Just some thoughts on my personal life- shabby cottage/chic decor, thrifting/junking, dogs with smushed-in faces, and pretty much anything else...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bad Mama!

I'm a bad mama! I should have done this last week...

I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to The Pug. He turned a whopping six! My how the years fly by... He was a gift from the fiance (then boyfriend) for Christmas/birthday (they may or may not be on the same day :) ).

So we celebrated like every freak dog parent does and threw him a birthday party. Yes there were presents. And yes there was a Frosty Paws for each of the doggie guests. AND yes there was cake for the human guests. AND YES we stuck a candle in his Frosty Paws and sang him happy birthday!

I know what you're thinking cuz I hear it all the time... "Face only a mother could love."
Maybe, but I love him just the same.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Desk Update

TI finally finished the desk I've been working on forEVER! I had attempted my first ever antique finish on the small hutch piece that sits on top of the desk. It turned out better than I expected but my widescreen laptop doesn't fit on the desk so I have to leave it off for now. :(

I had also done a small microwave/kitchen cart thing in the antique finish. I didn't want the desk to be matchy matchy with the desk soooooooo I decided to try my hand at stenciling.

I googled flower clip art online and came up with this design:

I don't have a new printer at home yet so I printed it out at work. I had to tape the printout onto a piece of cardstock to cut it out. It would have been better if I could have printed it onto the cardstock because it got a little messy but I made it work.

I then taped it to my desk and using some of the gel stain that I used on the other pieces, I sponged the stencil.

Drumroll please...

I think this picture doesn't do it justice. It's really quite adorable in person I promise. :) It will look even better when this room is all set up.

Let me know what you think!

(You know what would have made this project easier? An Artograph Projector like the one being given away at Twice Lovely! Check it out and enter for a chance to win!)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thrift Store Finds

While I was out running errands today I decided to stop at the thrift store. (This is entirely predictable of me as my "errands" typically include: bank, gas station, library, and -drum roll please- the thrift store!) I must say I made quite a haul today.

1-Mini trunk-like basket for dog toys. ($5.50)
1-White basket will most likely be used for magazines. ($7.50-kind of a splurge I know.)
1-Rocking horse missing eye and handle. ($3.00)
1-Copy of Angela's Ashes which I can't believe I've never read. ($2.00)
1-Photo album for friend's wedding pics. ($4.00-again, a splurge I know I know.)
1-Bar stool that can easily be painted and re-upholstered to be used in conjunction with easel for painting. (ONLY $1.00!! See all that splurging was justifiable because I saved so much on this bad boy!)

Happy Thrifting!