Thursday, January 22, 2015

Black and White Striped SASSY end table. An INSPIRED by Project

Good Morning my Beauties!
Its time for another version of 
Themed Furniture Makover.
This is where myself and some blogger friends get together 
for a little group project.
This months THEME was "INSPIRED BY"
I have to tell you...I had a bit of trouble with this project.
I went on to Pinterest to be inspired and would get lost and forget what I was doing. :)
It happens to the best of us.
 
Well, this was the table I was starting with.
I had yet to be inspired while trying to decide what I was going to do when I came upon
this adorable table on Pinterest.
It was created by.

Well the project was inspired by..not COPY
so I had to figure my own little TWIST on it.
I started by painting the top white and the legs and base a custom green I had mixed up.
While I was waiting I had to figure out how I wanted to do my lines.

I didn't want to do exact equal stripes so I did a pattern stripe instead.
I used some black and gray mixed paint and painted on my stripes.
When it was dry I distressed and waxed the heck out of it..and then buffed the heck out of it.
It gave it a nice vintage feel.

I even replaced the big old hardware with this simple little pull.
I mean the table had enough going on...It didn't need to go overboard on hardware.
I will tell you, that I struggled A LOT with this piece.
I am my own person..
I am a loud person..
I have no filter...
I have a very specific laugh...
I mean...people can not see me in the store..but they hear me laugh and they say..
I hear KARIN!!
I used to hate it..but I have grown to love it..
and the same goes for this table..
Its loud..its out there...
It does not fit in with the NORMAL.
Just like ME..
So a project that was causing me so much grief..
because I was worried, my piece in the roundup was going to give people a headache.
or make them go blind...LOL 
Has now made me incredibly Happy..
For all the same reasons I worried about.
Life is funny that way isn't it.


Just like the sign says...
"be the most BRILLIANT color in the box"

I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover...
and the little behind the scenes of my "one of a kind laugh"
Until Next time..Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL..
And don't forget..
I also have a LINK PARTY going!
You guys can come link up what you have been working on.
Just click HERE to enter

NOW go
Check out my friends 
gorgeous projects and see who
they were inspired by!



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be~YOU~tiful LINK Party and FEATURES

Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!


Melody and I are so excited to see what you guys have been busy working on this week!
The Art Is Beauty house has been busy with a 1/2 bath remodel,
a giveaway and a contest!

 Right now we have a GIVEAWAY going on for the MUST HAVES for painting
and I would be beyond thrilled if one of my BEAUTIES were to win!
You can enter HERE.

 Also, I was entered into a contest for my IKEA HACK.
Now I normally don't like to enter contests because of the stress,
but I have been told by my family and friends that I have to at least TRY to get some votes..
so you know I would love you forever if you Voted for my
IKEA HACK HERE!
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Now onto our Fabulous Features!
I have to say I am blown away.
It was so hard to choose from all the fabulous entries.
But these are the ones that Really caught my eye tonight!




 Storage Trunk Makeover by BrePurposed

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This gorgeous Rustic Wooden Angel wing by Lake Girl Paints


This Fabulous Kitchen Island by Fern Avenue.



This adorable Hutch Makeover by Little Vintage Cottage


 Now lets see what you have been working on!


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Must-Have Paint Makeover Favorites and a GIVEAWAY!



 Exciting News my BEAUTIES!!!!
Its GIVEAWAY time!!!
and its HUGE...I am talking;
I am jealous of it;.... BIG!
The best part...
There will be 2 Winners!!

 Now You all know how I love Maison Blanche Paint.
I have used it on so many projects that I have almost lost count. 
As a recap I will show you a few!

 The first was this beautiful little French Side Table using the 
La Chaux is more textural than chalk based paints. Lime Paints have been used for over seven thousand years and have even been found applied to the insides of pyramids! This is a very traditional European product and gives the look of multiple layers of paint with only one coat.  I think you will see in the post what I am talking about.

The Maison Blanche Paint Company's revolutionary Vintage Outdoor Furniture Paint is formulated with UV filters to help your color stay truer, longer. It's also permeable, allowing it to breathe and expand. Perfect for outdoor weather conditions.
 This one was a fun one because of its simplicity!
I used the Vintage Paint for this and Loved it.
 Maison Blanche is easy to use because it requires no prep! You don't have to use primer, you don't have to sand. Plus, it's a chalk based paint so it'll stick to almost anything.

This was the First time I had ever used Maison Blanche and from that
moment on I was hooked! 

and another of my most recent favorites..
AHHH MAZING finish!!

