Busy Gal in an Ascot!

12.11.2015



Hello Lovelies! I'm up late again, scrambling to get this posted and still grab a few hours of sleep before I have to get up, get the kids ready for school, go to Denver and get back before the girls get out of school! All in a days work. I'm super excited about some projects my husband and I are about to tackle. Today we are heading up to Denver to get Piper a new bedroom set. It's vintage and completely adorable. I managed to haggle the price down to $200! {Insert shocked emoji face!} This set comes with a dresser, mirror, desk with hutch, chair, night stand, and head board. I can't even get a new bed for $200! It appears to be in wonderful used condition but I'm probably going to paint it... there in lies the project part. It's going to be one tedious task painting all that furniture white. Right now it's a cream color but I'm not wild about the gold flecks in it. It reminds me of a french provincial set I used to have as a girl but without the feet.


Oh did I mention that I'm hoping to get it completely painted before Christmas?! Haha I'm laughing just thinking about that. I'm probably being overly ambitious but we shall see. We plan to make it a surprise for Piper. To keep her out of her room I'll have to make up a story, I might say that her window broke. She definitely won't object to sleeping in her sister's room. I'll be sure to post before and after photos. (Unless I go mad from all the painting).


Painting and redecorating Piper's room isn't the only thing we are planning to do. I've also convinced Jedidiah to help me paint the kitchen cabinets, FINALLY! I'm not sure what made him agree to it but I'm overly joyed to be rid of this peachy pink color. Have you ever painted kitchen cabinets (or furniture)? We painted the cabinets in our last home and it was miserably exhausting but they turned out good. I also have a few pieces of chalk painted furniture in the house. I'm leaning towards chalk paint this time around because sanding really sucks. I do however plan to poly them after because I have no interest in stains or waxing every few months.


Well that's all for today! I'd love to hear about any projects you're tackling or your experience with painting furniture/cabinets.  Also as a reminder, today is the last day to enter my contest on Instagram! Winner will be announced at 6pm MST.

Outfit:
Cardigan: ModCloth
Dress (used as top): ModCloth
Skirt: ChicWish
Ascot: The Mad Girl Shop
Shoes: ModCloth
(I know I have a crazy thing for ModCloth)

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather



11 comments:

  1. What a great deal you're getting! Can't wait to see how it turns out! Good luck. :)
    That outfit is so cute on you. I love a good gigham/plaid print.

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    1. Awe thanks girly! I love a good gingham print too!!!!

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  2. I love chalkpaint and I always use a gloss to finish it off...have you ever used wax instead?

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    1. The two pieces I've done for my house were coated with wax. While it worked for those two pieces I think I want to go with a glossier finish for my other projects. Plus kids and messes don't mix well with wax. At least in my experience.

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  3. I love chalk paint because you can not only get that old shabby fabulous look but also a very mod look as well. I have used a high gloss finish on 2 projects and the effect is really pretty. Have you ever used a wax instead?

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  4. Utterly beautiful lovely! I'm a big fan of the colour mustard, especially at this time on year for outfits. Really beautiful skirt as well, anything with a chunky belt is a winner in my eyes as well. ;) xx

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I completely agree!

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  5. That is an incredible deal! I love when that happens :)
    When you paint furniture, where do you do it? I have a tiny house that has wall-to-wall carpeting (I'm not sure why my landlord thought it was a good idea) and I never know where to paint things/tack projects, because I am so worried about the carpet. I usually end up waiting until summer and doing all of my projects outside.

    On a sartorial note, that ascot is so cute!

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    1. You know, although I own my home, I'm currently sporting carpet in nearly every room, even in my master bathroom(EEW!)Someday I will get wood floors and tile. Anyhoo, I usually do my projects in the kitchen or what ever room I'm putting them in. I have several large heavy paint canvases that I lay out. If I think it might be a particularly messy project I'll lay a plastic paint tarp under that. The benefit to painting it in the room it will go in is I don't have to worry about that piece getting dinged moving it to it's new spot. Sometimes I work in my garage but my only gripe to working out there during the summer is bugs landing in my fresh paint or dust blowing in from the garage opening. I say if you have a project you want to do, don't let winter slow you down. I never make a mess and when I do get an oops spot of paint on the carpet, I just immediately scrub it with warm water and it's gone.

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  6. This outfit is beautiful. :) In the first picture you have like a Carol Burnett kind of look to you. (Who I find to be beautiful inside and out.) Wish I could pull off that kind of yellow. It just wouldn't work right with my skin tone.

    http://herestothegoldendays.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha you know it's funny but you aren't the first person to say I look like her! I can sometimes see what people mean.

      I didn't think I could pull off yellow for the longest time. Then one day I just decided to give it a whirl. I can't wear all yellows but mustards and golds seem to compliment my skin pretty well. I think with your hair and completion you'd look fantastic in mustard!

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