12 September 2014

a cupboard makeover.....and a door

I know it's been some time since I've posted.....but we've been quite busy trying to get our home put back together after the big hail storm we had here in July. To tell you the truth, the only thing that's been done so far is the roof....which I am thankful for as we've been getting lots of rain lately. But, I'm beyond ready to have windows again....boarded up windows and thrashed siding gets old after 3 months. 

Okay....enough about that....look what else I've been up to....

I've been painting....a lot. Do you remember when I tried Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for the first time? Well, that wasn't quite the look I was going for...so I tried again last week....and I'm liking this much better. I decided I wanted this old cupboard I've had forever to look more like a french cupboard.....so I used MMSMP in Shutter Gray to try to make this happen. The difference this time is I used a bonding agent to help the paint adhere better....and it worked wonderfully. After painting just one coat of paint I waxed it with clear wax followed by dark antiquing wax and viola... a french inspired cupboard.

You'll have to forgive the dark shadowy photos as these were taken in my basement and it's a dark and dreary day outside. I love how it turned out. The photos make the paint color look lighter than it actually is, the color is a deeper blue/gray than the photos show....the color reminds me of a battleship.

 A little close-up of the paint finish.

Here's the other painting I've been doing.....I've decided to paint all the interior doors in our home Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. I'll be touching up our trim but keeping those white as I really like how the door pops off the white walls and trim.

What have you guys been up to this summer?

28 June 2014

linen's for sale

It seems I have too many linens. So many in fact....I'd forgotten about most of them. 

So, I thought I'd throw a little blog garage sale.

Here's how it'll work....if your interested in something just shoot me an email (fadedplains at huntel dot net).....pretty simple. As for payment, I accept Paypal.

Free shipping to the Continental U.S.

Authentic Shabby Chic boudoir pillow with feather insert. 


Simply Shabby Chic Floris Collection Full/Queen Duvet Set.


Pair of Pottery Barn linen pillow covers (inserts not included).

$28.00 ~SOLD~

Simply Shabby Chic British Rose shower curtain.

$35.00 ~SOLD~

Linen pillow. The pillow is stuffed and sewn closed.

$25.00 ~SOLD~

Pair of Simply Shabby Chic ruffled shams.

$27.00 ~SOLD~

Don't forget that these items have free shipping!

If you have any questions.....you can leave it under comments or email me by clicking the "email me" button located on the sidebar.

If this works....I have many more linens to sell....so stay tuned.

Have a great weekend!

12 June 2014

a coop is in the works

While we wait to get our home put back together again (if you don't know what happened check out this post) we decided to continue working on building our new chicken coop.

Remember back in April when I shared our chicks with you....well they've grown quite a bit in the past couple months.

Unfortunately, we still haven't got their coop built....so they're living in our garage. Not exactly the home we had planned for them....but hopefully in a couple weeks we'll have their new digs all ready for them.

Our old coop,  just wasn't working the way we'd like, so we tore it down to make way for a new one. The new coop will be in the same spot as the old one, but we'll have much better access to it.

As you can see, my husband built a retaining wall so that we could have a level area to walk around the coop....the way our old coop sat, it was near impossible to walk around because of the hill it sits on. 

I'm really looking forward to having it done and finally getting the chickens in there....I'm so over stepping on their "presents" every morning....yuck.

05 June 2014

a storm

We had a little storm pass through our neck of the woods on Tuesday....

and just so we wouldn't soon forget her....

she left her calling card.....