Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Pine for U – NOT !, Getting Framed x 5 and $1.99 Twirler !

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My hubby likes pine – I do not. This big hunk of pine is knot something I Pine for – hardy,har ,har….I crack myself up…..

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My hubby helped with his bondo skills – the legs had huge broken pieces missing. My hubby applied bondo, let it dry and sanded it down to perfection ! Note- bondo is used on cars – the wood filler just was too slow and my hubby didn’t like it…so he got out his bondo….love it – he too can be creative.

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I unscrewed all the hinges and knobs…I used the power screwdriver – so much faster. Then my hubby helped mask it up. He does a way better job than me.

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We used Behr glossy black latex paint. My hubby loaded up his paint gun – the kind you use for cars and then taught me how to spray it on ! It was slick and there ain’t no runs on this baby. I have some other large pieces and my hubby said we can do the same to them , Yeah !

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Here it is with my little orphan annie chair…I threw some stuff on top to make it a little cozy. I am working on a picture to go above the chair – also from the thrift store, so keep posted ! All the things on top of the cabinet are my thrift store finds too !

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I bought the cabinet from Craigslist about a year ago for seventy five bucks. I use it to hold all my photo albums.

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Another picture – it is so loverly, I do heart it a bunch !

Getting Framed X five

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I bought five 8 1/2 x 11 frames at $1.99 each at various times from the thrift store – some wood, some metal  and some fake fake fake !

Got out my hoslter and guns (spray paint guns that is…..)

113 and my scrapbook paper…..

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used my Cricut in 3 different fonts at 5 inches each in black…

112 applied modge podge – note that in this picture they are a little wet and I am working on the drat bubbles (don’t look closely at the A…pleeze)

Twirler for $ 1.99

I found this twirler and I knew my daughter Megan would love it.

122 I didn’t even open it…I just had a feeling….

It is the prettiest green. I decided to have a little mini photo shoot…the twirler is a great background. Megan will be a freshman in high school this year. We went this morning and had her hair highlighted for the first time, as a treat !  Great time to take some pics !

099 So Sweet !

067  So Sassy !

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I took a whole bunch of photos – we had fun. I am lovin my new camera. For those who ask , it is a Canon Rebel T1i.  Still learning and having a blast.

I have many more projects coming up …..so keep tuned !

Hugs ~ Kammy

I am linking to the following parties !

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/  Hostess Susan

http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/    Hostess Kimba

****************************************And a very new and exciting place for Rhoda is her new website:

http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ , note this is a new address,please visit her – she is the sweetest gal !

99 comments:

Megan said...

Great job on the cabinet! I love to use Bondo instead of wood filler. It works so much more quickly and is more durable.

D said...

I did not know you could use a spray gun to paint furniture. It look great. Much better than the pine.

marty39 said...

Oh I love the armoire. It turned out just gorgeous in black. So pretty and the frames are so lovely. Most of all I love the green twirller and the darling pictures of your daughter. Sooooo cute. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

The armoire looks great! I wish I had used a gun on all my deck furniture instead of cans! You've done it now--the highlight! Speaking as one who just got my daughter off the salon payroll, I can tell you that you'll be paying for these visits for the next 7 years at least :) She's a cutie and first year of high school is important!! ps. The mirror is picture is very artsy :)!

MissyM said...

That cabinet is fabulous! I love black furnature. I have an old desk-like piece that I have to redo and have been thinking about that can of black paint I have in the shop. Your daughter is pretty!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You are doing a great job with that new camera! The photos are wonderful!!

Amy

xinex said...

Perfect end result on the armoire, Kammy. Love it! Your daugher's adorable, pretty highlights!..Christine

Shirley said...

Oh man!!! I love that big cupboard painted black! I am the same way about oak! I had a shop back when everything was oak. All the people wanted were antiques made of oak! I got so tired of it. I love painted furniture and primitives now! Great job. Wish I had one of those guns!!!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great job on the armoire. (And I HEART the picture you took w/ the mirrow... so chic!) The frames are super adorable... as is your daughter. Great hair! ;)
~Amy

Really Rainey said...

