Monday, April 11, 2011

Giveaway!! Upcycled Furniture & I Love Paint

Congrats to ReinvintageArts--winner of last week's giveaway with AmyKristineVintage!!
Many of you who have been reading along know I love vintage....and as attested to in early early posts (back when dinosaurs roamed this blog) I refinish furniture, and love refinished furniture.                  

You could paint just about anything cream and I would love it 
( well Almost--- probably not a litter box, or oatmeal).

In my mind, paint is the answer to almost any decorating dilemma.  Paint and Sticky back tile.  We once did a backsplash in a rental with sticky-back tile--you would not have believed how authentic and gorgeous it looked!  I have always wanted to try the ole paint your countertops to look like granite...haven't summoned the courage yet--but one day I will!!
Yes, this is a painted countertop below is the link for more...just finish reading Here first :)

We still have a couch we painted brown to look like leather.  After we painted it with simple latex paint, we used several coats of paste wax, added some brads and boom!  Man Cave couch.  Here's some pictures... These were taken several years ago, without blogs in mind and in a parsonage --                       I had no control over the ugly paneling.


After--Just Kidding...still Before!

Voila! After


Told you--paint can fix anything...

This week's featured Etsy Shop is a Mother/Daughter team that can attest to that!!                                They are The Velvet Branch--and have some of the most drool-worthy furniture on the whole site...

This week they are giving away a 25.00 gift certificate to their shop so you can get some of that goodness for your dwelling!!  

Here's how to enter (you get one entry for each of these):

Comment on any post this week
Sign up to be a new blog follower
Follow me on Twitter, tweet your favorite Velvet Branch item, and let me know!

***A note here, I have some unclaimed prizes and have unfortunately had to draw new winners--please, please make sure I have your correct info so that you don't miss out!! :)***

Happy Entering to You!


  1. ima follower

  2. i follow you on twitter jmmccarr

  3. Yay! Would love to win!

  4. I am a GFC follower Rgee


  5. I commented on "My Interview with Kristin and Nan at TheVelvetBranch"


  6. I commented on "My Interview with Kristin and Nan at TheVelvetBranch."

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  7. Totally signed up to follow your blog. As a lover of refurbished stuff I'm very happy with it!


  8. New follower! Jeanette at

  9. Checked out the giveaway shop and love this:
    Rustic Vintage Blue Wooden Cage / Carrier
    Thanks for the giveaway! jeanette at

  10. I am a new follower of your blog. Thank you very much! Carolyn, Samandcarolyn1,

  11. I commented on your post "Please Die" about terrible fashion trends that keep coming back and won't go away! :)

  12. I'm a new GFC follower. Thanks!

  13. I'm a new gfc follower...this blog looks awesome, I'm surprised I just now found it!

  14. I am now following. I can't believe how good your sofa now looks! Gives me hope.


  15. Great blog.

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  16. I commented on a previous post of yours. : )
    I really really was in awe of how you flipped that couch. That could be a money maker for you if you re-vamped and sold things like that. Thats amazing!


  17. GFC follower here! <3

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