Monday, May 23, 2011



Yesterday and today are my last days to crank out anything for Serendipity. I am officially finished after today! What I do not get done will have to wait until the next sale. I look forward to having family this weekend and then a good month of time to finish some things around our house and get ready to meet our baby boy! I have a killer coffee table I am finished with and a dressing table I just need to line the drawers on that I will also post pictures of soon!

For now.. some chairs in old white…


I have one more of these chairs that I am saving for to re-finish with me! I think I will use the green fabric on the chair underneath and hopefully have some fabric left to do some pillows for the couch also!

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and duck egg blue.


I also did some chalk boards.


This cream one I am however keeping for myself!



Some signs from some scrap wood I had laying around from Stryders bed.


Here is a picture from Serendipity's's last post! It makes me excited!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My best yard sale find yet!


I went to yard sales Friday and Saturday this week! Friday I scored an antique dressing table with a mirror, a great gold antique mirror, a chunky frame and two really awesome chairs!

Better yet…. Saturday I scored a 11 x9 Pottery Barn rug in awesome condition. I have no area rugs in my house because I am too cheap! You can’t even find a decent medium sized one for less than a few hundred dollars! The lady paid $1100 for it and I got it for $75!!!! She didn’t have room for it in her new house. I was a little worried I didn’t either. I thought it would be great in my family room but it was twice the size. It looks great in here! I couldn’t be more excited!

I have vowed to stay away from yard sales until after Serendipity. I have a garage full of projects and will be cranking them out in the next 9 days so stay tuned!


Notice the cute little boy in the corner of this picture!!


I also got my zinnia seeds planted for the year. I can’t wait until they look like mine did last year!

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Bye for now, Amanda

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just a quick hello


Hi! I only have two more weeks to get all my stuff ready to send back for Serendipity! Here are a just a few things that I packed up today!





Here are a few more pictures to keep you curious! They are now making progress!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shabby Coffee Table $95 & Desk Refinish


I have decided to offer some of the larger pieces that I am putting together for Serendipity on my blog for anyone to purchase before the sale. You must be able to pick it up or I can deliver it nearby. It is finished it duck egg blue and old white with a wax finish. I love this piece and love that the inside is pretty large for lots of storage! You may email me at or call me 435-790-5633 to purchase or inquire questions about the coffee table.



I also just finished a piece for myself! I found this desk at a yard-sale! I painted the craft room a few weeks ago. My dad and Brandon hauled the desk up for me Sunday. Lets just say if it ever comes back down it isn’t coming down in one piece! It is pretty solid! Special thanks to them! I finished lining the drawers today and am still working on organizing the room.

desk before

I sanded the top down to remove the finish and a little bit of red and black paint. I finished it with a  dark stain and wax. The rest of the desk was also finished in duck egg blue and old white. I have waxed it once but am waiting on a aging wax to decide if I want to recoat it with that.

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I had planned to line the drawers with fabric but ran into this $3 roll of wrapping paper at Wal-Mart! It worked out much more cost effective and I love it! I just cut it to size and used spray adhesive to stick it to the drawers!


I look forward to more furniture posts coming soon!