Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shaker/ Farmhouse Furniture...

 When ever I "create" a new piece of furniture from something old I usually can see it's potential in many different ways.  Which is why it is always such a challenge for me to market my furniture.  I might see a table's potential as a "desk" or "kitchen island," and not just as a table.  I try my best to convey all the possibilities, but I am sure I still leave some folks scratching their heads!  Such is the case with this piece.

  Once a ratty old desk, I have modified it into what I think would make two great night stands or even a buffet!  How do I go from nightstand to buffet?  Well, simply really.  Just butt the two nightstands end to end throw a cute little table runner on it and voila, instant buffet!  The lines are great for it, and on top of that there are drawers on either side no matter what your needs.  In playing around with them, I also squared up the tables and think they also work nicely together as a kitchen island!  Either way here they are...

Shaker/ Farmhouse tables
Dimensions:  31"wide X 15"deep X 28 1/2" tall
The table on the left has only 2 drawers:  one shallow and one deep.  The one on the right has 3 shallow drawers. 
If you prefer to have both sides match I can add another faux handle to mimic the right side. 
If used as a nightstand this would be your view from the front.  You still get the functionality of the drawers.  However, they are nicely concealed on the sides to allow for a sleeker look.

The top is weathered wood sanded down to a nice finish. 

I love these pulls!

Drawers lined with antique sheet music and movable dividers.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Coming soon...

Just wanted to let you know what I have in the works:
  • 2 shaker/ farmhouse style night-stands
  • Retro Dining table
  • 2 twin beds (headboards foot boards, rails)
I will post some picts. tomorrow!

See ya soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

On hiatus... and Tip #3

Yes, I have been out of town again- couple that with the start of the new school year and a visit from my folks and blogging and furniture revival have once again gone by the way side.  Looking on the bright side, the temps. in Oklahoma are finally dropping and we might even get some rain!  Which means when I can squeeze in some time, I may just get back into the swing of painting.  When I do, you will be the first to know :)

Until then, I have a tip for the day~

Tip #3... Blemish control the (cheap) natural way!

Though it is not house related at all, I suspect that we can all use a helpful hint when it comes to blemish control!  Yes, the dreaded blemish, pimple, zit, what ever you want call them... I have finally come across a great, effective, cheap remedy.

LEMONS!  You heard me right, lemons!  If you are having difficulty with breakouts or just the occasional blemish I highly recommend trying lemons.  It is a simple enough process, cheap too (I have my own lemon tree so for me it was free), but lemons at Target this am were .22 ea so even if you have to buy one it is VERY reasonable.  Here is the process:

1.  Wash your face
2.  Pat dry
3.  Take a slice of lemon and rub in a circular motion over your face.  OR
     Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply to your face.
4.  Wait 10 minutes and rinse your face with water. 
5.  Apply moisturizer or makeup as usual...

Here are the benefits:

1.  Lemons decrease redness naturally
2.  Lemons dry out blemishes naturally
3.  Lemons lighten dark spots naturally
4.  Lemons improve skin condition naturally
AND  Believe it or not, lemons are not drying to the skin!

I am NO doctor, esthetician, or dermatologist... but I have been to all of them.  I have tried prescription medication, prescription topical lotions, gels, and solutions.  I have made numerous over the counter attempts and nothing has given me a result that I could see within a day!  With the exception of using a good old, God made lemon!

So, if you have issues with blemishes give it a try.  Nothing ventured nothing gained.  It may sting a little, but you can fan your face it and that will help.  Or just suck it up... It is definitely worth it!

PS. Here is a photo from my recent trip.  Can anyone guess where we were?