Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Painted Furniture Projects




This year has been busy and I find myself spending my days in paint stained clothes, with green elbows, white fingertips and pink hair. Always unintended. I am one of those less than neat painters, to say the least. But I have managed to gather together some before and after shots to show you what I have been up to. And to announce I closed the SouthernBelle NorthernRoots facebook page and am running all paint/decor and blog posts through the page JUNKFLIRT.



Last weekend we found two of our best finds, a buffet in need of a new paint job, you can see a hint of it in the background of the above photo, and a lovely 1930's radio. These just happen to be two pieces on my list of projects I wanted to do, so I was super excited to find them at great prices.




We decided to keep the radio and convert it to a wine rack. I love the classic look and height of the piece. We gutted the non working parts and placed a standard expandable wine holder in the back. Because the unit faces an indirect sun source, I added a pull down burlap backing.


It is painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and sealed with a mix of light and dark wax. I am loving the way she looks.




I also came across a great bones vanity. Scuffed and time worn, yet sturdy. The debate was to keep as a vanity or to separate. It became quickly obvious by facebook friends and the design of the piece that it was a great candidate for separation. Missing a mirror and back board but having complete tops made it easy.........



Until the center was removed. Furniture was simply made well back in the early years of the 20th century, so everything was deeply grooved, glued and nailed together. Large gaps had to be filled and puttied and a few pieces of replacement wood added. That is where my husband is able to be such a help, far out of my league and WAY out of my "want to" area, he steps in and does all the heavy repairs.

We ended up with two stunning side tables in French Linen and Duck Egg. So stunning that they sold via Facebook, with several inquiries, and a wait list in case it fell through.  Within 4 hours of posting, they were out of my house and onto their new home.




 Back in the 80's, maybe 70's, my dad made this adorable secretary. I was lucky enough to get it on our trip to Mississippi this Summer.



A little updo, and it is now a fixture piece in our bedroom.




Our last sale of the year is in two weeks, so things will slow down and maybe I will have some time to do......something that doesn't involve paint? Probably not, as I have pushed several needed personal projects to the background. But I do hope to get back to blogging a bit more and reopen my Etsy shop.


This little bench will be at the sale, painted in blue oops latex dry brushed with graphite and yellow. Hand painted graphics via The Graphics Fairy.  With many doos and dads, lots of vintage bricolage, garage and flea finds  loaded up , I am hoping snow won't fall  and we have a great end of the year sale.  If you are in Fargo ND November 1-2 Be sure to stop in to The Festive Flea and say Hi!







Be Inspired
Inspire Me Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays



What's It Wednesday
What We Accomplished Wednesday
Wow us Wednesdays
Open House Wednesdays
Adorned From Above
Cottage Style Party
Bissful Whites Wednesday

Time Travel Thursdays
Share Your Cup Thursdays
Vintage Thingy Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Home Sweet Home


Vintage Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed
Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious 
Home Sweet Home


Funky Junk


Nifty Thrifty Sundays
Sunday Showcase





blessings and thanks for visiting




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hometalk Countertop Idea Board



About 50,000 of you have visited my posts on how we tackled our countertops, many more have pinned the posts. I have tried to keep updates on how the countertop fared over time. I can say I am about to repaint and seal it better. The last time we only put one coat of sealer on because I was unsure of the outcome and that has been the only issue, had I sealed properly I would not have staining in some areas now. But...since I use it everyday, and even do projects and paint furniture on it....I would say it has proven itself and I will be sticking with the method we used. You can read about part one HERE and Part two HERE.



 You will notice that in part one I used Rust-oleum and
  it did NOT go well for us. We did not use the kit but the paint alone, (which said you did not need any other materials), however some people have has success, especially with the kits.

If you have been looking for budget friendly ways to redo your counters, not afraid of a little elbow grease, and ....maybe not too much of a perfectionist, I mean....things can go wrong, then- let me introduce you to my Hometalk idea board for counters.
 I was asked to compile a board of ideas for refinishing counters, a place where you can go to get inspiration and help.
If you are  a Hometalk user you already know what a great site this is, if not let me tell you how it works.
You create a profile and you can clip- like pinning on Pinterest- your favorite posts. You can even add your own by uploading your photos, you don't need to be a blogger or have a website.
Another great feature, is you can ask questions and get advice from others who have tried to tackle something similar, as well as help from the many professionals that use Hometalk.


You can follow my board on ideas for countertops by clicking HERE and Pin this graphic for use later!
You will see posts on using piant, wood, even concrete, what went right and what went wrong as well as ideas on sealing and times for curing, so much advice and real experiences from real people.


Be sure and check out Hometalk for fun projects, advice, how to's, and inspiration!







blessings and thanks for visiting





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Noah- Creating a Creator Movie Review




Noah- the least biblical film ever made.
That is what Aronofsky himself said about his film Noah, a self proclaimed atheist who wanted to do a new take on the old story. I ask this, Why bother?
If you hate God, don't believe in his word and feel the need to make a movie about it, why not call it Sam.
Aronofsky chose to Call it Noah, chose to keep the sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, he chose to have the ark, the animals, a creator, angels, and the story of the literal 6 day creation, albeit shot in a manner that would appease any evolutionist. He wanted to do the story of Noah, and in my opinion, try to tear down God by creating his own "creator".


