Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm safe
Up high
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
Inside
You're like perfection
How do I feel this good sober?

I'm coming down, coming down, coming down
Spinning 'round, spinning 'round, spinning 'round
Looking for myself - SOBER [x2]

When it's good, then it's good, it's so good till it goes bad
Till you're trying to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again
Broken down in agony just tryna find a friend

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Change

"I am no longer accepting things I cannot change. It is now time to change the things I cannot accept."

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Me

Pondering how clueless, hurtful, and unappreciative some people can be. I'm done with the negativity and the bullshit. Here's to a new year and to new beginnings.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The A.D.D. Strikes Still!

I had started working on sanding the little side table from my flea market finds....

Then I accidentally discovered a new show on DIY Network that is pretty darn awesome, especially for my current furniture upcycling phase! I came across Cash & Cari, which centers around an estate sale broker/upcycler/antique expert who shows the behind the scenes of an estate sale...then has a little segment where she goes and picks something old and craftily upcycles it....in each episode! I caught a marathon of it...watched all the episodes that my DVR caught, and was inspired to upcycle old windows. Now, I already had the thought in my head to try to look for a cool window frame mirror, but the show inspired me to make my own. The internet (as usual) was also very helpful. I am kicking myself for not being inspired earlier, because I did see some old windows at the flea market last weekend. Argh! Anyhoo, so I found a guy that sells vintage windows on Ebay/Etsy, and scored these:

A white window from 1940! I'm planning on making this one into a mirror. Debating on using mirror finish paint versus putting in real mirrors. Most likely the former, as I'm afraid of complexity, and broken glass. =)

A gray window from 1967! I was thinking of covering the panes with chalkboard paint.

So I'm in serious need of another trip to Home Depot to get crackin on all these projects! I did finish one little mini project...the grimy carved mirror from the flea market has been painted and hangs in my "foyer":

Monday, May 27, 2013

Flea Market Finds

Woke up with the man at the crack of dawn yesterday to go to the Stormville Flea Market, for the very first time! It was fun! And not horribly far away - a little over an hour without traffic from eastern Queens. It was my very first antiques themed flea market. There were normal type flea market stuff as well, like cell phone accessories, kitchen stuff, socks, etc, but we pretty much skipped through that whole section. We spent about 5 hours browsing the antiques section, which was pretty large, but we did end up walking past some spots a few times, since we browsed in a not so organized way, and just kind of milled around to whatever caught our eyes. Lots and lots of cool old stuff to look at...kind of indescribable. And lots of opportunity for haggling! I used to hate haggling, but now I find it kind of fun. I was on the lookout for some small furniture pieces, and decorative stuff. I did not see as much furniture there as I expected. Watching Flea Market Flip on HGTV made it seem kinda easy to find lots of cheap furniture...but perhaps that's more the case for the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in CT? (planning on hitting that sometime in the future). But still scored some of what I was looking for, without breaking the bank!

A small grimy wooden carved mirror. Haggled down to $8. I've already done 1 coat with gold spray paint, and it is looking LOADS better!
2 glass decanters the man wanted, and a Westmoreland milk glass compote I thought would look cute as a decorative piece on a bookcase. $10 for the 2 decanters; $8 for the milk glass piece.
A small wooden side table scored for $30 along with the chair below. And a $8 wooden coffee table that was impulsively bought at the last minute because it was too cheap to pass up. I figured I could practice my wood  refinishing skills on that one!

A caned wooden chair that is a step up in difficulty for practicing reupholstery with. Another chair good for big butts! =)

So I have plenty of DIY projects to keep busy with. I need another staycation!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mirror Redone

Remember the mirror I picked up at my first estate sale? I decided to repaint it a copper....Kinda on the fence about how I feel about it....don't hate it or love it. Perhaps I should've picked a more obvious metallic...It almost looks like it's wooden colored now. I was thinking of possibly glazing it to bring out the details, but then I'm also afraid it'll turn out looking even more wooden! So leaving it for now.

On exciting news, planning on going to my first real flea market this weekend upstate! Yay!! Hope I score some cheap DIY stuff with character!