Now we all know that Paint is just PART of the process of the 
Furniture Makeovers!
We have the right paint...but we also need the RIGHT TOOLS....
As in HOME RIGHT!!! :)
Recently Debbie over at Refresh Restyle even used her Home Right 
sprayer ALONG with her Maison Blanche Paint for a fabulous finish!
I DON'T even Have one of these babies..but its on my Bucket List, 
especially after seeing what Debbie was able to do with hers.
You can see how effortlessly she painted her dining room chairs using hers 
You can see her full transformation HERE 

And where would we be without BRUSHES???
I mean...no matter what you are painting a good brush will ALWAYS
be your best friend!
Its not a secret that PURDY brushes are 
a prized possession  among ANY painter..
and guess what...
the Grand Prize winner will get a prize pack from them as well..
I mean..
REALLY?
These really are the MUST HAVEs...
and some lucky son of a gun is gonna get to win it!!!
So don't delay!
I am so excited to see who wins this
and all the fabulous things they will do with 
all these products!


The Grand Prize Winners Package Will Include:
One Lucky Runner-Up Will Receive:

Best of luck to you in the giveaway!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Please feel free to share on your social media pages with your family, friends & followers.

You can visit these great companies at the following locations:
Maison Blanche Paint Company on Facebook  | Instagram | YouTube
and find HomeRight on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube
as well as Purdy on Facebook | YouTube




Be sure to check out the other Projects by my friends!
Refresh Restyle
 Bliss Ranch
Fox Hollow Cottage
Hymns and Verses
and
The Wood grain Cottage

"I received product and/or compensation for reviewing Maison Blanche Paint Company products. All opinions are genuine."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Be~YOU~tiful LINK party and FEAUTURES!



Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!

Crazy busy town around here trying to find furniture...
putting away christmas stuff, rearranging the house
and working on projects.
The latest project was my
Old stereo Cabinet turned vintage bar!


You can see that HERE.

Today Melody will be picking out the features for this week!
and let me just say...I did NOT Pay her to say all those nice 
things about me!
She seriously made me blush!


This week it's my turn to pick favorites.  First, since this is my first time hosting,  some of you may not know my amazingly talented from Karin from Art Is Beauty.  Not only is Karin very talented beautiful and extremely sweet, she has a great eye for furniture and shares my love of giving old, vintage pieces new life.  


Here are a few examples of her beautiful work.




She's amazing, right?!  Anyway, enough about us, I want to share my favorites from last weeks link up. 

I was thrilled to see all the great projects and it was hard to pick!

First up I really loved what Doreen of Altered Artworks did with this desk she turned into a beverage station.



Next up Becca from Ivy & Co. gave this valet chair an adorable makeover.  I'm in love with that fabric!


And then there's this beauty from Shelly of Shizzle Design.  I love this pretty in pink French provincial highboy!  


I could go on and on for awhile about all your gorgeous projects!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!!

Thanks for stopping by and partying with Karin and I!!


Melody

 Now lets see what you have been working on!


*I would love for you to follow me! *You must link directly to your post. *In order to be featured, you must link back to me using a text link or the party button below. *Only home decor & design related crafts, DIY, how-to’s, decorating tips and recipes. *Visit one other party link. Share the love and the inspiration! *No links to shops, Etsy, giveaways or solicitations. *By linking up your post, you are giving Art is Beauty permission to use a picture as a feature on their blog and other social media outlets. Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.  

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Old strereo Cabinet turend Vintage Bar


Good Makeover Monday my BEAUTIES!
This are still busy as all get out here at the art is beauty house
even after Christmas and New years things have not settled down.
I have been working on Furniture left and right
and trying to keep the booths full,
but I still wanted to show you a makeover in the midst of the crazy. :)

I received this old stereo cabinet from a sweet friend.
I forgot to take a true before just because I was in a hurry.
This cabinet had been altered over the years. 
The original doors had been removed and two side
brackets were added.  I also had removed the metal brackets that had been
added to house glass sliding doors. 
I was in love with the shape of this piece.

The top had also seen better days. 
So I got to work.

I grabbed my Maison Blanche Mardi Gras and got to work.



I gave the piece a  couple coats of paint and let it dry. 
The inside I just simply cleaned up and waxed to bring back the 
deep wood color as a nice contrast to the green paint.
I finished off by waxing and buffing the whole piece to make the details pop.


I was so happy with the contrast between the deep dark 
rich wood tone and the pale paint on the outside.
How the simple paint accentuated the small details on the piece.

Ready to go into someones home and add a fun 
statement.

I hope you enjoyed this latest makeover and
that you come back later this week for our
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