Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Wishlist Giveaway

Today is a super exciting day for me...  

Why you ask!?! 

22 amazing bloggers from 2 countries have gotten together to offer 22 prize packages for this year's Christmas Wish List Giveaway! Each blogger has gathered some of their favorite items from their own wish list and put together a gift for you!

Visit each blog to see what items are included in their prize.  Every blogger has a separate giveaway that you must enter on their own site, to win their prize package.  

You might win more than one!

Go on and see all the amazing gift baskets that have been put together...  I spy lots of goodies I'd like to have.  Make sure to visit each blog for your chance to win!

Giveaways open to Canada will have a little Canadian flag in the top corner of their image (above).  If there is also an American flag that means that giveaway is open to both countries. Most of the giveaways are open to the U.S. only (no flag on image).
Blog Hop

1. Raising Memories // 2. Ginger Snap Crafts // 3. Rustic Refined // 4. Kleinworth & Co.//
5. 7 Alive // 6. A Momless Mom // 7. Dukes & Duchesses // 8. Happy Hour Projects //
9. It Happens in a Blink // 10. Create. Craft. Love. // 11. The Kim Six Fix  // 12. Crafting in the Rain //
13. create it. go! // 14. Bubbly Nature Creations // 15. Working Mommy Journal // 16. Fern Avenue //
17. B is 4 // 18. inkhappi // 19. Kathe with an E // 20. The Mommy Mix //
21. Play. Party. Pin. // 22. Frenchie

On My Wish List


If you're a long time blog reader, you'll know that I'm all about that paint!  I love  the Americana Decor Chalky Paint finish.  This paint is always at the top of my list!!

Washi fun!! So many craft ideas.   I've seen some great note cards on pinterest using Washi Tape!  

And, the stencils included have such a wonderful pattern....if you follow me you know how much I love stencils and the look it creates!

I am in love with my Silhouette Cameo and so I am including a $10 download gift card along with a $25 gift card to Target!!

1. Americana Decor paint in Vintage 8 oz
2. Americana Decor paint in Timeless 8 oz
3. Americana Decor paint in Refreshing 8 oz
4. MinWax Wood Finishing Cloths in Dark Mahogany
5. 2 - American Decor Stencils (Harlequin Pattern & Brocade Motif)
6. $10 Silhouette download gift card
7. $25 Target gift card
8.Washi Tape

These are just a few of my favorite things..

A group effort to bring many giveaways to make your holiday a little happier!

Visit EACH one of the other bloggers to see what is in their basket. Every blogger is hosting a giveaway on their site, for their basket. Enter each giveaway for a chance to win that basket. 

Who knows, maybe you will win more than one!!

Shipping is on me!!!

~ Open to US residents only

~ 1 Winner will be selected at random & contacted within 24 hours of the Giveaway ending

~ The winner will need to respond back with 5 business days or a new winner will be chosen

~ The giveaway runs from 12/8/14 12:01 am EST to 12/15/14 11:59 PM EST

Best of luck to you and a very HAPPY HOLIDAYS from On Fern Avenue!

Much love, peace & happiness ~

Monday, November 24, 2014

Distressed Harlequin Dresser makeover

I had a load of furniture dropped off for me to do something with...

harlequin pattern dresser

This dresser has been sitting in my basement for several months.  I was cleaning up downstairs & said to myself "ehh what the heck let me start on it"!!

harlequin pattern dresser

I had taken the drawers out a long time ago...... I mean this sweet thing has some wonderful bones!!

harlequin pattern dresser

 And, there they sat...waiting...waiting and waiting.  They were asking ever so kindly to be loved!

harlequin pattern dresser

I sanded down the top, which oh my goodness took me a lifetime!  But, I am glad I did.  I knew I wanted to add a stain to the top, but it was going to be gray so I needed to get to the original wood.

harlequin pattern dresser

I used a weathered gray from Minwax on the top.  Before I applied the stain, I did a really light white paint over the top, wiped it down, and then applied the gray stain.  It took a couple of coats, but in the end the Miniwax Weathered Gray was the exact look I was going for.

I painted the entire dresser in antique white.  Once it was dry I applied my cut out that I created using my Silhouette Cameo onto the drawers.

harlequin pattern dresser

I used some leftover paint I had called dark graphite on the harlequin pattern.  Once it was dry, I lightly sanded to create a distressed look.

harlequin pattern dresser

I really liked the original hardware & wanted to keep it.  So I spray painted it black.

harlequin pattern dresser

And, then once it was dry, I used a graphic metallic wax by CeCe Caldwell & applied it over all of the hardware.

harlequin pattern dresser

I added bit of the metallic wax to the bottom to bring out the design.  I then gave the top a wipe on poly for protection, and used a white wax over the entire dresser.

harlequin pattern dresser

harlequin pattern dresser

harlequin pattern dresser

harlequin pattern dresser

harlequin pattern dresser

harlequin pattern dresser

I really enjoy seeing the transformation of this dresser.  It turned out far better than I imagined!!

harlequin pattern dresser

With much love, peace & happiness ~