Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Better After - STuFFs Before & After

The last time I posted was JANUARY 29TH!!!
This post, or any post for that matter, is wayyyy over due!
Soo much has happened && it has been such a great year thus far!
I will have to share what's been going on in another post, soon . . . promise.
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Have you ever wondered what *STuFfS in the ROUGH* (my 'raw materials') look like?
Maybe you've purchased something from me, maybe you haven't,
either way I think it'll be fun to scroll thru & see the transformations.
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I have been absolutely horrible about snapping 'BEFORE' pictures.
But I do have a few.
Here are a few of my projects & what they looked like before I gave 'em some love.
**Most of these have already been posted on my blog or FACEBOOK. I just wanted to show ya the 'before' pics.**
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I found this at the Petals & Stems' closing sale. 
> Amazing Grace Music Box <
. . . before . . .
I felt so badly painting over a perfectly fine box, but I {love} how it turned out.
It sold instantly. 
. . . after . . . 
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> Western Jewelry Boxes <
Remember I told ya my mom spotted these at CVS, wayyyy back when? 
I'm still a little upset I didn't scoop up more. 
. . . before . . .
This is the most recent box {& last of this style} I did.
. . . after . . . 
The first one I did. 
 Both of these sold like *hotcakes.*
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> aDOORable Corner Shelves <
 This year, I have sold FOUR door shelves!
My dad puts 'em all together & I paint away.
. . . before . . .
. . . after ... 


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> Sweet 'Buckarette' Train Case <
My family brought this home after yardsailing one weekend. It housed a very small old TV.
. . . before . . .
A little love & viola!!
. . . after ... 
I think it turned out so cute!! 
&& it quickly found a new home. 
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> Buckaroo Box <
I was lucky enough to find another one of these boxes (I scooped up my first last year) this time with a lid!
. . . before . . .
. . . after ... 
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> Sweet Western Rocking Chair <
My dad hunted this down for me. It was sad, very sad.
. . . before . . .

But, after a couple coats of paint & some new fabric it turned out perfect!!
I took it the *Owyhee County Fair* & a lot of people liked it but not enough to buy it.
Maybe it will find a new home in November at my next sale.
. . . after ... 
Can you just imagine how many people have sat on this sweet rocker? 
Oh, the stories it holds. 
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I told ya I didn't have a lot of before pictures, I'll try my best to do better. 
It is {crazy} how just a little paint can change the whole look of a piece, 
and how it always turns out BETTER AFTER
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{live happy}

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Turquoise Tuesday

I'm sipping a carmel macchiato at Starbucks as I write this post. 
mmm!! :)
What a week it has been!! What a year for that matter. 
I *never* would have dreamed it would be so hard to keep my inventory up. 
Buuuutttt I. Love. It!!! I can't believe how well I've done thus far && it's all thanks to my *wonderful* customers!!
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About a week and a half ago I ran out of ASCP Provence. Yes! Ran out!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!
I quickly ordered up some more & luckily it came just in time. 
When I first bought my paint in Spokane, the nice lady said, "Remember, when you're almost out add water." 
So that's what I did, but I was limited to small projects...ugh!!
Anyway, since I got my order everyday has been *turquoise* day!!!! 
I'll start with this Hollywood Regency style mirror I finished this morning. 
^ **SOLD** ^
Yesterday was my lucky day! I was on my way to Hobby Lobby when I drove by Petals & Stems with a sign out front that read:
Now please believe me when I say I HATE seeing any small, local store going outta business!
 I mean after all that's what I'm aspiring to be. 
I learned, however, that after 12 years in business the landlord is not renewing their lease. Boo!!!
So they are looking for another place to open shop, but need to downsize big time. 
Yay for me!!! I found all sortsa treasures including the {used to be brown} mirror above. 
And this Fleur de Lis paper towel rack.
^ **SOLD** ^
Wouldn't it also be cute as an accessory rack . . . the possibilities for this beauty are endless!! 
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Saturday night, Daxton and I went to GEORGE STRAIT!!! 
So of course, I did some shopping on Friday. 
It was soooo good! But I must confess, I liked Martina McBride a bit better. GASP! 
^ **SOLD** ^
^ **SOLD** ^ 
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Sunday, we headed to Spring Creek for the Cowboy Poetry Kick-off Branding & Bronc Riding. 
The Jim Ranch won the Branding.
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Along with Provence I ordered Emperor's Silk.
I was expecting it to be a hot pink, but it's hot red.
I did this jewelry stand & although I like it I wanted it to be PINK!
This started out navy blue so maybe the base color has something to do with the hue.
I'll have to try another piece.
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Okay, KW is in town for a class of some sort. I'm meeting him later.
Live Happy!!!
P.S. if you've purchased Stuffs from me, thank you x 12!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rustic Western Stuffs

