Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Felicity Grace
Born 3-13-2011
7 lbs, 9oz

My best diy yet. Well, top 3 for sure.

We're all doing well and Felicity is just as sweet as she can be. We are quite smitten.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Chinese Chippendale Chairs Makeover

Happy Friday! Before I show you my chairs I wanted to answer a couple of questions about my new fav product- Silver leaf rub 'n' buff. Amanda asked me how to apply it to cabinet hinges- it is super easy. I used a little angled eye makeup brush that I no longer use for makeup and just brushed a little onto the hinges right out of the tube. That's it. Once I covered the parts of the hinges that show from the outside, I opened the cabinets and brushed a little more on the parts that show when you open the cabinets. It really only took a few minutes once I got going.

A little note about R&B- it's actually wax based, so I don't know that it ever really dries hard like paint does. You probably don't want to use it on things that will be handled. One reader asked yesterday what I thought of using it on doorknobs- I don't think I would go there, at least not without some kind of sealer. You're probably better off with metallic spray paint for that application.

Now onto my chairs...

Remember this pretty Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie fabric remnant I found at DeBois textiles a few weeks ago?

(love those little pagodas!)

Here's where it ended up:

I also gave the chair frames a fresh coat of heirloom white last weekend during our brief bout of good spray painting weather:

I couldn't find a good "before" shot, but just trust me, they really needed a fresh coat of paint and new fabric!

I'm officially 39 weeks prego today, so I don't know how many more posts you'll see from me before my new little bundle arrives, but I'll definitely keep you posted!

Happy Weekend!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The new cabinet hardware came yesterday! Well, almost all of the new hardware. There was some kind of problem from the warehouse and I'm short a few handles, but they're working on it...

I went ahead and installed what I could so I could show you...



I added a little silver rub 'n' buff to the hinges so that I wouldn't have to replace them (and so that I wouldn't have to take them all off and rehang the doors!) I'm really happy with the look and it only took a few minutes with a little brush...

I also finally repainted/reupholstered the chinese chippendale armchairs in my living room over the weekend. I'll show you tomorrow!

Have you made any little changes with big impact lately? Do tell!

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