Saturday, July 31, 2010

Miss Mustard Seed Giveaway!

Okay, one more thing for the day! Miss Mustard Seed is one of my FAVORITE blogs!!! And she is having an amazing give-away. If you haven't checked out her blog, you really should do that!! Like right now!!
Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog

She is have a really cool give-away for hitting the 2000 Follower mark! Go check it out!

I Made the Cut!!

Well...we did it!! We made the cut! We were actually in the Top 10!!! I am so excited!! The Chandelier was the one that was chosen. Thanks everyone for your super sweet comments!!! I feel so loved!!!

If you haven't checked out the CSI project, head over there now! It is sooooo cool!!

Well, I am at the lake right now, so I really must get back out in the sun!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Roadkill Rescue #2 - Chandelier

Hello again!! Here is the 2nd Roadkill Rescue...My mom had this HUGE old brass chandelier sitting on the ground in her garage. It's not the kind that goes over your breakfast table - more like something you would see in a large dining room. Now, those of you that know my mom know that she is very generous (especially to her favorite child...ME!!!). Half of my house is furnished with things that she either bought for me or just gave me. She has excellent taste, so it works out very well for me!!! THANKS MOM!!! Anyway...She, of course, gave me the brass chandelier. I, of course, do not have a before picture, but here is one that is very similar... you get the idea.

So I decided that it would go in Emery's nursery. I couldn't decide if I should make it all foo-foo with crystals and things or go for simple elegance. Mom convinced me to go with the 2nd choice, and man was she right!!! I painted the chandelier a cream color and then used the Pearl spray paint over it. The effect is gorgeous!!! I added some simple off-white lamp shades. It turned out soooo pretty!!

And one more....
It really makes the room!! I LOVE it!! Whatcha think???

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Roadkill Rescue for The CSI Project!!

Hey Guys! First, I want to say "Welcome to Saving Grace" to our new followers!! I CANNOT believe that we have 52 people following this awesome journey with us!! Thank you so much!!! It means soooo much!! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was very productive!! We sold several pieces and had several new make-over orders come in!! God is blessing us beyond what we imagined and we are soooo grateful!!! And so excited!!! We will have our website up and running very soon. I will let you all know when it is operational!!

Okay, so on to today's post (sorry it has been so long since I have posted!!!). The CSI Project (see link at the bottom of this post) is a super cool blog that does a themed contest every week. If you haven't checked out this blog, GO CHECK IT OUT. VERY COOL!!

This week the theme is Roadkill Rescue. The point is to show off what you have done to something that was going to be thrown out or was given to you for free. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE free stuff!! Especially free furniture or home decor!! It is so much fun to improve, transform, or completely repurpose something that didn't cost you anything into something functional, beautiful, and unique!!! I have several things in my home that have been given to me (for FREE!) that I have painted and/or repurposed. But there are two that are my absolute favorites!! (One will be in this post, and the other will be in a 2nd post) They both reside in my daughter's bedroom. Her room is one of my favorite rooms in the house! It is so girly and shabby chic. I was able to go all out!! So here's the story...when I was pregnant with my daughter, Emery, my aunt was going to throw out (put out on the street for someone to take) this huge, old armoire with a mirrored door. Luckily I saw it before this happened! It was GLORIOUS!!! Sorry for the drama, but I get very excited about furniture! Sure, it was pretty run down and looked a little (okay - a lot) sad. But I could immediately see that it could be beautiful again. So I, of course, took it home with me. It was going to be perfect in my daughter's nursery for storage. And I knew that it could stay in the room as she grew up.

I hate to tell you this, but I do not have a "Before" picture. I am so sorry, but that was before I even knew that Blogland existed!! But just picture this... a super tall, faded wood, scuffed up armoire with a crooked mirrored door. It is not as ornate as this armoire, but it is similar. Kind of, maybe a little, okay not really, but at least there is a picture for you to look at!! :)
Anyway... my husband and I painted it a sage green color to compliment her soft pink walls.
Then, and this is the best part (in my opinion), I covered the inside of the armoire in pink and white toile fabric. So cute!!I got some adorable baskets to go inside to take care of all of her toy storage needs.
I love the mix of the pink and white toile fabric with the green basket liners and the green of the outside of the armoire. The small 3 drawer thingy holds ribbons and other accesories. It has turned out to be a fantastic storage piece since she does not have a walk-in closet. Pretty great, huh?? Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Urban Farmgirl Giveaway!!

If you have not checked out Urban Farmgirl, you REALLY must do that NOW!!! She is awesome!!!! She has gorgeous furniture and amazing decorating skills!! I LOVE her blog! Go check her out! She is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post.

Friday, July 9, 2010

2 Pretty Dressers - 2 Completely Different Styles

Hey Guys! We finished two more pieces and wanted to show them off! One is an antique dresser and one is just a sort of vintage dresser (if that makes any sense!). Here is the before picture of that one...
We sanded it down, primed it, painted it, and then distressed it. It has some GREAT storage!! It would be great in a bedroom, an entryway, or a dining room. Here is the finished product...

You have to ignore the pile of stuff behind it to get the full effect! :) And here is the before picture of the antique dresser...