Your daughter is adorable and her hair looks so cute! I was so excited to see your "pine 4 U NOT" make over too! Even hubby looked over my shoulder as I scrolled down your post! We loved it!
Have a lovely Sunday!
~Really Rainey~

Kim said...

The armoire turned out fabulous. My hubby also uses bondo to fix things around the house. Works great. And he has a spray gun as well. He painted my kitchen table & chairs with it. I too have a pine armoire in our bedroom that needs to be painted black. But it seems the wind has blown here everyday for the past year. Makes it hard to spray paint outside (our garage is too full). The "Megan" sign made out of the frames is great. And Megan is just too cute with her twirly.

Dawn said...

Kammy, You always do such a great job with the paint. It looks wonderful in your home, even though I had to wince a little 'cause I love pine! LOL! The frames turned out great too, what a fun project. My daughter also starts high school this year. She is excited one day and anxious the next! Best wishes to Megan.
Dawn

g.suzie said...

Great job Kammy, I've never heard of bondo before. So, it's always nice to pick up some new tips. Love your commentary, you crack me up! Everything looks great. . .

Blue Creek Home said...

Kammy
I love the redo of the pine armoire. And your crazy, knotty talk cracked me up!
*The brass sconces bothered me a little bit too. With my lottery winnings I could order a custom finish on those babies. Ha! I love this game!
Rhonda

Cindy said...

I love what you did with the cabinet! My husband helps me with so many repairs. There's a landscape adhesive that he's used recently on a concrete sculpture repair that he did for me!
I saw a picture frame among yours that I have. I like what you did with them, am getting great ideas on what to do with mine.
I want a camera like yours!

Marilyn said...

Your comments on today's post just cracked me up! I needed a laugh like that. And your work is outstanding! Thanks for sharing.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the armoire. I have a cabinet I want to paint black. Great deal on the frames - like what you did with them. Pretty daughter.
Glenda

Cindy said...

Hi Kammy,
I love the new cabinet redo and all the lovely thrift finds on top! You did a beautiful job! I love your humor too and the chair next to the armoire looks fabulous! Great pics of your daughter too! Hug,s Cindy

Fine Linen said...

Oh, it turned out beautiful!! Nice Job. I just painted an old Duncan table I purchased for $5.00 (Score0 black. And I'm loving it!!

The frames turned out adorable too.

Have a lovely day, Fine Linen

blushing rose said...

Lovely re-creation, Kammy. TTFN~Marydon

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

WOW! What a difference. It turned out beautifully,Kammy!

Wonderful photos of your beautiful daughter. I love that green as a backdrop!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Girl, this post has opened up all kinds of possibilities for me!!! You see...my honey is more of a car man than a wood crafting guy and he has all the bondo I would ever need and a spray gun too!!! I just might be able to get him to help out with some of my furniture projects if he can use the bondo and spray gun!!! Hehe!!! Seriously!!! I didn't know that you could use bondo on wood...WOW...you've got my lil' wheels a turnin' now, Darlin'!

Your pine hutch makeover turned out sooooo beautifully!!! I just love it's new black dress! Ooooh, and love, love, LOVE the pretty vignette that you made for the top of it! Simply gorgeous, Girlfriend!!!

What a grand idea...using the old mis-matched frames to do your daughter's name! I just love that idea...it's too cute!!! Of course, I've been following all of your different craft projects...your daughter's room must be getting quite the makeover!!! By the way...your Megan is such a beautiful young woman!!! I loved all the special photos with that pretty green umbrella!!! She should be a model...she has such a beautiful smile!!!

Well Darlin', Congratulations on all of your projects...such success stories!!! Love em' all!!!

Have a super Sunday!
Love ya,
Chari

Chari said...

Ooops...just lil' ol' me again!

Just realized that while I was writing the last comment that I called your armoire a hutch...so sorry! I meant armoire!!!

Hehe!
Chari

FlowerLady said...

Wonderful job on the cabinet, and your daughter is a sweetheart.

FlowerLady

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a handy hubby you have. I love this piece painted black! Looks like you had a lot of fun redoing your frames in lots of wild colors. Good for you!

