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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free Graphics Wednesday #31

Hello blogland friends, I hope your week has been going well. 
I’ve been taking some time off from blogging as you probably noticed.  I just wasn’t getting the family time I needed and as much work done as I wanted to so I’ve had to cut back on the blogging.
I have gotten several pieces of furniture done in the mean time and will be sharing soon. 
Now to the free graphics.  Feel free to right click and chose “save as” on the following images.  Feel free to Pin any of these images just be sure to give credit to my blog please. Enjoy.

hatlady

I love this lady with the unique hair-do.

flowerstand

This is a pretty gold basket of flowers with gold ribbon.

flowerstand2


flowerbasket

A pretty basket of roses.

birds



birds1

Pretty violets and a family of birds around their nest.

Have a great week. Princess


Here are the rules for using these images.

  • The above images are free and for personal use only they are not for re-sale.
  • International viewers please check the copyright laws for your country.
  • I do research the images to check if they are copyright free to the best of my ability before I share them with you, and because I am providing the graphics for free I am not legally responsible if you use these images and are sued for copyright infringement. It is totally your choice to use or not use the images.



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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Graphic Wednesday #30

Hello ladies! I hope your week has started out well. 

Here are your free graphics for this week.  Feel free to use them in any of your projects or pin them to your boards.

cherrybasket

First I have this patriotic basket of cherries.

2lilguys

How about this adorable pair?

sailboats
I love the sailboats and the frame.

lilsoldier
This little guy is at attention and ready to do your bidding!

lovelygirl

Have a great Memorial Day weekend Blogland friends.  
Be safe.Princess

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Here are the rules for using these images.

  • The above images are free and for personal use only they are not for re-sale.
  • International viewers please check the copyright laws for your country.
  • I do research the images to check if they are copyright free to the best of my ability before I share them with you, and because I am providing the graphics for free I am not legally responsible if you use these images and are sued for copyright infringement. It is totally your choice to use or not use the images.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Vintage Dining Set & A New Baby Girl

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day.  I just returned from Canton, Texas, First Monday Trade Days and boy was it hot! Saturday was the worse day but I did find several items I’ll be re-furbishing and sharing in the next few weeks.
My first find is my favorite! A new baby girl! Yes! It’s a girl! I named her Chica.

chica

Have you ever tried to take a picture of a wiggling puppy?! Not easy. LOL Anyway she weighs in at a whopping one-half pound and just loves her new Mommy.

chica1

My schnauzer doesn’t know quite what to do with her. I think Bo believes she is a nuisance more than anything else.
Anyhoo, I just wanted to share the new addition to my family.  Now on to the dining set.
Here’s the before.

tablebefore2

And here is the after.

finished

The table I picked up at an antique shop and the chairs are a mixed lot that I have found at estate sales.
I want to share a little about the table as it is quite different than any I had seen before and the lady I bought it from thought it was broken.  The top of the table lifts up and off and you draw the ends out to extend it to seat six people.


tablebefore

Which is not really so different. It is the fact that the bottom of the center piece has pegs that fit into holes located in the bottom on the extensions.

tablepegs

centertable copy

Have any of you ever seen a table made like this? Anyway, I thought it was rather different.
I started refinishing the table by stripping off all the veneer. It had bubbled up and several large pieces had come off.  Sorry I did not think to take a picture before I stripped it and sanded it down.
After that was done and I had cleaned the table thoroughly I painted it with Annie Sloan’s “Coco” which is a brownish gray and a great base color.


tablecoco


Once that was dry I started dry brushing the table with “Pure White” chalk paint. Slowly adding layers of paint to achieve a time worn look.


tabledrybrush



closepaint

I then applied a coat of clear soft wax and then gave the whole table a good sanding removing more of the chalk paint.
closeupside

I may even go back and give it another good sanding as I really like that chipping, worn look.

