Monday, August 29, 2011

Best Big Brother EVER!

Lookie lookie what just arrived in the mail
from my big brother for my birthday!!

3 large coffee sacks
straight from where he lives..


These are the real deal,
and I couldn't be happier!

(Insert BIG crazy happy dance here!)

I was going to use them to recover
my kitchen chairs..

but, did you see this one?

This baby is  HUGE!

4 1/2 feet long,
and a little over 2 ft wide..

I think I'm going to frame this one.

I just might have to put in
another, "Your little and ONLY sister
loves you soooo much!" order and
get a couple more.. hehe!

Thankyou my dear brother!
You are the best big brother EVER!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet Lill Stool ~n~ Stuff

It's still MUCH too hot to paint in the garage,
so, I've been bringing a huge peice of cardboard
inside and painting on the kitchen floor..

Here's a few photos of what I've been up to lately:

I painted an old blue train case.

Tried my hand at embellishing
a stack of books..


Painted, shabbied and added
this sweet picture of a ballerina
from The Graphics Fairy.

And, another one..
This one is one of my favorites,
since I am from the North afterall!

Before of a really icky stool

And, after.. yay!

And, this plate stand.

It was black, with red roses
and green leaves.

I painted the entire thing white,
then shabbied it,
and painted the roses a blush pink.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Birthday Trip to West Palm Beach

Good morning everyone!!

Sorry I haven't been around much as of late..

But, I have a good excuse!

It was my birthday yesterday, and Mr. Ruffles and I
took a trip to West Palm Beach again this past weekend.

We had a wonderful time, and he was such a trooper
antiquing and thrift store shopping with me, yippee!!

Without further ado.. here are my pictures I wanted
to share with you all:

View from our hotel room.

Beautiful sunrises in the morning... ahhh...

We were driving around looking for
antique malls and thrift stores,
and out of the corner of my eye
I saw THIS:

I just HAD to park the car to
see what it was all about..
and, oh my gosh.. lemee tell ya..

My heart skip a few beats!!

The next pictures are what was
inside the house...


Upstairs was a kitchen

with a turquoise fridge!!

Lots of painted furniture..

Shabby Chic'd chairs..

All Rachel Ashwell (Shabby Chic)
duvet covers, sheets, baby blankets, etc..

The price for a King Duvet?

$350! Yikes!!

Looking down the stairs

Sooo cute!!

I told Mr. Ruffles I wasn't leaving
and I was moving in.. LOL

We eventually did leave..
(Insert sad face here.. hehe)

But, we ended up at Hillsboro Antique Mall:

I was only able to take a picture
of the entrance, since they didn't
allow camaras inside.. Sorry!

I was, and still am, on the hunt
for an antique dresser for our bedroom..

Sadly, no luck the entire trip.. sigh..


That evening we enjoyed an
awesome dinner at a local Irish Pub.
Yummy Scotch Eggs, steak & tatos
and, of course a few beers..

This is my cute bartender! LOL

Here are some pictures of a
few of my finds on our trip:

Isn't this the most darling piggy bank?!


A HUGE cake stand.. this baby is heavy!

Hand painted rosey plate:

2 Tea Cups and saucers:

An extremely HEAVY antique mirror..
I can't wait to get my hands on a
paintbrush for this one!!

Another mirror and a couple of planters..

White locker baskets..

And, yesterday, for my birthday,
Mr. Ruffles even made me cake!!

He said the cake spells out:

"Happy Birthday, Tynk"

Um.. yeah.. I don't see it either! LMAO!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Antique Buffet Makeover

I'm finally done with my antique buffet
I bought a few months ago..

Remember this?

Don't be scared!
I promise the pics get better.. :-)

She really put up a fight!
I had to chisel her peeling and warped
veneer top totally off..

Her backside was a damn shame to gaze upon,
so that had to come off and get replaced.
Along with more peeling veneer..

As I said, she put up a fight,
but, I think in the end..

I won!!

I stained the top, and used poly rub on to seal..

Her top got a few new knobs
from Hobby Lobby..

I dry brushed her bottom handles..

Distressed her up..

Lined all of her drawers with
vintage dictionary pages..

(She's a whole heck of alot smarter now!)

I just love her to pieces!!

From that...     to this!


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