January 31, 2014

{Sharing the Love} Free Printable Round-Up

It's been an amazing week filled with so many fun & free printables!!

If you haven't had a chance to check them all out, 
I'm rounding up a list of all five amazing prints for you to find right here!!

So scroll through and see if any hit the spot :) 

{Day 1}


{Day 2}



{Day 3} 



{Day 4}



{Day 5} 









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{Sharing the Love} Day 5


Guys! 
We've reached the end of our free print week and I can't believe it's already that time!!
You don't want to miss today's free love print because it's always the most possible from the very first design of it I put out several years ago. 
And then two years ago I released a ton of new colors for it. 

And fast forward to now...
I'm completely revamped the design and I'm in love!!!

I'm super excited to share it with you guys & I was definitely saving it to reveal at the end of the week!!

It holds a special place in my heart since it's me and little man's song and he still loves for me to sing it :)

So...here's to the totally revamped 'Bushel and a Peck' Prints!!!


Aren't they fabulously fun?? 

And you know the drill by now...
Just pick your favorite and then

download. 
print. 
and
frame. 

It's that easy!!!

Click below to download your favorite: 

Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page


I'd love to know which printable from this year's series was your favorite!
Be sure to stop by my Facebook page and let me know!!

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Don't forget to check out previous year's Valentine's Printables too!! 
You can find a complete list of them here and here



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January 30, 2014

{Sharing the Love} Day 4

Well I promised you two printables in one day and I'm delivering on that promise!!!

I can't believe how fast January has flown by and that February is almost here!!!
Craziness.

So today's printable is simple & sweet. 
Which is just how I like them. 
And with the running theme of colors, there are lots of aqua, golds and reds :) 


So pick your favorite and then

download. 
print. 
and
frame. 

It's that easy!!!

Click below to download your favorite: 



Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see the last print of the week!!!
I'd love to hear about your favorite prints either here or on my Facebook page so stop by and tell me, tell me!! 

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Don't forget to check out previous year's Valentine's Printables too!! 
You can find a complete list of them here and here



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{Sharing the Love} Day 3

So yes... I made it halfway through the week before I ran out of time to do a post. 
Bleh. 

But I'm still rocking through it. 
You'll be getting both Day 3 & Day 4 today!!!

That makes for a pretty exciting, love-filled day!!

So who wants to see what's up for grabs???


If you're a country lover like me and hubby are then you'll recognize this from the sweet song 'crazy girl'. 

Definitely a special song to us because it's how hubby told me he loved me :) 

So I'm passing the love onto you guys!!

So pick your favorite and then

download. 
print. 
and
frame. 

It's that easy!!!

Click below to download your favorite: 

Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page


Don't forget to stop by later today to see what's up next!!!
I'd love to hear about your favorite prints either here or on my Facebook page so stop by and tell me, tell me!! 

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Don't forget to check out previous year's Valentine's Printables too!! 
You can find a complete list of them here and here



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January 28, 2014

{Sharing the Love} Day 2

It's Day 2 and I'm definitely in the love-giving mood!!
Husby and I celebrate our first anniversary this coming weekend which is amazing and crazy all at once.
I can't believe how fast time has flown, it seems like just yesterday we were planning our wedding!!

So love is definitely in the air around here :)
But we're usually pretty hopelessly sappy on a daily basis. 

Which leads us to our next hopelessly happy love-y print. 


And this cute trio is in the same fun valentine's colors as yesterday :)

So pick your favorite and then

download. 
print. 
and
frame. 

It's that easy!!!

Click below to download your favorite: 



Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see what's up next!!!
I'd love to hear about your favorite prints either here or on my Facebook page so stop by and tell me, tell me!! 

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Don't forget to check out previous year's Valentine's Printables too!! 
You can find a complete list of them here and here



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January 27, 2014

{Sharing the Love} Day 1

Yes...it's me!!
I'm actually blogging this week annnndddd it's the best week ever because it's my THIRD annual 'Sharing the Love' week!!


Which is pretty much one of my favorite blogging weeks all year because I get to share a bunch of new, free, love-filled printables with you!!!
I have five awesome designs for you this year in various colors so hopefully one or more will work fabulously for your Valentine's decor or even as tags and cards!!

Go wild :) 

Up first is a trio of a sweet little saying that makes me happy when I think about my own Sweetheart. 
Because it's so nice to look at someone and know, undoubtedly, that's it is forever. 
Such a nice thing to be sure of!!


And it comes in three gorgeous valentine-y colors!
You know I have to keep aqua thrown in there because that's my signature color.
But there's red and even pink in there for you too!!

So pick your favorite and then

download. 
print. 
and
frame. 

It's that easy!!!

Click below to download your favorite: 


Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked readers only.
As with all my free printables,
these are for personal use ONLY.
Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
For a complete list of all my free printables,  head to this page


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see what's up next!!!
I'd love to hear about your favorite prints either here or on my Facebook page so stop by and tell me, tell me!! 

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Don't forget to check out previous year's Valentine's Printables too!! 
You can find a complete list of them here and here





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January 13, 2014

Winter White Amazing Dresser Transformation

Hello friends!!

Have you missed me? 

I've been completely missing in action for the past couple weeks but I have good excuses :) 

I was planning on take the week of Christmas off...and then the next week I was struck down with the flu. Guys. It. knocked. me. out. 

