Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thrift-Store Chair Upcycle

Hello my friends!  I'm so sorry that I have been away so long.  I have been enjoying my summer with my beautiful daughter and haven't had much time for crafting.

But, last week I popped in a thrift store downtown and found this chair for $2.97. 

 I have been wanted to paint something lately and was so happy to get a sturdy chair for less than $3.  Wow!!!!  I really need to drop into thrift stores more often.

So, I went to Walmart and bought some Enamel Paint in Alluring Bermuda Bay Blue.  

Since I was using an enamel paint, I decided not to go to great lengths to sand it.  I just took off the shine, that was left, with a 180 fine grit sanding block.  

After three good coats of paint, I am in love with this cute little chair.

Now I just need to decide if I am going to use it inside or out.

I LOVE painted furniture!
I know how much fun it is, yet every time I paint something and bring it back to life, I still feel surprised at the difference a can of paint makes.  I hope you find something fabulous to paint this summer too!

These are the Link Parties that I frequent.  I may not post to every one every week, but just incase I do, here they are:

Kuzak’s Closet,   Marvelously Messy,   Under the Table and Dreaming,   The Tattered Tag,   Flamingo Toes,   Lamb Around,   Cherished TreasuresPetite Hermine,   Nifty Thrifty ThingsSkip to my Lou,   Sumo’s Sweet StuffMaking the World Cuter,   The Girl Creative,   Singing Three Little Birds,   Mad in Crafts,   11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven,   Craftomaniac,   Creating My Way to Success,   Sew Can Do,   Embellishing Life,   C.R.A.F.T.,   It’s a Blog Party,   Me Making Do,   Sarahndipities,   The DIY Home Sweet Home Project,   Funky Polka Dot Giraffe,   Today’s Creative Blog,   Hope Studios,         Ladybug Blessings,   Tip Junkie,   A Silly Little Sparrow,   Giggles Glitz & Glam,   Not JUST a Housewife,   Reason’s to Skip the Housework,   Little Birdie Blog,   The Blackberry Vine,   Blue Cricket,   The Trendy Treehouse,   Lil’ Luna,   The Thrifty Home,   Seven Thirty Three,   Sew Much Ado,   Handyman Craftywoman,   Sweet Craft Cakes,   Tea Rose Home,    Twin Dragonfly Designs,   Elements Interiors,   Fun to Craft,   The Shabby Chic Cottage,    House of Hepworth’s,   Somewhat Simple,   Rhinestone Beagle,   Yesterday on Tuesday,   Kojo Designs,   While He Was Napping,   Tatertots and Jello,   Bubbly Nature Creations,   Funky Junk Interiors,   Creation Corner,    A Few of my Favorite Things,   It’s a Hodgepodge Life,   My Romantic Home,   The Shabby Nest,    Frugal and Fabulous Design,   Sun Scholars,      Whipperberry,   At the Picket FenceFingerprints on the Fridge,   Home Sweet Farm,   Young & Crafty,   Freckled Laundry,   Iron Violet Designs,   Fireflies & Jellybeans,   Be Different Act Normal,    Craft Envy,    Along for the Ride,   A Vision to Remember,    Saturday Mornings,   It’s a Crafty Life,   Childmade,     Sew Can Do,  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blissfully Meandering through Vacation

Hi Friends!
I am so sorry that I have been missing.  It was the end of the school year and then we jumped in the car and headed for vacation.  I am going to share some of our pics with you.  Since I am not crafting on vacation, I will share what I have.

Here is a trail in Dunsmuir California that leads to Mossbrea Falls!

Here is Mossbrea Falls

This is my handsome hubby and my beautiful daughter. 

Sacramento River

Here we are sticking our feet in the FREEZING water.  I think it is melted snow from Mt. Shasta.   We could only put our feet in for a few seconds and it would send a cramp up our legs.  Brrrrrr.  But it was fun.

Just down the road from Mossbrea Falls is Hedge Creek Falls.
My daughter said the her friend the wind was blowing and making her cheeks cold.

Hedge Creek Falls

This is the view from behind the falls.  It was really cool to go behind a waterfall.

We continued on our vacation to Oregon.

Here's a little deer on the side of the road.  May not be a big deal to everyone, but it's something we don't see very often in Central California. 

We finally made it to our home for the week, in beautiful Sunriver, Oregon.  If you are ever in central Oregon, the very best way to enjoy the beauty is to rent a house in Sunriver through Sunray Vacation Rentals.  

We went with cousins to visit a kids salon called Sprouts in Bend, Oregon.  My beautiful daughter got feathers and glitter put in her hair.

And her first Manicure!

Here is the view from my husband's Aunt's back porch in Bend, Oregon.

As we have more adventures this week, I will post again.