Furniture Point of View Feature and Link Party!

I am so excited to share with you today that I’m being guest featured with some amazingly talented bloggers in the Point of View monthly link party today!  I was so excited when Steph from Crafting in the Rain (who is also part of the Craftaholics Anonymous Creative Team with me!) asked me to take part because this month is all about FURNITURE!  You know I love a good furniture makeover and I was thrilled to be able to share Emma Grace’s dresser makeover.

Furniture - Point of View Link Party - June

Make sure you check out all these other fabulous makeovers too and jump on over to join the link party!

Jonie at Just Between Friends
Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything
Amy at Ameroonie Designs
Ashlee at I’m Topsy Turvy
Steph at Crafting in the Rain

For those of you stopping by from another blog hostesses of the party…Welcome!!  You can find all the details on the dresser makeover here.  The makeover started as a vision as soon as I found out I was expecting my baby girl.  You see I was the only girl in the house and the idea of being able to paint a piece of furniture bright pink made me one happy lady!!  I scoured Craigslist for weeks trying to find the perfect piece of furniture and I finally found it!

BEFORE - Custom Painted French Provencal Dresser by jRoxDesigns

Yepp a real looker huh?  Well don’t worry it was a reproduction so no real valuable antiques were harmed in the makeover!  With the help of my very talented hubby we sanded it down,  primed it, sprayed it a gorgeous pink and then for weeks I very slowly and steadily hand painted all the white trim.  Phew let me tell you, at the time I thought I was going to pass out from all the trim work but it kept me going and gave me something to look forward to while I battled through my HG.  After we finished painting we applied a couple of coats of a high quality clear coat to protect all of my hard work!  The verdict?  In just a couple of weeks Emma Grace will be celebrating her 2nd birthday and it looks just as perfect as the day we put the last clear coat on before we left for the hospital to have her!

Custom Painted French Provencal Dresser by jRoxDesigns

It makes me smile every day I walk into her room and it was completely worth the insane amount of time I put into it!

Custom Painted French Provencal Dresser Detail by jRoxDesigns

I love the fact that without the white trim it would have been a gorgeous piece, but with it…I think it makes it amazing!

Custom Painted French Provencal Dresser Detail by jRoxDesigns

For all my loyal readers I know I’ve promised you an update on her room and I promise it is coming soon!  Over the last couple months I have finished her bookshelf, added a high hanging mobile feature out of paper lanterns like I had wanted to for months now…and so many more awesome projects that I can’t wait to share with you!

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I’m Part of the Craftaholics Anonymous® 2013 Creative Team!!

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you all some pretty crazy awesome news!  Thank goodness for this mornings announcement on Craftaholics Anonymous® because I couldn’t keep quiet much longer!

I have been chosen as part of the

Craftaholics Anonymous 2013 Creative Team!

For those of you who are visiting today from Craftaholics Anonymous® I just want to say welcome and I am so glad you stopped by!  Please feel free to stay awhile and look around at some of my favorite posts from the past. For all of my lovely readers I would love for you to hop over to Craftaholics Anonymous® and read all about the rest of the team!

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Painted Kitchen RugFall WreathPumpkin Pie CupcakesChalkboard Accent WallCustom Painted French Provencal Dresser

 Photo Project by jRoxDesigns

Emma Grace’s Photo Project

Custom Infinity Tattoo Design

Newborn Photography by jRoxDesigns Photography copyright 2011

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I can not wait to share all sorts of awesome projects with you every month.  I already have a pretty cool refab-furniture project all lined up! (Pssst…Want a hint?  Check out my old Inspiration Wednesday posts and see if you can figure out what we have been up to!)

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Say what?? A professional photography session with Mandy Johnson!?!

SAY WHHHATTT???!?!?!

Did catch this post from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers‘ blog this morning???

“Spearmint Baby Reader AMBER SMITH is our Grand Prize Winner!”

Oh yes you read it right!  Sorry I had to geek out a little bit and share with you all today my fabulous news!  A couple of weeks back I entered a contest on Spearmint Baby (which you all know by now is one of my all time fav blogs!) to be entered to win a new Organic Bloom frame and be entered into the pool for the Grand Prize which was a professional photography session with the amazingly talented Mandy Johnson.  I never gave it much thought after hitting enter because seriously, we all love a good giveaway and we will still enter a contest even though there are hundreds of other entries.  We just press the submit button and think about how much fun it would be if we actually won.

A couple of days later I was shocked when I got an email letting me know that I won the Organic Bloom frame!  I have lusted after those frames since the first time I laid eyes on them and I was just elated to be able to finally have my very  own to show off in my home.  At the same time they let me know that I would be entered in the drawing for the grand prize which would be announced in the next couple of weeks.  I tried to not think about it but let’s be honest I couldn’t help but think about how cool it would be to actually win.  Then last week I was out having a shopping day with the girls I got an email that I won the GRAND PRIZE!  I was a so excited I may have done a happy dance and a little bit of screaming may have been involved.  Considering I was in the dressing room I apologize to anyone who may have been startled by my excitement!

I am kind of embarrassed to say that I think I only have maybe two pictures of the four of us as a family.  I have literally hundreds of pictures of the kids but because I am always behind the camera I never have any of myself!  I have a really cute picture of Jeremy, Emma Grace and I right after she was born and then I have one of myself along with the two kids at the beach this summer.  I do have one from Easter of all four of us but I think that might be it.  I couldn’t be more excited for this wonderful opportunity!  I am blessed with the most amazing family and I am so happy to be able to finally have some great pictures of us all together!

Although the session will not be until after the new year I can’t help but start thinking of what to wear and where we should go.  Anyone in the Triangle have a great idea for a location?  I have a couple of good ideas and I’m already thinking I might have to go shopping for some new clothes!  Don’t worry I’ll keep you up to date on all the details and I’ll be sure to share our photos too!

I’ve been featured on Finding Fabulous!

I just wanted to stop in to let you know that Emma Grace’s dresser has been featured on Finding Fabulous today!  Jane is a fellow North Carolina girl who started her own company Finding Fabulous by designas a way to offer affordable design consultation to give her clients the latest in stylish and up to date design ideas.  She features so many great projects and make sure to stop by on Fridays for her Frugalicious Friday link up party!