Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dresser #2 Complete....

 FINALLY......... Dresser #2 is complete!! After painting Victoria's first dresser I ran out of old white so I had to order another can, but it worked out well because it was here when we came back from vacation. I couldn't wait to get this finished because her room was a mess for almost two weeks and that drives me crazy!!! I love how they look now!
                                              Dresser #2

                                            Dresser #1

Another project complete!! I'm still playing catch up on all the great posts I missed this week. Have a great weekend!  Martina

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

~Pears & Grapes~

I  just purchased this pretty little fruit painting at a shop I just found on Etsy. It's only 6x6. This women has such pretty paintings her site is Torrie Smiley Original Works of Art. She has a lot of fruit paintings but I also spotted the cutest birds nest painting that I might just have to go back and ck out again! I took the painting to Hobby Lobby and had a custom frame made for it. I can't wait for it to come in so I can show you where it's new home is going to be. I was surprised at how reasonable HL custom frames were. $25 for a 6x6  frame that has a lot of detail and they frame it for you for free!

 Taking a little break for a few days, we are going away with the kids. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Dresser Makeover

I've wanted to paint the dressers in Victoria's room for some time now just couldn't find the time! Well yesterday I got to it. One down and one more to go!! Of course I used AS chalk paint, I painted it in old white and then lightly distressed it and applied the clear wax.                      

                          Here's the Before

Added these cute knobs from Hobby Lobby. I used these small green ones on the top 3 draws and then the larger ones with the green polka dots on the 2 bottom drawers.

               Tomorrow I'll work on this one!

Hope you all are having a great week and staying cool! Thanks so much for stopping by, Martina

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Plates or no Plates, that is the question??

This wall in my dining room with the mirror has always bugged me. Some days I like it just the way it is and then other days I feel it needs a little something. I love the look of plates around it and I have been inspired by so many of you! I was thinking of adding some red transferware plates around it, in different sizes. So I need your HELP in making this decision!! Do you think it might be to much or just the right thing to finish it off.

        Here's a picture of what I would like to use.

So what do you think, plates or no plates?? I appreciate all your help!  Martina

Here's a little peek at what I've been working on, come back tonight for the reveal!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aren't these just the cutest......

Aren't these just the cutest little things!  Flip Flops made out of chippy worn wood. I found these on one of my many trips to Home Goods! I thought they would go great in Will & Victoria's jack & jill bathroom, since I have it decorated with all  beachy accessories.

I found this picture in Home Goods a few years ago, and the little sea turtle sitting on top came from Hobby Lobby.

 It's amazing all the different things you can find in that store! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all your visits!  Martina

                  Happy Weekend Everyone!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Table Makeover (TAKE 2)

 My new favorite color in Annie Sloan chalk paint is Chateau Grey! The quart came and I got right to work on this table in my upstairs hallway. I painted this table last year and used Georgian Green by Ben. Moore. I like it but I love this color so much more! After the paint dried I applied the AS dark wax to it and I love the layered look it gave it.

 Here's the BEFORE when it was Georgian Green

Couldn't stop myself there so I dry brushed some old white on the lantern and picture frames to lighten them up a bit.

Hope you all are having a great week and staying cool! Thanks for stopping by:)  Martina


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Fun Filled Day in the City!

 Yesterday the hubby, myself, and the kids drove into the city to see my cousins new apt. We had the best day with my cousin and her wonderful boyfriend! Here is the view out her living room window! Gorgeous isn't it!!

 This picture was taken right outside their building.

 We went for lunch at Shake Shake and had a 45min wait in line but is was soooo worth it!

 After lunch we took the kids to the Empire State building. The last time I went here I was in grade school for a class trip. I guess this happens when you live so close.

                   The views were AMAZING!

See that building to the right with the cranes on the top. That's the new tower they are building at ground zero.

And this is the view out my cousins window at night.  AMAZING!!

Hope you all had a fun filled weekend too, would love to here all about it:)  Martina

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Apples & Hydrangeas

                    ~A little change from spring to summery~

                             ~Forsythias equal spring~

                   ~Apples & Hydrangeas equal summer~

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Martina


Saturday, July 9, 2011

And the WINNERS Are..............

Yes I said Winners, there are two!! I could not believe that I received 240 comments for this giveaway!! A BIG THANK YOU to all my old followers friends and all the new ones that I made this week, it means so much to me! I wish I had something for all of you! So when I went back to Home Goods and saw they had one more wire bird cloche left I snatched it right up for one more of my lucky winners! OK get on with it already right!!!

The first winner is #9 Pam from

And the second winner is #159 Anne from

CONGRATS Pam and Anne!! I'll be e-mailing you today for your info! THANK'S so much to all of you for making this giveaway so much fun!! You two will have these just in time for Marty's summer cloche party!
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