Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vendor #5 Jewelry by Jazy Delights

I can't believe we are only 4 weeks out from this boutique!!  It is crunch time!  

As it gets closer, in a few weeks, I will also be doing a drawing for cash to spend at the boutique.  Head over and like my Start at Home Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of the giveaways!

Now let me introduce the Last but not Least Vendor!!

I am so excited to have Dee And Joyce from Jazy Delights join our boutique.  All of their jewelry is one of a kind and hand crafted.  They have such a wide variety from crystal necklace/earring sets, casual necklaces with fun bright colored beads, silvers, antique gold, copper, many interchangeable watch bands &  faces, small  beads, large beads, purse charms, and necklace charms.  

Dee and Joyce are mother and daughter who started this hobby as a way to spend more time together.   They enjoy crafting and creating one of a kind items for all ages.  

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Home Made Pretty
The lovely Andy
Lost and Found 
Photography By Tami
Jazy Delights Jewelry



Friday, March 22, 2013

Vendor #4 Photography by Tami

  As it gets closer I will also be doing a drawing for cash to spend at the boutique.  Head over and like my Start at Home Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of the giveaways!
Today I am featuring Tami, I am so excited to have her join this boutique!
Here is a little bit about her:
Tami Price lives in South Weber and works full time as the store decorator for the Quilted Bear in Ogden. Out of all the things she loves, Photography is her biggest passion. She says, “My Camera Is like an Extension of my Body. I almost always have it with me because I’m constantly inspired by my surroundings. The pictures I take define who I am and what I love.” At the boutique she will feature dozens of photographed greeting cards, perfect for any occasion, that double as beautiful framed art. Also featured will be her “Expressions in pictures” Collection, which are various photos creatively taken and pieced together to form words. They represent expressions of feelings and emotions through nature’s beauty and rustic relics.
Welcome Tami!!



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Glazing with a Stain

I have always loved to glaze with a stain, I love how it really antiques the piece, and I love how brown  Dark Walnut stain is, it never seems to look orange.  The only draw back is working time is VERY VERY short, well I have a solution!  My bar stools were my first experiment and I am so pleased with how they turned out, I had to try it on a few accessories too and of course share!

Here is what I did

I mixed 1 part of Mini Wax's Dark Walnut with 2 parts Valspar's Clear Mixing Glaze. 
#1 paint your item your desired color
#2 Distress it.  I wanted white to show through so I first primed it and then painted the pink over the top.
#3 Brush your above mixture all over.  Now adding the mixing glaze does increase your working time however it still does dry faster than a regular glaze so have wet wipes on hand to wipe off quickly.  If you are doing a bigger piece, for example my stools, I picked an area, painted on the stain glaze mixture and then wiped it off before moving on to another area.   

and TADA...

I used the same technique on this shelf and look at the difference, instant antiquing!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vendor #3 Lost and Found

Last summer I took my furniture over and set up in front of Lost and Found. The store owners, Rex and Cheryl, let me have free reign of their store to set up this display outside.  HEAVEN.  I had so much fun digging and pulling stuff out to create a fun display.  They have so many treasures!!  And they are bringing LOTS of them to the boutique!!!

Cheryl will be taking over my dining area.  She will be bringing her beautiful vintage china and accessories to set the table and create a beautiful display.  (here is a sneak peak of a few items!)

I actually bought one of these cups and saucers and used it in my daughters room, see it on the shelf?

Some vintage suitcases.

And many many more accessories!  Cheryl has been collecting for the boutique for about a month now!  You will love what she has found!  We are so excited to have them join our boutique!!  You can check out their blog for other items they currently have as well!

Keep checking back this week, I will continue to feature one vendor each day!  As it gets closer I will also be doing a drawing for cash to spend at the boutique as well as another giveaway.  Head over and like my Start at Home Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of the giveaways!

Over Vendors
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The lovely Andy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vendor #2: The lovely ANDY!!!

As I said yesterday this boutique is going to be packed with the best and Andy is no exception to that.  Andy and I used to live across the street from each other, and I have to give her a lot of credit for first introducing me to the "craft" world.  When I first moved in she helped me get my wood crafts going and got me a booth in Quilted Bear, she was even my first customer.  If I was in a boutique she would buy something from my booth without telling me, I would usually find it in her house!   Her house is always decorated so cute for EVERY, yes EVERY holiday!  It makes you want to start buying things!

She is currently working as a DECORATOR for the Ogden Quilted Bear and stocks a booth there as well!  Andy is amazing with a saw and can cut anything out.  
Below are a few pictures of her past creations, I am so excited to see what she brings to the boutique!!

