Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Gallery Wall

Hey everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having here in Central Oregon!  Before I get out there and soak it in, I wanted to get my gallery wall done this morning.  Way back when, I posted about how every home needs one.  Over the last few weeks, I've been collecting photos and ideas for my own and finally got it done!  

The plan is to continue to add to it over time.  I decided to use photos that represented the things, people and places that I love.  I found a big "G" at Michael's on clearance so I painted that aqua and printed out my pictures at FedEx.  I bought the frames at Kohl's on clearance after Christmas last year, so I spent a total of about $30 on this project.  

I'll be on the hunt for items to add to the wall, but I think this is a good start!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Very Green Chest

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a great summer so far!  I feel like the lamest blogger ever since I haven't posted anything in months!  I've been busy getting settled in Bend and working full time.  There's so much to do outdoors here, that I rarely want to be at home working on projects.  But, over the last few weeks I've had a chance to work on a chest of drawers that I bought last summer at a garage sale.  It's been living in my grandparent's shop for the past year.  Here it is before the transformation.  

I had a hard time deciding what to do with it, so I was browsing other people's projects on Pinterest and came across a chest of drawers painted a really pretty, but BOLD shade of green called "Happy Camper" by Behr.  I decided to be daring and go for it.  I wanted it to sit in my very small entry (if you can even call it an entry - it's more of an open wall next to my kitchen) so it needed to work with my living room decor.  I plan on using it to store craft supplies since I'm pretty limited on storage space in this tiny cozy apartment.  

I spray painted the handles Oil Rubbed Bronze, painted the dresser Happy Camper green, and did a black glaze over the top to darken it a bit.  It is VERY green.  I do like it, but I'm not sure it will live with me forever.  I'll probably end up selling it or giving it away when I move to another place in the fall.  

 PS...I get to go meet my new nephew this weekend!!  Look at his face!  Isn't he adorable?!  Love these two so much!