Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sofa Transformation?

Need some inspiration today?  See this white sofa?

It used to be navy blue!!  Whaa you say?  Can you believe it was transformed with spray paint?
Click here for the full story & an awesome blog...

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Campaign Desk

Is finished!!   I bought this last week at Goodwill & was able to work on it over the weekend.  Here are the before pics:

Note the hutch in the background. Any ideas as to what to do with that?

Here are some shots during the process:

Heat up the Goodwill stickers to get them off!

Take off all of the hardware including the corner brackets. I used this tool to remove the corner
brackets that are held on with really small nails:
I tried to clean up the nails, pulls & brackets with Brasso....didn't work.  I also used my Easy Off Oven Cleaner solution...didn't work.  So, I spray painted them....worked! 

Here is the chair before:

And, a final before/after shot:




Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Bruce Sighting

Well, not the real Bruce. Springsteen that is!  On Saturday night, we went to a concert here in Cincinnati that featured a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. And let me tell you, they were awesome!  They've been on the Vegas circuit & have now been traveling the US. Maybe they are coming to your town. Click here for their website!

Awesome I tell ya..
Happy Monday!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Green Blooms

Now is the time to enjoy your lime green hydrangeas if you have them in your yard! I was at a friend's house yesterday & she has them blooming all over the place. She cut off 2 for me & I've been enjoying them in my kitchen:

More fun uses of hydrangeas:

Happy Friday & enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Best Goodwill Find - Part 2

I have blogged before about my 'best goodwill find' to date, but now want to add a Part 2.  I am really excited about this campaign desk that I found at my favorite Goodwill yesterday on sale!   I really love the desk & am not going to use the top hutch in this space. Maybe I'll use it as a bookcase in another room. The desk needs some paint & brasso to clean up the corners. Can't wait to start!

This is the space that I plan to use the new desk!
The campaign desk should brighten up this area! And just maybe I can clean up those annoying computer cords?!!

Here are some white desk inspiration shots:




Stay tuned. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Upcoming IKEA trip

I've got a volleyball match to attend this weekend & just the luck, IKEA is right next door.  Check out some of their new items that are great prices. I will be looking for these at our local store:

Bild poster....$3.00

Trilling poster, set of 3....$9.00

Pablo Picasso poster....$12.00

Fejka artificial lavendar....$6.99

And this to go with that:

I have to admit that a trip to IKEA can be overwhelming, so it's good to check things out before going in there.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Metal Table Inspiration

I've been on a kick this week checking out all the new furniture available at Kreiss!   I spotted this coffee table & loved the simple metal lines & the travertine top!

It reminded me of this metal table/travertine top that my husband made a while ago that is now being used as our dining room bar top:

Future project?!!  Shh...we are still trying decide what type of a bar top to use outside on the never-ending patio project. Any ideas?

TGIF & enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Find

Today is 50% off at Goodwill so I thought I'd stop in.   I've been looking for a new coffee table book and am happy to say I found a nice one for $2!!  It's Amy Butler's Midwest Modern which is loaded with great pics!  And, can you believe, it is signed by Amy Butler!!!! Whaaaat?! Are you kidding me?  It is dated and says '9/28/07   Especially for Evon! Peace & Joy   Amy Butler'.

Gotta ♥ Goodwill
Happy Saturday!!

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