Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Closing out 2014

Wow!  What another incredible, crafty year!  Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit…I’ve been busy!  So this post is just going to be some fun pics of the items I created and redid for the holidays!  I hope you enjoy them!

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I’m wrapping up this year with a little Champagne and Dancing on the Table!!!


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

I'm here...I SWEAR!

I know I haven't been posting on the blog much...  To be honest, I'm kind of over the whole Blogger thing!  So much has been going on in my life...yet so little, if that makes sense?

As of Oct 2014, I am no longer running the Guardians of Freedom Project.  With some changes that came up this last year to my organization, and changes in my personal life, I decided it was time to just be done!  We shipped our last boxes of supplies to Afghanistan and Walter Reed Hospital in DC. My beautiful friend Yael from Treats 4 Our Troops and her amazing little boys were gracious enough to share our shirts with our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed!  I couldn't be more thankful to her!
These past 4 years have been a whirlwind of emotions, and hard work that I did all on my own, and frankly I feel I deserve the break now!  I have met some amazing people whom I am proud to call my Friends, and am Thankful Everyday for them in my life!!!

In other news, my Seabee Brother CM2 David Doerr is expecting his first baby at the end of March.  We found out recently that it is a boy!!!  Woot!  Woot!  We can't wait for little Animal to get here!  The nursery is going to be Kermit the Frog Themed...and I have three projects (shhhh...don't tell them!) in place for the babies room.  Along with a Sailor Jerry Themed Painted High Chair!  Eek!!!  So excited for that one!

My youngest brother MM3 Joshua Doerr is now out of the Navy...he is on inactive reserve.  He is currently living back home in our home town of Moses Lake, WA.  He's been taking a break after 2 back to back deployments and just enjoying life!  He has taken up hunting this year, and seems to be really enjoying it!  I'm not sure what is in store for him the future...so we will just keep an eye on him from here!

As for me...yes I am painting!  You can follow me here on fb(no you don't have to join Facebook to see what I am up too!) Junque Chic 5  I have been playing with my Silhouette machine a lot lately...it's been fun learning how it works, and how to make fun new designs!

I will be posting some fun projects on here soon...I promise!  But if you want to see what I am up to on a day to day basis...Facebook is where it's at!!!

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fire Damaged to Masculine Chic End Table

I have one of the coolest brother’s in the whole wide world!  Not only is he a Navy Seabee, he’s also in the construction biz and is able to score me some of the coolest pieces!  He was working for a restoration company and was cleaning up a house that had recently suffered a fire.  When he came across this little Art Deco End Table…he knew I could save it and give it a new life!

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The minute I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do with it!  But alas I didn’t get to it right away and it sat in my garage for over a year!  But the other day I had a friend come over and he spotted it!  He immediately fell in love with it, and wanted it asap!  I told him what my plan was for it, and he was on board!  So I dragged it out and went to town!

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Due to the amount of water damage and smoke damage I had to remove ALL the veneer!  To be honest it came off very easily, which was nice!  After all the veneer was removed I sanded her down smooth.  

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I then gave her 2 coats of primer.  I used a grey primer since I planned to paint her metallic silver and black.  

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You know it’s a good day when you go to bed with hands like this!  Well in my world it is!

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I painted the outside case with Modern Masters Metallic Silver.  I gave it 3 coats…but 2 would have done it.   I then painted the base and inside areas in a nice black from Behr called Onyx. 

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I had to rebuild the base for the bottom cabinet…as it was badly water damaged.  

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I painted the outside framework in the same black…this required only 2 coats.  

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I love the glaze over the metallic!  Sooooo pretty!

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Eek…it turned out so cool!

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I primed and painted the original hardware to match.  I then sealed the entire piece with 3 coats of polycrylic.

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There was so much attention on this little table!  I had 5 people contact me about purchasing it!  But alas my friend came and got it ASAP!  He LOVES it!

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Just a quick recap…  Fire Damaged to Masculine Chic!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Playing with my Silhouette Cameo

My hubby bought me this Silhouette Cameo a couple of years ago.  I haven’t really used it to much, because my room was sooo chaotic that there really was no room to work with it!  But since I reorganized the room, I can now use it with ease!  So the other day I broke it out and started cutting some fun stuff!  I decided to make some gifts to try her out!

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I cute some 12” x 12” squares and painted half of them in Eden Green from Rust O’leum…and stained the rest in a nice dark hickory stain.

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I then cut out my sayings…  Seahawks are popular right now…so I went to town on making some of these!

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I haven’t mastered layering yet…one step at a time!  But here is the sign in just white on the green!

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I also used some contact paper and made a couple and put them on the stained wood.  I then spray painted over it and peeled it up.  I love how it turned out!  I am still working on Seahawks stuff…so stay tuned for more fun pieces!

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I used a drawer front and made a cute sign for my neighbor lady.  We have a weekly wine night on her front porch during the summer and I thought this would make a nice gift to say Thanks!

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But my favorite was the “Look Like a Lady” plaque.  I made this as a birthday gift for a sweet friend of mine who is going to law school…and she just happens to love shooting!  I used a simple cupboard door and mounted the vinyl directly to the door.  Needless to say she was thrilled!

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I spent a week in bed sick…and am just now feeling sort of normal!  I will be posting some new and fun creations!  Stay tuned!