Brenda said...

You need to do this for a living, girl! You love to fix things up, and you're so ultra good at it. That cabinet is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
Brenda

Lisa said...

Your "new" black cabinet is BEAUTIFUL! Wonderful job and and I love the way you accessorized on top!

Darlene said...

That cabinet looks fabulous!!!! I LOVE how it looks in the corner with your little chair by it. Your daughter looks so cute with her new hilights!!

Olive Rue said...

Kammy...you have a great eye for photography. I love how you took a pic in the mirror of the cabinet. And the cabinet looks FAB!! I love those frames too. So fun a kids room. I was lucky enought to find those parasols marked down to $1.60 at Hobby Lobby 3 years ago. I bought some for my brides to use when they do their bridal sessions. Gotta love them. Have a great week!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi,

Your cabinet came out great! Such a clever idea for the frames too!

Debbie :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW! The cabinet is looking so much better since you decided knot to go with the pine (hehehe). Love the black! The frames project is excellent, and your daughter is such a cutie! Thanks for stopping by. :)

ellen b. said...

That cabinet is just fabulous in black!! Love it! Great post Kammy!

Leslie said...

I love the black armoire. Just wondering and needing some thoughts from others.I am in the process of trying to decide whether to paint some bedroom furniture. I'm not sure I am ready to paint the bed but the small bookcase and night stand need some paint terribly. The wood is just too ugly to leave natural. Would black or white go better with oak? Or is this a bad idea all together? Or should I think about totally different colors altogether? Thanks for any ideas you might have to offer me.

Suzanne in TX said...

Kammy-that cabinet is stunning NOW! And you "threw" things up top, wish I could do that and have the same fantastic results. The highlights look
good and just be prepared to have to MAINTAIN them for years to come. I loved your post, as usual.
Have a great week...

Tammy518 said...

Kammy, I love the redo on the armoire! Even more, I loved seeing Little Orphan Annie again. I'll trade you her for the bee flatware! LOL!

Your daughter is a beauty! You will have to beat the boys away soon.

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow. The armoire is stunning in black - I love it! And your frames and scrapbook paper - so cute! I'm addicted to pretty paper!

Great pics of your daughter too! What a great post! All kinds of prettiness!

Thanks for sharing!
Roeshel :)

Tracy said...

Love, love, love the cabinet redo! I am a sucker for black primitive furniture. Do you rent out your husband? I have painted a few pieces myself and it's no picnic.

Your daughter is adorable!

Michelle said...

Love the black cabinet! And your husband is right bondo does work better to fill wood. My Dad used to use it and so do I!

Gina said...

love it ALL... cabinet is perfect. frames are adorable. so cute!

A Hint of Home said...

the cabinet turned out great! Looks so elegant.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

We just painted our oak armoire black and I love it! Yours looks fantastic.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Cabinet came out fabulous in black! Great a job!

Tina

Julia said...

Kammy - how great to have a handy Husband... and the picture frame name for your daughter was waaaaay too cute. Love your work!

Mrs. C said...

I love the paint job. It turned out beautiful.

Thanks also for telling what kind of paint you used. I'm getting ready to tackle a similar project, and now I know what paint to look for. :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a great job you did for me!!

I will be over mid week to pick it up :) I am sure you would mind taking payments would you lol

Simply cool job.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Kammy,
For having a small home in the country, you are living large with your decorating skills! I am so impressed and inspired, as always! Your daughter is a cutie! I love the armoire and the picture frames. How exactly did you make the letters? I'm also in need of a new camera, mine got lost (maybe even stolen) Yikes! Is yours easy to use? Your pictures look awesome!

Lynn said...

The cabinet looks astoundingly new. I love it!
And what a pretty and fabulously LUCKY little girl Megan is to have such a creative mama!

Sandy said...

Beautiful job on everything. Don't you just love getting into your husbands tools, it's so much fun.
Sandy

Rhonda in OK said...

husbands have great skills sometimes, don't they? I love your big cabinet and the frame across the room to match - very cool photography you did.

