Sunday, October 28, 2012

New in town

Hello everyone!  I have been blogging for a few years now...about five to be exact, but always wrote a family blog with my craft stuff thrown in here and there.  I just moved into a new apartment and new state and am ready for a new beginning with a new blog about all the things I love.  I have a love for beautiful things that are handmade, such as crafts, hand knitted or crocheted, or furniture that has been shown a new life.  These are all things that I do and want to share with you...okay, the crocheting, I don't really do much of but I want to give it a try because my sister just showed me something awesome and amazing that I want to be able to make myself.  You can see the awesomeness on her blog by clicking here (you won't be disappointed).  

I am going to try to post as often as possible, but I am a full time student as well as a single mother to three handsome boys.  All of that takes up a lot of time, but I love blogging and I love reading other blogs.....take that as a hint and leave me a link to your blog so I can see the awesomeness that is going on in your part of the world!  

Okay, enough of the rambling on and on....wanna see some pictures?  I thought I would start off by showing you guys my first furniture re-do project that I took on.  It was so much fun and it totally got me hooked!!  




 This is what the little table looked like before I started.


It was beat up but I saw past all of that and couldn't wait to get started!!


This was the only picture I took of the actual sanding and painting but you get the point lol


The finished product!!


I realized about a month after finishing this piece that I put the knob thingy on the bottom drawer on upside down....it has not yet been fixed (blushing but had to tell you the truth because that's just how I roll lol).


It looks as if there is gold on here but it is just the wood underneath the paint....I love it!!


How did I not notice that the hardware was upside down???


Can you tell why this piece got me hooked on re-doing little tables??


I took this picture and played around with it on instagram a little bit.

I have done a lot of pieces since my first one and I will show you guys in later posts all of the things I have done, but for now, I hope you enjoyed getting your first look into my little world in Apt 201.


EDIT.....so the thought of not having fixed the hardware and that being out there on the world wide web was killing me...so I fixed it and took a pic to prove it lol  The color came out a little weird but you get the idea :)


I also added some adorable jars that my sister crocheted around for me so you could all see how awesome my sister is!!  The colors don't match....these belong in my bedroom but again, you get the idea :)

3 comments:

Handmade and off-centered said...

Oh just love that piece! I wish I lived a little closer so that I could have you help me with a few pieces in my home. LOVE IT!

I am excited about your new blog and look forward to reading it.

Love you bunches..

Edda Soffía said...

Frábært að sjá þig aftur í blogglandi. ;) Ég get ekki beðið eftir að sjá allt sem þú ert búin að ver að gera.
love mamma

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

It's just adorable!

All the best on your new life. You sound very courageous and strong.