Monday, May 18, 2015

Journaling Rays & Refinishing a Dresser

Art journaling is one of my favorite things in the world to do. I love everything about it…making the journals, painting and playing with every art supply known to man, spreading my thoughts and hopes and dreams across the pages, I love every single thing about it!

The wonderful Kelly Kilmer (if you don’t know her, she is an amazing art journalist/teacher/artist…click on her name to check out her blog) is so open with her journals. She shares all of her journal pages, nothing held back, journaling and all…just lays her heart and soul out there for the world to see.  And it’s not always just the pretty stuff, either…warts and all, I tell ya.

I am striving to be more like Kelly.

With that, here’s a new journal spread:
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Yeah, so there’s that.

In other news, am working on refinishing a dresser I caught for a bargain ($50 delivered!!) at a thrift shop. It looks like pure hell (right now) but it’s solid wood, sturdy and well made. Here’s the before photos:

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I know, butt ugly, isn’t it? And tell me, who in this world puts fake wood Contact Paper on a solid wood dresser top? The first order of business is scraping that crappy stuff off the top…immediately…then I can take off drawer handles and get busy sanding.

I’ll be sure to post some “after” pics when I’m done. It may take me a while so don’t go holding your breath. lol

Oh, be sweet and do me a favor, please…tell me which of these colors/finishes you like better:

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I am leaning toward white just because our bedroom is very dark and that would help to lighten it up some…but that black sure is gorgeous….and that red!?!?

Can you tell I’m just a little wishy-washy?

I have to find all new hardware, too. I can’t stand those ornate pulls that came on it so I need to scope out new ones. But that leads me back to paint since the color will affect the hardware choice, right?

OMG, I overwhelm myself just talking about it!

If you have any words of wisdom or great ideas, throw them at me. Please. I need all the help I can get!

Back soon. Promise.

Peace & Love,
Barb

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Just a Little Journaling

I’m trying to spend more time in my art journal these days and will be trying to share more of my pages, too.

I hope you find some inspiration or maybe just a little kick in the pants through my sharing.

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Just a little more of my working things out on the page in front of me.

Peace & Love,
Barb

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