Happy Wedding Anniversary to US! (last week!)

Hey, guess what I am alive and well!  Did any of you miss me?

I feel like I have been absent from my own blog for a while. Sorry ’bout that!

The sad thing is many of you new readers have never even heard from me, so HI! I’m Cassity, so nice to.. uh…  meet you and welcome to my blog.  I feel like I have been gone for a very long time, although I work on my blog for a few hours a day at least.  And honestly, I have been so busy with the blog and visiting family that I really haven’t done much else.

But I have a project to show you!  Yea!

This last week, I had enough of unfinished projects and decided to get going on one.  After a last minute trip to the fabric store, I got busy and actually worked on one of my own projects, I know WOW!

But guess what it is still not exactly done, and I want your advice.  I shall explain.

The other exciting news is that last week was my ninth wedding anniversary!  Happy ‘Nanniversary to me! (as we like to say for no reason that I can think of).  This project is for our anniversary gift.  Here is the background.

Around our first anniversary, I was thinking it would be fun to get a plant and watch it grow…. ah love.

Well, Luckily, since I probably would have killed the thing, I went to the local grocery store of all places and found these huge mason jars,  1 1/2 to 2 gallon size, and I thought, “Those would be fun flour and sugar containers.”  I begged my husband to let us buy them (I think they were only like $15 dollars a piece but we were very poor college students… Now we’re…uh… still paying for college, ah dang!)  for our anniversary and the tradition was born.  (I still love those jars)

So, the tradition began to buy something that would hold some meaning and be useful to us and possibly be something that we can hand down to our children at some point.

So Far we have purchased:
Flour and Sugar Containers/ Jars, a large wall clock, a beautiful picture of the Savior, pewter dishes, more pewter( i like me some dishes people!), a dresser, an armiore and now a bench.

I have been re-doing the bench, and I have a question about glazing. Do you think I should?  I feel like it is lacking a bit of character, but I love the bright white.  I am even thinking of taking a tiny brush and just glazing the joints in the faux bamboo.

Here are the before and after so far, I will be back with more explanation of the how to when I get the chance.

So far, it at least passed the Buddy test!
Let’s talk, 
should I glaze?
Should I distress? 
( sorta leaning toward this too- but just a tiny bit)
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Hi,

    Definitely glaze and distress! This turned out so nice! I love these transforamtions…

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    I'd love for you to drop in for a visit when
    have a free moment.

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    Stephanie ♥

  2. >Love it! The fabric is beautiful… I need to know where you got it!!! I love it how it is right now, but I think a little distressing would look great with a little brown stain on the distressing to bring out the brown in the fabric.

  3. >That bench looks awesome!! I love the fabric that you used! I like how it looks now, I don't think you need to glaze or distress

  4. >I love the update. I dont know about distressing. It happens naturally at my house.

  5. >I love that last picture! LOL Go Buddy. Personally I think I would distress it a little just to cut through the plain white a bit. But I can also see leaving it alone. Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday!

  6. >What a pretty bench! I would leave it like it is now …
    (The cat also seems to be quite happy with it! 😉 )

  7. >I love this! I think it looks great the way it is, but I'm sure distressing or glazing would look beautiful also. What a beautiful transformation! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. >LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I see that style quite a bit and have always dreamed of fixing it up. Just need to add another house onto the one I already have in order to get all my wishful projects done, I guess! Thanks for sharing. I found your link through Finding Fabulous. Hmmmmm… yes, I guess I found fabulous!

  9. >Gorgeous transformation! I love the paisley fabric you chose. Combined with the white, it looks so fresh and summery. It's good to see that your cat approves too.

  10. >As much as I love a good glazing and rustic-fying, I think that bench looks perfect as is!

    Great makeover, love it and the fabric you chose!
    -Ann Marie

  11. >You know I would have probably overlooked this piece but fortunately you had the vision. Love it. So pretty in white.

  12. >Love the fabric you chose! It looks great the way it is but I am a big fan of glazing too! Not much help, huh????

    Thanks for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Hope to see you again next Friday!

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  13. >Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated #9 too! What a great tradition.

    I keep hearing about "glazing" but really I haveno idea what it is!! How pathetic am I?!?! I look forward to seeing how you finish it though!

    Thanks for linking up!!

  14. >It looks so pretty painted white! Soooo much better than the original. I think the distressing would depend on the decor in the room you are using it in. The fabric is beautiful too! Great job!!