Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Refurbished Bar Stools and Another Initial

This past fall when my husband had a roof installed over our deck, he added something else to the railing that was very creative and useful.  He added a small bar shelf that extends all around the deck. 

Now all we needed were a couple of stools.  We already had some that were in pretty bad shape so I got out the old trusty paint brush. 

You can see in these pictures the mold and dirt that was all over them.

The first thing I did was lightly sand them.

Then I gave them 2 coats of a solid stain. The color I used was Drift Gray.  This is the same color we used on the floor of the deck.  

I wanted to add something decorative to the top of each stool and after searching all over Pinterest, I found this!
Now to duplicate it....
I printed a font that I liked from Microsoft Word and taped to the top of each stool.

The next step was to trace and paint it.

I then buffed them with clear paste wax.  

The refurbished bar stools.
My breakfast view each morning.

Friday, June 7, 2013

It Begins With the Letter D

 So many DIY things have been going on at our house and since school is out, I finally have time to share them with you.  Those of you who follow Pinterest know that "initials" are really popular right now in decorating.  I love the idea so I made a little trip to Hobby Lobby.   Here are some ways I am incorporating this into my decor. 

Can you see the "D" in the middle of the tablescape?

If you are really observant, you will see a few little owls tucked in.  I just thought they were so cute so I had to add them.

I love this vase!  My future daughter in law gave this to me for Christmas.   She will be my daughter in law June 29th!

My front door.

 Recently my other son and daughter in law purchased a new home in Alabama and it is beautiful! 
Do you see the wreath on the front door?

My son's mother in law made this wreath for them as as house warming gift and she used initials.  It is so cute! Look how she included the initials of the first names of my son, daughter in law, and granddaughter (JLH) .  This was so creative!

So pretty and welcoming!  Have you incorporated initials into your decor?