Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spring Burlap Wreath

I have finally gotten to figuring out how the heck to make all those gorgeous fabric flowers out there. Mine aren't quite to 'gorgeous' status but I think I did okay for the first go around. After drooling all over the most beautiful wreaths on pinterest I decided I was going to just do it! I searched the blog world for the most basic tutorial..I am all about basic. I recently discovered a blog that I absolutely adore. Ashley at lil blue boo is such an inspiration. If you are not familiar with her you really owe it to yourself to take the time, get a cup of coffee and just read through her posts. It will change you. Okay back to the is the link to the tutorial. . I am not the best at hyperlinking yet. Work in progress..that's me. Here is my version of a burlap inspired spring wreath. I hope to do some more and make the flowers vary in size more but for now this is working for me.

I may add a burlap "SPRING" banner across the top, haven't decided yet. But for now I am happy that I finally got around to learning. I think I am going to do a small one next, put darker burlap flowers on it and center it in the middle of a white frame. Love anything burlap and white!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint [Plank Farmhouse Table-Old White}

Well it has been a crazy, crazy two weeks in the Forman household. We had to take Ryan to Seattle to see a specialist at the University of Washington (for another post). A stomach virus took us out one by one and then Sean had to be admitted to the hospital for acute bronchitis. I just finished up a marathon shopping weekend at the Dallas Market Center and have a list a mile long of projects that need to get started/finished. This mom is exhausted! But excited to get going again.

I was able to finish up a plank table makeover that I started before Christmas. As you might be able to tell from previous projects I am kinda' in love with the white/dark contrast on tables. I have been saying I am going to try something different but can't bring myself to do it when in the painting mode. I love this table and reeeaaaalllllyyy wish we had the space for it in our house. It was kind of a challenge to work on because the top had some serious issues. I had to recreate some knots and make them look as though they were 'suppose' to be there. Hope you likey!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pink Suitcase Table {American Girl Chest}

I have seen so many tables made out of some really cool things lately and I decided to jump on that creative train. I saw this pink chest and instantly thought it would look amazing as a table. So easy and super fun to do! Now I am obsessed with mentally turning everything into a table. I think I will be doing a bunch of these this year!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Burlap Hutch-Old White}

I am going to take the next couple of days to post some of my previous before & after projects. I am addicted to burlap so I sure hope the obsession with it does not fade into 2012 because I am just getting started. Here is a hutch I redid in Annie Sloan's old white. I decided to keep the table top a stained dark walnut but wanted a more 'patchy' look so I decided not to use any conditioner on the wood before I stained it. I then removed the backing and added some burlap. I also found some fun burlap knobs at Hobby Lobby that matched perfectly.  Hope you like!