Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Finders keepers

                                This Lampshade was being thrown away.....I saved it.

The Lamp was a purchase at a Thrift store. just a few bucks.

  I spray painted it with a coat of my favorite brand of SPray Paint.  Rustoleum!!! 

  If you have a choice in the colors I suggest getting covers so much better than the others I have tried. 

The color is Lagoon.

 I added some ruffles.  
12 to be exact measuring a little less than 2 inches across and the length was 2 yards. 

 I used a ruffle foot....or what ever you call it on my bernina sewing machine. 
 It went pretty fast.  
Then I hot glued it in place. 

 Last month for a Party my Ward Relief Society ( my Church group) needed some decor so I made some banners and connected them with these flowers.
  I had them hanging around so I added them to the lamp with pins.

Oh did I show you the table before and afters?
  I will once I can get the before picture off my phone...its not connecting.
  Probably because I never installed the software.  Maybe I will text it to my husband who then can send it since he has a smart phone and I dont.  :)

Hope you are getting ready to enjoy the summer.  I am ready to get a tan and enjoy lazy days at the pool.

thanks. xo

Monday, May 7, 2012

Play Dress Up

So....bcharmed is having a CONTEST.... wanna win a free Necklace??

Here is the Play dress up Necklace....You can wear it multiple ways.  Its a great necklace to add to your charms and soldered pendants.  GO here to vote on your favorite...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Jewelry

 this is one of my NeW Pocket Watch Necklaces

If you are interested in any of these let me know.  Also you can stop by my collection of bcharmed designs here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I love this necklace...It's gettin' me in the mood for Spring and Summer.

Oh How I love the sunny days.

I have just found out about InstaGram.....Needless to say I am loving it!! 

Anyone else love it as much as I do?


 I Just re-stocked 56 West in Spanish Fork and Shaybees in SpringVille.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A new Addition

If you are looking for a free estimate on a piece of furniture You
want Re-finished email me. 
Instagram photo....who is doing this?  I think its fun :)

THe Story.....

        I bought this little beauty at a thrift store that is now out of business.  I think I paid $15.  I know a steal.  Right?  Well it didnt look quite like this when I bought it.  It was in bad shape with a BAD paint job.  Someone tried to re-paint it themselves and Didnt do it properly.  THey painted it with a high-gloss black paint.  Well the paint didnt stick to the wood grain finish.
     THis table/console is one of those that was made super heavy duty but the finish was a medium brown with a high gloss clear coat.

WHen you have a piece of furniture that has this kind of surface you cant just paint it.  You have to Sand it.  Create something for the paint to stick to.  Teeth between each coat.  Hard Work....boy dont I know it.  THis piece of furniture took some major time and elbow grease.

But since Its therapy for me to get my hands dirty every-now and again....I do it.  and LOVE it.  Plus I get to look at this everyday.

I fell in love with the design of the clovers the doors.  Is this the trellis pattern?  Not sure what you call it.  But I love it.  And I am pretty sure there isn't too many of these around...which I love even more.  Not something you will see at your local furniture store.  :)  I love unique pieces of furniture that is a conversation piece.!

OH yes It is functional.....I stick my towels in it that wont fit in the drawer in my bathroom.  I know the towels look thrown in.  But at one time they were folded..... One day my closets will be photo worthy. 

Na.  Who am I kidding.  Its not really in me to stay organized for long.  I like to haul out all my crap and create.  Way more fun than cleaning.  :)

I know everyone has there own philosophy on how to paint wood.  So this is mine.

What I did

Take off all doors and the all Hardware

(I put it all in a plastic bag and label it to the furniture so I don't forget)

Sanded .sanded and sanded

FOr this piece I Tried to keep the dark wood underneath as much I could.  (I tried not to sand through the existing stain) so that when I distress the wood the dark will show through

I sprayed this with a latex paint/primer from Walmart.
  Better homes and Gardens
not sure the color but If you are interested I can find out.the can is at the shop. :)
  I like the eggshell finish so that I can Lacquer on top of the coats.  And create a semi-glossy finish of clear coat.

I painted several coats probably 4. 
The wood was really hard to work with.
  I could only spray thin layers or it would run and leave drip marks.

In between each layer I sanded with a light sand paper prob 150

I used my Paint sprayer that I bought from Harbor Freight.  Do you have this store near you? 

It sprays Latex if You water it down.  I do about 1part water to 3 parts paint.

Its a fabulous store.  I buy several tools there.

i Use a Industrial air compressor to run the paint sprayer. 

Did I mention my husband runs Beck's Countertops?

If you need Granite, Solid Surface and or Laminate....Tyler is your guy!
been in business since 2004.
Utah based company

That is why we have the equipment for this job.

Then after the last coat of paint is dry....

I glazed it with a dark walnut from Jones Paint and Glass. 

Old Masters If you wanna know what kind.

Let dry.

Some spots were to dark and looked dirty so I sanded through it in some parts.

Attach new hardware

This piece I didn't lacquer....yet.

I was told it wouldn't stick to the glaze. 

silly boys.

Yet another example of how everyone has a different opinion of how to get the same finished product.

So for now I am happy with it.

In the future I am going to lacquer at least the top so that its more KId proof.

When your 2 year old gets a hold of a permanent marker.  YOu will be glad you put a shiny clear coat on it!

