New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
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I have been taking a hiatus from my DIY mania for a few days. I am creatively bipolar. Don’t worry…I am seeking help. I am taking a break for several reasons. The first and most important one is to get the kids ready to start Homeschooling…priorities. We’re not just redecorating;) I have been working hard to get the room and their curriculums set up for them. Right now, its function before fashion. It’s not cute. Not even a little. I’m trying to fix that. As I wrote about a few days ago, we bought up most of the remaining chalk paint from The Market. One of the colors was a beautiful mustard yellow called English Yellow. It is bright, cheery, and everything yellow should be. It makes me happy. It was going to be a perfect for the four chairs that were going to go around my red cottage table. The color was deceiving in the can. It was really lime when I put it on the chairs. The one thing I have figured out: bright colors are not as forgiving:( So my idea of slapping the paint on, the kids getting new chairs, and taking some pictures isn’t going to happen. Lime wasn’t the color I was thinking of but I am all about improvising. That, and DH already took one look at them and said: “I don’t care what color they are. You’re not repainting them.” He is intuitive like that. He had also been stuck in the house for two days with five children while I painted them. He wasn’t signing up for two days more. Smart man.
As you can see, the chairs from my Step-Mama are going to be adorable. I am painting another two chairs of my own to match.
Step-Mama suggested using Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax to tone it down. Initially, I was skeptical anything could tone this down. I found this picture from Janet at The Empty Nest and its pretty amazing. The wax warms it up. As usual, Step-Mama’s right. She is a die-hard “junker” and was doing DIY before the internet…or blogs. It’s hard to imagine…right? What did people do?!?
So I am changing my color scheme. I have been eyeing this fabric for quite some time now and my lime green chairs are going to be a good excuse to buy this….
It’s Waverly’s Pom-Pom Play Confetti fabric. Love. So I am plugging along getting my children’s Homeschool Room ready. Until it’s not embarrassing, you won’t be seeing it;) I am finding so many things to go in the room around the house. Take these for example. I bought them on clearance years ago at Hobby Lobby. Had NO idea what to do with them. Until now.
I saw these and wanted something similar. Just cheaper! At $19.00 a pop, Pottery Barn Kids version is not cheap. My kids are hard on things. Mine were $5. Big difference. So when and if they get destroyed…I won’t be crushed!