I just switched around our 3 extra bedrooms - you should see the mess - but I love your 5 frames with your daughters name and may just borrow your idea to spell
"create" in our new craft room.

Richella said...

Kammy!

I had a pine cabinet just like that one--I gave it away about four years ago because I just couldn't imagine ever wanting to use it again. Oh, how I wish I had thought of painting it black! It looks awesome! And what a great use of those frames--Megan must love those. She obviously loves her parasol, and the green makes a great backdrop for those photos. Isn't she a cutie?!

Could you now come here and help me get projects done? I'm so inspired by the way you make things happen!

Blessings,
Richella

Frugal Fine Living said...

Kammy, great finds and transformations! That armoire looks amazing! I would really like to have a paint gun. I also love what you did with the frames.

Jane

Carrie said...

Love the cabinet and the picture frames.

Lisa said...

I love that cabinet and I am learning so much! Bondo! Whodathunk?

salmagundi said...

Car guys know about Bondo and paint for sure. Lucky you!! Your daughter is beautiful; those were great pictures. Sally

Cindy said...

First of all; your daughter with the twirler is classic!
Great posts and "I want a spray gun",(said in drawn out whine).
Blessings~Cindy

Joely said...

I love the cabinet!! Looks great!!

Deana said...

The cabinet looks fabulous. Great job!!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

Bonnie said...

Hey Kammy! Everything looks great! I especially love the cabinet and the framed initials for your daughter. (btw, I have a Megan too! Mine is 25 years old)
So...you have talent, skill, good taste, lovely daughter, AND a helpful husband? Sheesh!

Amy Lynne said...

That cabinet is wonderful! I bought my husband a sprayer, maybe we'll have to get it out for our next big project!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Seriously fabulous makeover! LOVE IT! LOVE what you did with the frames too, so awesome!

Terry said...

Beautiful and all that pine is now safely protected if the next owner prefers the woody look.

Jenglamgirl said...

I am A HUGE fan of black and that cabinet looks great, love it!

Barbara said...

Very elagant!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kammy, that is one beautiful piece now, how about that bondo?! Good for you getting your hubby involved with the spray gun. I love it in black, looks super with all those cute things on top. Thanks for coming by so faithfully to my party!

Kelli said...

Simply Beautiful!!! Love the frames too!!!

Lynette said...

You are my hero when it comes to a can of spray paint and thrifty found furniture!!

My girl's name is Meghan - but with an "H" and the poor thing is forever having to say it just that way - Meghan with an h. I wish I hadn't spelled it that way now! Oh well -

If you get a chance, come by my place and enter to win my giveaway and please, tell ALL your friends - I'd love to get some more entries - it must be a slow week or I've lost it somewhere, LOL!!

Happy Monday -

Morning T said...

Great finds and your cabinet turned out beautifully!

Kathleen said...

Well, a lesson learned..I never heard of a twirler, except the baton kind!
How cute..
And the cabinet came out great!
We have Bondo, I never used it though, it is DH's
I bet there is room in that armoire for...
WHITE NAPKINS!! :)
Great post, Kammy!

Linda said...

The cabinet is fabulous! Wowwie! Love it! Also, really charming vignette on top! Linda

The Lazy Peacock said...

What great things! Your armoire turned out so fabulous, I love it! Well done.
Thanks for the tip on bondo...I'm going to pick some up!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

what is it about men & pine? My hubby was reluctant to say the least for me to paint our armoire-but at least they gave us their blessing!

Yours turned out great! And I love the vignette above it, too...I'm still trying to figure out what to stick up there!

Maya@A Beach Lovers Place said...

The bondo cracked me up..., my husband too! I'm not a fan of pine either but painted, well you proved it..., it looks fabulous

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a wonderful husband to help you out with the cabinet. It turned out great! Also your picture frame are a cute project. Love the colors. Jackie

Marie said...

Hello Kammy - your cabinet make-over is absolutely fabulous! And your daughter's hair turned out so pretty just like she is! Great photos.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Amy said...

