Monday, November 4, 2019

Coffee Bar

My husband works from home for two plus years he has been working at desk set up in our bedroom waking up and working in the same room spending most of the day in the same place. He was needing a change of scenery. We did some rearranging to make room for another desk in my craft room. To do this we had to take a dresser that was in there out. It looked a bit odd to have a dresser just hanging out in the living room. I decided then to make it a coffee bar this would free up counter space and I have been forever wanting a coffee bar but had no place for one. While it may be a bit odd to have the coffee bar in the living room I am hoping to someday open it up to the kitchen more and take out the carpet. I hope then it will look more like it belongs.

The dresser had a painted wood surface. I needed it to be a surface that could get wet and could be easily wiped off. I had some shelf contact paper with a marble print and it works perfectly.

Ladder cup rack updated with s style hooks instead of the shower hooks

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Costumes

Halloween is Thursday and my kids still do not have costumes not sure they know what they want to be I think this year we will just be heading to Wal Mart. Usually we make them but this year I am at lack for ideas and energy! Here is a throw back to last years costumes if anyone out there is still looking for ideas!

Minecraft Skeleton costume made from cardboard masking tape and duct tape

Then Dracula the only thing last year made for Dracula was the bow tie the cape was cheaper to buy already made then buying material.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Minecraft birthday cakes

This was a few months ago but I wanted to share the Minecraft birthday cakes I made this year for my boys they both wanted a Minecraft zombie cake I was planning on 1 creeper and zombie but 2 zombies it is and a a block cake just frosted cake cut and stacked with figurines.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Desk makeover

I bought this desk at a yard sale it will be used for a sewing/craft table. It is a little bigger and and more sturdy than the one I am currently using but was in need of a makeover. For the top I sanded off the finish and stained it wit Rust-oleum wood stain in ebony. I then put on a couple of coats of a clear finish using Polycrylic by Minwax I like to use this as a protective coat because it is water based and has low odor.

For the pulls I used black spray paint and for the desk Cowgirl Coral by DIY paint. This paint is a chalk/clay mix it goes on smooth and covers in only 1 or 2 coats and no sanding is required! I bought mine at a local shop that is a distributor for more DIY paints and inspiration visit:

The Withered Barn

Friday, May 24, 2019

Faux Granite Vanity Update

Sorry for the delay in posts. One of my boys had my phone while he was sitting on the toilet and well you can imagine what happened next. So I did not have a phone for a few days to take pictures. I am excited though to share my latest projects.

The first project I have been working on started out as a major Pinterest fail but luckily I was able to fix it with an old method I have used before and I love how it turned out.

So I saw on Pinterest that some people spray painted their counter top it seemed like an easy quick way to update the bathroom vanity so I gave it a try. It turned out to be a mess that didn't cover and just stuck up the whole house even with the bathroom window open and fan going. I do not recommended spray painting indoors! Since spray painting did not work I decided to go back to an old method used before to get a faux granite look. so using white paint, black paint and Minwax Polycrylic I created granite look counter and I also painted the vanity base the same color as my kitchen cabinets (with Behr Classic Silver) the doors and drawers using the custom matched paint by Home Depot that I used to paint my dining room and some other decor items around my house.

Here is a link from a previous post on how to do the faux granite:Another Painted Counter top A few changes though: In the link post 3 colors were used for this counter top though only the white and black were used. Do the white first as a base and layer alternating between the colors. I sprinkled on some glitter between a few of the polycrylic coats doing this between the poly coats instead of paint coats helped it stick better. Also see my post Kitchen Remodel for more inspiration and directions for this project.



The door hinges were fist sanded with steel-wool then spray painted with Rust-Oleum Forged Hammered Antique Pewter *tip poke screws into cardboard box to spray.