lets get on to our 
Blogger this week that gets to choose the FEATURES..
WELCOME Chaotically Creative!
 




10557335_835289923167947_840609696840405875_n My family is just returning from Fall Break! Do you guys have fall break in your school system like we do? My family and I had a great time. I actually had to go to an Early Childhood Conference for 3 days and then we did a little traveling.We ended up going to Kentucky and stopped by Keeneland and the Woodford Reserve Bourbon distillery. Yes, we took the kids to the race tracks and a bourbon distillery for fall break. (who's shaking their heads?) Surprisingly, both were very interesting and educational. We had a lot of fun learning about the culture of both the races and the bourbon and seeing the excitement and the passion people have for both.  Before we left for Fall Break we had our first ever family photos taken! Seriously, stop shaking your head! We've had plenty of non-professional family photos done but this is our first professional one. Take a look!   

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We have a New Guest Host for the next six weeks. Let's give a warm welcome to Laura from The Unique Nest

TUNHi everyone! My name is Laura LePage Tarlo and I'm the gal behind the "The Unique Nest". On my blog you'll find lots of home decor inspiration, as well as occasional recipes and seasonal ideas. I love taking on a DIY project and re-purposing decor and furnishings in my home. I'm also big on thrifty finds - so you're sure to find some bargains with me! In addition to my blog I run Laura Leigh Designs, LLC – an interior design and decor business in upstate NY. I am also a high school business and finance teacher by day, and have two beautiful little kids that keep me super busy! To see a tour of my home check it out at The Unique Nest. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Laura 

Now On to the FEATURES! 

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Lilly All Sorts created the sweetest and cutest felt Princess crown! I am loving her photo shoot while wearing it! It's hands down one of the most adorable things I've seen in a while.  I could see the kids in my class making these and wearing them for our Fall Parade.  Cajun-Roasted-Chick-Peas  
I love some Hummus so I think that this recipe would be amazing to try. I am putting this Cajun Roasted Chick Peas recipe on my list of things to try. 
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I love an original pumpkin idea and I think this DIY Faux Fur covered pumpkin, nailed it! 
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I love these cute handmade coasters one rustic and one more feminine!  They seem pretty easy to make, too! 
 
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Beat up ANTIQUE Music Cabinet turned Hand Painted HAPPY HOPPY Homebrew Bar


Good Morning My BEAUTIES!
I told you I would be back this week with a MAKEOVER.
This my friends was the reason I couldn't get a post up on Monday.
I have been working on this project for the last couple days.
I have been Jone-sing to put some ARTWORK
on a piece for a while now, Like some of my Older pieces 
that you can see HERE, HERE, or HERE, just to show a few.

BUT,  I just hadn't found the right piece to put it on....UNTIL
I found this gorgeous piece...:)
I happened upon it at a half off estate sale on my way home from
the grocery store.

 I perused through the spider web and dust ridden basement not finding anything.. and as I
walked into the old laundry room I saw the details of the doors..and gasped..(mostly from all the 
dust I was choking on...:)
There it was HIDDEN in a back laundry room.
So covered in years of dust and forgotten-ness that I had assumed it must not have been 
for sale, or
 I had thought it would be out of my price range, seeing as these types of pieces around here
usually are. Even in the state of it I thought they might be asking too much...
 To my happy surprise the price was only $15...
WHOOOOOP!! 
The reason being as it was missing a back first of all
and the top looking as it did.
Plus since the workers were ELDERLY, I had to carry this beast upstairs by myself.
(Lord have Mercy, that I didn't drop this down the stairs on to someone or kill myself getting it up
but I am a determined woman...and I was determined to get it home.)
But I didn't care..I was in love.
NOW mind you I am guessing it was a sheet music storage cabinet.
You can see where it had multiple shelves at one time. Now gone, and the house was filled with
old record players. So that is how I came to that conclusion.

 Now for the missing back....I had rescued this old bookcase from someones trash a few months ago.
I kept MEANING to put a back on it and paint it...
But now this piece needed a back...and this piece could still be used to save another piece of furniture's lively hood... :)
 I dismantled the shelf and started cutting. 
(I love power tools...:))
 Once I got the back on I could start 
the fun of painting.
 I decided to use spray paint on the inside since it was quick
and I wanted to get started on the OUTSIDE.
 I again grabbed a power tool; my belt sander, and sanded 
down the top smooth.
Than took care of the I LOVE YOU heart and arrow carved in the top 
and the missing part of veneer.
 I wanted a multiple layer look so I started with American Paint companys
Peacock, and a top layer of Nanas cupboard
 After all that I got to have some FREE HAND FUN!
I drew a circle and a single hop cone and leaf.
We have been HOME BREWERS for over 16 years and had just come
home from a Home Brew competition where the hubby's beer took home a SILVER.
So needless to say I was inspired by BEER! :)
 I started painting over the next couple days.
 Here it is before the distressing.
I knew that my circle wouldn't have to be perfect with the distressing
so I tried not to stress to much about that.
and Here is the AFTER.
This was such a fun piece to do
and again, it will be another that
I will have a hard time letting go of.
When it was finished I could see my Hubby's brain spinning
trying to figure out where we could put this piece.
But I told him I would just make him a sign with this
on it, since it takes up less space..:)
 Here are some dried HOP cones from the hubby's Hop harvest last year,
Along with a very old MUSKEGON BREWING bottle that my 
father in law found for us.
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I realize that this post was picture heavy and
I thank you for hanging with me. :)
That is if you made it this far............
I hope you enjoyed this furniture makeover
as much as I enjoyed painting it.
Hopefully this piece will be making some other
home brewers home a Happy Hoppy Home.
Until next time;
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL
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