Keep checking back this week, I will continue to feature one vendor each day!  As it gets closer I will also be doing a drawing for cash to spend at the boutique as well as another giveaway.  Head over and like my Start at Home Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of the giveaways!

Other Vendors:
Home Made Pretty



Monday, March 18, 2013

Vendor #1 from HOME MADE PRETTY

I am so excited for my Boutique this year!  Not only do the vendors have AWESOME PRODUCTS, but I consider all of them my friends.  It will be so much fun to get together and enjoy each others company.  Each day this week I will feature one of the lovely vendors.  As it gets closer I will also be doing a drawing for cash to spend at the boutique.  Head over and like my Start at Home Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of the giveaways!

Today I am featuring the lovely Steph over at Home Made Pretty!

I met Steph awhile back through the blogging world and it turns out we live close to each other!  It has been so fun to have a friend close to bounce ideas off of, to share success stories with and of course to do Boutiques together.  

First up are her highly sought after Jewelry Holders!  She will have a couple of each size of jewelry holders, small, med and large. The jewelry holders can hold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, & rings.

These are great Mothers Day presents as well!

Next up is her Rustic Wall Art!  These are absolutely amazing and beautiful!  What a fun new way to display art on your wall!  The best part is she can do just about anything!   She will have several different images, and a variety of sizes as well as offering Gift Certificates!

Thank you Steph for being part of the boutique!

All of the vendors will be present at the boutique as well, so come by look around and mingle!



Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cornstarch Paint and a Buffet

I was in Kwal last week and found a gallon of "mess up" paint for $4, but it is semi gloss.  I am not a huge fan of semi gloss or gloss paint, but I loved the color so I bought it anyway, after all $4 seemed reasonable!  I had heard you could add cornstarch to paint to make paint flat, lightbulb, this was the perfect paint to experiment with, and when I say experiment this truly was.  I didn't have anything to go off of.

Here is what I did:
I added 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch to 4 oz of cold water mix until dissolved.  I then poured my semi gloss paint into a 45 oz empty cottage cheese container.  Once the paint was in the container I poured in the cornstarch mixture and stirred my paint until it was evenly distributed.   Note this will thin your paint slightly.    Make sure you stir your paint frequently!

I tried my paint on a small piece first and I loved the results!  I would say the paint went from semi-gloss to egg shell.  Which is my favorite to paint with!  

Now for my Dresser/buffet/TV Console (whatever you want it to be):



This buffet or dresser or TV cabinet is solid 2 inch wood.  I striped the top down, stained and waxed it. The cabinet has been distressed and waxed as well!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Evolution of my Daughters Room!

I redid my daughter's room again.  I know I am a bit crazy! 
Here is what it looked like when we first bought the house.  A little brown!

I really liked her room as seen below but it is a very small room and with the bed coming out into the room it made the space feel even smaller than it already was. (full post here, including paint colors)

I had been contemplating getting a day bed, but didn't really want to start all over.  Until I found this dresser, (full post on the dresser here)  it all snowballed after that!  First the dresser, then the day bed, then the moving of everything, then new accessories and so on and so forth!
Who would think so much goes into decorating a room right?

My daughter is very much a princess, I wanted to make sure her personality was reflected in her room! 
I glazed the shelf and picture frames to antique them! Tutorial to come on glazing!

I found some cute vintage sheet music at a local thrift store.  What fun art work!

I made her pink Pottery Barn look a like pillow, Post here  Her douvet cover I ordered from Pottery Barn Kids.  The pillows I have collected over the years, I think most came from TJ Maxx.  

I am hoping I don't decide to change her room again!  I haven't even made it to my second daughters room yet!



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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Turquoise Desk

I am so excited to show you this desk! 

 I am in love with this color and pattern!

I have been wanting to add a pattern to a piece for awhile!  
When I got this finished it just needed something, the WOW factor.  

How I refinished this desk:
 First, I removed all of the hardware, next I sanded it down to rough up the clear coat on the desk and make sure any and all imperfections were sanded out the best they could be.  Next I primed everything to ensure the paint would really stick well.  After the primer dried I ran a 220 grit sand paper over everything to ensure a smooth finish.  I wiped it down to remove any dust and then I added the paint color.  When painting less is always more.  The less paint on the desk the less likely it will chip and peel. After it was painted I added the stencil!  I added a little bit of white to my paint color so the stenciled part would be a little lighter, to give a subtle contrast.  Once the stenciling was all dried I ran sand paper over everything to antique it a bit and add more character.  Sanding something can really help to bring out the pieces own character.  Once I liked how it was antiqued I sprayed it with Mini Waxes Poly Acrylic to help protect the piece! 

I  also turned this old cupboard into a chalkboard with knobs for hanging items on.

TTFn Brooke

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