5.30.2013

How to Replace Broken/Chipped Veneer

I'm going to admit upfront that this project almost sent me over the edge. I have a bad habit of looking at a sad, broken piece of furniture and saying "Oh, I can fix that." And thus is the case with this piece. A $30 flea market find, this Meridan House by Drexel Bachelors Chest was too cute to pass up. Broken veneer, swollen wood, stuck drawers and chunks of wood missing from the legs and all...it was mine. And since it's mahogany, I was hoping it wasn't too far gone that I would have to paint it instead of refinishing.

5.21.2013

Homemade Photo Paper

I discovered this method of photo printing because I am disorganized, forgetful, always in a rush and I hate going to the store for only one thing.

It was a Saturday when my husband and I were going to get our one year anniversary pictures taken. I wanted to do a cute picture I had seen on Pinterest, where you are holding your picture from the year before. Like THIS. I want to continue to the five year mark, but the only thing I can't wrap my head around is once we get to that point, is the final picture going to be so big it covers the wall? I mean, you want to be able to see all of the pictures in one, so it's going to have to get bigger...I guess we will see in four more years.

5.13.2013

How to Repair a Chipped Lamp

**I must preface this post by saying that this will work only if you plan to paint your lamps.

We got these 2 lamps on our road trip at a little place outside of Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN. You are also getting a shot of our little farm house table in the making.

5.08.2013

Mother's Day Gift Idea: Drawer Sachet's

I'm back from vacation and have a bit of a vacation hangover! Lots of yard work had to be done this morning, laundry, grocery shopping. I feel like I'm walking around in a dream. I foolishly thought I'd be posting from the road, but we got started and I was having so much fun, staying busy, and looking at beautiful scenery that I just let it fall by the wayside. But, I took tons of pics and visited some very interesting places. I will share those in the next few months. I don't want to bore you with a bombardment of my 2 weeks on the road.