Jul 312012

It’s SO close, I can hardly contain myself!

My Sweet C is going to be home TOMORROW and her room is coming along, minus the whole ruffle throw thing I promised.

Here is a sneak peek, in case she happens to be reading this week… if so, I LOVE YOU BABY! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

Sweet C's Room

Sweet C's Room

Sweet C's Room

PS. I sent her a joke today: What do you call a fake noodle?


 PPS. This happened to our bedroom yesterday… IDK HOW that got there ;) Guess I’ll be making that ruffle throw after all!

Yes, A Sewing Table in Our Room

Yes, A Sewing Table in Our Room

 Posted by at 3:54 pm
May 312012

My Sweet C, Grandma and I were cruising though the furniture store one day when C saw it, her room’s inspiration…

Swanky BedMy, oh my, does she have serious taste.

What to do about a 13 year old who’s eyes dazzle at a $2,800 bed… besides the obvious, “Ummm, no”? Recommend finding a much less expensive tufted headboard and bedazzle it ourselves, of course!

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 Posted by at 5:02 pm
May 162011

On Sunday, I participated in AlternaCraft with my Remy tiles, UPcycled necklaces and accessories and I had SO much fun! My neighbors, Diana from Poisonous Legwear and Amanda from Amanda’s Naturals, were amazing and very generous with information on their success. Thanks ladies!

My set up was pretty sweet, a lot of people stopped just to give compliment and ask about my display piece, I think I might start calling her “Miss Dale”. My tiles showed well, especially the America and Dot tiles – my two favorite! Maybe I just pimped them out more? Who knows… but, they are gone now! The UPcycled necklaces and flowers were a hit; many vendors there were selling vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry, but none like my cotton jewels, so I was in a unique niche.

AlternaCraft Display

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 Posted by at 11:19 am
Apr 222011

This bad girl has been resting ever so peacefully in our garage for the past 3 years… Have we even lived here 3 years yet? Well, it has been here since the day after we got here, at least. I have had really good intentions to clean her up and make her whole again ever since she came to live with us.

dalescraft buffet

There is a brass-like tag on the inside of the right door that says “Dalescraft Fine Furniture”, but I cannot find any history on the company, so it is getting the whole she-bangle work up to match my style: glued, sanded, primed, painted, distressed and waxed. Antiques Roadshow? Not for this gal.

fixing the broken leg

Step One – Fix the broken leg so it does not have to lay on B’s old quilt. [Side note: Have quilt dry cleaned after completion] Have you ever used Gorilla Glue? I have used it on this project, on my Remember Tiles, and my memo frames and I think it is the best invention for home repair since duck tape. It works on everything and a dab will do ya since the glue expands while setting up - it is really pretty amazing stuff and if you have not tried it, here is your recommendation. You’re welcome.

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 Posted by at 4:10 pm
Apr 182011

I think I finally found the door handles I have been looking for on my buffet remodel!


I said, “Babe, I think these are the ones, maybe someday soon the buffet will move from the garage to the house and you will be able to park in the garage again!”

B: “Don’t tease me…”

HAHAHA! I <3 my husband to the moon and back!

 Posted by at 7:37 pm
Mar 042011

Dalescraft Buffet - WAY Before

And I don’t know what to do with it.

Originally, I wanted to paint it like this hutch, but a different color. Brooke has all of the information on priming, painting and glazing; I was pumped and ready to roll.

But then, everybody that has come over and seen the piece has told me that they would NEVER paint it and would just refinish it… ::sigh:: Isn’t that just boring?

The buffet has no sentimental value, my grandma purchased it at an auction a long time ago and now it’s in my hands. There is a Dalescraft Fine Furniture sticker in the inside of the door, but I can’t find any information on the brand… so it must not be rare or exclusive.

 What is a girl to do!?

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