On Painting a Console Table

One of my favorite things to look at on Pinterest (FIND ME THERE BY CLICKING HERE) or Hometalk (FIND ME THERE BY CLICKING HERE) is PAINTED FURNITURE. Actually, I even have an entire board on Hometalk devoted to refinished furniture! And when I come across a blog featuring some painted furniture, I always stop and look at that, too. I’m not sure why the fascination, but I give in every time!

So finally, I decided to paint something myself. I was a bit nervous, because I had heard that it was a bit of work, and if you didn’t get it just so, it would be ruined. 

What did I paint, you ask?

Do you remember our Master Bedroom Tour from July? (CLICK HERE TO SEE IT IF YOU MISSED IT!) Well, there was a console table involved…

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Yeah, that one! A friend of my mother-in-law was going to throw it out, right around the time we were moving from our apartment into our house, so my mother-in-law brought it with her on moving day, in case we had somewhere we could use it.

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Overall, it’s a pretty table! Sturdy and a good size and I like the little details, too!

But, as you can see, it just didn’t match…ANYTHING.

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How to Make a Personally Patriotic Banner

If you happened to see yesterday’s blog post, you saw this:

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I told you all about my Patriotic Holiday Shelf yesterday, and told you that I made it personal, but today I’m going to show you HOW I made it the most personal part: the banner.

I chose to make this banner using old photos of our family who were or are currently in the military. Now, you can make this banner personal with any photos you like – that’s the cool thing about it!

Supplies needed:

Roll of burlap (or another type of fabric similar to it)

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A Patriotic Summer Holiday Shelf!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

I’ve always said that I come from a military family. No, neither of my parents served, but my grandfather did, as well as an aunt, two uncles and three cousins. Hey, I could sing the entire Marine Corps Anthem by the time I was two years old, thanks to my grandfather! (And yes, I can still sing it…no YouTube video for your viewing pleasure, unfortunately!)

Happy Memorial Day!

My grandfather (left) and Jerrod’s grandfathers (center and right)

When Jerrod and I got married, I discovered that he came from a military family, too. Both of his grandfathers, plus three uncles and two cousins.

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Our military family members: Uncles, Aunts and Cousins!

Memorial Day is the first military holiday of the year, and then will come Independence Day, and after that, Veteran’s Day. All of these are summer-related here in Florida, even thought Veteran’s Day isn’t until November…it’s normally still pretty durn hot here. So this year, when I was thinking about what I was going to do with my holiday shelf, I thought I should take it completely and personally patriotic, just in time for Memorial Day.

Keep in mind that today (Memorial Day) is meant to honor those who gave their lives in battle for our country. Can you even imagine?! The thought alone is sobering, to say the least. Our families were fortunate in that none of our own were killed in the line of duty, however, we hold those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf very dear to our hearts. If YOU have a family member who gave all, please know: our respect and honor is with your family today!

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