Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Accent table transformation for a friend!!


Hi friends...here's a before and after of a table I just finished for my good friend...take a peek!!
BEFORE....
PRIMER....
EVEN AFTER PRIMING THIS TABLE TOOK 3 COATS OF PAINT!!!
A CLOSE UP OF THE WHITE GLAZE I APPLIED...
I ALWAYS FINISH UP WITH MY FAVORITE FINISHING WAX...




I'M PLEASED WITH THE END RESULT....HOPING MY FRIEND IS TOO!!

xo, Mariaelena

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Pinterest inspired Halloween goody bag!!


I'm sure you've all seen this on Pinterest, but just in case you haven't or need a last minute Halloween goody bag idea, here it is
....Halloween s'mores in a bag!!

(what you need:  small Hershey's bars, graham crackers, holiday peeps, bags and whatever you want to use to trim them out)

  The best thing:   you can swap out the peep for any holiday!!








HAPPY HALLOWEEN,
Mariaelena

Sunday, October 5, 2014

TIME TO CLIP THE HYDRANGEAS!!

Hi friends...
It's been a super busy weekend and before I got settled in for the night,  I needed to clip the hydrangeas from our tree...if you miss your shot you end up with crunchy, brown clippings...so get to it so you can enjoy their beauty the rest of the year...:)

Let the fall clipping begin...

When I was done clipping, I tossed them onto the bench and then thought...grab the camera...they look so pretty right there...lol...
they will actually be taken out of that basket and put in all different spots in the house,  but for now I had a little photography fun...

The colors are amazing right now...but I mean RIGHT NOW...if you wait even a day too long, you may be sorry....:(




Maybe I should leave them just like this....
Simply beautiful hydrangeas....

HAPPY FALL...
xo, Mariaelena

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Table transformation in the "BURBS"

Hi friends...tried out a new paint color (Gray Flannel) from RePurpose to transform a dark stained table today...really happy with the paint and the way it turned out!!...take a look at the before and after...

the before.....

Above is after one coat...

completed project...
love the paint color so much that I decided not to add an antiquing glaze...

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great day!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

RAINY DAY PAINTING PROJECTS AT THE BEACH HOUSE

Hi Friends,
It's been raining here at the beach for a couple of days now so decided to get caught up on a couple of painting projects.  Just a quick pictorial for now...will post details once all is dry, waxed and back in place!!...Enjoy your day...:)








xo, Mariaelena

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

VINTAGE, COASTAL, WALL DECOR PROJECT

Hi friends...Here's a wall decor project that I just made down the shore...I'm super happy with the way it turned out...I used a barn wood frame, a vintage piece of wall paper ( purchased at the Country Living Fair),  sand dollars that we found and a faux starfish....take a look...






Loving how it looks on the wall at the beach house!!

HAPPY SUMMER!!!
xo, Mariaelena


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http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

SUNRISE ON OUR BEACH....NO WORDS NEEDED...:)

Sunrise on our beach is one of my favorite things in life!!!...I take a billion pics each summer and never tire of it....although my family may...LOL....Here are some beauties from a couple of weekends ago...take a 5am walk with me and watch how the magic happens....no more words...just look and breath.......

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xo, Mariaelena