12 January 2015

From Trash to Treasure

If you're not new to my blog, then you'll know I love giving furniture a makeover, and even 
better if they are old and someone just want's to get rid of them. Yay for free stuff!. I came across this piece outside by the dumpster, and I was on the look out for a piece of furniture for my kitchen that could save as extra storage and as a buffet style for when I had people over. I immediately saw potential in this piece and dragged it up to my place. Truthfully it took me weeks before I got started on refurbishing it, I was busy finish off the semester. Once I had the chance I got started. I already knew I wanted to paint it a bold color, and I wanted to stain the top. I also decided that two shelves would be better than 3. We bought new wood for the shelves, because the previous ones were actually just used to hold the drawers to the dresser so they would have not been sturdy enough. I also bought wood putty to fix a few cracks in the piece, that was my first time experimenting with wood putty and it was super duper easy. I stained the top with a Mahogany Bombay stain, and painted the rest turquoise. All in all it turned out so great, my husband helped with a lot of the harder work. And I'm loving my new buffet/extra storage space in my kitchen.

Here are a few pictures of the process, one thing I didn't mention is to make sure you do this project outside in a ventilated area, we did move the stuff back and forth due to the weather. if you work inside just make sure to cover your floors and open up windows for ventilation. 

That stain was way to close to my carpet don't be like me guys! Way to risky

06 January 2015

New Pillow Cases

Last year I posted about wanting to give my apartment a makeover. It's been a slow progress, but it's getting done. A simple thing as changing out your pillow covers can make a big difference. Lucky for me my mother in law was visiting and her interior design skills really came in handy. We took a ride to the nearest Joan's picked out fabric that matched the apartment. I used my old pillow forms to save some bucks. I looked around and the pillows I wanted were around $20 a piece. Making them ourselves costed me around $10 per pillow! Can't beat that. And it's fun making thing yourself. 

Take a look at some before and after shots


01 January 2015

New Year New Blog

photo credit: Pintrest

Happy New year! 

It kind of just snuck up on me, you too? Anyways, there has been a lot of changes with me and the blog. I'm not even sure if the same people who used to read will find this as I've changed my blog name. no more Allthatsheis although I did like that blog name however Sincerely Saida just kind of stuck with me, plus now I'm Sincerely Saida on all of my social media yay! works out better that way. Since I'm no longer the owner of Allthatsheis.com, it won't direct you to my blog any longer. But I plan to announce this on other social media as well so that hopefully you'll find yourself back to the blog.

 I have a lot of goals for the coming year for the blog. as far as the goals I had for 2014 they were not all met, but I can't help but be content with how everything worked out. One thing I've learned is definitely that you get the results you work for. The rest and extra comes from God :)

I wish you all a happy new year and hope you have the best year of your life!