September 24, 2010

Mystery Roar at the Middle East

I'll be at the Middle East tonight for theMystery Roar show - you should come too! You'll like it, I promise!

Buy tix here or at the door!

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September 16, 2010

Recent RJW on decor8

So I was cruising the blogs and was fixated on this image from dottie angel included in a Greens, Blues, and Yellows post over on decor8 - it's so pretty without being over styled. I think I want my bedroom to be like this, but with a gray/white/black palette.

Then bonus on the scroll down! The Jet's livingroom! nice.

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September 15, 2010

Thrift Scores

Even though I haven't spent that much time on house projects this summer, I still have been thrifting, I never stop thrifting.

Here are some of my latest acquisitions; wood arrows, (I need more of these for an idea, but they are mucho $$$) Precious Moments bisque doll heads, (yes - you read that correctly) a giant plastic scalloped lamp shade thing, a lovely wooden spool, another hand cut paper silhouette of a lady with an earring, and a slightly rusty reproduction Spanish sword.

(I've been a little obsessed with swords since I was little, too many fantasy movies!!! I had my Dad make me one, and he made me this like, full size sword from plywood and I could barely lift it, but it was awesome and I am sad I didn't keep it.)

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September 6, 2010

Just some recent photos

I took these for the CB2 Selby contest, but entered waaay too late.

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New Nightstand!

Normally, I'm not an advocate pf painting vintage furniture, but when it's pretty beat up and cheaply made to begin with, it can be the best way to go. I picked up this nightstand for $10 bucks because of the cute little drawer and nice details. A few coats of white semi-gloss water based enamel, and I have an adorable new nightstand that matches my white painted dresser. (I also added some cute fabric for the drawer liner and a new white ceramic knob.)

I'm not going to go through all the steps - painting furniture is fairly intuitive, but I do have two tips: Before painting use denatured alcohol to remove dust and grime - it works great and evaporates quickly so the wood won't be damp for painting. Secondly, if you're like me and want to put stuff on dry - but NOT cured painted surfaces, just put a piece of wax paper down first, then remove in a few weeks when the paint is fully cured. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to pick up a book that's been fused to the paint!

Now I need a cuter alarm clock!

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