Feeble Attempts at DIY

This is a random post at best... I am not really heading in a direction of being a DIY blogger type, but I do LOVE me some DIY!! and I have begun following EVERYTHING on Pintrest!!! uh-huh...you are too, don't look at me that way! AND I really LOVE making our house a home.

When we first started our marriage together and the kids began coming, Mike and I decided that we wanted our house to be a place of peace and welcome.  Our decorating budget has been practically a laughing nonexistent one, so much of what we do (translated I do and he helps!) has been on a shoestring budget and our design qualifications fit literally on a dime!

But this is just me and you are just you, so let's get to know each other a  little better.  It's what friends do... practice hospitality to family friends and friends we've yet to meet!

Most recently, I have discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. 
You too? I have a Facebook Friend, Debra Weaver, who posts the most beautiful furniture up-dos you have ever seen.  While I have yet to meet Debra in person, we are really close!!! I shop for paint at her store Vintage Now Modern.

I thought I would share some of my recent projects with you 

From my house to yours!  Enjoy!

Our "been in the family" farmhouse table got a coat of ASCP Graphite on the legs.  LOVE IT!

On old lamp that used to be gold toned was freshened up with ASCP Emperor's Silk. 


And for our mantel I used some spray paint on an old picture frame to give the space a pop of color.  Then my friend 
Mc Kinley helped me with the SNOW banner.  I know, super cute! right!!!  

I post my DIY pics over on Instagram. Feel free to follow along and participate in the randomness of my home decorating skills.  You are Welcome!