After deciding not to see it in theaters and hearing all the complaints of rock people, environmental agendas and biblical inaccuracy, as well as the flip side on the case for poetic license, creativity, and "at least they will go home and read their bible" I went ahead and rented it. If I were not a Christian, would I have gone home and looked up the story of Noah? I really doubt it. Would I have had any hope in a "creator" that could or would save me? probably not. Would I have enjoyed the movie? NO, it just isn't a good movie.



From the Christian perspective

Rocks
Right of the bat....those rocks. Watchers keeping an eye on Cain in a land that is no longer Gods. (note, I am using God, and the movie does not, only creator is used)  Land that is no longer Gods....our first taste of what sets up a Diestic view at best.
Walking and talking rock people, think of a poor rip off of the Lord of the Rings Ents.  I could go for poetic license here, but no, Aronofsky once again chose to go the extra mile and make them fallen angels. Fallen angels from the early rebellion cast down and abandoned by their father, yet, at least one receives mercy and forgiveness and goes on to heaven, never mind the true biblical fate of those fallen angels, those demons we often choose to ignore the existence of.


Noah and Family
We know Noah to be an imperfect man, but we see a new Noah here; A calloused, mission driven, mad man, often ruthless and illogical that becomes the sole decision maker in who lives and dies.  Surrounded by doe eyed, nearly mute children, who defer to him as though he himself were god, and a wife that is capable of only smiles and tears, they stand by as he rules with an iron fist.
Of course Noah's drunken naked state after the flood is accurately portrayed, no doubt because it is unfavorable.

Man
Hooray! At least this one is right! The wickedness of man, self driven, self seeking and grandiose, total depravity at its best. Think Road Warrior
That pesky doctrine of man kind, that wicked heart beyond cure portrayed so well, yet the one doctrine that quickly upsets man. To say we are wicked? To say we are capable of such atrocities that we need a savior, that we need grace and cannot save ourselves.....how dare you.
I mean the movie, as well as man kind, goes as far as it can to say man has both evil and good within him, as though we can be good enough to save ourselves. Who needs a god to change a heart that is capable of good, right?


The Ark

Taking the time to establish Noah and the ark full of animals, it could have at least been accurate as to who was  on the ark as well as who was not. If the movie maker wants to discredit the actual story by allowing only one wife of the sons on board, why bother having her give birth to twin girls, keeping the procreation element alive, why not find a girl out on a boat? or one hiding in the ark with the crazed lunatic on board.


Summary

My conclusion is this, the value of this movie lies in a message not sent by Aronofsky directly but indirectly.
You see, he, a self proclaimed athiest best illustrates man's desire to create a creator, we want a higher power when the deluge comes that can save us, but we don't want him to tell us what to do or how to live. We want to pick the parts of scripture we like, and do away with the others. Mankind wants to fashion this god of saving grace, abundant mercy that we can cry out to when things are unfair, scary, and unsafe. Yet, we wish to be Diests making sure that god is far away when we don't need him, or Materialists living in a world that created and sustains itself, void of any power with control over our lives.

I used to be so troubled by the passage Genesis 6:5
"The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thought of his heart was only evil continually"
NIV puts it this way-"
 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth,and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.

only evil all of the time.
What does that mean?
Man kind is capable of evil, all of the time, every one of us. Do not be fooled, it is the common grace of God that keeps us from completely destroying ourselves. The good we do is the grace of God, not the goodness of man, for the heart is decietful and beyond cure. Jer 17:9 and man is given over to depravity Romans 1.
WE NEED A SAVIOR
We need a savior that we ourselves do NOT create but one that created us, sustains us, and is capable of saving us.....from ourselves.


blessings and thanks for visiting





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Painted Furniture Projects











Finishing up some projects for our first out of town show. I love the pink and gray dresser, I just bought two new "old" dressers or I would have held on to her for sure!! Can you believe we found that large frame for free? We replaced the back board and gave some new paint and wax, along with a chalkboard surface.




The dresser is painted with Annie Sloan French Linen and a pink oops paint, Normally I am more neutral on larger pieces so I hope someone loves this as much as I do!


I also finished a man cave side table, lots of old yard sticks glued and sealed onto a curb side rustic table.



I am glad summer is here, although half over already, being able to paint outside again is wonderful! Both the yellow table and the hope chest were found during clean up week too, the chest needed a new top so my husband used part of a kitchen table and sanded the sides to match.
 I also took some time to do a few new projects around the house, those I will post next, to keep up be sure and follow me on Instagram or facebook page Junkflirt

Be Inspired
Inspire Me Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays



What's It Wednesday
What We Accomplished Wednesday
Wow us Wednesdays
Open House Wednesdays
Adorned From Above
Cottage Style Party
Bissful Whites Wednesday

Time Travel Thursdays
Share Your Cup Thursdays
Vintage Thingy Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Home Sweet Home


Vintage Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed
Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious 
Home Sweet Home


Funky Junk


Nifty Thrifty Sundays
Sunday Showcase

blessings and thanks for visiting





LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It
01 02 10
11
12 Share 13
14
15 16
17
18 19
20
21 22 23
24 28 29
30