Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Summer Recap

Last summer was a really busy time for us.  During those months we were house hunting and then bought a home in June.  The summer months were spent moving and starting to decorate our home.

I thought it would be fun to revisit a few of the most popular post from Summer 2014.

Our Journey To Purchasing A New Home

Here I shared the first pictures of
New Family Room

Still In Love With Blue And White

Master Bedroom Tour
A glimpse at the master bedroom and Ikea curtains dressed up.

New Courtyard Furniture

My New Favorite Furniture Wax (Liming)

Are These Decorating Fads On The Way Out?

Curtains are Up And Unwanted Guest

Painted Trumeau Mirror

Want to see more?  Check out the archives near the bottom of the sidebar.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Using Liming Wax On Metal And Paint

Hi everyone.

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Steve and I spent Saturday at Mount Dora's  annual "Fall In The Field" event.  The antique/vintage dealers had their spaces decorated so pretty for Fall and there was plenty of great vintage items to purchase.  Unfortunately,  I forgot my camera!

Thanks you for your kind comments about my chandelier makeover.  The Home Depot chandelier has a wood grain look and I wanted that to still be visible once painted.  First, I added a little water to some left over white paint and lightly applied it to the base of the piece,  wiping some of the paint off as I worked. Once dry I repeated this step using light grey paint left from another project.

The iron arms of the chandelier were painted white and then I used Martha Stewart's metallic craft paint in Gunmetal.  It's hard to tell in the photos but the arms are slightly darker.  Let the paint dry for just a few minutes then take a damp paper towel and go over small areas to remove some of the paint. This gives the iron a wonderful vintage look.

Have you priced wood chandelier drops?   I couldn't believe five drops would cost more than I paid for the new chandelier!  I bought two packages of wood pieces found at Michaels and just cut off the tip, painted, lime waxed and added my new chandy has drops for just a few dollars. (after 40% off coupon)

Don't you love my high tech drying rack?

The entire chandy got a coat of liming wax... love, love this product.  If you missed my post about
using liming wax on a cabinet check it our Here.   The wax worked wonderfully on the painted wood
and iron,  it gives everything a white chalky look with a slight sheen.

Take a look at the before and after picture.

I think I see my next lime wax victim project.

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great week.


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Friday, October 3, 2014

Chandelier Before And After

The previous owners of our house had splurged on many upgrades.  Lighting was not one of those!  I knew every single chandelier,  hall light, ceiling fan, and bathroom light had to go.  Changing thirteen light fixtures is not cheap and I had to get resourceful.  Now there are only twelve more to go...uugh.

I found this chandelier at Home Depot where it had been discontinued and reduced significantly.  It
has a woodgrain look, though a very strange orangecolor,  like many of the more expensive chandeliers and I knew some paint and Liming wax could pretty it up.

Here are the before and after pictures.

I'll be back to tell you how I got this look with paint, Liming Wax and $2.99 craft supplies.

I can't let you leave without showing you a close up of the vintage CREAM bowl filled with
marble eggs.

Thanks for visiting!


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