Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I am working on now...

Hi there fellow bloggers! Its been a very busy and productive week so far, and its only Tuesday! I have several small and big projects on the go. I have tons to share with you, but with start with 2 of my current projects..

This childs vanity from the 90's was a freebie (Gotta LOVE those!). My neighbors were going to toss it in the trash, and I quickly saved its life before they did! Am working on transforming it into a trendy teen makeover vanity!

And my next project I am super excited about. BUT I am not going to just out and tell you what I am doing with it, where would the fun be in that? But, you are welcome to guess! Leave a comment telling me what you think the "After" is going to be to this "Before"!

Seeya all again real soon with fun updates and more project posts!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I'm Bacccckkkkkk

I am back ladies...with a sincere apology for my 8 month absence. Between work, kids, running a small, homebased business, and just life in general, it seems I have hardly had a moment to just breath in forever! Not much has changed while I have been MIA..same old, same old, except for a few little makeovers and I finally got my own (very tiny but still all MINE!) bedroom, which I will post photo's of soon!

This little table I found at Goodwill years ago. Since I brought it home at a cost of just $3 it has been sitting in my sisters shed-loft collecting dust. When I started working on my bedroom a few weeks back, I got an idea for it finally, and hauled it out!

And, at a cost of roughly $15 for the black faux leather, and spray paint,  here she is after, a cute little black, upholstered bench....

That now lives in a little corner at the foot of my bed topped with a pillow!

It corresponds perfectly with my bedroom decor, which you will get to see in my next post, which, I promise...


Seeya all Soon  :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Here it is at last....Before and After Pics of my Vintage Cozy Camper

I know its been a long time coming, but I hope it is worth the wait. So without any further delay, here are some before and afters of my biggest and best project ever! I apologize for not having more before pictures, but I think you will get the picture!




And here are several "afters".....

So everyone...do tell....what do you think??

The outside has yet to be conquered, but will be in time for her maiden voyage this coming May. Here she is, from the outside view...

I hope you have all enjoyed the before and afters of my sweet little nest. There will new additions over the coming months and I will be sure to post pics of each and every one of them!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Before to After....Cool Kids Lap Trays

Just a quick post to let you all know that, yes, I am still here...and as busy as ever! Here are a couple of Before to Afters that I finished up this week and wanted to share. Enjoy :-)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vintage Camper Inspiration

This week is off to as busy a start as last week, with work, and continuous work on the camper during off time. Its really coming along beautifully and we are making great progress in hopes that she will be ready to roll by this coming weekend for our first camping trip in her!

But before we do, and before we even got started, I did as I always do when getting ready to take on any project...search the world-wide-web for inspiration to get my wheels turning, and boy, did I ever find it this time.....

I don't where these photos came from, as I have been accumulating them on my computer to ohhhh and ahhhhh at from time to time, but if YOU or YOU own them, then hats off to you for your eye for the lovely and obvious decorating talents!

So, with all of these, plus more, gorgeous eye candy to look in on, I am back to work on my OWN lovely vintage camper and promise to post more sneakie peakies real soon!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sneak Peak Of My Vintage Camper Makeoever & Some Thrifty "Befores"

Hi y'all! Its been a few days since my last post and the reason is quite simple...I have spent every spare moment working on my latest, (and biggest and BEST!) project ever...my vintage camper. We now have the interior almost completely painted, and are working to get all of the cushions covered in new fabric, and slowly but surely beginning to decorate. Before I share with you a tiny sneak peak here are a few "befores" of some things I am working on for the camper....

This watering can was actually a freebie, given to us in a box of items for our yard sale, a donation from a family member to help in our fund raising efforts to buy the camper. Instead of selling it, we kept it and have a pretty cute plan for it!

These cast iron hooks are a dollar store find a few years ago, and were again, part of the yard sale, but one look and we knew these pretties had a home in our new tiny home-away-from-home!

These are the handles that were on the cabinet doors of our camper. Although they were fine, they did not suit the look we were going for so they too have become a before...with a "after" not far behind!

These light fixtures were on the walls of the camper when we got it, in this poor condition, and Melissa (my sister) wanted to toss them. However, because we couldn't really afford new fixtures right now, we decided to give them a makeover! Here they are in their "before" state...afters coming real soon!

And last, but certainly not least, is a tiny sneakie peakie of the camper itself.

I did say it was tiny, didn't I? Well, I couldn't give away TOO much of it just yet..but soon my friends, soon! Until then, I am busy, busy, busy working hard to make her everything I dreamed of. See you all again soon!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My BIGGEST and BEST project ever! Can you guess what it is??

Happy Sunday everyone! How was your weekend? Mine, well, it was busy! On Friday I worked at getting ready for our yard sale, that my sister, Melissa, and I were having together on Saturday. Friday night I had to run my son to a party out of town, but just a 15-20 minute drive, and then drive back to pick him up at 11PM.(Is it just me, or did our generation not do this sort of thing? I mean, I honestly cannot picture my parents driving me to birthday parties in another town at age 13. Things just didn't work like that back then!) Anywayyy...on Friday night we had a sleepover...myself, Melissa, our 4 kids and our parents, and Sis and I were up early Saturday morning to get ready for the yard sale. Unfortunately, the weather was not as eager as us and it rained off and on the entire day, so we did what all resourceful women do- moved it into the shed! The day was not as big a success of our other annual yard sales, but it wasn't bad either, and afterwards we took picture of our yard sale items and created a cyber yard sale on everyones fav networking site- you guessed it- Facebook. So far its going great!

Which brings me to my BIG news (18 foot news to be exact!). The yard sale was to raise money for something we have been wanting for years and this year we are actually doing it!!!! So, without any further delay, here she is.......

She is a 1965, but the name of her nobody seems to know! This is actually a picture from the owners whom we purchased her from, but I was soooo excited to share her with you that I couldn't wait another 2-3 for her to be parked in my yard...I just HAD to share with you NOW! Oh, we have some many ideas for her, and I have found so much inspiration here in Blogland. Do you have some camper pics that might be inspirational as well. I would LOVE to see them, and linky you up with them on a upcoming post, so start emailing me your pics. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

Seeya all again real soon!