Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vintage Metal Typewriter table makeover

I snagged this old typewriter table from my Mama's basement in August.  I can't resist old rusty metal.  My Mom was like "you really want that?!"  I knew with a little love it would be right at home in my orphaned furniture house.  

Here's a little before 
(I actually wanted to keep it like this but was worried about the lead and rust with my girlies)

Who knows what this writing is....Mom, Uncle Bill....anyone? ;)

Step 1: Remove all hardware and clean with a water vinegar solution.  I didn't paint the screws or casters to keep the piece authentic looking.

Step 2: Lay all the pieces out and spray one coat of Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer on all sides.

{sorry for the horrible picture, I sprayed it in the sun so it would dry faster}

Step 3: Do multiple light coats of the spray paint of your choice.  I used Valspar Indigo and I LOVE it.  The after allotted dry time put it all back together!

I topped mine off with a green house from Ikea and some old books.  These little tables are awesome and versatile.  If you see one, snatch it up!  You won't be disappointed.  

Much Love,

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I LOVE Pinterest.....I really do

Okay so I know almost everyone is on Pinterest now, while others just aren't into it, I absolutely love it!  I think what I like most about it is it helps organize my brain.  I'm a touch OCD and really like organization.  I think of my "boards" as file folders.  They are much more organized than my real file folders....but we don't need to go into that.  

(hello lover)

The other thing I think is so amazing about Pinterest is that it has opened up a world of new ideas, images, and places.  I know some people would say it's too much information, too much inspiration, but I say I would rather have too much than not enough!!  

Take this for example....

Run a cup of vinegar through you dishwasher, then take the vinegar out and sprinkle baking soda on the bottom and run a short cycle.  I had never don't this....but I did....and it was AWESOME! Oh the joys of a clean dishwasher!

If you aren't on Pinterest, do it, do it. ;)  It doesn't hurt when you see your dining room light on the main page a few times either!

This is our dining room light inspired by Kara Paslay and Anthropologie

I was thinking about doing a tutorial on how we made this.  Anyone actually be interested in that?

Happy Pinning! And may the odds be ever in your favor....or something like that. ;)

Much Love,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Long weekend in the "pooo"

We spent this Labor Day weekend in Georgia visiting Nano (Dustin's Mom).  She lives on this awesome property with a pool, tons of animals, a river, and 98 acres to roam.  The girls were really only concerned with the pool and animals.  It was a chore free, fun weekend for all.

 Honey Pie

The hardest part of the whole weekend was keeping this one out of the pool when it wasn't swim time!

 We ended the weekend at Ikea, like every trip to Atlanta usually does.  I love that place.  Some people say it's overdone, but I think you can create so many different styles from one item that in my book it's awesome sauce.

Much Love,