Come follow my journey! I have no official art training and no real connections to get me into the art world. I am 36 years young and my dream is to become an artist, not just someone who makes art in their basement, but someone who successfully sells their art, and I will not give up on that dream! I would love to break into the world of mixed media art and maybe even have galley shows someday!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The New House and Painting Furniture

We bought a house!
I am not jumping up and down to celebrate until the keys are in my hand.
Anything can happen. This is the 5th house we've tried for, but we are supposed to be closing on Friday.
crappy pic but here it is, isn't it pretty!
 *Cautious* YAY!

So I am trying to repaint some furniture before we move. I am a very messy painter and I don't want to get the new House all painty. I even bought a huge canvas drop cloth to put under my new little crafty area.

Yes a new little craft cubby!
I am excited, but also nervous because I am hoping it works out well.
See?there is is in the back corner of the basement. I am going to move that middle shelf down and make a little desk. So here is the before pic, stay tuned for the after!

So, I have been wanting to pick up stray furniture and repaint or repurpose it for a really really long time.
I guess I never really tried because I thought I would really mess it up.
Well, For our new bedroom we are going to use my grandma and grandpa's antique bedroom set. It really needs a new coat of paint. I also wanted to use a mirror I bought years ago which was quite expensive, but the gold color of the frame has gone quite out of fashion. My daughter, being almost 12 has also decided she wants a sleek new room, and I am looking for cheap ways to do that. So my adventure begins!

More pics soon!


  1. Good luck. Serious good luck. Buying and selling houses is a horrible experience. I hope everything goes well.

  2. Oh My Gosh, you don't have to say that twice! I hope I don't have to do it again for a long long long time! lol Thanks for the good wishes!

  3. Awesome craft cubby! How did it work out? :)

  4. Well, I guess it kind of stalled. I moved the shelf and I painted it all kind of a light white wash which was cool, I even got a couple lights to make it brighter....but then the cat's litter box had no where else to go so it ended up under the whole thing and I had to put plastic under it so it's kinda crackly and stinky! hahaha! I haven't actually gotten any art done since we moved because i just started my clinical in nursing school and I have been crazy busy! i can't wait to find time to get back to it!