Fabulous Finds and Fashions 2

Fabulous Finds and Fashion-Blue and White

This next weekend is a long weekend for America with Fourth of July on Monday!! So glad we can take a day to celebrate our country and it’s birthday!

I decided to to blue and white and a little red in honor of 4th of July! Haley found this shirt for me at Ross and I figured it was the perfect way to start. First I paired it with navy blue shorts and some simple silver sandals. (sorry the shorts are a little wrinkly. I’m going for the very casual look! :))

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Here is a close-up of the design down the front of the shirt. So pretty!

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Here I paired it with the classic denim. This could be pants, shorts or a skirt. The same silver sandals and some white earrings finish it off.

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Here is to the red, white and blue! How about red jeans with the shirt. I love how this looks! Perfect for the holiday! I’m sure it will be too hot that day to actually wear this, but maybe I can find some red shorts instead. Some blue sandals and silver earrings complete the outfit.

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Thanks for coming by today! If you are here in America, be sure to have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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My Vintage Chair Makeover

I’m back today with another makeover! I have so many projects and I am trying to get them done before  summer will be over and I will be back in school!! It’s much harder during the school year.

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This chair belonged to my Grandpa, my dad’s dad. He was born in 1898 . He sailed here from Holland and met his wife on the ship. They were married after they arrived in the United States. We have even found their names on the registry at Ellis Island. So much history! My dad received this chair after my grandpa passed away many years ago and it was in my parents room for a long time. My mom was ready for something different and asked if I wanted it. Of course! It has sat in Lauren’s room for a couple of years and I finally decided it was time to renew it.

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First I had to take off all the old material and batting.  Do you see all the little nailhead tacks? Yep, I had to remove all of those, plus staples.

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I used a small screwdriver and pliers to help me pull them all out.

This isn’t very pretty :(. I will have to figure out something to cover it up.

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Here is what was underneath everything. I pulled out all these nails too. The ‘stuffing’ is just a pillow inserted into the middle.

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Here it is, all naked. I tightened up the straps with a few more staples underneath and gave the wood a good cleaning. Then I used some antiquing wax on the brown wood to freshen it up a bit.

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I used the material from the old cover as a pattern to cut out a new one. I had some painters cloth and decided to use that for my cover. I laid the old one on top of the cloth and cut around it. I had to do some trimming afterwards.

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It didn’t quite come out straight! After trimming, I sewed the two sides together, leaving the back open to insert new padding.  Notice, I purposely left the hem on the back so I wouldn’t have to sew it! 🙂 #justLOVEsewing!! #NOT!

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The padding that was in it was in pretty good shape, so I used it again.

I found this pretty twisted trim at Hobby Lobby and thought it would look relly good with the chair, plus it would cover up all the ugly holes. I used the tacks again, but no as many this time.

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I did freshen up the paint a bit too, but just with the same color. It’s done and ready to live out more days in our home.  It’s perfect with the beach theme right now!

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I used neutral colors so it would go easily into any room in our home.

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Thanks for coming by and hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunshine and Blessings

Click on a picture below to see more makeovers!

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Corner News- June 25, 2016

How is your summer so far? Are you crazy busy or crazy lazy? It’s so nice to have some time to just work on projects at a more leisurely pace and still have time to just relax.

I worked on sprucing up a couple of spaces this week, my mantel and my front porch. I added a fabric banner, which I will show you how I made next week, a summer sign and seashells. Love the bright blue and green! Oh, and my flag, of course!

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I added more fabric triangles to the front porch and put a new quote on the chalkboard. I also added a few more summery items, like the birdhouse and lantern.

summer patio 2016 table and chalkboard

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sumer patio 2016 lantern and flowers

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunshine and Blessings

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A Lacy Look for a Everyday Household Item

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all been having a good week and are ready for another blog post that will blow your minds!

Okay…maybe not, but you never know.

So, I was looking around for free stuff/cheap stuff on Craiglist.  I was looking for some furniture that I wanted to redo.  And, I found these beautiful bar stools for $30 for the 4 of them.

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They were really nice, but they did have some damage done to them.  They had some chew marks from a dog and some paint on them as well.  But it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed.

So, I had a great idea on what I wanted to with these bar stools.  So, I started with painting the seats white.  I used Waverly chalk paint and absolutely fell in love with how it covered the bar stool.  Here is how it turned out!

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I like how the white paint covered the seat and how well it worked.  I can officially say that I am a believer in chalk paint!

But, moving on.  I really wanted to paint a design on the seat and had a great idea to put a doily on the top and paint over it.  So, here is the doily that I used.

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Isn’t it pretty?!  I love it!  I love that it isn’t just a plain white doily and love all the circles and the design.

So, I wanted to paint over the doily with black so that the white would show through.  I used American Decor black chalk paint and love how it covered, the same as the white.  So, I used a small circle sponge to cover the doily in the black paint to finish off the seat.

Unfortunately, my first attempt failed miserably.

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Yeah…I put too much paint on it.  Oops.

So, I had to sand off the paint and repaint it white.  Thankfully, I only did this to one of the seats.  But, this is how all the seats turned out.

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I am so happy I finally figured out how much paint to put on the doily.  Because honestly, this looks so much better than the first one.  Hooray!

the final step in my bar stools was painting the legs black.  I used the American Decor chalk paint that I had used previously and covered the legs, bars, and underside of the seat.  It took about 2 coats of paint with some touch ups, but it wasn’t too bad!

And finally, here are what they looked like when they were done!

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I absolutely love how they turned out.  They look so much better than I was expecting and I am happy!  I hope that I can work on more furniture and show you what I did!

I hope you all enjoyed my blog post.  The stools are awesome and I can’t wait to do more fun projects for you to see!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions 2

Fabulous Finds and Fashions-Dressing Haley

Hello everyone!  This week is a little different because I was at my parents house and had a little bit of fun.

So, Haley woke up and was complaining that she didn’t know what to wear.  So, I jokingly said that I was going to dress her.  And that is exactly what I did.

Do you know how hard it is to dress someone who’s closet consists of 99% black clothing?  Very hard.

But, I found an outfit that didn’t completely consist of black.  And here it is!

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So, it consists of a lot of color!  And it looks so good on her.  I dressed Haley in a white pair of Faded Glory shorts with a turquoise tank top under a Rock and Republic black tank top.  See…I added some black to the outfit!

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I added a Forever 21 layered necklace to add to the neckline.  I love the complexity of the necklace to add something to the look.  It makes a great statement with the outfit and adds something else to a simple outfit.

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I finally added a pair of Mossimo Vans style shoes with Aztec print.  This was the only part of the outfit with print, but it brought the whole outfit together.

I hope that you like the outfit I made for Haley.  I thought that it all came out beautifully and maybe she will actually wear it instead of just black!

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