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{OMG–look what Santi bought for me!!!}–woohoo woohoo


> I was sitting in my garage yesterday, painting away.  Santi (my husband) went to the dr for a cold (boohoo!!) and on the way home he stopped and bought me a sweet little VW Bus!!  He called me to see where I was at and told me he would be home in a minute and then he pulls in the driveway with a new car for me!!  We had been talking about getting a cargo van for furniture hauling because my other car has been taking a beating with moving furniture in and out when I didn’t want to hook up the trailer.  But – we hadnt looked at anything at all.  I have always loved VW buses and talked about getting one in the future for my business.  How cute is this thing going to be when I re-do the inside and add some “Sausha Style”!!  I am […]

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{Before & After}–cedar/blanket chest update


> I knew when I came across this little chest, I knew that it could be super cute with a little paint and some extra molding to balance out the chest.  I got some cheap 6 in pine board and wrapped that around the bottom to cover up those little stubby legs.  I also had to remove some little molding on the sides so I didn’t have gaps when I put on the molding – so those were removed, cut down and then put back on. Then I cleaned, primed and painted (ultra white by Valspar) Because this chest was so plain, I decided to add a little stenciled # for a little somthin’ somthin’.  I just cut the number with my cricut, traced it and then painted in the lines. I also love rope handles, so any chance I have to use them im gonna :) I had a […]

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{Repurposed Headboard/Footboard}


> I have seen tons of headboards turned benches out there and its been on my to-do list for about a year now.  I finally got around to it and I think it turned out pretty cute :) This is not a detailed tutorial – but you will get the gist.  I think that you just have to play around with it because every headboard/footboard is built different and this can be done all different ways.  Just make it up as you go along – that’s what I ALWAYS do!!! Before…I used the headboard and footboard The headboard wasn’t altered at all – just the footboard.  The footboard was used for the arm rests on my bench.  I could of also used the footboard for under the seat if I wanted a different look – it just would have a closed bottom and no arm rests – both ways would […]

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Some furniture for sale

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> I am trying to clean out the garage so i am finishing up some smaller stuff.  I just posted these items on {Sweet Pickins} for sale.  Local pick up only (SLC,UT). CUTEST EVER vintage table!!!  This used to be my craftroom table.  Go here for more info… Cute little side table in a fun color – go here for more info Simple black modern table – go here for more info Classic table – updated.  Go here for more info

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{Backyard – so far}

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> I have been a little MIA lately – so sorry.  I have been busy with lots of little projects lately that i need to post about.   i always seem to have about 50 projects going on at once – i love to start new stuff but finishing is so hard for me!!  :) This weekend we pretty much just worked in the yard.  I have never shown my backyard because its a few years from being done – but i might as well show the progress so far – plus thats what blogging is all about…for me anyways – showing the process :) I wish i had a before pic of when we first moved in but i cant find them. But, the entire backyard was flat.  We had lots of levels made with big rocks, we dug out half the backyard to make room for a walk-out basement […]

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{Before & After} – custom hutch re-finish

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> I recently finished up quite a transformation on a big hutch. The hutch before had very modern lines and light maple wood – and that wasnt going to work with how my client wanted it transformed. She sent me some pics of heavily distressed french inspired pieces – so we had to do something to “soften” up this piece of modern furniture. Before… I added some trim around the top and bottom part of the top hutch (its the lighter color of wood that i added) And then i added some braided rope trim around all the drawers I also added a piece of base molding around the bottom of the cabinet (sorry, forgot the before pic) After all my trim as added, i primed the entire piece with primer tinted to a dark brown so i could see dark when i distressed it.  Then i had planned on […]

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{Summer pooped in my family room}

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> That’s right – summer pooped in my family room!!  Lovely title right?!  But, that’s what happened – really it did. I needed some color in my family room – so with my awesome white couches – i can add all the colorful pillows i want. I LOVE it – just the color that this space needed. I also had a sofa table that was white, but i thought that needed some fun color as well – so yellow it went.  I love the yellow with my light greenish walls – so fresh and summery :)   k – yellow pillows (TJ Maxx) Green pillow (target) Round pillow (target) pink pillow (sears) blueish pillow (linens and things, forever ago) Ribbon pillow (sears)   Also – check out my ladder.  Love it – even though its about ready to crumble!  Perfect just propped against the wall to hold blankets.  So many […]

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{Before & After} – retro cedar chest

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> When i first got this Lane cedar chest, i almost didn’t want it because its not exactly my style – but i am so glad that i took and it and got it done.  Now – i would definitely put this piece in my house – it would be so cute in a kids room as a side table/nightstand or would be the cutest TV console in a kids playroom.  I could totally design a playroom around this piece – throw in some funky retro fabrics, some fun chairs (bean bag chairs?!) and you would have yourself a fun playroom! Before…with that hardware it looks a little space like! After… SO MUCH BETTER!!  Would for sure be a fun piece for someones room! Paint = Grassy Meadow by Olympic Top stain = Classic Black Polyshades by Minwax Hardware = Lowes This piece is available for sale if you are […]

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{Before & After} – waterfall dresser

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> This cute little dresser had been hangin out in my garage for about a year – i finally finished it up and think it turned out pretty cute :) It was missing the top drawer so i put down a piece of thin piece of fiberboard to give it a finished look.  If your pieces are missing drawers, or the drawers are beyond repair – just leave the space empty.  You could put a basket in there, some folded up blankets, use it as a cute little bookshelf or use it as a tv console and put your tv components in there.  I went a little bright with the color – but its kinda has a funky retro vintage style, so the blue/green i chose worked perfect.  I did put a coat of straight stain over the dresser (dark walnut) to tone down the color a bit and give […]

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{furniture for sale} – local pick up only (SLC, Ut)

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> Hey, i just listed a couple pieces of furniture that i just finished up.  If you are local to the SLC, UT area and are interested, you can get more info on my {Sweet Pickins} blog. Hutch/book case Standing full length mirrors in white or blue And my favorite, an antique drop leaf table :)

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