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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Side Table in FAT paint Limited Edition Cascadia

This is one of those sweet deals from a yard sale you know will be just awesome and you scoop up & give it some love and major overhaulin! It was $5, people...well worth that even with the elbow grease put into it.  I LOVE this amazing color from The Fat Paint Company and even tho she be little, she is mighty! 

Let's get started!  Here she is AFTER, but let's walk through the steps to get her here. 




OK so here she sits with another project, some of the finish chipping and a huge section on the top with finish removed.  So....I did the usual prep of basic sanding, giving some extra sanding to the entire top, starting with a larger grit sandpaper (on a palm sander), to get it leveled up, then worked my way towards a fine grit. 

READY FOR THE FIRST COAT! 




THIS color though!! OH EMGEE!!  It is a limited edition color, called Cascadia, from The Fat Paint Company.  This is the second project I have done in recent weeks with this chalk paint and it is simply gorgeous and saturated.  LOVE.  LOVE.  LOVE!



I was trying to decide what color I wanted so I also grabbed some amazing blues too but stuck with my original plan of the green. 




I added a thin coat of Minwax paste wax, using a piece of cheesecloth, adding the wax to the center of cheesecloth, then buffing it onto the table in a circular motion (wrap the cheesecloth around a blob of the wax and as it gets warmed by the movement, it will seep out through the cheesecloth).  I left it for about 5 minutes before buffing it off.  I used a clean lint free tshirt type rag to buff it out.  I start buffing in circles, the finish buffing my going in the direction of the grain of wood.  You gotta put your back into it to get the really nice satiny sheen.  
Again here she is completely done.  The hardware was the original and I did not even have to repaint it.  Now...I need to find a new home for her.  


Not too shabby for 5 bucks!! 

I'd love to hear what some of your great yard sale scores were. Have you found a great piece for cheap that you upcycled into something amazing? 

Thanks for stopping by,
Wendy

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Short List January 2017

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I think the Universe is once again conspiring so I figured I would listen when it shoved the words "Short List" in my face about 3 times over the past week.  So this is going to be JUST THAT....a SHORT.  LIST.

WELCOME!

You might know me from my Subject To Fire page, but there are other shenanigans that go on when I am not posting over there so I thought I would simply share my current favourites with you.  In return, I would love it if you shared your faves with me...and who knows...maybe they will become MY next new thing!

CURRENTLY READING:
So I might be feeling a little lofty with my reading goals this month, but since it is a new year and because, #GOALS,  this is what I have on the go:
1.  The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight...because to be honest...last year, WAYYYY too many fucks were given over things that just didn't compute with success & simplicity.  That needs to change and guess what...this sister is is taking the phrase, "Bless and Release" to a whole nother level. Send prayers. #noactualfucksweregiven

And because I have a bit of a dung heap in one specific room of my house (aka: the former office/current dressing room/closet) and I thought a little inspiration would be good, I just started reading today,
2.  The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  by Marie Kondo

COME ON LIFE CHANGING MAGIC!!!! DO YOUR THING.

No pressure, Universe.

And lord help me but I am still reading December's book Club selection because, well, kitchen renos:
3.  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
I am now officially SUCKED into the vortex and I absolutely love the web the author is weaving! 


CURRENTLY EATING:
GUACAMOLE.  And YES I could eat it pretty much every damn day and not be sick of it.  I think I am part Mexican because this is completely innate.  Surpisingly enough...fun fact...til about 2 years ago, it never touched my lips.  Then on a dare, I revisted guacamole.  Now you would have to pry it from my cold, dead, lifeless grasp to get it away from me.  Want my recipe?  Get it HERE in my free downloadable recipe book:  Wendy's Guacamole.  It is life changing.


CURRENT SOULFOOD:
KNITTING.  All the knitting all the time...it.  Is.  Therapy.  Not only does it give me a creative outlet that is the opposite side of the spectrum from my work, but it makes my soul happy.  It keeps my hands busy and my mind working in a different way, it gives me something to pour my love of concocting something new into and is something simply beautiful that connects with who I was and now who I am.  This little habit started at about 8 years old and carried me through to now my 47 years.


CURRENTLY EXCITED ABOUT:
That moment you have been handed EVERY at home fitness program you heart has ever desired, in an ANNUAL ALL ACCESS bundle for one crazy price that you think perhaps maybe they might have made a mistake on?  Yep...that JUST happened.  You know how Amazon Prime works...this is the same kind of set up?  ALL the programs are YOURS for one ENTIRE year.  Pssst...even the new ones that have not YET been released for 2017 will be yours, included, when they do. TRUE STORY.  I am excited because being fit & healthy is a NON-NEGOTIABLE part of my life...this makes it affordable and sure as hell gives you no excuses for not getting it done!  Go HERE if you are in Canada OR HERE if you are in the US for all the deets. Have questions?  Shoot me an email at subjecttofire69@gmail.com





OK I am done with my list...how about you...what are you currently into for January?  Comment below!

Cheers,
Wendy


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Monday, 24 October 2016

Book Club BEGINS & Maiden Voyage Read Revealed!





I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of this bookclub and the first reading selection so I am happy to be bringing you GOOD news!  My Virtual Book Club, The Spine Crack, is starting on November 6th with a wonderfully and raw & inspiring book, LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton.  



You can get more details on the book here: The Love Warrior

To be part of my PRIVATE Facebook group where we will discuss the book over 4 weeks, simply request to join here: THE SPINE CRACK and I will approve you!


Here’s the schedule of what we’re reading and when:
WEEK 1: NOV 6th - NOV 12th (CH 1- CH 3)
WEEK 2: NOV 13th - Nov 19th (CH 4 - CH 7)
WEEK 3: NOV 20th - NOV 26th (CH 8 - CH 11)
WEEK 4: NOV 27th - DEC 3rd (CH 12 - CH 15) 
I am SO excited to meet you all and get started!

CHEERS,
Wendy XO
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