The chairs were stained brown with a lacquer finish. I gave them a light sanding and cleaned them thoroughly.  I then took “Louis Blue” chalk paint and added “Pure White” to it using three parts blue to one part white.

chair

After the paint had dried I waxed them with clear wax and distressed them.  I just love this color so soft and pretty and it looks so good with my gray and white walls and my “Louis Blue” and white buffet.


chair2


tableclose

finished1

I hope you are inspired by my little dining set and would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to Pin any of my pictures. Princess

Until next time,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Free Graphic Wednesdays #29

Wow! I’ve been so busy I forgot it was Wednesday but don’t worry I still have a couple hours left in the day.  Plenty of time to share my free graphics with you.

Here we go! For Mother’s Day crafts we have a young mother and baby.

youngmother1



policebaby
I love this police baby. Adorable.

twoladies

Two lovely ladies.

twoladies2

twoladiesframe

And finally a French postcard.

frenchpostcard

frenchpostcardback

Have a great rest of the week. Princess

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Here are the rules for using these images.

  • The above images are free and for personal use only they are not for re-sale.
  • International viewers please check the copyright laws for your country.
  • I do research the images to check if they are copyright free to the best of my ability before I share them with you, and because I am providing the graphics for free I am not legally responsible if you use these images and are sued for copyright infringement. It is totally your choice to use or not use the images.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kitchen Remodel: The Reveal

Hello Friends, I’m finally ready to share my new kitchen.  This post will have lots of pictures so it may take some time to load.  I love my new kitchen.  I hope you do too.

barclose
Feel free to Pin any of my pictures.

Remember the before?

kitchen1

Not really a bad kitchen just blah.  I had a vision of a French Manor kitchen. A little bling, a little shabby, and a lot lovely.


cookend

In my mind’s eye I could see tin ceiling tiles, a farm sink, distressed cabinets, and chandeliers.


kitchen3
Before


stoveview


I wanted a look that seemed to have happened over time. So my hardware on my cabinets starts on the top cabinets with glass knobs, then on the drawers I put cup pulls that were black and I painted them Paris Gray and distressed them. The bottom cabinets have black wrought iron pulls.


cabinets

The pulls I painted were not sealed so they would continue to distress.

Do you remember the eat in side of my kitchen?

kitchen4

Again not so bad but very uninspired and cluttered with too much furniture.


eatin1


Now I love coming into my kitchen! It makes me smile and is so relaxing.  My curtains are from Bed, Bath, & Beyond and I was so excited when I saw them as they were exactly what I wanted! I had thought I was going to have to drag out the sewing machine, which I can use but hate to. lol. By the way the curtains are actually shower curtains.  The sheers are from Wal-Mart.

eatin

The flooring is by Allure in Cherry.


mirror



table

I’ll be sharing how I refurbished this table and chairs in a later post.


chandy


My wrought iron chandelier I found on E-bay.  The flush mount chandelier and the tear drop one over the sink are from Lowe’s.


flatchandi



ceiling



endbar


I hope you read my post on upgrading your stock cabinets by closing them in and adding architectural elements like I have done on mine.  If not you’ll find that post here.

window


I have never enjoyed my view of the cooking porch and the lake more.

tasklight


Who said task lighting had to be hidden or ugly?  I found these on my trip last year to Tennessee.


fromdining


I still have a few things I want to do and when I finish them I’ll be sure to share them with you.  Oh yes,  my budget was $3,000 to $4,000 and I went over that a little because I chose a more expensive refrigerator and curtains.  I also decided to carry the new flooring on into the laundry room.  I spent right at $4500.

Getting ready to go to Canton, Texas to the First Monday Trade Days.  

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Free Graphic Wednesday #28

Almost forgot it was Wednesday, but I found a few good images to share with you at the last minute.


motherbaby

Mother & Baby

motherbaby2

A pink & blue bow

ribbonpink





laceroses



crownwings

Crown & wings

crownwings1


birdbasket

Bird & flower basket

Hope you’re having a great week.  I’ll be sharing my kitchen reveal tomorrow or Friday.  Hope you’ll come back by to check out all my hard work. Princess

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Here are the rules for using these images.

  • The above images are free and for personal use only they are not for re-sale.
  • International viewers please check the copyright laws for your country.
  • I do research the images to check if they are copyright free to the best of my ability before I share them with you, and because I am providing the graphics for free I am not legally responsible if you use these images and are sued for copyright infringement. It is totally your choice to use or not use the images.

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