Monday, October 21, 2013

Our Give-Away Winner!

Drum roll please....Congratulations Hollie Salas!!  
Please message me on Facebook with your 2 favorite Annie Sloan chalk paint colors :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I am not very good at keeping this blog up to date.  I really do try, but I seem to get preoccupied with homeschooling my daughter, painting and life in general!  Anyway, let's get down to business :)

<3 THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 Time for a little thank you giveaway! Because FB doesn't allow contests to be run through their site, I am running this little contest through my blog.  All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section below this post, and your name will be placed in a drawing for a sampling of Annie Sloan chalk paint in your choice of color!

The drawing will be held on the evening of Sunday, October 20, 2013.  I will post the winner here on my blog on Monday morning, October 21, 2013.  I will also post a comment on Facebook to remind you guys to come back and check :)

So here we go!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

It has been a crazy busy summer of painting, and I have finally finishd one fun project for mi casa!  Of course I don't have a before photo, but it was just plain brown wood, no decoration or anything.  I picked it up at Goodwill a while back because I just knew it would be so cute hanging in our kitchen. We were in desperate need of a home for our keys when not in use, and this fit the bill perfectly since I am trying to add some vintage flare to our house.

I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint, distressed the edges and sealed it.  The numbers are antique general store price tags that I found at Third Shift Shop on Etsy.  They let me choose which numbers I wanted, so I went with my daughter's birth dates and my wedding date.

I can put little notes and other goodies for them in the pockets that they will find when the pick up their keys! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Please Join Us!

Everyone is so excited when this time of year arrives!  Who can resist a little mid-summer garden tea party?!  The sun went down a bit and now there is a cool breeze...

Effie Trinket decided she wanted to join in the festivities!  Thank goodness, because it just wouldn't have been near as fun without her!

Nothing tastes better on hot summer nights than fresh fruit.
The blueberries and strawberries are delicious, don't you think?


Well, it's time for me to head back inside.  I can't wait to visit everyone's tea parties today!

Thank you for stopping by!  It was such a pleasure having you for tea!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Give-Away Winner!

Congratulations Katie Stovall! You are the winner of our Annie Sloan chalk paint give-away!  Give us a call, and we can set up a time for you to pick up your paints.  The phone number is on my FB page :)


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Little Give-Away

You guys are amazing! We hit 1000 Facebook "likes" last night! So as promised, we are giving away a little Annie Sloan chalk paint gift pack (duck egg blue, pure white and old ochre). All you have to do to enter is  like the "My Happy Place" Facebook page here. The drawing will be held tomorrow morning, July 10, and the winner will be posted here.  So check back tomorrow!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New Mimi and More Refurbs

I am going to be a grandmother!  My "tiny baby" is going to have a tiny baby of her own.  Although circumstances are not ideal, we couldn't be more blessed.  I am happy that she will be staying with us and letting us help.  We will get to see this little life progress every day while she is pregnant, and then be a part of her/his life after she/he gets here.  God is definitely good!  The doctor is doing an ultrasound on Friday to make sure everything is good.  Then at 11 weeks, she gets another ultrasound ~ a 3-D ultrasound, and we may even find out if she is having a girl or a boy!

On that happy note, here are some more projects that I finished over the past couple of days and a couple of old projects that I want to share.  We have been incredibly blessed to be so busy!

This little barrel is an old storage drum from a garage that I cleaned up and added a seat to.  So now it is a stool with storage :)

This night stand was salvaged from a broken dressing table.  I just love the long legs!

I painted the inside of the drawers as well, because they were quite yucky.

This is a chamber pot stand that I picked up in Round Top during our last trip.  The details on this piece are amazing!  I love, love, love the hinges!

I also painted up a vintage canister set this week.  I used Pure White Annie Sloan chalk paint and added a little hand-painted chalkboard accent on front.  They were missing the knobs on top, so I bought these little crystal beauties at Hobby Lobby to make them look a little more shabby chic.  I think they turned out pretty cute!

Well, I am off to paint some more.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, June 30, 2013

It is so terribly hot here in Texas.  I know everyone is complaining about it and taking pictures of the temperature in their cars.  You would think that we would get used to it, but not this girl!  I try to stay inside with the fan going all summer!  With that being said, I am painting up a storm inside :)

I just finished this gorgeous art deco vanity in Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk paint.

I also painted the inside of the drawers, because these old pieces are usually stained inside.  Also, painting and sealing the inside helps remove some of the stuffy antique smell.

Here is the before photo.  Pretty, but the finish was pretty messy, and I don't really like the stripes.  I do love the lines and details in the carvings though!


and AFTER:

Here are few more of the projects I finished this week.

This is a cute little vintage French-style desk that we picked up at an estate sale.  It is painted in Duck Egg Blue ASCP.

I LOVE this one!  This is a little computer armoire painted in Duck Egg Blue ASCP.

We replaced the ugly wooden knobs with little crystal and iron knobs.

The inside came with a cork board that we covered with turquoise chevron fabric and a dry erase board.  I painted both of the lower panels with chalkboard paint so there is more room for notes or pictures from the little ones that sit at your feet while you work on the computer :)

This piece is a drawer that I am keeping for myself.  It is the last of 9 that I took from a broken down Thomasville dresser.  The body was falling apart, but the drawers were in amazing shape.  So I kept all of the drawers and trashed the dresser.  

I always have piles of mail and bills sitting on the counter until it falls over and I am forced to got through it and file everything away.  This is my solution!  It will sit in my study to hold all the papers until the weekend when I have time to put them away.

Thanks for popping by!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

~ Back After a Long Break ~

It's been a really long time since I posted last.  Now-a-days, I am posting more and more of my projects on my Facebook page. Follow me there if you would like to see regular posts on my refinished pieces :)

Since you took time to stop by My Happy Place, I would love to show you some of the projects that I have finished recently!

This antique buffet is one of my favorites.  I just adore the little etched mirror!  I used a mistint paint from Lowe's.  It turned out to be just the perfect shade of white!

I picked this cute little vintage coffee table up at the thrift store and added a beautiful graphic from the Graphics Fairy.  I blew up the graphic at Block Posters and then traced it onto the table using tracing paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Then I took a silver paint pen and colored it all in ~ took me two nights to finish it up, but I think it turned out incredible!

I am a HUGE Dr. Who fan, so of course when I picked this baby up off of Craig's List I knew it had to have the Union Jack painted on it!


Please excuse the mess in our storage unit!  This was the sweetest little dresser and hutch, but it needed some TLC when we picked her up.  I painted this one in Old White ASCP and used a great French script fabric on the back of the hutch.

I will share some more photos next time.
Thanks again for stopping by!  I will post more regularly from now on :)


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vintage Mirror to Chalkboard

We bought a beautiful vintage dresser (well it wasn't so beautiful when we brought it home) with matching mirror at a garage sale a few weeks ago.

The mirror was incredibly foggy and definitely would not be able to be used with the dresser.

We finished the dresser in gray with a distressed finish.

The detailing is so pretty, and I love the little legs!

For the mirror, I removed the backing and the mirror from the frame.  

Next, I painted and sealed the frame.  My sweet hubby cut a piece of wooden board the same size as the mirror, and I painted it with chalkboard paint.

I turned out so cute!

Thanks for stopping by!