I have never felt so bad in my entire life.
Add being pregnant on top of that & it was just pure misery.
I had to fight it out since I couldn't take any meds and I was pretty much unable to do anything that week...just lying in bed & existing was a chore.

Then this past week was spent playing catch-up at work & trying to get the house back in order.
You know that first trimester fatigue?
It's a killer. 

I come home from work & literally melt into the couch and don't move until bedtime.
I've never waited until after New Years to put Christmas away but I spent all this past week packing it all away bit by bit.
I finally got the last part of the 'normal' decor up today & the house is starting to look normal again. 

We have our first baby appointment in a couple weeks & I can barely wait. 
So bear with me for the next little bit as I try to summon enough energy to keep up with everything.

On a fun blog note- I have several amazing, fabulous posts coming up.

Of course there are some awesome furniture transformations that I've been dying to share, I have an absolutely gorgeous room reveal to share & finishing up the last touches on the kids room reveal. Plus Valentine's is right around the corner which means printables!!!

Are you excited??? 
Because I definitely am :) 

So onto today's post.
This is one that has been a long time coming.
For lots of reasons.

But it's probably the best furniture transformation I've done to date. Which is saying something because I'm still obsessed with the green buffet. 
So get ready for picture overload but it's completely & utterly worth it. 

Let me show you where it all started...


So...I picked this beastly beauty up OFF THE CURB several years ago.
Yes, I say years.
And it sat in my garage because I had big plans for it.
But it was going to take a lot of work. 
So I waited. 
And waited.
And then hubby came around & we decided to tackle it together :) 


The main problem (and there were a lot of main problems) was that two of the drawers were completely demolished.
Like someone had a fit of rage and took a hammer to them demolished.
So there was no getting around the fact that it was no longer going to have all the drawers. 

The picture above shows it complete stripped down to it's bare bones.
Since it didn't have all the top drawers, I decided it need to become more of a buffet/entertainment type piece.

As in, make the top part into a shelf that could have baskets or electronics placed in them. 
And the great project was born :) 


First things first, we needed access to the inside of the beast.
So I took a flat-head screwdriver and needlenose pliers and pried the backing off the entire dresser.
It only took a few minutes & it allowed us access to the inside of that top part where we wanted to add a shelf. 


Next up was deciding what to use for the shelf.
I originally was going to use one long piece of wood but then decided it might look a ton better with a planked top. 

This is a new favorite thing of mine to do :) 

So we got some gorgeously- grained pine and cut them to fit the length of the top dresser level. 
I wanted them to extend from the front support bar (where the drawers originally sat) to the back support bar. 
We got lucky and only had to slice a little bit off of one board to have them all fit perfectly in the space. 
They were then stained walnut & adhered to the support beams with liquid nails.


The next challenge was taking care of all the cosmetic damage to the outside of the piece.
There were tons of scratches all along the top & a chunk missing from one of the bottom back legs. 
Wood filler took care of the scratches & gouges on the top and then they were sanded down nice & smooth. 
I used joint compound to fill in the larger missing pieces at the bottom- it wasn't perfect but it did the trick and since it was being painted, it all would blend nicely together. 


The whole piece had to be sanded down multiple times... it had definitely seen quite a bit of abuse at it's former home.
(in case the beaten drawers didn't tell you that already!) 
But I knew it had huge potential :)


After it was prepped (I hate that it only four words to state that...because it took days to get to where it looked like it could be anything other than a sad cast-off!) 
It was time to paint.
I used my absolute favorite go-to white 'Snowbound' by Sherwin Williams.
I swear by their enamel paint line.
Gorgeous finish, fabulous coverage & the durability is amazing. 
It took three coats for full coverage and then I used a sealing wax to finish it off. 

Are you just dying to see the results??
Well, settle in guys, because there are quite a few pictures.

When it takes that long to get a good result & it turns out this breath-takingly gorgeous, it's easy to get carried away in pictures :) 


I know, right?
I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor & gather your wits.
It's stunning. 

Like, I had to stop myself from staring at it for hours on end stunning. 
I know you want more :) 



The hardware is original to the piece (I had to salvage some of the pulls from the destroyed drawers) and I painted them oil-rubbed bronze to contrast with the snowy white & go with the walnut shelf. 

And of course this piece was calling out to be distressed.
It had amazing curves & it's history was determined that it share it's story of being beat-up...in the right way this time. 





One thing I loved was the shelf on top was just deep enough to allow room for good-sized baskets if you wanted to store clothes or linens.
But it was also perfect for storing DVD players & other electronics if you wanted to make it an entertainment center.
All it would need is a couple holes drilled into the back to allow for cords. 








Me & hubby has to have a pretty good heart-to-heart about this piece when it was finally finished.
I told him that if we got rid of it, we'd regret it forever.
Gotta love my dramatic spirit :) 

But in the end, it just wasn't reasonable to store it in hopes that someday we'd have the space to make it an entertainment center. 
So up for sale it went.

Luckily for me it sold to some great friends of ours where I know it'll be well loved & I can visit it periodically :) 

Want to see the before & after??
Who am I kidding, of course you do :)


Even after going through the whole process and seeing it from start to finish,
it's still hard to imagine that the beautiful white piece you see in the end started as such a sad, partially destroyed piece of furniture.

It's definitely my biggest feat as of yet. 


Sooo...I'm dying to know...
Are you as obsessed with it as I am? 
What do you think the previous owners would think of it now? 


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