Monday, July 21, 2014

Painted Vintage Side Table

First off, I have to tell you~~~~
The Kitchen cabinets are completed.
It took me 3 days from start to finish.
Painted, Sealed and Finished.

However, I don't have pics to share yet, but I will soon.

Today I want to share this sweet vintage side table I found a few months ago.

When I saw this little gem at one of my favorite antique markets, it just had to come home with me.
With a flip open top for storage, it is built very sturdy and the perfect size.

I knew it would be right at home in my sitting room.
So out with the chalk paint and the makeover began!
I used Lace, by DecoArt. 
It is one of my favorites colors now. Not a true white, more like a soft vanilla ice cream.

Here it is now.
I was going to add more details on the skirt, but decided less was more and with a little distress and the natural aging on the edge, it's perfect.

Look at the light crackle that happened on the edge.

I added a glass knob to the table front.

When I found the table, I also found this beautiful little candy dish.
Pure joy!

I left the aqua accents to the mix for summer and painted this little birdhouse.

In my recent post for this room you saw black accents in here.
Since then I moved the black rug, tables and accents to the library and here is the new look.
I am loving the tone on tone of whites and creams, 
and the best part~
I found this gorgeous rug with that combo too.

Have you painted any furniture lately?
Have you tried DecoArt Chalk Paint?


Thank you for stopping by.
I love it when you visit and leave a few words.

See you soon with some kitchen pics!


Before I go, I have to share my gorgeous jewelry win 

Gorgeous blue earrings and bracelet set in gold with crystals and beads.
and this beautiful rose, pearls and pink crystal set.
Thank you Jan,
I love them both and so excited to have won.

Celestina Marie


Monday, July 14, 2014

Chalk Board Flag Banners

Have you seen chalk board flags?
I came across these at Hobby Lobby in a pack of 12 and under 6 dollars.
They come with the string for hanging and a piece of chalk.

I tried a little banner for my studio with the word CREATE.
First I wrote in the letters block style with chalk.
Then I painted right over the chalk with white paint.
Hey, chalk paint!! LOL

Lastly to accent the letters, I painted my cottage roses
in and around the letters with rose buds, vines and leaves.

Hung in my studio in front of the window.

I can think of many ways to use the chalk board flags banners.
Back them with fabric,
use separately and write a small word.
Turn on the side and form a little flag by adding a stem.

Reminder notes with a decorative clothes pin.

These 6 are permanent since I painted them, 
but since they erase easy, you could use them over and over for many banner signs.
I still have 6 left for another word banner or several flags.

As a side note~~

Today I started painting my kitchen cabinets.

I'll have updates soon.

Think of me as I am swinging a paint brush~~

It's 102 degrees here today.

Happy Summer!!
~~till next time, Southern DayDreams~~

Celestina Marie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Romancing Summer

Living by the water is a summer dream~
Okay, well it's not the ocean here,
 but living by water near our cottage means the view of a lazy heart pool
right outside a window of lace.

Inside overlooks the pool from the sitting room.
Week day mornings to late summer evenings
find me romancing the summer from this cozy space.

I love to change around the mantel for the seasons
and summer is the perfect time for a beach style.

Beach cottage reads, music, roses and fluffy pillows add to the dreamy feel.

Do you have a room with a view?
Romantic setting?
Summer cozy?

"Life is a journey, Enjoy it"

Till next time, wishing you a beautiful summer day

Southern DayDreams

Celestina Marie