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Hello Everyone, Okay so not too long ago the family and I went back to my husband old stomping grounds good ole Columbus, MS. While we were there we stayed with his mother of course and let me tell you stepping into her house was like stepping into an antique store. She had so many beautiful antiques but the one thing that caught my eye was this beautiful antique trunk. Of course, me being me I told her I loved it and she, in turn, replied really well you can have it. Y'all the excitement that shot through my body.



As soon as I got home and got my life back together I went in full force on this project. My husband and I went to the hardware store and picked up all that we needed. I will provide the information about all the tools, paint and any other information that needs to know below. This was not an extreme job for me and be reminded that this was the first time for me doing a project of this calibre. I always wanted to see if I could refurbish furniture. I'm talking about I talked about it for a long time to family and friends. I'm sure they were like girl okay but when? Well, ladies and gents here you go.

   

The process was not at all like I thought it would be. My husband sanded the trunk down it took him about a good hour and thirty minutes. I then cleaned the access sawdust off of it and I then painted a test coat. The test coat was just to see how the color would look. After the test coat dried I then proceeded with painting the trunk. It took me three days because of course, I had to let the coats dry. After the painting process, I didn't put a sealant over the top because I felt its just for decoration. I also kept some of the original color of the trunk to keep the antique feel. In the beginning, I was very indecisive about the color. At first, I was going to go with a nude color but then I thought no Vera you need a color that's popping just like you so that's where the orange came in at and I have to say I'm in love.



After all is said and done, more is said than done....

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🖤✌🏽🌻 ~BrownHippieChick~



Trunk: Lane Altavista VA

Paint: Valspar

Color: Autum Gala

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So if you know me and the girls you know that we have been in love with bows. I believe the bigger the bow the better! Well, the girls have a new found love for Jojo bows (for those who have no knowledge of her look her up) any-who moving right along. I'm going to give you the pros of these bows then the cons. PROS They are very cute!They come in many tones.They are not as expensive if you find the right store.They are lightweight.They come in different sizes. For example:



CONS

The metal attachment to the hair.(At times it snags the hair)If your child's hair is thin or if the bow is on a thin piece of hair the bow can be a bit heavy.The price. As I stated before it all depends where you go shopping for the bows. I will provide a list of stores later on with ballpark prices. The lighter color bows can get dirty with the product from their hair and it can be hard to clean. I will also provide a cleaning guide as well.



The girls will take the pros over the cons any day(go figure)! They have so many different colors, which is partially my fault because every time we go out I have to buy at least 3 to 4 bows a piece! You can say I have an obsession as well! ⇩⇣⇓↡↓⇣Below are the tips and tricks to be able to afford these beauties and keep them clean.


Where to buy?

I normally go to The Shoe Department in my local mall. There they are priced at 7.99 whereas if you go to Claire's or Amazon you will spend anywhere from $20 and up. Granted The Shoe Department gets certain styles later down the line I personally don't mind if I'm saving a buck or two.I have yet to find another store that sales Jojo bows for that cheap. When I do I will be sure to update this blog.😉 Oh, and by the way, the size bows that I purchase are the larger ones the girls love them most.




Cleaning time!

Cleaning these guys are tricky! No, I do not wash them in the machine!😑😑 If you have girls and if you decide to purchase the bows then you should also go to your local Walmart or Sams Club to purchase these items as well. you will need:

ShoutA cheap toothbrush(always make sure its clean)Any brand of cleaning solution i.e a detergent to your liking. Lukewarm H2OSo what I do is spray the shout on first making sure to focus on the spots, not the whole bow. I then let it sit for 30 mins to an hour. After letting it sit I then take my detergent and apply it to my brush and begin to scrub the spots that need it. Using the water to keep the brush a little damp and it also helps to break up the dirt.Another piece of advice it is best not to wait too long if you have spotted a spot (kmsl get it spotted a spot) because the longer it sits the harder it is to remove the stain. Trust me I've had to replace many bows because of my being so lackadaisical. I truly hope this information was helpful to you all even if you don't have little girls take this information and pass it on to those that do and you use it for your nieces or yourself. I often thought about putting a Jojo bow in my hair. Well, who knows what the future holds.😏


In the famous words of Jojo Siwa.........

🎤 I don't really care about what they say I'm a come back like a boomerang Won't let the haters get their way

I'm a come back like a boomerang

they can keep talking their talk But I'm a keep walking my walk And I won't hear a sound 🎶🎵


After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love, peace✌, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~


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If you want a fun time every time I would suggest Painting With A Twist. The atmosphere is very delightful and full of black girl magic. The women are so receiving the teachers and the students. Everyone is a friend to you there. 

“Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.”– Sadie Delany



It seems as though this has become a ritual for my friend Glenesse of absoluteDoll and I. So far we have been to three events together and let's just say when we get dressed we get DRESSED. Now I don't know about others but this is essentially all that I have because I don't go to bars and clubs and things any longer. So yes we do the makeup (which be beat to the gawds honey) and we dress not to impress but just because we can.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe


As you all know that the pricing may vary depending on the size of the painting. The price range from anywhere between 35 to 45 dollars. As I stated before with PWAT you have to provide your own wine and snacks which I feel is very fair for the price or else they would be losing out on so much money if they did provide the supplies, snacks and wine. I believe the price is very affordable. If you become a member you can receive points with every painting purchase and use the points for dollars off. 

"Whatever you do in life make sure you add a little sparkle" -BrownHippieChick


After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE.. SUBSCRIBE.. and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always I wish you all love, peace✌, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~


Hat: a store in Japan Romper: Burlington Coat Factory Sandals: Dirt Cheap

 
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