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Party In Your PJ's # 320

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Candlestick Table: Considering it started out with teeth marks on the edge......
Here are this week's features: Crochet Pencil Scarf - Sew Crafty Crochet Such a wonderful Back-To-School project!
How to Make A Recycled Notebook or Art Journal - Sum of Their Stories These notebooks can be used for so many things!
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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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The Candlestick Table

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I recently found a candlestick table at an estate sale.  It was not looking this cute at all!
It looked like someone's dog had chewed the edge. And it was rockin' an orange finish. I forgot to get a picture before I started sanding, but here's a peek of it with my other treasures: It needed a makeover, so a few minutes with my orbital sander did this to the top: Not bad for a few minutes of work!

I filled-in the chew marks with wood putty and sanded them smooth.  I almost forgot to take a picture, but remembered as I started painting: After a good cleaning, the top was stained with Red Mahogany and the rest of the table was painted with black chalk paint.  The top received 3 coats of polycrylic and the rest of the table, two coats.  

It was done and perfect for a plant... ...or an old-fashioned candlestick, if I had one!

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Party In Your PJ's #319

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Chair Table & the debut of 'Do It Over' Designers:

You won't want to miss all of the wonderful ideas from this team.
I hope you'll stop by!

Here are this week's features: Coastal Summer Mantle - Sweet Pea
Visit Paula and relive summer memories at the beach!

Tiered Cupcake Stand - My French Twist
Learn how to make your own beautiful tiered stand.

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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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The Chair Table

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I know, the title is a bit odd, but that's exactly what I'm going to share with you today.  This is a project I've wanted to try for a long time and thought it would be perfect for the debut of the 'Do It Over' Designers, a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm thrilled to be hosting this blog hop and hope you'll visit everyone involved to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
On to the project..........................
This little table came from very humble beginnings.  It actually was a chair that was given to me and since it was free, it was perfect for trying this upcycle. This is how it looked when it arrived: The first thing I did was remove the seat and cut off the back.  Don't worry, I have plans for that too, but that's a post for another day.  I gave it a good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap, let it dry, and gave it a coat of primer and two coats of exterior latex pai…

Party In Your PJ's #318

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared The Hedgehog Chair:
This is the companion piece to the Hedgehog Bench.

Here are this week's features: Easy Giant Paper Flowers - My French Twist


How to Make a Paper Mache Bowl With Decoupage - Pillar Box Blue



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Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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The Hedgehog Chair

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You could say that this is the companion piece to the Hedgehog Bench.
It certainly didn't start out this cute, as a matter of fact, it was a bit of a mess.  I'm pretty sure it was an old school chair that was covered in layers of chipping and worn paint. At first, I thought I could just sand it and smooth the edges of the paint.  I did that, but when I started to paint, every edge showed through and it looked terrible.  Out came the Citristrip.   It took a couple of coats to remove the multiple layers of paint, but I was pretty pleased with the result. A few stray bits of paint were left behind, but nothing that couldn't easily be sanded smooth.  Once that was done, this little chair was given a coat of primer and 2 coats of light gray porch paint.  That's right - porch paint.  I used it on the As you can see, it was looking a little plain, so I grabbed the rest of that hedgehog fabric, some batting, and a button, and got started on a cushion.  A short time later, this lit…

Party In Your PJ's #317

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Welcome to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Summer Centerpiece for under $10 :
I added a flamingo for a little 'kitsch'!
Here are this week's features: Abalone Suncatcher - Dragonfly Treasure
I love when you can use something from nature in your craft.

How to Recycle a Map Three Ways - Creatively Beth
I immediately thought 'housewarming gift'  when I saw this idea!

Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought…