4.28.2011

Free May Calendar Download

Hello everyone!

This post is about a little follower appreciation! We love love love blogging. What makes it so awesome is all of you! It's super fun connecting with so many different people and we want to show our appreciation any way we can. This is why we developed the "Count the Days with Sincerely" calendar series. These beautifully simple calendars are designed by Sarah.

It's a little late for last months, but if you'd like to take a peek you can find it here.

So, without further delay--


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(There's no border. It's only pictured here so it doesn't blend in with the post background.)


Don't right-click-save-as or it will be super grainy when printed. Download the high-res file HERE.

If you want to share with us how you use our calendar send a picture to sincerelyco@gmail.com and we'll post it on the blog!

Thank you again for following along with us! We look forward to many more posts.

PS: We'll be having a little giveaway when we reach 100 followers so make sure you don't miss that!

Much love,
Sincerely,

Ashleigh

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4.27.2011

Dresser Makeover + Mini Apartment Tour

This post was just going to be about two dressers I worked on with my best friend, Rachel. But as I was going through the pictures, I decided I had to share more of her space. Rachel has incredible style. With her apartment she's had a ton of limitations, but the girl has managed to make paneling work!

First order of business: a pair of dressers in need of some TLC.

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Not Pictured: A tall one that looks just like this.
We also found this mirror for $2 at a garage sale.

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We sanded them both down, ripped out that awful contact paper and cleaned them with some dawn water.

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We gave them each one coat of primer and two coats of a pretty gray-blue-green. We distressed them and sealed them 24 hours later.

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Ta-da!

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She needed A TON of new knobs. I forget where she found them but I know they were a good deal. And I think they work perfectly.

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I also had to show you her cute little vanity. It was feeling a little dated so she gave it a fresh coat of white and embellished it with some pretty scrap book paper.

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Next up- a subtle wall decal. I love how it almost shimmers and it's not too obvious.

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Her dad helped her put up the crown molding to hide a tangle of wires. The awesome copper lamp is from Ikea.

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I had to take a quick shot of her mantle too. The last name artwork was a wedding gift and the bottles, lanterns and odds n' ends were collected over time.

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How great is this little hall table?

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With some help from her dad she tuned an old shutter and scrap pieces of railing into a console perfect for her little space.

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And I couldn't help but show you the chalkboard I made her for her last birthday. I've already got ideas for this coming b-day. Rachel is the most fun person to give gifts to!
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I hope you enjoyed the tour! I keep telling Rachel that I can't wait for her to buy a house so we can really go to town!

I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far. Don't forget to check back Friday for our free May calendar!

Sincerely,
Ashleigh

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May Calendar Preview

If you're a new follower, welcome! If not, thank you so much for coming back! We appreciate all of you who read Sincerely so much that we'd like to give a little gift at the beginning of each month to each of you. (A calendar designed by yours truly..for free!)

Here's a little preview of what I'm working on now and we'll have it ready to download this Friday! It looks similar to April's, but only because they will all go together as a set when finished!

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4.26.2011

an art show

Our house had an art show tonight! It was a lot of fun, mostly concerning the yummy food served :) I had a couple of pieces in it as well as designing the postcard for it. There are some talented artists in the house and I was glad to have been a part of it!


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Oh and remember that book I told you about in an earlier post? Well here it is in print!




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Happy Tuesday!
Sincerely,
Sarah

4.25.2011

Another Desk Chair Makeover

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. I spent some quality time with my family and boyfriend.

I ate a lot, slept a lot and worked on a few projects.

I spent A LOT of quality time with my sister. We worked on yet another project together. You might remember this bookshelf we worked on not too long ago. This project was another addition to her room.

She picked up this little girl at an antique shop. (Yes, she's a girl.)

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Look familiar? You might be thinking of this chair makeover. Some people would probably prefer it this way, but we both strongly dislike yellow-ish wood.

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We weren't sure what to do. We didn't want to paint it all one color because we thought it would be boring. Kait came up with the idea to stain the seat and paint the rest. I was sold immediately. We figured if we didn't like it we could always paint over it.

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After staining it we taped off the seat and primed and painted the rest. We mixed our own color with white and blue we had on hand. It turned out a really cool white.
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Here it is in her room. I'm really jealous- it's much more comfortable than mine!

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We can't decide if we want to distress it. I told her to live with it for a while and see what she thinks.

What do you guys think? Should we rough her up around the edges?

Stay tuned for more exciting projects!

Sincerely,
Ashleigh

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