I Won The Giveaway!!!

I can't believe I actually won something...that's never happened. I little while back I found Kristy's blog at HypenInteriors, and LOVE her blog.  She has been SO helpful to me as I am slowly starting to blog myself!  I entered her giveaway for a $35 gift certificate to Nice Rakc and I WON!!! Yeah! :-)  There are so many cool things on their sites, so go and check them out!

After working with Rachel at Nice Rakc, here is what I chose and received within a quick couple of days. I absolutely love it! Thank you Rachel and Kristy!!!

 Super cute strap!!!

 On the down side (sorry for this kind of funny faced pict.), BUT.....LOOK at what my camera started doing! Really??? Digitally moving lines. What does that mean? Camera heaven???

Well...despite that, I love my new purse. Just the perfect size for the mommy side of me, yet stylish and chic!

Thanks again and have a great weekend everyone! Next post is a refinished dining set.....

~Anneke  :-)


Beachy/Coastal Coffee Table

Back from a GREAT week of family fishing in Eastern WA - Annabelle (my 5 year old) had the lucky Barbie pole and caught the most out of anyone I believe...that's my girl!!  Well I couldn't wait to get this piece posted.

I love, love, LOVE when I find local pieces for sale...the idea of supporting your local community is very gratifying. :-)  And Mukilteo is just where I found this beauty.

I thought this piece was so unique and pretty. It just needed some serious cleaning and a little make-over.  I often get impatient when I'm excited, and since I didn't have any of my creamy white in stock (since that's what was in my mind to use) I just raided the shelves to see what I had to work with. Consequently...this thing morphed from one day to the next, and actually was a little on the risky side for me at this point in my little hobby. :-)  I love how it turned out!

Here is the after....

It ended up having a bit of a coastal beach type look to it. I almost wanted to sprinkle sand and toss sea shells over the top while I sipped an icy drink and read my coastal magazine.  This piece also fits my chosen name perfectly with the rustic distressed look and chic scrolly legs - PERFECT!!! Rustic&Chic

So...here's the details. The basic prep of clean, sand, prime. Then a couple coats of Glossy White Spray Paint, a mix of oops paints to make a Light Sea Green color that was brushed on, then distress, distress, and more distress (this pieces has A LOT of edges!), light mocha glaze, and sealed in semi-gloss polycrylic.

 Makes me wish I had a cute little beach house to put it in.  Maybe you do? Haha! I'm surprised at how many pieces I don't want to sell, just wishing I actually had room for them!

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine!

~Anneke :-)


Bubba's Birthday Adirondack Chair

So time is definitely something I haven't had extra of lately.....great time to try and start blogging, huh?

So my son just had his 2nd birthday this last Saturday, May 8th.  I've been wanting to try and build a little adirondack chair found here, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity.  Needless to say, there is always a learning curve the first time around (i.e. this chair is not perfect), and I definitely learned A LOT. Being the last minute kind of person that I am, I built it the night before his birthday (leaving no time to finish, but hey...he's 2), then I proudly left it outside his bedroom door as a special morning surprise.  What this really means is that my 5 year old saw it first, because she is the epitome of a morning person, then she runs to tell her 3 year old sister (who is NOT a morning person). SO, I now have two more little orders in the works! Ha!!  You'll often hear me say, I really love my kids!

Just to show the unique taste of everyone, when I finished it on Sunday, my 5 year old was horrified when she saw how exactly I had finished it. Maybe you will be too! But I love it, and I love how boyish and rustic looking it came out! I just used Krylon Ocean Breeze Gloss Spray Paint (no primer), let it fully dry, then sanded misc. edges, and covered it in a Minwax Jacobean stain/clear glaze concoction, let it sit a few minutes, then wiped it off with a cloth. The cracks were definitely tricky, but I think it came out all right.

So here it is.....

Enjoy your week! We are headed to the East side for the week for fishing/camping/relaxing with the family!!!

~Anneke  :-)