The summer days are just flying by. I have been soaking up summer and all it brings, hence the slowness around the blog lately.
I wanted to let you know of a coupon code for the upcoming lives sweet photography workshop. I will be adding to the workshop once a week sharing a few photo craft projects. If you are looking to learn more about photography we would love to have you join us. For more information head on over to live sweet blog. Registration closes July 11th.
Over the weekend a family friend texted me a photo from a garage sale she was at. The message read, “come fast “. I quickly changed out of my pajama’s, emptied the back of my SUV and drove across town. These are the moments I am thankful I traded in my volkswagen beetle in for a SUV. And when I receive picture messages from garage sales, I act fast.
Once I arrived, the lady was so excited I was going to haul all the dressers away , she ended up giving me half of them for free. It helped that it was a Saturday and she was ready to be done with her sale.
A couple trips later my garage was full. I was overly excited that I forgot to take a before photo. Imagine oak dresser covered in cartoon doctor office stickers. With a little goo gone and a scratch pad I was able to remove the sticks and begin painting.
A few painting tips >>>>>
I hardly ever sand before painting. The only time I sand is if there are areas that are uneven, or if the area has a thick glossy sealant.
I really enjoy painting dressers with a short handle brush, and a brush with a angle.
Don’t over buy paint. This medium sized dresser only needed a sample size container of paint, which cost me under $4.
As I waited for the paint to dry, I spray painted the aged gold pull knobs white. Because the handles were in such great condition, I didn’t feel the need to replace them. I love how the white looks against the mint/teal color.
What are your favorite things to bargain for at garage sales ???
Happy Thursday friends!!! I am just dropping in quick to say hello and to tease you with a sneak peek project I am sharing today over on Maggie Holmes blog. This project has all my favorite supplies put together. Hop on over to Maggie’s blog to see the full DIY.
I will be sharing once a week a super fun and inspirational photo DIY project, that will hopefully inspire you to print those pictures off your camera. Besides getting crafty you will also be learning and getting:
•Three weeks of online learning in our blog style class
•Weekly homework assignments and critiques
•A place to post questions and get feedback
•An awesome workbook that includes most of the lessons that is just the cutest and can fit right into your purse or diaper bag for on the go learning!
•An adorable little camera tote bag filled with lots and lots of Live Sweet goodies and discounts for some of my favorite labs