Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Selling of Number Fifty-Three

Well that was a longer blogging break than I had intended. Despite my attempts as steadily blogging over the last year or so, life and responsibility has gotten in the way. It's not a bad thing, just the reality of it. Then, there was that chunk of time when I had literally no time to share projects even if I had the projects to share.

This is why: I sold my house. My love, my boys and (soon to join us, Figgy) packed up last week and moved to Connecticut. Selling and moving to a less congested area (re: not being able to actually see my neighbor open his fridge and get a snack while I'm sitting on my very own couch) has been something I have wanted to do for a good decade. Once my divorce was final this was my cue to fully get out of a place that never made me happy and start over. And, it happened fast. The house was listed for more than I was comfortable with and I received two offers in two weeks. Glad I listed high.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Weathered Gray Coffee Table

Hey friends.
Thanks to my love, I'm becoming more and more comfortable with sanding and staining furniture. It's really taking Number Fifty-Three in a new direction, furniture wise, as I am now able to take on way more diversified projects.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vintage Painting Turned Rustic Wood Tray & Contributor Post

Hey everyone! This project was originally posted over at Jennifer Rizzo's blog where I write as a monthly contributor.

I have to say, I truly love this project! I was easy to make and is completely versatile. For the original post I had it styled on my coffee table, but it's since moved to the dining room. We have a whole farmhouse vibe going on in there and it just meshes perfectly (P.S. I have one more project I want to do and then I will share how our dining room has been completely changed, for like practically no money at all!)
The transformation of this vintage painting into a rustic wood tray is just remarkable and was so easy to create.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rustic Wood Bunting

Morning everyone!
Today is my Mom's birthday and, since she is in love with Americana, plus tonight is our city's fireworks (which you can see from our backyard), plus we are just a couple of days away from the 4th, I whipped up this rustic wood bunting yesterday.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rustic Tuquoise Bench

Hey there! Ever have fifty million things you need to do, but then set it all aside because you feel the inspiration to work on one specific project.
Welcome to my world.
Yesterday, I picked up this vintage bench. It looks homemade, which is why I loved it. It was the perfect shape and size for our living room. I had been searching forever for something like this.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Summer Pictures from our Home

Happy Monday everyone!
Our house feels like it's in a constant state of disarray lately.  We still have plans to move in the future, but that is moving slowly. And, I was really struggling with not making changes to our current home.
Lately, though, we have picked up some awesome new pieces (including a free farmhouse table for the dining room).  I've also painted some thrift store finds and moved things from room to room.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Custom Farmhouse Coffee Table & My Sanding Frustration

Hey everyone! I have to tell you that I am so excited with how this custom farmhouse coffee table came out.
I picked it up at a tag sale with a particular customer in mind, and I have to be honest, it was in rough, rough shape.
In addition to the severe water marks...it looks like it was used for plants, one of the boards on the top had separated.
It was a lot of prep work to get it to the point of being able to stain and paint, and I definitely could not have done it without the serious woodworking skills of my boyfriend. He makes the best partner in this whole furniture business I have!