Showing posts with label do-overs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label do-overs. Show all posts

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Do over, re-do!

Do you remember the curtain I stenciled a while back? 

If you don't, take a look here!

I really liked the finished product, but I under estimated how hard it was going to be and only got around to doing one! 

Huge FAIL!! So since I only had one side done,  I had no choice but to get new curtains and the one finished curtain was put in the back of the closet!

Ok, NOW do you remember the ottoman makeover? Here is a little refresher!


I loved the way it came out, unfortunately, with a toddler it didn't last very long! Maybe I choose the wrong type of fabric because spot cleaning was kind of impossible! The blue would bled onto the white and it ended up looking a mess!

Now to the whole point of the story...

Tonight I was a little bored, and sitting on the couch looking at my horrible ottoman and thought something has to be done about this! I went in my closet in search of fabric I could use and pulled out the one stenciled curtain!!

Totally had an light bulb moment!

It came out perfect! 





Even failures can turn out to be success stories! 

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!!

I'll be partying here this week

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sherika and Stripes!

Last week I had a SHERIKA day!!
I was feeling a little overwhelmed and had a mini breakdown. Now looking back I don't exactly know why, but it felt good just to get a good cry out! 
My husband freaked out a little cause it came out of nowhere and he had absolutely no clue what was going on. Of course, he thought he did something wrong! I assured him it was all me and told him I felt guilty for needing a "break!"
Long story even longer, he told me anytime I was feeling like that to just let him know and he would help in anyway he could. 

So we coined the term, Sherika day!
This day I can just be me, not mommy or wife, and I don't have to feel guilty for it!
It was a big relief to express how I was feeling and for him to understand!

So on this day I tried to get in everything possible that I could!
 Shopping, nails, movies, eating out and not worrying about sippy cups and diaper changes in the back seat! (Please tell me I'm not the only mother who does that!!)
It was a great day! 

On my adventure I walked around a place in our city called antique village! 

Just one of the awesome stores!
 It's wonderful!! 
A whole street with nothing but beautiful old shops, with amazing treasures. Room after room of gorgeous pieces old and new!
I found this little ottoman, stool, or whatever you want to call it! It was only 8 dollars so I grabbed it!!


The fabric was $1.50 a yard at Walmart!!
I used Krylon's classic grey in gloss


I didn't have painter tape...so I used electrical tape to spray on the stripe! Who knew it would actually work great!!

Before
 After

Happy Thursday!!

Linking up to 
The DIY Show Off

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Drab to FAB!!

I kinda inherited this console table when we moved into our home!
It worked perfectly fine for what we needed, but definitely was in need of a face lift!





  I first sanded it, then used Krylon's dual primer and paint





And Here's she is in all her Fabulousness!





The entryway is starting to look pretty good! 
I'm still in need of a rug and I probably will end up adding a little something to those boring lamp shapes!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Please have a seat!

I've always wanted to explore the world of reupholstering, but the thought made me a little uneasy. 

But, since I knew that I would never pay the amount that professionals charge, I had no choice but to tackle it head first. I started small with a chair that was very simple, I purchased this chair from Craigslist for $10.00



I first took off the seat cushion, and spray painted the the chair with Krylons bright idea in gloss.
(I do just about everything in gloss) 

Then, using a hammer and nails, because I currently do not own a staple gun, I covered the cushion with fabric from Hobby Lobby. I wanted to give the chair a young, fresh look, so I went with a very modern pattern. 
~adding your  more padding is always a good idea, especially if it is an older chair. ~




Now on to a bigger challenge!

Sorry I don't have any pictures of this chair in its raw state. I got so anxious to do it I totally forgot to take a before!
I cheated with this chair but Shhhhh...That's our little secret!
 I read every article and blog and seen every Youtube video on how your suppose to properly reupholster a chair, well unfortunately as you will soon find out I'm more of an, as long as it look,good rather than following all the directions kind of girl!
  I first  painted the arms and legs black.
 Here is the the part I cheated on...instead of taking the original fabric off I just covered it with some padding, and instead of using fabric I covered the chair with two $20 rugs from Walmart.




TA-DAAAA!!!

 The chair was $20 on Craigslist
two rugs from Walmart were $20 each
 $60 project compared to hundreds you would spend with the professionals!!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I love my Lamp!!

I have been stalking my local Goodwill store for the perfect lamp for the master bedroom. I knew exactly what I wanted in my head and wouldn't settle for anything less! I've seen a few but the price wasn't quite right....finally I found her!!
$12.99 and it included the shade!
I couldn't leave without it! There were two different but very similar lamps and totally not thinking I only bought one! 
Let's just say less than two hours later I was rushing back praying that she was still there! The lady who checked me out said, "I see your back!"

I felt like such a winner!!

I love the vintage look, I spray painted them navy blue with 
Krylon gross 
to add a modern flair.


YUCK!


I added navy blue rope for a personal touch!


Before 


After



Here she is...I'm so in love!!



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