Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Cyber Monday Kind of Girl

I definitely prefer to shop online.  I normally do this on Black Friday in my p.j.'s.  How about you guys?
<div  align="center">I am  participating in <a href="" target="_blank">Infarrantly Creative</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Tatertots and Jello’s</a> Blog Hop for a chance to win a Mint Cleaner. It is the revolutionary machine that cleans your hard floor surfaces for you.</div><div style="text-align:  center;">Click <a href="> to join the blog hop and a chance to win!<img alt="Mint_cloth2" border="0"  height="211"  src=""  style="border-width: 0px; display: block; float: none; margin-left:  auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Mint_cloth2" width="250"  /></div><div align="center">The Mint Cleaner is  available at the following places: </div><div  align="center"><a target="_blank" href=""><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important; padding: 0px !important" /><br />
Amazon</a><br /><br />
<a href=""  target="_blank">The Mint Cleaner</a></div><div align="center"><a href=""  target="_blank">HSN</a></div><div align="center"><a href="" target="_blank">Bed, Bath & Beyond</a></div><script src=""  type="text/javascript"></script>

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Refinished chest of drawers for my little jedi

I  absolutely love yardsaling and this was a great buy for $10.  However, when I showed it to my son, he WAS NOT in love with the blue and white splatter paint finish from the Eighties.  I had never refinished wood before. I was surprised at how goopey and messy it really is. This picture was taken right after I had removed the paint.

You get the idea of the color on the drawers.

Here are my refinishing tools. I went through a whole package of these blue gloves.

Here's the stripper.

Kilz was a must!

Next order on the agenda. Paint it red!

I like to store my paint brush in a plastic bag if I can't finish the project in a day. It really keeps from having to clean the paint brush over and over again.

Here's his Star Wars chest of Drawers almost complete. I bought the wrapping paper from Wal Mart for $3. I think it adds so much to the effect.

Last but not least we added a clone trooper and another Star Wars character to the drawer pulls.

Deco Verde: The beginning......

Deco Verde: The beginning......: " I love, love, love crafting and decorating. I especially love repurposing, refinishing, and repainting objects to decorate our home...."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The beginning......

     I love, love, love crafting and decorating. I especially love repurposing, refinishing, and repainting objects to decorate our home.  I am thinking a blog is a great way to share my pics and ideas with others and to learn and get inspired from other like-minded individuals.  Above are a few examples of some things I've made over the past year! I have just refinished/ redesigned a chest of drawers. I will share soon. I hope someone actually reads this.