Saturday, August 16, 2014

Liebster Award Nomination


Thanks to DesignThusiasm for nominating me for a Liebster Award! You're too sweet! The Liebster Award is an avenue for new blogs to be recognized and to help their audience grow, which is basically awesome-sauce.

The Liebster Award rules:
  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 250 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.
Here are 11 random facts about me:
  1. I'm a natural redhead. I'm not currently redheaded.
  2. I've trained myself to be a glass-is-half-full type of person but I wasn't always that way.
  3. I have a twin brother that happens to be an amazing, award-winning artist: http://www.tyrus.co/
  4. I'm very disorganized, but I'm a purger. Which means I accidentally throw a lot of stuff away.
  5. I play the violin and so does my redheaded son.
  6. I am a great secret keeper.
  7. I love the color white, but there are no white rooms in my house.
  8. I am funny.
  9. I can remember anything if it involves music. Thanks Suzuki method.
  10. I love getting mail and/or packages.
  11. I think memory making is very important.
My answers to DesignThusiam’s questions:
  1. What do you want to achieve from blogging? I want to inspire people, both to complete their own DIY projects and to see the value in vintage and antique items. 
  2. What is your dream career? I have it. I love being an antique dealer/DIYer/Blogger/Mom/Wife. Life is good.
  3. What is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to? Savannah. It's not far from where we are (ATL metro), but there's something magical about it. I'm happy there.
  4. Name 3 things you’d like to accomplish in the next few years. I'm always researching, so I hope to just learn more about antiques. Travel abroad. Live through parenting teenagers.
  5. If you could have a talent that you don’t currently have, what would be it? Singing. I can't sing for grits. 
  6. What would you like more of? Time with my kids before they are grown.
  7. What would you like less of? Lima beans.Who needs the nasty buggers?!
  8. If you could have dinner with someone famous, dead or alive, who would it be? Ronald Reagan
  9. Name one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I previously had my own interior design business, but did not love it. So here I am!
  10. How would you describe your style? Confused. No? Okay, feminine country. 
  11. What do you really like about yourself? I'm loyal. 
My nominees for The Liebster Award are the following:
  1. Susan – Rustic Rediscovered – @rrediscovered 
  2. Susan – Susan Newberry Designs – @SNewberry55
  3. Karen – The Decorated Next – @decoratedkaren
  4. Bridget – Angel Fire Love – @ToHoldTheSky 
  5. Tina – Repurposed-Life – @TinaBurrowsOK
  6. Mandy – The Sassy Starfish – @MandyLHornsby
  7. Stephanie and Debbie – Painted Poppies – @_PaintedPoppies
  8. Angela – A to Z Custom Creations – @AtoZCC
  9. Jill - Weathered Pieces - @WeatheredPieces
  10. Becca - DIY Vintage Chic - @DIYVintageChic
  11. Danielle - Vintage Danielle - @VintageDanielle
Here are the 11 Questions for my nominees to answer:
  1. Who do you hope will read your blog?
  2. What inspires you to blog?
  3. What is your very favorite food to put into your mouth?
  4. Fill in the blank. On a rainy day I want to ________.
  5. Where do you go when you want to be alone?
  6. What makes your heart sing?
  7. What random smell grosses you out?
  8. What do you consider to be your greatest talent?
  9. What is one thing you'd like to get better at?
  10. What color makes you happy? 
  11. Your best personality trait?
Thanks for reading and sharing!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Duck Egg Blue Dresser

Hi Friends!

I recently rehabed a Bassett 4 drawer dresser. This came from an estate sale about a year ago.  Since we sold several pieces in a short amount of time, I had to get it done. No more procrastinating on this one!

Before
The top needed some TLC, so painting was the only way to go. This sucker is solid wood. Medium sized, but oh so heavy!

Add that TLC we talked about, along with some Duck Egg Blue (which is sort of green) chalky paint, some special artistic detailing, and we have a much prettier little thing. Don't you agree?

After



Awww! I loooovvvvve this one! Hope you do, too.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Reclaimed & Repurposed Window Frames

I finally got some more window frames listed onto Etsy. Selling stuff on Etsy is super time consuming, so my online shop gets neglected. My space in the The Old Hardware Store is full, so Etsy is feelin' some love this week.

These can be used for soooo many different things. Hanging jewelry, sunglasses, keys, photos. Use them for bridal or baby showers to display photos of the bride & groom or mom & dad-to-be when they were babies. You can even use them to hang gift cards for a group gift to the teacher from her class.

For your viewing pleasure, some of my favorite pics: