Monday, May 18, 2015

my first restoration project…antique cabinet

i couldn't wait to show all of you my latest project. this is my first "restoration" piece and i am ecstatic with how this turned out. my grandma gave me this white antique cabinet last year. after the hard winter we had we brought the piece in and then it sat for a month or so…between our busy life and the fact i wasn't sure what direction i wanted to go with the cabinet it sat.
i wanted some extra storage space for either my office or kitchen and decided to refinish it for the kitchen since the kitchen needed it more. my first thought was to paint it solid matte black and switch the hardware to a brushed aluminum handle…then i had a thought. our kitchen has a vintage wine "theme" so what better way to compliment the style than to distress the cabinet a little so it looks more rustic.  and this was so easy!
i sanded the white cabinet first making sure any scratches or dings were smoothed. i wiped it down with water/lysol mixture, then applied 2 coats of matte black latex paint. Once the paint dried for 24 hours i started to strategically sand different areas and voila…all finished.  i think i have created a monster though…i already have 2 other "projects" i am planning to do this too.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

daisy cut-out cookies

you may have seen posts i have done before about baked happy!
meredith (the owner) is amazing! not only do her cookies look perfect every time but they taste even better. a lot of times the cookies that are intricately decorated do not taste the greatest or are hard…these little gems are soft and oh so yummy!
meredith made these daisy cookies for our women's event last month. i told her the colors and the theme and voila…she came up with this amazingness! i was so surprised and excited!

she does all kinds of custom orders and you can contact her through her website.
be careful though and order in advance this girl books up quickly!
there is also a direct link under sponsors on my blog to her business baked happy 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

unisa lolleea wedge sandal

i picked these up on my last dsw trip. if you have followed me for a while or know me personally i love all that glitters! the only dilemma with these was choosing gold or silver… i really like these because you can wear them with anything and dress yourself up or down. they would be adorable with a cute maxi and yesterday i wore them with jean capris and a gold/silver superman t-shirt.  they are available at dsw…click here for online access and when you order online and spend 35.00 or more its free shipping!