Hello blog world!

I’ve been looking forward to getting this blog up and running for some time now. Tonight is the night! I do have a fun project to share with you in just a bit, but it seems appropriate for me to introduce myself. My name is Kelly. I’ve blogged/design websites as a passionate hobby since I was 12 years old (I’m currently 28)! I am a wife to a wonderful man, named Nate. We share our home with three dogs (Levi, an devoted and loving Australian Shepherd, Red, a big cuddle bug of a black lab and Reese, a bouncy, goofy, but loving chocolate lab puppy), three cats (Hemi, a gray and white polydactyl angel that was rescued after his first owner passed away, Gutter, a large, talkative, food obsessed rescue that I sometimes refer to as my grump-a-saurus, Pixel, a black, polydactyl angel that was found wandering alone in the country. Due to a weird incident, Pixel lost her left front leg as a kitten, but doesn’t let it slow her down. She rules the roost and can outrun both of her cat brothers. Sushi rounds out our pack of cats. Sushi is a special girl. She too was a rescued stray. She was found dumped in the woods by our neighbor at about three weeks of age. Sushi was born with a few birth defects, a few extra toes and doesn’t see the greatest, but she doesn’t let it slow her down. She’s a loving little angel). An African Grey Parrot named, Aries rounds out our household. Aries is about four years old, has an impressive vocabulary and makes us laugh everyday. She can mimic just about anything she hears. She is madly in love with my husband.

I am a follower of Christ, an animal lover/advocate, daughter, sister to three brothers and two sisters, Aunt Kelly to five nieces and three nephews, coffee addict, avid reader, lover of the outdoors and completely obsessed with all things crafty and colorful. I’ve recently gotten interested in furniture rehabilitation. My interests are varied, random and at times a little well, weird, but that’s me. I hope you’ll enjoy this place and have fun reading about my crazy, beautiful life.

MY FIRST PROJECT:

Like I said earlier, I’ve recently gotten interest in furniture rehabilitation. I am currently right in the middle of my first real project. I am anxious to see how it turns out. The piece I’m working with is an antique china hutch that actually came from Belgium. It was given to me from a friend that was doing some fall cleaning. There are a bunch of great details that add to its character. I am excited about this!
I’ve been working with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, which is really, really cool. This is my first time using it and I have to say it exceed my expectations. You can find out more about Miss Mustard Seed and her fabulous paint on her website : MissMustardSeed.com

A couple of “before” shots:

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I just these lock and keyholes! They add such character to this piece.

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And my work so far:

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I am using the color, “Grain Sack” and plan to give it an antique look with Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax. More pictures to come soon!

Until next time,

Kelly

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