Spring has Sprung!
Today is the first full day of Spring, and oh how ready I am to welcome it!
It may still be a little brown and chilly outside, but I put the snowies away and brought out the flowers and bunnies and birds.
I got this sweet tray and floral and bunny from my friend Anne’s Farmhouse Primitives shop at Berry Vine Gifts.
The amazing candle is from Antique Candle Co. in the most luscious fragrance of Country Pear by Cotton Stem. It is one of the most wonderful smelling candles I have ever had!
These little bunnies are from a recent trip to Hobby Lobby.
And I love this Springy green wreath I also found in Anne’s shop at Berry Vine Gifts. It replaced the cotton stem wreath I had here for Winter.
And what do you think of this fun little stack of books I made? I’ve been seeing them on Instagram on a few feeds I follow, and it turns out I had everything needed to make them myself. In fact, I might be making more to sell at Berry Vine Gifts and through our McKinneyX2Designs Etsy shop. So many possibilities of quotes and personalized messages can be made. For my first try, I did my favorite life message, “Cherish the Moments.”
Breathe in the fresh air.
Soak in the warmth of sunshine.
Bloom and blossom like the flowers.
Whistle a happy tune with a spring in your step.
Cheers & Hugs,
I am having a lot of fun creating a special room in our house for our new granddaughter.
How fun it is to be able to create a “girly” room in one of the bedrooms previously occupied by one of our sons.
I hope to show you more as we finish; but for now, I’m excited to show you what I did with this beat up old little dresser we have had hanging around forever that has served many purposes through the years.
It is a little funny that I’ve taken something beat up and transformed it into another “beat up” look. (The guys just don’t get it at all that I PURPOSELY rubbed and chipped off the paint!!) But I’m loving this “Shabby Chic” look achieved with White (Magnolia) Chalk Paint, sand paper, and some Clear and Antique Wax.
I had planned on painting it white, but then saw a friend show on Facebook how she transformed a piece with Chalk Paint and decided that is exactly what I wanted to do. Considering I had this little dresser already, supplies cost about $15. I only used half of the container of paint and just a small amount of each of the jars of wax, so plenty more for other projects. Other than the paint and wax, all that is needed is a paint brush and some fine sand paper.
I watched this series of brief Youtube tutorials while doing this, and it only took a few hours to complete.
Looking forward to sharing more as we progress… like how I turned bumper pads from a gorgeous bedding set I acquired into window valances (because bumper pads are now a “no-no” in cribs) — but I couldn’t pass up using the gorgeous pink and green paisley luciousness!
Cheers & Hugs,