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A friend recently asked if I had any ideas for headboards because her daughter is getting a room makeover. I sent her a few ideas I found on Pinterest and one stood out that involved hanging a curtain behind the bed. The fabric had quotes written on it. So I had her to ask her daughter for her favorite quotes and I worked them all into the design. I bought a plain white fabric shower curtain and used a Sharpie pen to write the quotes in all different fonts. I wrote her favorite one in red and the rest were written in black. She requested some extra flourishes and designs to accompany the quotes and this is what I came up with…

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This vanity was given to me by a very generous friend. It so happened another friend was looking for a piece of furniture to use as a diaper changing station in the nursery of her soon to be born baby girl. This was one of those times when things just fall into place because she loved the idea of using it!
I got to work stripping and sanding and I painted it to match some furniture she already had. I used white as a base color and cement gray as the top color then sanded it again to let the white show through. After all that I added a shelf using molding attached to the inner sides and used wide base molding to make the shelf. I painted that to match and waxed the whole piece with Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I then added the carved wood decorative squares to dress it up a little and then added the knobs. Can’t wait to see it in the nursery!
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I have recently been experimenting with metal working and I was playing around with my tools and came up with this pendant, I really like it and I think I will try some more colors.  Also got my metal hole punch pliers today finally!  I searched 10 stores looking for one and finally just ordered it but came across one today while shopping at JoAnns’s Craft Store.  Guess I’ll have two now.



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