Sunday, December 15, 2013

4 Random Projects

 With Christmas
coming up and projects needing to be completed,
I've been in high efficiency mode and
things have got done.

The first was more of a fun project,
 I was given a
 at a favorite things party and I couldn't leave it blank so.....
I found this hot cocoa recipe on pinterest
and stayed up late after the party for another hour to finish it.

My kids saw it in the morning and now want their own chalkboards.
Add another
 project for me that needs to be done by

Remember these knobs,
well now they're great necklace holders.
This was what I gave as my favorite thing at the party.

Had a party with my daughter and some of her friends. 
Made these really cute paintings
 *Be YOU tiful*

And last was this cute writing desk that I found at a garage sale in the summer.
It needed some love.
Had major potential though,
look at that carved border.
Now it's bright and beautiful
My daughter loves having this dainty little desk in her room.
I'm still on the hunt for a petite chair or stool to go with it, something in cream or white.
Maybe like these stools from
Porcelain Garden Stool - White Clouds Design
Oriental Furniture 18-Inch Carved Lattice Decorative Garden Stool
The desk has a flip down drawer that holds some of her special things.
This desk has amazing details and is so pretty.

Well tomorrow I'm off to finish some projects at the "shop" because,
 Christmas is coming.
Hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas Season.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

A Real Jenny Lind Bed and a Bedroom Makeover

I forgot that I did this in the fall and hadn't posted it yet. 
 That's why there is beautiful green grass instead of 3 feet of snow and -29 C for a back drop.
So we've all seen the
 Land of Nod
reproduction of Jenny Lind beds
and the fun colours that they come in. 
 I had in fact pinned a turquoise one myself
 and then almost died
when I saw that they were
I almost died again
(I know, a lot of dying I should look into a good life insurance plan)
 when I found this beauty
on Kijiji for
It is the original 120 year old spool bed and it is gorgeous.
*disclaimer (wood enthusiasts look away for the next part)*

I primed her white and fell in love
 and decided to paint her white so that she would stand out in my daughter's room,
 which is a lovely Tiffany blue colour.

Here is her room before the furniture came in.
and after
I love how the bed colour is in such high contrast to the wall.
Found some cute pillows at Target and since I'm not quite done the quilt that I've been making we just threw on her old comforter.
She is quite happy.
While doing the bed I also found this shelf for $5.00 at a garage sale.
Primed it white and was going to paint it light green, but really there is something wonderful about the contrast and it matches with the other things in her room, so it stayed white.
She got all excited that her room was coming together and organized her closet.
Got to love it when they are
old enough to care about the way things look.

I've completed a desk as well.  
(this is the before)
 It's going to be a part of a built in reading nook,
maybe for a Christmas gift.
This little side table still needs to be done,
(getting rid of the blond oak top)
and new hardware.
but of course the
 snow and crazy temperatures
 have killed all outdoor projects until April.
Looking forward to warmer weather.
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