I have been seeing these really cool coffee bars posted on Pinterest and I wanted to free up space on my counter so, I got to work on a kitchen buffet I had, first giving it a quick coat of Annie Sloan old white. I made a coffee bar sign for the top, added my Keurig (love this) and an assortment of coffee, tea and hot chocolate, even picking up Starbucks Sugar Free Caramel syrup for my iced coffee (the best). My daughter can fill her travel mug on her way to school with everything at her fingertips. She is a Senior this year, how can that be!?
I enjoy this time of year with the humidity fading away and life getting back to a somewhat normal routine, with kids going back to school and a slower pace during the work/school week. I crave down time sitting on either my porch swing or rocker reading, surfing, blogging and creating. I totally could be home for days and be happy. So, with that in mind I wanted a sign for the porch to reflect that. I have a bunch of pallets thanks to Dad and made this sign “Enjoy the Quiet”. To remind myself to take a step back every now and again and be thankful for all of life’s blessings!
I was looking for a small table to put in my master bath for extra storage and found this old table that was in desperate need of a facelift! I gave it a coat of my favorite Annie Sloan old white, sanded it for the shabby chic look I was going for and used a dark wax. Linking to thegraphicsfairy.com for Brag Monday.
I love making signs out of old wood and lucky for me my dad came through for me again with a bunch of old pallets. They make the best signs, love the character with chips and nail holes! My new favorite Annie Sloan paint color is duck egg blue, so when my friend asked me to make her a sign for her “water closet” and said she loved that color, I was psyched! I aged it with dark wax and finishing paste.
I have always loved this image from Graphics Fairy and thought it would fit perfectly on this wood tray. I gave it a wash of old white and used the modge podge method to transfer the graphic. I love how it looks next to my statue that I picked up in Cape Cod. I am linking to www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com Brag Monday. Have a good day!
Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture but this breadbox was outdated. It was in good shape though, nothing a little Annie Sloan and graphic from my favorite Graphic Fairy couldn’t fix. I used a blender pen to transfer the graphic and was surprised at how easy it was. Of course I aged it with dark wax and sanded it. I am linking it to Graphics Fairy blog Monday.