From personal experience :)
THanks for stopping by.

xoxo, Heidi

Go here to see where I linked this post up!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Aint that the Truth!  Worry doesnt necessarily Help....

Just Pinned this today...wanted to share. 

xo, Heidi

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Creamy White Dresser For SaLe! sold

Ty and I have been working on this dresser for a while now.  Its soo cute I am really tempted to keep it.  But Tyler said He would quit helping me Re-Do furniture If I never sell any of it.   SO here she is.

P.s sorry its been a while I have been busy....I will be posting some new projects and the surprise Ty made me for Valentines Day!  ---well worth the wait

I think this sturdy WOOD dresser would look great in a boy or girls room.  Let me know if you are interested.   I will be putting it on KSL in the next few days but thought I would let my Blog family and Friends have a chance at it first!

Creamy White WooD Dresser $150                    
Measurements 44 and 3/4" tall x 18" deep x 35" wide
let me know if you have any questions.

                                     I absolutely love the tongue and Groove texture on the sides.
 New solid handles metal AND a little distressing
       The inside of the dresser.  SO FuN!  Its a reproduction of old newspapers printed on the bottom
which I LoVe :)
Did you notice the cute Hard wood scalloping on the bottom of the dresser?  I did. I fell in  love with that too.

Also we started doing Custom Re-Finishing.  If you have a piece of well loved furniture you would like
  re-finished or painted we can give you a FREE quote.  

CAsh and Pick-up only.
  If you need it delivered just let me know and we can work something out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Creamy Broccoli cheesy Soup

I got this picture and recipe Here. plus more recipe ideas!

Tonight I made this recipe for my kids...I found it through Pinterest.  Do you love pinterest as much as I do?

Creamy Broccoli cheesy Soup


1 tablespoon melted butter
3/4 medium to large chopped onion depending on if you like onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour (i used whole wheat)
1 T. wet minced garlic (i added)
2 1/2 cups half-and-half.....(i used whole milk)
4 cups chicken stock
1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh or frozen broccoli florets
1 cup grated carrot
Kosher salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese (i used 6oz)

optional...1 lb. shredded chicken

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, and sauté onion and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes (salt). Add additional butter and flour, whisking for 3-5 minutes to create a roux. Whisk while adding the half-and-half and chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir in the broccoli florets and grated carrot and shredded chicken. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer over low heat for 30-35 minutes.

Remove soup from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until smooth. Or, puree the soup in batches in a food processor until smooth, adding mixture back to the pot. Add chicken

Return pot to low heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, and serve.

my kids loved it too:)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

bcharmed Sale!

I am so excited to announce that bcharmed is having a SALE!! 

 I love that they are discounting these designs for Valentines Day. So if you want a little bling for the big day go here to buy it for yourself. 

Happy Shopping. 

Here is Royal Red Bracelet

Monday, January 2, 2012

Is it a bird or an Owl?

THis is my little girl.   I know talking about Halloween is kinda weird right now but I want to tell you what I did.  I was way to lazy/busy to do it around the time of Halloween.  SO I am being super prepared for the next Halloween.


So I made her costume from a Idea I got from a pattern from COuntry Living.

I will share the link with you here.

 This is the crowd we had.  

 A Owl, Bumblebee and Super Man. 

         What a Mix.

I love Super Man's face...he is super tough. 

                                          Oh they are a fun bunch!

How I came up with the hat....

I just Googled a bunch of pictures.
 And came up with a plan. 
 It was super easy.

I used felt for the eyes and beak. 
I used hot glue and then sewed a criss cross stitch around all the parts.

 This is the picture to the link.

I found for the pattern of the leaves.

Here is the Hat up-close.

If you want a EASY unique costume.  I suggest you try it.  I used an old shirt that was a little long for under the feathers.  Then i just used a sock hat.  I think I had all the materials on hand.  Just the project I love most!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


One project I've been working on lately is designing  bcharmed  jewelry.

I wanted to share with you bcharmed
Designer Spotlight they did a few months back.

Our featured Designer this month is Heidi Beck! Heidi is an amazing talent, and we're thrilled to have her join our bcharmed family.

Heidi is the wife of a cowboy and loves being the mother of two rambunctious boys and one sassy little girl. She has an eye for beauty which she acquired from her mother. She also has a real talent for all things design.

Heidi loves to create beautiful jewelry and is inspired by the women who wear her creations. She loves fashion trends and has designed some fun, colorful pieces for our new bcharmed collection.

bcharmed is excited to bring Heidi's latest creations to you!

Here are a few pieces I designed exclusively for bcharmed.
To see More or to Order click on the link bcharmed.

                                               A night out earrings
                                         My extra set of Keys earrings
                                                    Turquiose Trim
                                            Fall/Winter 2011 cluster
                                    bcharmed interchanegeable bracelet
                                            Lovely Layers Necklace
                                              Roses are Red Bauble

                                            Pretty bird charm cluster
                                          Not your Grandma's Crystal

These are only a few of the many designs bcharmed has to offer.  One of the many things I like about this company is that you make each piece of Jewelry your own.  YOu create YOur own look with the pieces they have to offer. Bcharmed is unique because you can create a jewelry piece or collection that fits your specific taste or style.


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