Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A few finished pieces

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to show you a few of the pieces that we have finished lately. Let me know what you think!! And if you have a piece that needs a make-over, let me know!!

I also thought I would show you my 6 year old son's latest transformation. He took two old boxes and went to work! Look how creative he is....I'm so proud!! :)

He's a robot - in case you weren't sure!! He is always "creating" something!! Just like his Mommy!!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Junking Treasures

Hey Guys!! I want to start by saying THANK YOU to All Things Thrifty for featuring our chair makeover! I feel so honored!! And hello and thanks to those of you that have joined us in the last few days!! We are so excited!!

Okay, so I thought that I would show you guys some of my favorite junking treasures that I have found over the years. I thought this would be an easy (quick) post to write, but once I started looking around the house for my favorites, I got a little overwhelmed!! There are so many!! See, I believe in filling your home with things that you love...even if they don't necessarily fit the traditional decorating rules. So, I am going to show you a few (probably way too many!) of the things that I love. All of things were found at garage sales, flea markets, or resale shops. Gotta love junking!!!

I got this platter at a Paris Flea market!!!! I think it cost me $9, which honestly is probably more than I would pay for something like this, but come on...it's from Paris!!! I had to be able to say that I have something in my house from a Paris Flea market!! It does help to remind me of a very special trip with my parents!!This thing was a HUGE score at a garage sale that I just happen to pass one day. The guy said that his wife had left him so he was selling all of her things for dirt cheap. I actually had to make two trips between home and the sale to get everything home. Is that wrong???

I got this stained glass window at a thrift shop in Livingston, Tx. It is very old and in rough shape, but I just love the color of blue on the frame. This picture does not show how big it really is, so I am including one that shows its full height. You MUST ignore the clutter around it!!!

This cute lamp is from the same shop in Livingston. It is a a little French boy. Sounds weird, but I promise, it is sooo cute!! This picture does NOT do it justice! It is on my entry way table next to a huge old window that is painted in one of my VERY favorite colors, a soft greenish blue color. That is the next picture...and of course, the picture does not do it justice (as usual).
This was an old grandfather clock that did not work. So I painted and distressed it and then put some dried flowers in the top. It also sits in my entry way.
Okay, enough blabbing! I am going to throw in a few last pictures just for fun...

Happy Junking!!

In Him,


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We have 24 FOLLOWERS!!

Hey Guys!! I just wanted to say hello to our new friends that have started "following" us! Thank you so much for joining in and I hope that you will enjoy what you see. We are working on a website and hope to have it up and running in the next week or two. We also have several new pieces that we hope to have ready for sale in the next couple of weeks. I will post "Before" pictures very soon! Welcome to Saving Grace!! Please spread the word. We are really trying to build up our business!! Thanks Guys!!!

In Him,

Friday, June 11, 2010

I've been chair crazy lately!!

Okay, so I am COMPLETELY obsessed with Craigslist and with junking in general. I am usually drawn to dressers, but lately I have been seeing so many cute wooden chairs, and of course I could not resist! So the other day at a N.A.M. resale shop I picked up 4 wooden chairs for $30. Two were matching and two were just random chairs.

I could not wait to get my hands on them!!! Where do I start??? I couldn't decide, so I just jumped right in and worked on three of them at once. I worked on the yellowish ornate set and the small wooden one first. I immediately removed the BRIGHT red tablecloth that covered the seat cushions and replaced it with a cute, whimsical green fabric. I then sanded them down and painted the set a cream color and the small wooden chair a cute green color. I still need to distress and glaze the cream chairs, but they are looking soooo cute!!! Here is a preview...
I have finished distressing and glazing the small wooden chair, and it turned out soooo cute. It would be so cute in a little girl's room with a cute pillow in it. Or in a little boys room with a little brown teddy bear in it. Or in a study behind a cute farm table/ desk. Or in a kitchen with mix matched chairs around a cute table. Can you tell that I think it's cute??? :)
I haven't started on the arm chair yet. I can't decide if I should go with my usual white or get crazy and paint it a soft grayish blue. Let me know what you think!!

Oh, and the chairs are for sale!! Let me know if you are interested!

In him,


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Monday, June 7, 2010

Urban Farmgirl is having a giveaway!!

Go check it out at http://urbanfarmgirlandco.blogspot.com . She is amazing!!! She paints the most beautiful furniture!! I can only hope to be as good as her one day!! Have a good night!!