Pretty Baby Stuff

It seems everyone around me is either getting engaged, getting married, or getting pregnant! I’ve thought about becoming a baby photographer before and now that I’m not employed, I’m considering it even more. But I need to polish my skills first!

So, in the mean time, I’ve been making lots and LOTS of baby girl headbands and I just wanted to share some of them with you guys because making these is my most favorite thing to do!

Oh, how I love pastels and lace!

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But I’m also digging grays!

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Especially with this mustard yellow.

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And these bright colors are pretty amazing, too!

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I have lots more but I don’t have time to take photographs of all of them. These are just some of my most favorite ones. I see myself looking for some baby girls to wear these in exchange for getting some photography practice!! ;)I need to figure out how I will go about doing so and I will definitely let you guys know when it happens!

Thank you so much for visiting my site!!

Whitewash Coffee Table

My mister must really love me! How else would he figure out just how happy it would make me to see him come home with this?

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I had been saving my old cedar chest from my previous post because I’d been wanting to whitewash it but I was ambivalent about it because I wasn’t certain that the wood was the “right” color or grain. So, I drooled over this whitewash trunk in the mean time.

That is until, my mister came home with the perfect table to whitewash! 😉 I cleaned it and gave it a really good sanding with an electric sander (doing it by hand would probably take longer but I’m sure it can be done that way too) to get rid of some marker writing from it and to smooth out the surface of it. After a good dusting, I followed the technique linked to the photo I linked above.

Here, it is in progress. It was a partly cloudy day but I wanted something to distract me from it so I decided to paint it anyway. Amazingly, whitewash actually dries fairly fast so I was done before it started raining!

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I didn’t dilute my paint enough the for the second coat so I ended up having to sand down some of the areas that had more coverage on them like the bottom end of it right here but it still turned out pretty good.

Here is my final outcome to prove it! 😉 I’ve got it in the living room for now but I’m not sure that I will keep it there, yet. I will decide after I get done making over the coffee table that I had before this one. I’ll see how that one turns out first.

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The lighting wasn’t so good because it’s been pretty cloudy so it was difficult to get a shot that would do it justice but I’m pretty content with the results.

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Though it may seem that white is the only color I work with, I have a post pending of a dining table that I made over in black. I promise to post it as soon as I get a break from other projects I’m currently working on.

Thank you so much for visiting!

My Cedar Chest Makeover

The moment I saw this chest, I just knew I wanted it! The outside had some water damage and the veneer on it was pretty bad but the inside is intact. I didn’t post any photos of it because I have it full of junk that I haven’t figured out where else to store but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. 1902865_10201698310045434_1882921519_n
However, I found this picture here of an exact chest as this one and this is exactly what the inside of mine looks like.

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I wish I knew how to restore it to it’s brand new condition but since I don’t and I didn’t want to spend any money, I did the next best thing; I used wood putty to even out the bad veneer and sanded it down. Then, painted and distressed it and I looove it!

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Please be kind and remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder! 😉 I know there are some of you out there who would be horrified at the thought of painting it or who can do a better distressing job but allow me to say, I’m pretty happy with it! ((:

I’ve been thinking of rubbing some stain on it to add some depth to the areas that I distressed but I haven’t been to the hardware store. So, as of now, it sits pretty as is!
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It provides a sitting place in our hallway but that could change soon. Who knows?! 😉

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!