I forgot to draw a winner of the adorable Moda “It’s a Hoot” fabric that I had left over from my dresser redo! The winner is Jenni from The Roseland Family!! Congratulations Jenni! … [Read more...] about Fabric Winner, Chicken Dinner!
Wow! What a year 2011 has been!! For both me personally, and for Twice Lovely. I began 2011 completely out of commission with morning sickness at the start of my 4th pregnancy. But thanks to the postings from my good friend Cara and the loyalty of my lovely readers, we all made it through until I was able to pick back up with the refinishing at the end of February. There was a flurry of projects through mid April, when things began to really slow down as I (and baby) grew larger and … [Read more...] about Favorites of 2011
Good morning! It’s frosty and snow covered here today. It makes Christmas start to feel like a reality. It’s difficult to get into the holiday spirit when it’s 70 degrees out like it had been last week. I spent most of the snowy, home-bound day yesterday working on a little sprucing up of the bloggy digs. I was feeling the itch for clean, crisp, more modern update, and I’m very happy with the results (and pretty proud of myself for doing all the design and executing it live on the blog in … [Read more...] about New Blog Design and Cutting Edge Stencils Winner!
There were 78 entries for the Altard Ebook Set Giveaway, and the winner, as selected by Random.org is #33 … … Krista from Blissful Craziness! (Krista’s a fellow Arizonan. We ROCK!!) Congratulations, Krista! Please email me, so I can put you in touch with Mandie to get your copies of both her Guide To Painting Furniture and Guide To Decorative Finishes for Furniture! If your name is not Krista and you don’t have a blog called “Blissful Craziness,” never you fear! You can still tap into … [Read more...] about Altar’d Ebook Giveaway Winner!
When I was first getting into thinking about renovating furniture for other people, there were a few people that inspired me to take the plunge. Among the first was Mandie from Altar’d. She has such a fun and vibrant personality, and she certainly brings that to her furniture refinishing! I’m so blessed to have gotten to know her as a bloggy friend and fellow upcycler. I’ve benefited from her advice and know-how countless times, and now YOU can too!! Mandie released her first E-book, … [Read more...] about New Altar’d Decorative Finishes E-Book & Giveaway!!
The morning has arrived to announce the winner of the Artograph Super Prism Projector! We ended up breaching 600 entries! I’m amazed at the turnout! I’m not a fan of giveaways in general, but I have been SO excited to be able to offer you all this incredible tool! A very huge and special thanks to the folks at Artograph for sponsoring such a fantastic giveaway! I’ve really been enjoying mine. :) This time, it turns out that it pays to arrive early to the party. The winner, as generated by … [Read more...] about Winner of the Artograph Projector Giveaway!!
Just a reminder, that I’m going to be drawing a winner sometime tomorrow morning, so if you haven’t yet entered the Artograph projector giveaway, better get ‘er done!! Good luck!! … [Read more...] about Artograph Projector Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!
Hello tres lovelies!! It's been a while since I've posted and I know I've missed it. We both have a blast sharing with you all of what we love doing. My pregnancy is coming along well, and I'm feeling so much better. Enter 2nd trimester glow. And a smaller nod to a (larger-than-normal) pot-belly too, which will hopefully grow to a fancy large curve. So, even though I'm feeling better, I've made the bittersweet decision to devote more of my time and energies into my artwork. I've been “WOO … [Read more...] about And a leetle more news…
As I’m getting ready to make delivery of our FIRST EVER SALE (yay), I thought I’d show you the lovely little tags I designed. Tied on with a little bit of jute twine = sublime. … [Read more...] about Debut of Twice Lovely Tags
Hi! I'm Ann Marie. My best friend Cara and I (both stay at moms with 8 between us) have decided to team up to make cast-off, out-of-date or otherwise down-trodden furniture fresh, stylish, and lovely once more. I'm a bargain-shopping junkie, dumpster-diving, upcycling, glue-gun-wielding, husband-perplexing, craft-a-holic. Hope you can relate. ;) My background is in interior design, and I have an insatiable hunger to create. My mind is always swirling with ideas, and this is a great way to … [Read more...] about My First Post!! – Introduction