Friday, March 6, 2009

Shameless Project Showoff

I've just finished some projects that I thought I would show y'all . . . hence the title Shameless Project Showoff ;)

I just did a card exchange with the girls in my family. This is the one I did. Simple, but cute.


I picked up this little box at Hobby Lobby at their 90% off Christmas clearance. But I didn't have much use for it as a Christmas box.So I turned it into this. Added some ball feet, gave it a coat of white and some brown glaze. I like the way it turned out. And now my two-month long project. I got this little sewing table off Craigslist from an older woman that was storing it in her horse barn. It had been her friend's mother's table. And when she passed away, she didn't know what to do with it. So I took it off her hands. I removed the old sewing hardware. Gave it a good cleaning and sanding. Then added a coat of heirloom white paint. And finally a good distressing. Now I just need to find the perfect spot for it . . .
Joy over at Joys of Home helped me A LOT with this last project. Thank you Joy! You seriously are the best. And Meliessa at 320 Sycamore and Jen at Sactuary Arts at Home also gave me a few pointers along the way. You girls are awesome! Now on to my next projects . . .

29 comments:

melissa said...

Karyn~it looks fabulous!! I love the color, the accessories, the window~wow! The ball feet on the box just gave it a whole new look. You did awesome~thanks for letting me see!

Queen M said...

Look at you!! Those all turned out SO SO great! Wanna come help me with some projects at my house?? :)

Erin said...

I am extremely impressed! Way to go.

Joy said...

I LOVE IT! Isn't it amazing how the paint brought out all the beautiful details in the table. It's so charming now, in fact, with all the accessories it looks like a photo from a magazine.
I'm so happy that I was able to help.

J.Frey said...

Karyn!! I am so impressed! Seriously! They all look so great! Ummm, wanna come to my house and help me a little bit? I especailly love the table.

Laura said...

It's super cute and crafty!! I love them!!

House of Ham's said...

Holy crafty momma of 2! I love everything! You are such an inspiration to do all those with 2 little ones underfoot! I love love love the table set up you have with the window pane.

Amy said...

These are awesome! You are so talented!

JACK!E said...

You are so talented! I love all the projects. Do you hire yourself out for decorating houses? When will you be in my neighborhood? :)

Johnson said...

Wow look at you! I know who I'm going to go to when I need crafty help. You are amazing!

tyandlinds said...

wow, they turned out great!

Becca said...

You projects are way cute! I am quite impressed!!

Kris said...

Love the table. I'm such a fan of painted furniture. You did an amazing job transforming this into a beautiful showpiece. The colors are great and the accessories are a perfect match.

Kris

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Wow...this is one of the best makeovers I've ever seen. It really does look like a picture from a magazine. Great job!

~Amanda

p.s. I have a yard sale coffee table I want to do the same thing to. I'm a bit intimidated. I may need some of your fab pointers!

Mandi said...

Girl you hit that one out of the ball park! I just came over to get a better look from 320 Sycamore and you SHOULD brag on a project like that. Really wonderful job. I look forward to visiting more!

Chris said...

I have had a tray like that just sitting in my basement waiting for something special! WHY didn't I think of ball feet! The table and the tray are gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

Your projects look amazing, I love what you did with the tray, I'm not sure I would have been able to see the potential in the before! I love the desk too, now I want to go hand out at the DI for the perfect desk!

hOLLIANN said...

Karen - that looks awesome! Great job!

Becca said...

very impressed, Karyn. Way to go. These are the kinds of things I am always wanting to do...I just can't imagine that cute white box when I look at the xmas box. You are very creative.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those are fantastic makeovers, you've really got a great eye for trash to treasure! Don't ya just love Heirloom White?

Vera said...

very nice makeover indeed!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Karyn,
What fabulous makeovers! :o) I hope this is not too silly of a question, but did you make the green balls? From the look of it, they are short dark green moss. I would love to make some, just not real sure how. :o)
Have a nice day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Elizabeth said...

I am so impressed!

Kara said...

Love your box and your made-over table-just gorgeous! Your table top arrangement looks just wonderful, I may need to copy it. ;)

Dawn said...

Those makeovers look awesome! Great job!

~Dawn

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Gosh, what great projects!! I think I've fallen in love with your tray makeover. So so nice!

Em said...

WOW! I am so impressed!!! I thought I was handy at fixing things up, but MAN! You did an amazing job with that table. It looks so so so so good! I love fixing up old things. I go to D.I. every now and then and see what I can find to re-do. It is fun. Oh and I love that christmas box. It is great. Good work.

Chandra said...

Love the makeover inspiration--that sewing table looks great!

:D

northern cottage said...

from true junk - to BEAUTY. Really lovely!