I never tire of looking at the work spaces where artists and crafters create. This week, I came upon Jane's studio over at Mamie Jane's, and it pretty much made me swoon and make those little oooh-ing and aaah-ing noises you make when you really love something. You just gotta see it.
Sometimes wood furniture has a grain and patina that makes it perfect just the way it is. Or perhaps it's a historically significant piece. There's no way to get back a hundred year-old patina once it's been painted over. The piece can be stripped or sanded back to natural wood, but the patina from age will be gone forever. Sometimes wood furniture just screams to be improved with painting, though, and I think this roll top desk that Todd and Jodi painted is a perfect example. Check out the before and after of this sweet little desk over at Cottage Charm Creations to see if you agree.
|Cottage Charm Creations|
Maria Elena at Our Home Away From Home decided to change her front porch summer decor from her traditional red, white, and blue to trendy tangerine and teal this year. It's so pretty. Her daughter used some leftover porch pillow fabric to make the flowers for this lovely wreath.
|Our Home Away From Home|
This charming garden fireplace mantel was made by Lynn's husband over at Shabby Story. Don't you just love the ruffled chair, mirror and candelabra?
Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farm used real honest to goodness barn wood to make this beautiful letter Z. Talk about patina! I'm wondering if I could make something similar from new wood aged with one of the aging techniques from Pinterest. I've added it to my to-attempt list (which is now about 15 miles long.)
Green is my favorite color, and it was love at first sight for this bright and pretty bedroom at Coastal Living. Sigh...
And another big sigh for this Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar made by self-professed foodaholic Christy over at The Girl Who Ate Everything. Oh my!
|The Girl Who Ate Everything|
This diy watering can made from a milk jug went pin-crazy on my Pinterest. It's the brainchild of Astra from A Journey to a Dream, and she has posted a super-easy tutorial for making your own.
|A Journey to a Dream|
Well, I'm heading out to plant those flowers now. Thanks for checking out my Friday Finds today! I hope you have a great weekend and a