Monday, August 11, 2014

Waterfall Weekend.

Since I can't get to an actual waterfall, there's the next best thing:
Painting a waterfall dresser.

It's summer. It's hot. It's humid.
It's a perfect time to paint outside.

It was the prime opportunity to bring this piece back to life.

I pretended I was on a stay-cation with my paintbrush and Pandora.
I had a pretty productive weekend.
There was laundry, a closet cleaned out and I even paid my children to wash my car.
(I'm not above bribery.)

The blue is Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Provence.
The white is an 'oops' paint I picked at my local hardware store.
The mix is 1/2 cup creamy white, 1/4 heaping cup plaster of paris, 1/4 cup warm water.
When it was dry, I distressed it a bit and waxed with paste wax to give it a light sheen.

Good clean fun.
She came a long way.
  From stained neglect to fresh and fabulous.

Now, if only I had Monday off to make it a Real Stay-cation.
Oh well. A girl can dream.
At least there's coffee and what's really important:
French Vanilla creamer.

xo jeanne.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

the bee's knees of garage sales.

In June, 
I spent a bit of time at the house. 
Being there, realized that since I'd left a few to-do items needed to be taken care of.
There were numerous things that had to be gone through and cleaned out. 

It was a perfect time for a garage sale.  Stuff was pitched, or cleaned and priced. 
Yes, I let some of my vintage suitcases go.

It was fun and not too hot.
We had to wrestle around a quick rain shower or two, but we survived unscathed.
I'd posted it on Craigslist and had a steady crowd.
The suitcases sold of course. As did the tin panels.
The windows went like hotcakes.

Oh, if you all could have been local!
I'd have served spiked iced tea to my blog buddies and had a vintage-y good time.
We could have chatted it up day and you would've all fought over that $5 suitcase!

xo jeanne.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

No more babies in this buggy.

Remember the free curbside buggy?
It may not be pushing baby dolls anymore, but it's pretty good at pushing up potato vine.
And impatiens and geraniums.

I drilled 6 - 1" holes in the bottom of the buggy.
I wrapped a simple plastic rectangle planter with burlap.
I filled it with dirt and planted. 

This all adds up to a darling little scene on my apartment balcony. 

It is sweet, bright and adds so much charm. 
It's buddy in the big tin planter is pretty fantastic too.

xo jeanne.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Retro Happens.

I found this mid-century beauty last weekend in River Falls, WI.
One of those, it's been in our parent's bedroom forever 
and now we have no need for it stories….

It was a fantastic find at $20. 
twenty. dollars. really.
I thought about if for 2 seconds before I said "I'll take it!"
It was worth a trip back to get it.
It's low, long and heavy.

It said one thing to me: 
"TV cabinet."

The doors and drawer combo is a riot. 
They are now full of remote controls, cd's and video game components.
Sorry socks and hankies, you've been replaced.

It's good to have paint on my hands.
This piece is at the house for my kids to enjoy.

xo jeanne.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Stumbled upon some summer lovin'

Anxious to explore and have some fun,
 I headed to River Falls, Wisconsin. 

I had a need to enjoy the weekend, beautiful weather and find some garage sales.
The highlight was stumbling upon this darling sight:
                                             This nice gal and her adorableness is Elk Heart Design. 
You can see the transformation of this darling camper, her blog and her wares. 
All fabulous. Truly a girl's dream. She gets to live it.

In addition to a street fair, I came upon garage sales, a carnival and thrift stores.
It was a vintage trifecta.

Hang tight to see my finds.
There's some goodies.

xo jeanne.

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