Country Style Accents is a variety of unique furniture, home decor, florals, and holiday decor.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What to do with old Iron legs and a table top?

My dad left me long before his time should have been up at the age of 45.  He may not have had enough time to teach me a lot but the quality of what he taught was much better.  He taught me how to teach myself.  That's the best gift he could have ever given me.  With the wonderful world of internet you can pretty much put a few words of whatever you're looking for into google and you will find endless pages of stuff.  Or in my dad's case you can 'hoard' stuff until you may one day have a use for it.  I inherited all my dad's "stuff" in his garage and shed.  Let me tell you it has been a long 3 years going through his "junk".  However, there has been some good. 

I've been doing a lot of rearranging of my workspaces in the garage to try and be more productive.  I have cleared a nice workspace for pretty much everything except my miter saw.  I just put it on a work table (inconvenient) which only left it buried and unusable.  I was trying to think of where I could put it or how I could use it etc.  Then it came to me.  I MADE my husband keep a few things that we found throughout our process of getting rid of some of my dad's ..... "treasures".  This is what I found and the light bulb went on!

You can even see my dad tried selling these at a garage sale for only $3!!!  I would have bought them!

How perfect would these be together to make a great saw table!!  Then the wheels in my head started turning on how to make this work.  I needed wheels.  This miter saw probably weighs 60lbs and I couldn't imagine having to move this thing just to move the table with even heavier legs on it if it got in my way.  Then my husband made it a point to suggest wheels that lock once in place after moving them.  GOOD ONE HUN!  So off to Home Depot I went and got the perfect ones. 

So building I went and made my table.  I have to say I'm pretty proud of myself and I reused everything from my garage.  Except the wheels of course. 

As you can see I couldn't help myself but to paint the top to pretty it up a little.  I still have tweeking I need to do as well as repainting the legs.  It stands high enought to put my miter saw on and should never have to take it off.  

Hope you enjoyed!


Monday, April 16, 2012

To have a Minnesota Barn Wedding! The Edgewood Farm

Hello All!  I've been getting a lot of people who find my blog or other pictures of my barn wedding that I had in August.  I get a lot of questions about the great barn that we used.  So I thought I would put a little update on here in case anyone is interested. 

The barn is on a private residence in the GREAT town of Henderson.  It's a great quiet rustic feel the whole way out there.  They do rent the barn out.  The couple who own the barn are such a great easy going pair.  They were so much fun and so easy to get along with, we've made life long friends with them.  They now just got up a website on facebook as well as on Shutterfly.  All the contact information will be there.  Here are the addresses.


If you have any questions for me please email me at countrystyleaccents@yahoo.com

I can also help/assist with any planning or needs for great vintage items like barn doors, old windows etc for decoration. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Painted vase with an attempt with the glass mirror look

The new hot thing right now is the glass mirror spray.  You can spray it on just about anything to get a mirror look or in some cases a mecury look.  So I found the spray and tried my hand at it.  I used 2 vases I had laying around (for awhile), washed them out, let them dry, and watched a few tutorials.  It said to spray light coats around the vase letting it dry in between coats.  I don't have any before pictures but I came to the realization that these vases just weren't going to work.  They need to have a very wide opening so you don't spray too much in there otherwise, like in my case, it just looks water and all comes off and refuses to stick. 

So with that being said I've seen others where people just painted the inside of vases.  So without taking off any of the mess I previously made I poured some red paint that I happened to be working with yesterday and this is what I got!

One thing I learned though, is to have it tipped upside down for awhile.  Maybe a few days to make sure all the excess paint has drained out.  It does take a few days for it to dry but it looks so cute afterwards! 



Monday, April 9, 2012

Fun Spring plant pots and other things

It's been a crazy 'Spring' here in Minnesota but I'll take it!  I couldn't help but do a few cute spring-y projects to really get in the mood. 

My husband is a hunter and really hates to shop.  This sign is perfect! 

This beautiful (and very old) buffet has really turned out nice.  This was one of those multi layers kind of buffet.

Here is the finish product of this very old dresser.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE finding really old pieces!  This dresser is actually very large, completley handmade/carved, and has large square head nails that keeps the whole thing together.  These pieces always take up so much of my time due to fixing, glueing and whatever else that needs to be done to keep it around for another 100 years!  But I love the time it takes.  These pieces are so worth it for me.  Still haven't found the perfect baskets for the inside yet. 

Here is my little helper!  Had to through this picture in.  He gets very serious when I give him a job to do!  I only teach good work ethic!  Hehehe....

Hope you enjoy! 


Monday, April 2, 2012

A whirl wind of a Spring!!

Well I have been MIA due to so much going on lately!  Between working like crazy and getting ready for a show in May (I'll talk about that later), we've had a bunch of yard clean up, showers, weddings, birthdays, kids' school stuff, garage door break down, truck break down.....I'm not sure if that's it?? 

That's life and yes it does happen.  However, with all the craziness, I've still been burying myself in my garage here and there trying to get something accomplished.  I seem to be coming upon a lot of hiccups with some pieces but challenge helps me learn (I guess). 

I usually take a lot of pictures of mostly big pieces of furniture but I've been trying really hard to get more of some smalls I've been working on too!  That's where I get most requests as well.  So by the end of this week I'll get some more pictures and post them. 

Now about my show coming up!  I will be doing a craft show/flea market in Sauk Rapids May 4-6 hours will be Fri 2-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.  It is being held at the Sports Arena East, address is 1410 3rd Ave. S. at the Benton County Fairgrounds.  This will be an AMAZING show!  Not only because I will be there but a good friend of mine will be sharing my space and adding in a bunch of her pieces too!  Also, there will be other very talented vendors there.  It really will be worth the trip! I will be there working at the show so I hope you stop by.  I won't be doing another show until September and the pictures I'll be posting are mostly items I will be bringing to the show.  So don't miss your chance!  ;)