I spent last week with Daxton out in King's River.
<3 <3 <3 
 I was able to get a few projects finished, all of which sold!!!
My customers are theee best!
^ **SOLD** ^
I {love} how this frame turned out. 
Annie Sloan Dark Wax is ah-mazing!!! I swear it makes all my project twelve times better!!
^ **SOLD** ^ 
This keepsake box is one of my favorites. It was originally a jewelry box, but the inside was in pretty bad shape. 
I usually only purchase items that are almost *perfect* inside; however, I was able to rip everything outta this one. 
Notice the cowboy hat in the reflection? I had a lot of great 'props' to work with :)
Anyway, I wanted to keep the top tier so I salvaged the inserts that held it up & glued 'em back in place. 
Isn't it great?!! I thought about keeping it for myself, but I know Kandis will love it!!
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This *Buckarette <3' jewelry box sold instantly! 
So did this team roper one && I am still receiving requests for more. 
My mom spotted these out at CVS for an *unbelievable* price, and I only bought two.
I. Am. Kicking. Myself!!!!!
Does ^ this ^ look familiar??
We went back this past weekend, and there was only one left - tucked away in the shoe aisle. UGH!!
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I traveled back to Boise on Thursday & did some treasure hunting along the way. 
^ **SOLD** ^
There happened to be two of these in the same aisle so I scooped 'em up.
See I'm learning . . . slowly :)
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One of my *best* customers suggested selling at Cowboy Christmas during the NFR. 
It would be *a lot* of work, but wouldn't it be amazing??!!!
Just something to think about.
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Live Happy!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Silhouette CAMEO

In the last post I promised I would *try* to use another color besides turquoise, 
&& believe me, I'm trying!!!
Here are my latest projects . . . 
^ **SOLD** ^
I found this while treasure hunting in Winnemucca. I've never come across something like this, so I was pretty excited. 
This western jewelry box sold instantly! 
No joke, about a minute later I needed another one for a birthday gift. :(
 While I was shopping this past weekend I saw two of these exact same boxes.
I am *kicking* myself for not buying 'em! 
Keeping this for myself crossed my mind a time or two. I love it {and} it's perfect for my jewelry. 
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Valentine's Day is going to be here soon!!!
I'm not reallllly into creating seasonal Stuffs, but a few pieces wouldn't hurt, right?
^ **SOLD** ^
Quite a few hearts & stars have sold {happy dance}!
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Have I told y'all I bought a Silhouette CAMEO?!!? {eek!}
It. Is. Amazing!!!  
This set of mirrors was my *first* project. 
^ **SOLD** ^
I'm still gettin' used to all the wonderful Stuffs I can create with it.
This sassy, pink leopard mirror is what I did today.
 Be your own kind of Beautiful 
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Another western magazine rack . . . exactly like the other one!! *Yikes*
I just liked the first so much I had to do it again.
& it sold rather quickly!
Stuffs Lovin' Souls are theeee {absolute} best!!!!
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This zebra tin makes me smile!! I love how it turned out & it's perfect for the gal who bought it!!
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Annnnd finally, turquoise! You couldn't have possibly thought I'd give up turquoise all together, did you??!
^ **SOLD** ^
^ **SOLD** ^
^ **SOLD** ^
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It has been a {wonderful} January thus far.
Thank you!!!!
Live Happy!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint : Provence

 I woke up New Year's day to an Etsy transaction . . . whoo whoo!!! 
The *perfect* way to start my year. 
It is only the sixth day of 2013, but already it's been amazing!!
I have been working on project after project & using my *favorite* color, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence.
Prepare yourself for *a lot* of turquoise in this post.  
&& My paint can is almost empty . . . nooooo!!!!
Since I don't think I'll be up in Spokane anytime soon, I'mna have to order online. This time I'm also gettin' ASCP Emperor's Silk.
My mom, Richelle, Resse and I went huntin' for Stuffs in the rough during Ooitzy's wrestling meet && I already have a few pieces that are *gonna* look amazing bright pink 
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I like to post *all* my Stuffs on my Facebook page & all ya Stuffs Lovin' Souls like to scoop 'em up. 
Thank you x 89!!!!
Because y'all are so *awesome* I sometimes need more than one of each item. 
Thus, it is the {absolute} best when I find duplicates of stuffs
*or* when I just happen to have another something in storage, especially as of late. 
I finished this box last week & right away I needed another . . . 
which I just happened to have. 
I try not to *ever* do any two Stuffs exactly alike as I like every piece to be unique & special.
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I made/posted this *Buckarette* caddy wondering if it would sell at all. (? ? ?)
& it did, rather quickly. 
I had another gal ask me if I could do another & luckily, I had another tool box waitin' for some love.
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I can't remember if I posted the other 'window' box I made awhile back? 
If not, here it is . If so, here it is again. 
Anyway, I was able to scoop up another one this weekend . . . 
*Sassy Zebra Keepsake Box {$49}*
I {love} how both these turned out!!
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While shoppin' for some new vinyl I came across this bull rider decal.
*Rustic Turquoise Bull Rider Frame {$16}*
I 've been doing a lot of ^^pieces^^ with broncs & I thought it'd be fun to switch things up a little. 
Wellllll, I should've bought more than just *one* decal. I need at least three more. 
I have y'all to thank for keeping me running back for more Stuffs!!!
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Now, this is going to sound super dorky,
buuuutttt I have been wanting to find one of *these* for forever!!!!
&& yesterday, I did!! YAY!!!!!
Fingers crossed I find another . . . soon!
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See these frames?
Crystal asked me to *fix* 'em up for her. 
&& they are one of the few items I would definitely keep for myself - if I could. 
I just love 'em.
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WOW! That. Is. A lot. Of. Turquoise!!! 
Okay, I am off to finish up a few more Stuffs tonight 
&& I promise I'll *try* to start mixin' up my color scheme. 
Thank you for all your support. 
<3 <3 <3
Live Happy!!!