Wednesday, August 21, 2013

sun dress.

I had this little sun dress sitting in a box of keepsakes.
I wore it when I was a little girl.
My awesome mom made it.

Evidence of toddler play remained in a few spots,
so I gently hand washed it.

I thought I remembered a picture of me wearing it,  
so to my trusty Baby Book I went.

I found one!
In order to display this duo as I wanted,
I sprayed this old, cheap-o frame white.

I didn't have any white spray paint on hand, 
but I did have spray primer.  
That's how it remains.
Is that bad?

Anyway, apparently I wore the dress on my 3rd birthday!
My awesome mom also made that great Cookie Monster cake.

I also spray painted spray primed two clothes pins,
nailed them to the wall, 
and pinched the dress loops into them.

I guess the office wasn't totally complete after all.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


I learned how!

I bought this lamp at a yard sale.

I tried to color match the curtains, but it didn't pan out all that well.
(the actual color is much lighter in person)

I thought glazing it black would darken it, 
so I watched a bunch of online tutorials to learn how.
It's super easy.

The glazing bug bit me, 
so I tried brown glaze on this chair:

before brown glaze

after brown glaze

Then I tried gray glaze on this lamp:

before gray glaze

after gray glaze

It's a pretty cool finishing technique.

Friday, August 9, 2013

painted panels.

Our workout room didn't have much to say for itself:

Pretty disorganized.

 Zero character.

Since I choose to keep the walls white,
I thought dark curtains might be nice.

I couldn't find a graphic fabric I loved,
so I just bought a bunch of this teal
and made 4 panels out of it.

I purchased a stencil several months ago on a whim,
and thought it would be interesting to try it out on this project.
So, I painted the panels!

With a little rearranging, a yard sale end table, and some curtain lovin'
 this room is much more put together.

I am a fan of paisley.