Table {up cycling}

A friend was getting rid of a table that had been damaged and I quickly snatched it up!

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First I took a hand sander to the whole thing. It took several times as there were some deep cuts in the top, down several layers of paint and into the wood.

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Next, I painted the whole thing with this purple spray paint that I had in the garage (who knows what I originally bought it for?)

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Then, I painted it with 2 coats of Antique White, leaving the drawer purple. I then took an old candle and rubbed all the edges, spindles, ridges, etc and went lightly over just those areas with the electric palm sander.

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Total makeover was like $5. for the white spray paint, everything else I had on hand. I love how it turned out! I am now starting a 3 drawer side table to go on the other side of the bed!! I LOVE it!! ANd it only took me an afternoon to do it!! Spray paint dries so fast!!! LOVE

What do you think??

xoxo, Mama Bird

Table Up-cycling

Before: Mimi’s telephone table. Nice but ordinary. Wouldn’t you say?

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After: SO much cuter. Personality. I used spray paint. Red Cherry (I believe? Krylon) Sprayed 2 coats and it just looked fantab! You can still see the wood grain, it just looks so much better!! I think Mimi would probably “cuss” me for painting it! But, never the less. I love it! 
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xoxo. mama bird

Jack’s Table {up-cycling}

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When I was digging through (quit literally) the attic I came across a table and chairs set that I had as a little girl! SCORE!!

I somehow can not find a before pic but it was white and needed a little TLC. I painted the whole table red and the taped off the top, leaving a 1in boarder and used the Krylon Chalk board paint. I also taped off the top of the chairs, I thought it would be cute to put names on the top!
I am just in love with how it turned out!
What do you think?
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Brass to Sass {mantel makeover}

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A collection of “hand-me down” candle sticks that have great design, but icky brass! Thanks to a lovely can of gray primer and my fav creamy white, Hotel Churchill Vanilla from Lowes.
They went from brass to SASS!

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These birds or maybe they are the pheasants? Sat on the entry way table at my Mimi’s house my entire life. She claimed I used to pet them as a little girl and talk about how I loved them and that when I got BIG and had a house of my own they would come live with me! Well, they did and of course I had to spruce them up a bit and as I am referring  to this spring/summer as my red & white phase.
I too gave these a dull coat of gray primer and a fresh coat of Churchill Vanilla.
I just love how they all turned out. A crisp fresh mantel. 

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Sorry for the crummy cell phone pics!
Happy UPcycling!!

xoxo, mama birdTip Junkie handmade projects

Mantel {FALL} Makeover

IMG_4589 Even though FALL is NOT in the air this week (82 today). I decided it was time to do a Mantel Makeover to celebrate my FAV season. This makeover only cost me $6. for the Halloween banner, everything else, I already had!! My fav part of the whole mantel is the Candy Pumpkin Tree that Jack and I made this afternoon, with left over candy, pumpkin candy corn that he had to have! (and didn’t like, did I mention during the melt down in Wally he had “needing” the afore mentioned candy corn, I told him he wouldn’t like it!!) Branches we collected in the yard and some festive ribbon I had on hand.  Cute, don’t ya think?

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Are you doing any FALL/Harvest/ Halloween Makeovers?

xoxo, Mama Bird

up next…

Carmel Apple Cake &

Front Door {Harvest} Makeover!!

Give Thanks and Eat {my newest love}

LOLLYJANE  Had a new visitor today Lolly Jane! I am in LOVE with their stuff I have to share with you their creation.

“GIVE THANKS AND EAT”

I am heading to the etsy store to buy this for my kitchen. I just LOVE it!!!

Now the problem which one do I order? The classic/retro with the plate or the  funky/classic with the candelabra? 

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xoxo, Mama Bird

Big Boy Room {part 1: fabrics}

Jack is about to turn 3 and it is time that I update the current nursery to a big boy room. He is still sleeping  in his crib and I shutter to think how this transition is going to go! In my mind expect the worst and it can never actually be that bad, RIGHT? 

I have all sorts of ideas and have decided that I am going to start with the bedding and build around that. This is where you guys come in! I’d LOVE to know what you think and I am giving you some very different things to look at and consider. Hubs will be building his bed and my great friend and artist is going to help me paint a mural!!! I do want to do a room that will allow for growth, not something I am going to have to turn around and redo in 2 years.

My first thoughts on a room would incorporate the outdoors, maybe cabin chic?  With the mural I want to do trees, water, sky, very earthy/whimisical. 

Here are my top picks!!

#1 Ivy League madras plaid

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#2 Sageberry Creek Beach Plaid

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#3 Blue Camo  (could get old?)

bed pe camo#4 Western Star

bed star#5 Fishy Fish (cute, may not grow as well)

bed fish#6 Urban plaid

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I love/like them all and can vision a fantab room around all of these!!

What’s your fav, thoughts, ideas?

xoxo, Mama Bird