Wednesday, 30 November 2011

its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I bought a few sweaters from Goodwill, spot them in my new Christmas decorations.  Its my baby's first Christmas and I couldn't be more excited.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Augusta Vintage

I have launched my shop on Esty Augusta Vintage.  I have started with my kids Bedtime Story Cuddle Buddies.  I am doing custom, there is still time to order before Christmas.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Liquor Cabinet Re-done

We purchased the Grevback from Ikea for our dining room as a liquor cabinet.  Painting a veneer is no fun.  I'm still worried about scuff marks, we will just have to be careful.  To get the finish we wanted we sanded, primed, under-painted in brown, top coat was dry brushed in green.  The inside we painted flat yellow over the primer.  Oh yes, and an Anthro knob to finish it off.  Makes me want to drink more...could be a problem.



Quick Center Piece.

I found a bunch of Candle stick holders second hand (I'm sure that someone will hate me for leaving the matching one to each set)  I spray painted them a matching colour and viola!



Friday, 18 November 2011

Getting into Holiday

So since its our first official Christmas in our home, (last year we were still living out of boxes)  I am insanely pumped for decorating.  I decided to make my own tree topper.  I bought the YRSNO decorating pack and went to town with a hot glue gun.

I took 8 of the heart ornaments and threaded them together alternating shades.  Then hot glued in between to keep them in place.

I used the stars and cones gluing them in between the hearts and the last heart in the centre.  On the back, I attached one of the silver bows so I could tie it to the tree (when we get one).  And done!

Making do with what you got.

Kathy needed a vignette over her couch in the condo.  Since we did the huge picture wall across from it, I wanted to break up the shapes.  I repainted a mirror she already had and and grouped it with some recycled items.



What I put together:

Shelf- $5 goodwill, painted white.
Purple jar- $1 good will
Wood sculpture- $5 West Elm
Book- found at home, removed printed sleeve.
Frame $5 ikea (picture cut out of an Aritzia shopping bag, what?  they have good art)

Total cost for whole project $16

$10 find

So pretty self explanatory.  I found this ottoman second hand, I reupholstered it with a meter of Ikea fabric.  Done.  Also painted the old dresser beside it for a simple update.