Distressed Dresser DIY

Dresser Makeover

The Hippie Haus Wife

I have always had a fondness for all things vintage (or antique, rustic, old, dated, etc). But I never really got into the whole “distressed” thing as I thought it always looked, well, crappy. I mean, who would pay good money for something that looks like it was dumped on the side of the road and left to rot (ok, maybe not that bad, but still)? Well, apparently there are a lot of people out there who would in fact pay a lot of money for these kinds of things.

By way of the internet and Pinterest, (yes, in my mind there is a difference in the internet and Pinterest- and anyone who is a hardcore “pinner” will know exactly what I mean), I had started to see a lot of distressing projects pop up, and with modern advances in crafting mediums, some of them were actually looking pretty cool…

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Decoupage To The Rescue! Lost Basement Table Gets A Makeover

Basement Table Makeover

On The Upcycle~

Last stop before curbside in our house has always been the basement.  This poor glass table had been banished to the basement for seven years, the entire time we have lived in our house!  It was pushed in a corner and with flower pots and miscellaneous basement junk stacked on top of it and covered in spider webs. My husband and I try to keep the basement clean, and clutter free, but it is not always easy.  As much as we dislike our basement’s dampness, cement walls and floors, the spiders seem to love it! That’s good because they help control the other bugs crawling around down there! yuck!  If any item deserved a little TLC, and a makeover it was this table! I cleaned it in our utility sink and brought it upstairs.  The glass was easily removable, and the table cleaned up nicely.

Basement Rolling Glass Table Rescue

I laid out the fabric…

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Cozy Coupe re-do

Cozy Coupe Redo

I'm that Momma

Recently I was gathering a load of junk to take to my local recycle center. As I added my 4 year old daughters cozy coupe to my load she threw a fit that she wanted to keep it. It had sat on the side of my house for 2 years and was full of gunk, wet leaves, a few slugs and to my horror, a small brown snake! She was so upset that I was going to toss her car, and I didn’t want to mess with it until the snake found a new home, so I decided to keep it so my daughter and I could fix it up together. I didn’t get a before picture but after the snake was gone we took it apart and sprayed it down.

After a spray down, it was still disgusting and needed a good washing. With the help of my trusty…

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Vintage and Antique Home Decor

I have several items in my etsy shop other then my personalized wine glasses and beer mugs lol. Last year I had rescued several items from thrift stores and yard sales that are vintage and antique some items I have upcycled to make fit into our modern decor and others are left alone for you to enjoy and decorate your homes with how ever you desire.

My etsy shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78 and also be sure to stop past and like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl

Here are some pictures of the vintage and antique items I have for sale now.






Milk glass goes with so many things in our homes and can become great little organizers.








These items above have been upcycled and some just a fresh coat of paint and a clear coat gave the item a pop and could now be put back in our homes.












Again be sure to stop past and like my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785?ref=hl
Etsy is http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78

Help the hounds

I posted last night about a beagle rescue that has a few dogs in need of heartworm treatments because they are heartworm positive. The MAJOR case they have is Jacqueline who needs a surgery to amputateher leg and he vets said it would cost around $1600 that is without complications but the rescue doesn’t have the funds and I am not sure how long he dog has been in pain and needing surgery but it has to

The picture above came from the beagle rescue and is Jacqueline who needs the surgery. They are asking for donations to be sent to there rescue or Paypal which ever is easier so please if u can any amount helps, if u can’t that’s ok and people who have or haven’t please help me spread the word by reblogging, posting on Facebook or other social media please.
Here is there website and you can donate by simply pressing the Paypal button. Thanks for your help.

Drawer makeover

Ikea Furniture-painting

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 Put the brush down and step away from the paint.

I’m in the midst of transitioning Cormac’s room into a big boy room and this Malm dresser from Ikea is way to blah to be in any after picture of mine!!!

ikea hack- malm dresser


I could not bring myself to paint this dang thang.

I have painted Devon’s furniture (read about that here) and love the results. I wish the color were a little more white-gray than the white-blue it looks like, but I digress. (You know when I get bored enough I will repaint that shizz…)

I still mentally hug my painted hutch every time I walk into my kitchen. (Click here to pay a visit to that special girl).

I even have more painted stuff I haven’t shared on the blog yet, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do all that work for a piece of fake furniture.


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Thrift Store Shopping

My Facebook Page Update

A few people have told me that the link i had on some of my posts are not working to connect you right to my facebook page.

i fixed the problem so here is the link to go directly to my facebook page hopefully you will like my page and follow my shop and postings i always have new creations and items that i post on my facebook page sometimes it will show up on facebook prior to my blog.

Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-City-Creative-Designs/214517511903785

Vanity Trays

I live these trays and give them a modern look, I think it is prettier then the gold or silver colors I find the trays in. These trays can be used in a bathroom, bedroom, nursery, foyer etc

These are the new trays that are for sale in my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahindle78. Be sure to check them out as well as the other items I have for sale on etsy.

The tray above is a bright red color. What a classy look this tray could give a bedroom that burst of color it may need.

This light teal vanity tray had a broken mirror so I used decorative paper and glass to create a modern vanity tray.

The tray above is a dark real color and also had a broken mirror so I used decorative paper and glass again to create this vanity tray. If you don’t like the paper or it’s time for a change it can easily be removed from both trays.

The tray above is a light teal color with mirror.

This vanity tray is a dark plum purple color with mirror and is one of my favorite ones I have made so far but does not match the colors I have anywhere in my home what a bummer that is lol

This last tray is a light pink color with mirror.

I have sold many vanity trays in various colors from lime green to purple etc. I want your thoughts on what colors you would like or think would be a good seller? Please comment I would love to hear your thoughts or ideas on this thanks

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