July 2014 | Vintage, Paint and more...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TBT - Happy Anniversary

Vintage, Paint and more... our wedding picture

We are still on vacation and having a great time in Florida.

Since this is Throwback Thursday and tomorrow is our 45th wedding anniversary I thought I would share a really old pic with you all.  This is a snapshot of us on our wedding day.  Our professional wedding pics were lost in a fire at the photographers.  So, this is what we have.  

Anyway, take a look at the style, lol.... crew cuts, bow ties, winged glasses with a glare from the flash, bouffant hair styles - we really thought we were stylin'.    So fun to look back on those long ago days.

We'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Faux Sea Glass Centerpiece

Vintage, Paint and more... tutorial to make faux sea glass

If you have followed my blog for very long I know you have seen some of my previous faux sea glass projects.  I love making these because you can customize them to your decor just by mixing colors and you can use any old clear glass object - recycled, thrifted or new.  Whatever strikes your fancy at the time.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Girly Girl Room

Vintage, Paint and more... cute girls room furnished with recycled/upcycled painted furniture and crafted decor items

Two years ago we moved to the house we are living in right now.  Miss A had outgrown all of her furniture as children do and needed a whole new makeover done for her room.  I have done each and every one of our granddaughters rooms - and it was her turn.  After discussing it she decided she wanted a pink girly girl room.  So, I set out making a girly girl room - first by pinning lots of ideas onto my  Miss A's Space Pinterest board.  If you go check it out you can see where lots of our inspiration comes from.  This room is filled with lots of  DIY and craft ideas as I made or recycled almost everything in here.  This post is also filled with lots of pictures of what we did DIY and shows you what you can do on a tight budget.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Craftin' With My Bestie

Vintage, Paint and more... Crafting with my granddaughter

Always love crafting with my grandkids and Miss A is always ready to take on a new project.

Until next time have creating something you love

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hometalk - DIY Kitchen Sign Inspriation

About six months ago I was talking with one of my blogger friends Kathe at Kathe With an E and she suggested that

 would be a perfect place for me to share my projects.  I took her advice and I have to say I have Fallen. In. Love.  with this site.

                                                            Find me on Homtalk.com

I love the fact that I not only can share my projects with others but I can find so much inspiration from all the DIY Home and Garden projects found there.  And if I have a question about a particular process or project I can ask it there and someone will surely have an answer or point me in the right direction to find it.  It is also a great site to collect ideas you may want to use in the the future or refer to at a later date.  All you have to do is click on that project and add it to a board you have created.  Easy peasy and always there for you to find again.

So you can imagine my excitement when Liz from Hometalk contacted me and asked me to curate a

 "DIY Kitchen Sign" board for Hometalk. 

 I was ecstatic.  And, it was so much fun to see all the great ideas and inspiration put into these awesome signs.
 Vintage, Paint and more... Hometalk graphic for kitchen sign board.  Image and video hosting by TinyPic
DIY Kitchen Sign Inspiration

I love signs and love making them.   After curating this board I know there are more signs in my future. If you click on the image above or the link it will take you to the Kitchen Sign board where you can then read the full post on each sign.  I am sure you will find a great one to spark some inspiration for you to make one of your own.  I know I am going to be busy in the next few weeks.

If you love to share your DIY, home and/or garden projects then this is the place to do so.  If you don't have anything to share it's a great place to get some awesome inspiration for your next project, create your own boards and build some great places to keep all your inspiration in one spot. 
                                                    Beware though - it can be addicting!

You can also follow them on Facebook where they love to feature some of the projects shared on their site.
Have fun perusing all the great projects and building your own creative, inspirational boards.

Until next time have fun creating something you love.


I will be linking this post up to the parties listed in the above "I Party At" page.  


Thursday, July 17, 2014

TBT Retro Armoir

Last week I brought back the loft guest room that we redid for our grand kids one summer.  This week I thought I would bring back the retro armoir we did for that room as it is one of the focal points. I had a lot of fun doing this armoir because of the colors I chose for it.

Vintage, Paint and more... a funky, fun, retro painted armoir for a teen bedroom

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Super Moon

Vintage, Paint and more... super moon over the ocean at night

This past week we had what some people call the "Super Moon".  This is when the moon is actually closest to the earth that it gets.  We decided to go to the beach to take a few pics and this is one of what we enjoyed that evening basking in the balmy breezes.  It was beautiful.

I will be linking to the parties listed on the "I Party At" page above.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Beach Inspired Vignette

I have been so inspired by the beach this year that almost everything I am doing reflects that.  Today I am bringing you another beach inspired vignette that I have put together that sits on our ottoman in the living room.

Vintage, Paint and more... beach decor for living room featuring rope wrapped candle holders

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tiny Entrepreneur

The other day we were all sitting around discussing our upcoming trip to Florida; talking about what exactly we wanted to do while we were there and of course, Disney had to be in the equation. ( You can meetour multigenerational family here).  Our little Miss A decided she would need some spending money for there and her Dad told her she really needed to earn her own this year since she is getting older and can earn it by doing some "chores" around the house.  She really didn't like the idea of doing "chores"  so, she came up with her own idea.

Vintage, Paint and more... being an entrepreneur

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TBT - Loft Guest Room

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted and diyed retro teen guest room

Today I am going to bring back the loft as it was in the summer of 2012.  When we moved here that spring it was totally put to the bottom of the list to do anything with as we really didn't need it at the time.  But, then the grandkids were coming for the summer and we suddenly needed a guest room quickly.  As you can see it is simply a big empty room with lots of potential.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Painted Ceramic Plate Sign

I have been on a kick of painting on glass lately.  I love how I can customize my own decor with very inexpensive pieces of glassware that I pick up in dollar stores, thrift stores and other places.  Today I am going to show you, yet another project painting in plates.

Vintage, Paint and more... a chevron painted eat sign for the kitchen done on ceramic plates

Monday, July 7, 2014

Guest Post - Vintage Bulletin Board

Today I am over at For What It's Worth doing a post for Jeannie so she can get on with her packing.  She will be moving soon and has a lot to pack up so, I am helping her out a little.  Since I live such a long distance for her and can't help her pack - I am doing a post for her.  I decided to do a simple little bulletin board that I put in my newly created craft area.

Vintage, Paint and more... drop cloth covered bulletin board

Thursday, July 3, 2014

TBT - French Sewing Table

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted table painted with chalk paint and stenciled with French label for a sewing table

Today is Throwback Thursday and I thought I would bring my  French Calligraphy Sewing Table out of the archives and dust it off a bit.  I love the way this table looks now.