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Monday, April 30, 2012

. . . and Eden played in the gutter.

My crazy weekend went a little something like this.
Chandler won his first tennis tournament
 and Eden played in the gutter.
I was able to see Ree Drummond, the adorable and very insightful author of Pioneer
and Eden played in the water.
Mayer loved his new skateboard I found at a garage sale for $2.00
and Eden played with the dog and the hose.
I painted another dresser and experimented a bit with color.
The verdict is still out.
And Eden ran around in the grass.
Mayer took his $2.00 skateboard in the pool and we had a long talk about how skateboards are not allowed in the pool, on the trampoline or in the house . . . again
and Eden enjoyed the water poolside.
Later, Eden played with her best-ee friend ever.
I painted a French coffee table black, the safe and neutral color black
and Eden played with her daddy and her best-ee.
And it was good.

Oh La La Garaging Finds

It was a very Frenchy weekend out garaging.  Here's a look at my favorite oh la la finds...
 This french leg dresser will go on craigslist today.  Paid $40, will list at $150
 I fell in love with this french style settee.  Paid $50, will list for $195
 I picked up two of these french chairs for $25 each.  I'm not sure if I want to sell them as is or if I'll have my upholsterer cover them in burlap and feed sack- what do you think? And my favorite find that's not so Frenchy but that I'll be keeping...
A rusty metal Royal Crown Cola sign thats over 4' long. Only $5 at an awesome garage sale.  What did you find this weekend?  Can't wait to hear- leave us a comment.  Love, Kelly.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wow! $1.00 Paint

 I'm at a garage sale when I see it:
One gallon brand new Behr Premium Plus, Satin, Peacock blue, sitting in a house ready to get foreclosed on and I ask the home owner how much he wants for his paint.  "$1.00," he replies and I bring it home.
Three dressers later,
two out of the three already sold.
How many more dressers can I paint with this $1.00 paint?  I'm thinking another dozen.
Linking up to:
Jenny Matlock

Potato Sack Pillows

I just wanted to share a quick idea with you.  I recently acquired 27 Idaho potato sacks for a steal of a price.  Since I don't sew, I had my slip cover guy stitch them up for me and make pillows.  Here' how they turned out...

My favorite is the Penny Pincher!  Love those colors.  Because the sacks were a loose weave we were unable to put in zippers- so they are just sewn around all 4 sides.  Also, each pillow was first covered in a burlap cloth in order to hide the white of the pillow.  Let me know what you think.  Also, I'll try to make a decision on my new buffet and let you know SOON.  I really love the piece- however, I'd really like to  paint it in a fun color -not black.  I wanted to let everyone that loves the wood know that this is a piece that has to be painted- the veneer is chipped and there are deep nail holes in the top of the piece.  A little wood putty and paint and it will look good as new.  Thanks for all of the comments- it really helps to hear everyone's ideas.  Love, Kelly.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another trip to Qcumberz

I had plenty to clean out today in the garage.  Today was a Qcumberz day; a day when I take completed projects down to the shop.  Qcumberz is in downtown Phoenix, about 1/2 an hour from my home.  It's an all day affair, but I really look forward to this time.
The counselor was home, caring for the little ones as I packed up the truck.  
The kids are going to the zoo with daddy.  Everyone is excited for today.
Reef had a few projects of his own to show me before I left on my adventures.

So, what am I taking to the shop?
I found this mail box at a garage sale for $1.00.  
I’ve had luck selling old mail boxes, I just thought I’d give this one an official addressee.
I’ve been meaning to fix up this old chair.
I found a scenic vintage pillow case and it worked perfect for the new fabric for the seat cushion.
Painted black, then touched it up with my favorite green.
Last week while at garage sales, I found this old folding table and chairs for $40.00.  
The owner of this cute little set, a woman in her late fifties, said her grandma had it pulled cart and buggy from her home in Washington State down here to Arizona.  The owner also said she remembered as a little girl when her grandmother painted it orange and black.  
I love it as-is.  I used a little glue to secure all the joints and the chairs and table are as good as new. 
Eden helped me with this old wood box.
We painted it up and modge-podged it with the word GROW.  I bri-waxed this $2.00 thrift store shutter and painted pink this metal hanging heart.
I painted another turquoise end table and fixed up this wood garbage can.
I found more vintage owls. I just painted the frames and distressed them a bit.
I paint this retro end table dresser an heirloom white.
And this little $10.00 French dresser painted up in Disney purple and silver.
With a little help, I bring everything in and start setting up.
Lots of stacking.
The chairs hang from the ceiling.
I usually stop at Chipotle on the drive home and pick up burritos for dinner.  The last thing I want to do when I get home is cook.  I just want to dip my chips in the best guacamole around and let the counselor tell me all about his time at the zoo with the little ones!