I totally love the cabinet painted black. It doesn't even look anything like the original pine one. What a difference. Gorgeous job! Amy

Trisha said...

oh my gosh that armoire looks so awesome!! you did a great job, the black makes everything you have diplayed pop.
thanks for visiting my blog.

Gwen said...

I want a guy that knows auto body! I would steal his sprayer and taping skills too. Bondo is a genius touch.
Instead I get a grocery manager....need to know what is in season, ripe or the correct cut of meat for that dish? He is your man.

Those shots of your daughter are keepers:)

Charlene said...

Beautiful end-result on the cabinet--love that 'twirler' also!

~~Carol~~ said...

The cabinet turned out great, and I love what you did with all of those frames! Thanks for the heads-up on the camera you are using. We want to buy one for our anniversary, but we can't decide which kind to get. Oh, and your daughter is gorgeous!

Hansonpatch said...

OK I haven't visited in a while but can I just say YOU ARE INSANELY GIFTED! Do you resell what you revamp or just keep all your treasures? How do you use them in the room for decorating?

Marcia said...

Your cabinet turned out fantastic! I LOVE it!! Don't you just love smart husbands? LOL. Great photoshoot with your daughter, nice memories you've created.
Hugs, Marcia

Bits and Pieces said...

Love it Love it Love it!! I'm getting my spray gun out and learn how to use it. And the tip about Bondo! I do A LOT of furniture! Thanks for the follow

Cass @ That Old House said...

Looks FABULOUS! I love the cabinet in its new paint job... and also love the tip about using Bondo for furniture. Brilliant.
Cass
PS Your daughter is adorable! Warning: those high school years FLY by!

Wendy said...

That cabinet turned out great! I am looking for a new piece for our living room. I am *SO* tired of the massive, taller than me, particle board thing we have now.

Oh and I love the frames!

And thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these pieces you have restored are stunning!

enjoy *~*

DesignTies said...

The cabinet looks fantastic, Kammy!! Job well done! :-)

Thanks for dropping by DesignTies... I'm glad that you like our handiwork. Lots more work to do, so I hope you'll come back later this month for a progress update!

All the best,
Victoria

Todd McLaughlin said...

Kammy,

Thanks for dropping by my site to comment! You have found some amazing stuff yourself! I'll definitely drop by in the future!

Todd

Erin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your cabinet is just gorgeous, what a transformation! Erin

Anny said...

I'm so jealous you got to use a paint gun - it looks beautiful! If the $75 sellers saw it now they would flip in envy LOL

Anna See said...

Wow! These are stunning. I would love a paint gun, baby!

The frames are adorable, too!

Cheri Peoples said...

I am starting a NEW Mr. Linky party. It will begin on Aug 10th so everyone will have a week and a half to think about their first post. I have a poll up for votes on which button should be the new button. The "party" is called The Knock Off Knock Out-where THRIFTY meets creative sensation. Go over and learn more about the new weekly event and I would appreciate if you would cast your vote and HELP pick the new button design and its the last week for the July GIVE-A-Way, if you would like to be a part of that event..
Cheri

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

I absolutely LOVE your new piece of black furniture! Come check ou my lil' piece of black! I LOVE DIY DAY!

Jennifer Juniper said...

There is a lot of armoir painting going on around here these days, I have one in the basement and need to get in on the action! It looks great and the name frames are darling :)

Ms. Tee said...

Wow, I love it. You both did a great job!

Deanna said...

Just had to come by and say howdy!!!
Love what you did with this piece of furniture.
Blessings,
d

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great great deals - what you've done is awesome.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Hardy Har Har, you crack me up too! So witty! That armoire looks fantastic, and what a great idea to use the Bondo and the air gun. Can you and your husband come stay at my house for about a week? Your frame project turned out soo cute! Your daughter is beautiful, and the twirler is the perfect beautiful backdrop for her photos. Great camera work. laurie

Barb said...

Now that is gorgeous!!
That pine is so much better black!!
Great job!

Love the green on the parasol too.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

PS We'd love to have you join us on Fridays!!

Elyse said...

look at you go and go and go!!! you are always inspiring!

xo