dining room

last week i purchased 2 mirrors from a thrift store for $8.00 each.
i knew they would be perfect in my dining room.
they needed some work but the lines were just right.

i taped the mirrors to make painting easier.

then i painted.
2 coats or primer and 4 coats of paint.
ugh, it makes me tired just thinking of it!

i also gave them a quick sand between each coat.

i purchased tintable sample paint from home depot and also some artists brushes.

then i carefully painted the interior of the mirror a pale blue.

$23.00 + 1 afternoon = success!

i love them.

chippendale chair

i found this antique chippendale chair on ksl and could not resist.
it is in perfect condition.

i am going to replace the upholstry fabric but i can’t decide if i want to paint it.
what do u think?

did i mention it is a mini?
just the right size for my 2 year old.

i think she likes it.

paper butterfly

catherine swan is the mind behind paper butterfly.
these beautiful pieces of art are simply perfect for my daughter’s room.

i would love to own an original, but selling for $1000.00 keeps it out of reach.
while reading the year of story i came across a diy art project similar to the stunning paper butterfly. check it out here.

this diy project requires the martha stewart butterfly punch, some interesting paper or magazine pages, foam dots, and a frame of choice.

i can’t wait to add this piece to my daughter’s room!