This one was in pretty good shape to begin with, so it was an easy transformation. The exciting thing about this one is that I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone of white, and painted it a soft gray color. I know it is not too far off from white, but one step at a time, right? I LOVE how it turned out!!

Okay, that's it for now. We've got another dresser in the finishing stages. I will show that one off tomorrow! Check ya later!

In Him,

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

White China Cabinet

I just had to show you guys this transformation! It turned out soooo beautiful! My mom got this china cabinet at a resale shop for super cheap and asked us to paint it for her. The sides of the hutch are not solid wood, and were a little damaged so I was a little nervous about how it would turn out. Here is the before picture...
We painted it a soft cream color and then distressed it. It was missing the glass in one of the doors so we just took them all out and added chicken wire. It was also missing the glass shelves so we added wood shelves. We covered the back with a soft pink damask wallpaper. It turned out so great!!! I am very excited about this one! I cannot wait for my mom to see it!!!

Let me know what you think!!!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Upcoming Pieces!!

Here are a few pieces that we are working on. If you see something that you like, let me know!!

This is a fabulous dresser with tons of storage and really cool handles!! It has been primed and is ready to be painted a soft shade of white and tehn distressed. It is going to be gorgeous!!

This is an antique dry sink. It is also primed and ready to be painted a soft white. Sorry guys, this one is sold!! I just wanted to give you a peek at the "before" shot.

This is a French style chest. It is in perfect condition and has gorgeous details!! It will be painted soon, so let me know if you are interested and what color you would like. I was thinking about painting it a soft gray...

I am very excited about this one!! I know the picture does not look like much, but trust me, this is going to be a beauty. It is much larger than it looks in the picture. Great storage!! It reminds me of an old library cabinet, so that is what we are calling it. It has been primed and is ready for paint and distressing. I cannot wait to get this one done.

This is a Queen size headboard. I am planning to paint it a soft pink or maybe a soft green for a little girl's room. But if you like it and have something else in mind, let me know!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

2nd Junkin Trip

Hello again! I just wanted to show you a few pictures of the goodies that I got on my last junkin trip. This place was amazing!! It did not look like much, but when I walked in the door my heart skipped a beat (or two or three). So many things to look at!!! Where to start??? But I stook my usual routine and headed to the right side of the store. I immediately saw several things that I HAD to have!! :) But I did narrow it all down to one truck load! I already had a dresser in the back of the truck when I got there or I would have brought home more stuff!! Here are the goods...

This is the whole load. Everything in the picture!!!
This is just a little closer so that you see all the incredible goodness!!!
Look at the massive jar sitting on the floor. LOVE IT!! And the baskets and the plate and the whole shabby shelf itself. It is going to be so cute with some baskets in it! So YUMMY!!!

Here is a close-up of the tall basket and metal shelf.

This is a little hand held mirror with a scene of a little girl on it. It is so sweet and Emery (my 3 year old daughter) loves it!

I have no idea what this little metal bowl is for, but I loved that it was painted white! And I love all different kinds of plates, so the sweet one with flowers was a must!

Well, that's all for now!! Happy Junkin!! Tomorrow I will post some pictures of some furniture pieces that will be painted soon. Night!!

In Him,


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Entry Way Mini Make-Over

Hey Everyone!! I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. It has been a crazy week!! But I did manage to get in a little junking!! Shocked?? Last Saturday I went to this Mini Design Flea with my friend Allison (she is an amazing photographer!! Check her out at ). It was sooooo cool!!! It was put on by Linsey at LLH Designs and a couple of other fabulous ladies. Check out Linsey's blog at to see some pictures. Anyway, I got several VERY cute things and I wanted to show you what I did with a few of them. I bought a wire trash can, an old bottle, a tea towel that has some sort of map on it, a print of a Paris map, and a small gold ornate frame. I used the wire trash can and the old bottle to spruce up my entry way. Here is the before picture...Not terrible, but a little boring. When I saw the wire trash can, I knew I had to have it, but I didn't know what I would use it for. (I LOVE wire baskets! They add great texture to a space!) So I was standing there with my new wire trash can trying to figure out what to do with it. I couldn't think of anything so I set it down on the dresser in our entry way and went to do something else. When I came back to get it, it was perfectly clear!!

Then I remembered an antique frame that I had gotten at the Woodlands Garage Sale. I brought that in and added the old bottle that I got at the Mini Design Flea and a few other things and it just all came together. And now I LOVE my entry way!!

So cute! Gotta love junkin!! I plan to use the tea towel to cover the seat of this chair if I can make it fit. I will post pictures when it is done. It should be really cute!!

I am planning to frame the print of the Paris map, but not sure where to hang it. And the really cute gold ornate frame broke on the way home. Ugh!! Hopefully I can glue it back together. Well, those are my treasures from that junkin trip. But today I went to a junk shop that a friend of mine told me about (THANK YOU, Stephanie!!!). I hate when people use texting slang, but OMG!!!! This place was amazing!! More on that tomorrow, but here is a sneak peak...

More tomorrow!! Have a good night!!

In Him,