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Have you ever been so stumped on re-doing a piece that it just sits there forever taunting you every time you walk by it? Well, this piece did that to me.
We moved into this house in February and I bought this piece from the owners. I knew it had great bones and could be really cute painted. So as soon as we moved in I painted it a light gray and planned on distressing it. Well it sat with one coat of paint on it until last week. I kept it in my living room because I knew I needed to finish it, but couldn’t get inspired by it for some reason. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore so I just grabbed a can of paint I had in the garage and started painting. I liked the dark gray, but it felt a little bland.
I am not a great artist and can hardly draw a stick figure, but I knew this desk needed a little flare. I had some small sample paints in yellow on hand, so I decided to test out my scribble abilities and figured I could always paint over it if I hated it. I didn’t love it at first but just went with it and once I distressed it and added some dark wax I really liked how it turned out!
This will be for sale at the next market! September 15th! You won’t want to miss it! We will also be sharing some exciting news at the next market, so make sure to stop by!
I am so sorry for being so late at getting this posted today. My family has beenenjoying vacation and yesterday took the kids to Silverwood, a theme park in the northwest. They had a blast, let me just tell you. Look how cute they are!
Anyways today I have a fun little project I found on pinterest for you. Are you excited?
It’s very simple and I was quite excited about how it turned out. So let’s get on with it. All you need are some flat washers and grossgrain ribbon. Now you can use any ribbon really, the grrossgrain is heavy and more durable for holding the washers, but a shiny ribbon would be really pretty and maybe lay a little flatter.
Thread your ribbon through washer #1. The first washer you are threading through will be the first washer in your row, so make sure that you leave enough room for threading all of the washers and for hanging and tying around your neck. I actually made the mistake of not leaving enough ribbon and had to go back and move all the washer up the ribbon.
Thread the ribbon down through washer #2.
Thread the ribbon back down through washer #1.
Pull the ribbon tight, so that washer #1 is laying flat on top of washer #2.
Thread the ribbon back up through washer #2. At first I had a hard time seeing where I was supposed to pull the ribbon through. If you pull the ribbon back toward washer #1 you will see a nice little whole to slide the ribbon through.
Repeat Steps #2 through #5 with your remaining washers. Continue this process until you get your desired length. For my necklace I used 15 quarter inch washers. Next time I will would like to use bigger washers and make it a little longer. And there you have it. A beautiful necklace.
All you have to do is tie it around your neck and you are set.
Two weekends ago, thanks to my wonderful parents, my husband and I got the chance to have a couple nights away without the kiddos. Thanks to my amazing husband we stayed at the beautiful Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane.
We spent our weekend junkin’ our way around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. My favorite places to go junkin’ is estate sales and garage sales, we even found a barn sale! We then came across this adorable little shop called Forget Me Not.
And of course the junkin’ didn’t stop there. On another day my girlies, my mom and I went to the Goodwill and look at some of the fun treasures I found. Not the little lady of course, but look at those great minty green heels, she was quite impressed with them too! And my mom found this great bag of old magazines; several Rolling Stones magazines and a couple Country Gentleman. I just love all the old ads.
This past weekend, my mom had heard about this sale her friend called, the pickers paradise. So of course we had to go and check it out. And it was definately not for the faint of heart. You definately had to do your fair share of picking, but let me tell you it was SOOO worth it. There were some amazing treasures hidden in this mess. In the bottom left picture you can see all the AMAZING things I found and in the bottom right you can see a few of the things my mom found. We had so much fun hunting. That is what its all about! The hunt! And the FIND!
Happy Monday Junkin’ friends We had the privilege to join a few amazing vendors up in Pinetop this weekend at a small vintage market. We had a wonderful time, and of course came home with some good junk! We are in the process of planning next year!
Here are some photos from the weekend.
Amazing windows from Texas by Shabby Junker
Thanks for including us ladies! We had a great time! Look for these awesome vendors at our next show!
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
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Excuse me while I be slightly self indulgent here and do a post about my own birthday party. I happen to have some of the best friends around that came in from Washington and California just for the occasion. So we threw together a super simple, but super cute and fun Ice Cream Party. And from what I heard it was a pretty big hit.
Here is an over view of the setup.
First we started out with homemade vanilla ice cream. I borrowed this AWESOME Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment from a coworker. Now of course I want one of my own. It is seriously so simple, and really does not take up much space storage wise since it is just the bowl. If you are in the market for an ice cream maker and have a Kitchen Aid I highly recommend it.
Then we made some cookies so that people could make ice cream sandwhiches if they wanted – we also saved some of the cookie dough to use as one of the toppings. Hot Fudge and Caramel are musts!
We gathered up lots of other fun toppings and made them look extra cute by putting them in the always classy mini latte bowls.
Everyone really enjoyed building there sundays. If you are on the hunt for a fun summer party idea here you go. Or I had even though it would be fun to have milk, and offer milkshakes as well.
This week we continued our journey north leaving Auburn, California (the Sacramento area) and headed to Bend, Oregon for one night and then on to Spokane, Washington where we will be staying for a couple weeks. We enjoyed a beautiful drive through northern California and Oregon with the vast and amazingly blue skies and all the chippy & rusty, old barns.
And of course along the way there were lots of completely adorable small towns and all of them have an antique shop. We were driving literally through the middle of nowhere, the biggest town we went through was Bend, Oregon where we started our day. These pictures are from a little shop in Morro, Oregon. They had lots of beautiful collections.
This beautiful building is in a tiny town in Northern Oregon called Shaniko. Just a little side note. Growing up, I used to make this same drive with my family every summer to visit family in California. Shaniko was always one of our favorite sites along the way. I think we even have pictures (I might have to dig one out since I’m at my parents), of us kids standing in front of the “now entering” sign for Shaniko, because the population on the sign read 26! We always thought that was so crazy! And the town is seriously in the middle of nowhere.
I missed the name of this little town, honestly because the town was gone before we even realized it. But my lovely husband did manage to get pulled over just on before leaving town, when he saw these great chippy, old gas pumps!
Over the weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend in an amazingly beautiful old hotel in Spokane, without the kids thanks to my parents, called the Davenport. I’ll have more pictures of that in the upcoming weeks. But I do have one picture to get you excited about all the fun treasures and old buildings that we found in Spokane and hence my love for all things chippy, rusty and vintage.
So, as most of you know, we are in a home that has not been updated since it was built in the 60s. We love the character, but we don’t love these wonderful details…
I have always wanted a picket fence, just not this one
My little men jumped at the opportunity to “help”
Yes, we are painting over wallpaper. I would normally not do this, but these walls will be coming down eventually, so I wanted to put as little time and effort in this project as possible to make it cute until the big redo.
We primed the walls and it opened up the kitchen already!
I would normally do white cabinets and white walls and use the EAT sign as the pop of color, but I fear the counter top will look worse against all white. So I was thinking dark grey cabinets and a cream color on the wall.
I also am planning on painting our old fridge with chalkboard paint.
What do you think?