Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A LITTLE WINTER WHITE MAKEOVER FOR THE BAKING CENTER AND A CRAFTED SIGN FOR THE SOUP MAKER IN ME!

Hi and welcome! I am on a "white" rampage. Loving all the furniture brightness. As you may recall I bought a preowned entertainment center and made it my baking /storage center. I bought it a green color with a distressed finish.


Monday, January 26, 2015

COFFEE TABLE & END TABLE GET A WINTER MAKEOVER

Welcome to you! Hope that everyone is keeping warm. Here in the deep south we are having some chilly weather and some bad winds. I have to keep going out doors to gather all the tree scraps that keep falling oh how I love palm trees ......not truth is I don't really like them at all.

My last post I shared some winter makeover for my very old cabinet. I have given the coffee table and end table a lick of the same "Vanilla Ice " paint that I used on the cabinet.

 Unlike my recent cabinet redo I did decide to distress both of these pieces. I used a scraper to distress instead of sandpaper this works better for me. I added some new glass pulls. I love this end table because it has storage on the bottom, great for magazines.
The coffee table has been her and there like the last place was the lodge room porch. I replaced it with a wicker one for the porch. Love the pineapple legs !

The brown blind behind the couch is actually a bamboo carpet that I stained darker. I hung it with curtain ring hooks.

 Hung a rag garland and added a glass knob.
Can you tell I love roosters? Roosters , chickens , cows and checks?
















Oh my....hope I don't get carried away with the whites of paint! I get bored really easy with décor but I guess that's what this is all about changing and changing every day! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day and hanging out here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air for a while!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

OLD TIRED CUPBOARD GETS A WHITE WINTER BRIGHT LICK OF PAINT!

Hi there, welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air where the oranges are at the peak of the season and the weather is a bit chilly at times but mostly superbly perfect. I was taking a long hard look at the oldest of oldest darkly painted cupboard and decided it was time for a brighter change. The paint was the best from Home Depot but came from the Opps! counter and that means no name so I like to call it Vanilla Sugar cookie!
 I have shared this old girl a few times , she has a special story to her.....when my son was a teen he used to clean out sheds for extra money.......in his journey he came across this cupboard road side ready for trash pick up, needless to say She was coming home with me. So we cramed it into the car and off I went. notice I said I ? my boy waited at his grams for me to come back and get him because there was no way I was leaving that piece behind. I decided on a complete paintover with no distressing, so what do you think?


 Here she is now, all prettied up! I added some pretty black and white patterned paper to the back. Little Natalie has her Tea Set on the bottom shelf , she enjoys her American girl Tea Parties.
 I simply gathered some of my favorite items and placed them scattered around on the shelves.
 The cupboard has many dings and pings including a missing window where a garden an old woman sits.

 Two Pottery Barn cups stand before a pretty dish that I found at Cracker Barrel.
 Natalies Tea Party!
 A whiteware dish holds some wooden handled cookie cutters





 Do you have  a piece of tired old furniture just mopping around? Try a lick of paint to give it a new life!   This piece is older than the hills but for sure part of our family! Happy painting! Thanks for stopping by.......Next post I will be sharing another furniture redo so don't forget to come on back!

Monday, January 12, 2015

FROM ENTERTAINMENT CENTER TO KITCHEN BAKING CENTER

Welcome and Happy New Year to you!  I have been a busy bee around here.....packing away Christmas decorations and rearranging , fixing etc... Im sure most can relate. Saying bye to Christmas is bittersweet , hate to see it all go but kind of happy to get things cleaned and putting out some new stuff such as this entertainment center. I was gifted a gift card and I have been on the search for an entertainment center that I could turn in to a baking center. After all my new Kitchen Aid mixer deserves a place to call its own seeing that I will be working it to its beaters. The entertainment center would have to be constructed of all wood and the counter would have to be my height. Finally I came across the perfect one!

We decided to decorate the center for the winter season with a strand of winter berries and white lights also some snowflakes. The mixer fits well and the center also came with an electrical power strip so everything could be plugged  in.  

Spatulas, measuring spoons and cooling racks all have a permanent home.

The best part of this center is when I am done using it I can just close the doors.


Spices towels, pans and an extra micro wave oven for melting chocolate, butter etc.



Stainless steel bowls, funnels, loaf pans etc sit on the upper shelf. I do plan on installing a piece of corrian for the counter top.

A tobacco ladder holds kitchen towels.

These cute bottles were a Tuesday Morning find.


 
The fire place gets a winter do over with candles , snowflakes.

Winter branches stand tall on the fire place.

Closed.......I can hide freshly baked treats until I am ready to serve them!


An Easy Farmhouse decorative Ladder To Make

Welcome! So nice of you to stop in. If you follow along you know that we love to repurpose items especially wooden items. I had a stash of ...