The Thoughts: I found myself in a hilarious conversation with Kendra of Van City Pretty the other night. We ended up on the topic of parts of men we find attractive. Some women are into backs, butts, ...
The Thoughts: Things have taken an interesting turn in the past couple of weeks. My California guy and I hit a bit of a wall. Like I had said before, we decided to come back to things at the end of th ...
A few weeks ago I posted about a set of lamps and table that I purchased from a garage sale with Eric and had planned to repaint and basically overhaul it’s look. Well, it’s finally complete and I am so happy with the final result!
While I was sanding down the lamps I was shocked to see the original paint color come through…it was YELLOW AND RED!!! They must have belonged to Ronald McDonald or something. Suddenly the orange and gold wasn’t so bad! I stripped down the color as much as I could and sprayed both lamps with a white semi-gloss spray paint. Then with the mint colored premium wall paint I hand painted each area. Cost for both lamps $5 + Cost for paint $10 + Cost for lamp shade $12 = $27!!
I still need to track down the second lamp shade at a Home Sense location because I couldn’t find another one. I may just scrap it and buy 2 new ones.
The table needed some major sanding and cleaning and after 3 cans of white semi gloss spray paint it’s still looking a little grey, I need to add at least 1 more coat to get the vibrant white. The handle and hinges were also painted gold. Cost for table $10 + Cost for paint $20 = $30!!
Take a look at the previous post (here) to see the before shots and how it has come to life!
>You know the saying “small town, big dreams”? Well, that doesn’t apply to me. I grew up in a city of 600,000 people – most with big dreams. When I was younger I wanted to grow up and be everything including the kitchen sink and sure enough I did everything I didn’t say I wanted to do.
As I’m getting older I have dreams of being in New York, how I get there I do not know, what I do there I do not know. What I do know is that I will get there. What do I want to do now with my life? Basically dress people in fabulous clothes and make jewellery. It’s aaalll happening.
I didn’t come from a small town, I came from a big city – and I have bigger dreams.
I just recently finished a new chain bracelet that I will definitely be making in more colors. It’s the perfect addition to most arm parties and adds a chic touch to all outfits! I’m definitely thinking about starting an Etsy shop for my bracelets and paintings…what do you think?!
(moms vintage chain, BCBG, moms vintage chain, my DIY braclet)
PS. Did anyone catch the Victoria Secret Fashion Show?! Can you say AMAZING?!?! Oh and the 2.5 million dollar bra, no bigs. I got one of those.
> Monday night was our girls night in at Tamar’s house and besides all the deserts, cheap television and new clothes was something far more exciting that she had to show us – her newly organized makeup kit!
Using a fabric covered box from Winners for $16.99 and plastic zip baggies from the dollar store for $1.50 each this was by far the best way to organize all of her makeup in a creative way!
This gave me ideas to organize not only my makeup but also my art and paint supplies, toiletries, jewelery supplies and even a way to pack away my accessories for a trip. (Yes, I take THAT many accessories when I travel LOL)
How do you organize your makeup? Do you have a creative way to organize them? Let me know!