Little Boy Furniture Update

Yes, I am (still) obsessed with this painted, distressed, glazed furniture stuff…

A while back I got an antique chest and loved how it turned out after working my magic. There was a tall chest in my little man’s room that hubs built for the first little man nursery. I wanted to paint it to match the antique one and wouldn’t you know – I had 4 casters left over from a project we didn’t get to… A little painted and industrial <3!

Here are a few instagram pics for you:

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Our little guy is thrilled with the update and Momma is thrilled with the matching furniture!

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Shades!

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I added shades to my dining room chandelier…

I <3 them!

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Seeded Glass Entertainment Center

Don’t you just love seeded glass? I do too!

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I loved the China Cabinet my hubby built so much that I begged for an entertainment center to match!

We used seeded glass everywhere except for the top two doors. We wanted those to be clear so that I could display some pretties.

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As you can see, I am still obsessed with this painted, distressed & glazed furniture. I’m sure the hubs like help with the “finishing the piece” work I can help with too. It was kind of hard to see how much distressing was happening with the yellow color and the color of the wood but I wanted this piece to be more distressed than the china cabinet. I wanted the darker wood spots to show through and match the dark wood of our kitchen cabinets since our kitchen is open/connected with our breakfast area and living room.

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The TV is still hanging on the wall and I can turn it towards the kitchen sink if I want but I love that the wires are hidden now.

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It’s hard to capture the color perfectly but this is very similar to the Annie Sloan Arles color that we used on the chairs in the dining room and also at the breakfast table. Yellow furniture is so pretty paired with a gray wall!

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We have this Yellow, Gray and Robin’s Egg/minty blue thing going on in there. The bottom of the breakfast table and the not so antique door pantry surround are the same Robin’s Egg Blue. The yellow of the entertainment center matches with the breakfast table chairs. The comfy pillows and other details tie all the colors in together. Most importantly – it feels like home!

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Oops! – Robin’s Egg Blue in My Dining Room

So turns out the color I used in the dining room is not DUCK EGG BLUE but instead it’s actually ROBIN’S EGG BLUE… Robin’s Egg Blue is a little brighter blue whereas I can see that true Duck Egg Blue has more green undertones… Either color looks great distressed and glazed in my opinion!

How about this adorable photo bomber?!!

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We have made a few updates in the dining room since you saw it last summer… The newest addition is a sweet little Ethan Allen console I found on Craigslist and worked my magic (thanks for your help hubby) to match the china cabinet. That diamond detail on the front of the drawers had me at the first glance. I knew it would be perfect!

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Did you notice the log shelf is missing? I still love that shelf and we kept it (just in case I “need” to put it somewhere else) but I really needed a little something more in that spot to set food, especially for parties. The little log shelf just couldn’t do enough. It was insanely difficult to get off of the wall too so hubs will likely not agree to hang it again. The wall took a few rounds of putty and then spot touch paint to become whole again. I’m also glad to have a new area to display pictures… I love pictures of my sweet little family and will eventually get some printed for the new frames…

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For my birthday last year I got a massive painting. It’s not the one I had originally seen and fell in love with at that store but it is similar, I love it too and I have enjoyed seeing this every day. The scale is perfect for our large wall. Thank goodness they were sweet enough to send it to me on a delivery truck as there was no way I was strapping it in the back of the truck! I could picture it flying like a kite behind me on the way home! Yikes! The painting that was there is now over the piano (again) in the foyer and fits the smaller space much better.

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I’ve been tempted to make some new curtains for the dining room but I love how soft the chenille is and how easily I can change the space up for parties and decorating with simple drapes hanging. My opinion on that changes from day to day. What do you prefer in your home- simple drapes or more elaborate fabrics?

 

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Some Fabrics

Some fabrics I could stare at all. day. long…

Introducing : Sarah Jane Wee Wander and Birch Organics with Elk and Ukes

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See how sweet they are? They even feel wonderful :)

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I am blessed to get to work with many different fabrics but every once in a while I come across some that are just delectable. The colors, the way they feel, the way the combos come together…. Oh. Dear. Me… I love these!

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So glad I came across these to use for some Charming-Ollie Bowens!

P.S. I may or may not have made these a size larger to be able to hang them up to look at them for a while :)

 

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Freshly Picked Moccasin Review & Giveaway Winner

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Freshly Picked sent me some adorable moccasins to take for a test drive & test drive them is exactly what we did! Adorable doesn’t cut it actually. I opted for the Limited Edition – Iced Mint color and I must say – it’s ever better in person! Some may say the metallics are for the gals but I disagree. This color can be perfectly dressed up or down for the little fellas too. I love how they are out of the ordinary!!

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The first thing I noticed when I pulled them out of the adorable packaging was how soft the leather was. I love that it’s not stiff like all the other baby shoes. I can see how it would be comfortable and conforming to the littles feet. It kinda makes me want to snuggle.

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Yes – they really do stay on baby feet!! They have elastic, not too tight for comfort, around the top that keeps them on. It stretches easily allowing for ease of getting these cuties on too! That is really important for chubby baby feet that flex and curl every time you try to put shoes on! I’m not saying any names but I may know someone blonde hair, blue eyes, about 20 lbs and yay tall that fits this description well! ha! I wouldn’t have it any other way :)

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I picked a size that’s got some growing room for my littlest man and am thrilled that the moccasins actually do match their size chart. Sometimes I think companies put out size charts just for fun as they never seem to line up with their products (shoes mainly) but these actually do!

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Last week we had snow and this week it’s warm and beautiful so we had to work off some of that cabin fever. We wore these outside for the first time. They are a little big for now (because I chose that size) so the toes rubbed a little more when we were doing the riding toys and little man was curling his feet. Some of the shine at the tippy toes got a little scuffed during play and picture time but that doesn’t bother me in the least. To be honest, it adds character that is perfect for matching up with his Charming-Ollie adjustable outfits! The slight scuffs and fringe curling makes this momma smile!

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Now for the details you’ve all been waiting for… Since Freshly Picked was kind enough to sponsor this giveaway (Many thanks to them!!) – let’s see who won!! Rafflecopter makes it easy so when I clicked add a winner – it posted this for me:

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Congratulations Lindsay D. I will be sending you an email shortly!

Thanks so much for all who participated. I hope you will love your Freshly Picked Moccasins as much as we now love ours!!

 

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FP Giveaway OPEN!

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Giveaway is open!

Win a pair of these sweet feet treats in your very favorite color and size! 

Rafflecopter makes it easy on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/charmingollie/app_228910107186452

Or here if the above link and then find the giveaway tab:

https://www.facebook.com/charmingollie

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