Monthly Archives: August 2012

Girly Dresser Makeover in Calypso

My crew headed back to school today and I think it was all a success…if you overlook the part where I wasn’t nearly as prepared as I thought I was, the kids were wound up trying to get ready, Sam didn’t want to take pictures, and we were late. BUT other than that it was awesome! Naaaahhh….there were some challenges in the morning but we’ll get the kinks worked out. The most important part they love school! That is enough to make this mama happy. 

I finished up this dresser a couple weeks ago now and I was thinking it was time to show it off here. 

This dresser belongs to a spunky little chick, Lyndi. I have enjoyed working with Janet, Lyndi’s mom, on a few projects now but I loved how excited Lyndi was about her dresser makeover. 

Before…a blank canvas…

In process…and yes, Minnie was keeping me company.

**EDITED to answer your questions on how I achieved this look… I prepped, primed, and painted as usual. Then I grabbed an oh so lovely roll of wood grain contact paper…of course any pattern will do it is ultimately going to the garbage anyway. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the stencil. I LOVE the Cameo because I was able to create the whole pattern in one length per drawer. I CAREFULLY peeled the backing from the contact paper and placed it down on the drawer front. Next, I peeled up all the swirls and then filled in with white paint. Two coats of white and then the contact paper came back up and VOILA!


This picture shows the most true color, SW Calypso. More blue, less green in the other pics. 

There you have it…a super fun makeover!

Primitive and Proper

September Workshop ~ Decorative Flower Mirrors

I have a super fun project in store for September! We will be making flower mirrors inspired by Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating. I have wanted us to make a star burst mirror for quite some time now and have even tried a couple but in my opinion they were crafty fails. Aren’t you glad I weed out the flops for you? The flower mirror is a keeper! As soon as I made one I wanted to make another…and another…ok Kristi’s blog name may just have me pegged!

When: Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30

Where: Outreach Church
             2414 Wade Hampton Blvd
             Greenville, SC 29615

Cost: $25 

Payment: Class fee can be paid via Paypal to or I will directly invoice if you prefer. Checks accepted as well with mailing address given upon request.

RSVP: All reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, August 30th. You can RSVP directly to our Facebook page HERE

What to bring: A can of spray paint in your color choice.  There are so many fun colors to choose from! Even metallics would work! **Just a note about spray paint…brand name matters. For best coverage go with Krylon, Rustoleum, Valspar at Lowe’s, etc. Krylon is 30% off this week for your bargain shoppin’ mamas or use the 40% off coupon!

Ready for another fun night out!!!