Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Repost "Update"

Well as I was reading my Island post I was a bit embarrassed as I forgot to show you the finished island with the plexi-glass on top and ready to roll! So for those of you who are interested to see it here she is...

Friday, January 27, 2012

An "OLD" Box

   Isn't it funny how the simplest finds are the ones that excite you the most? A treasure,a diamond in the rough, well you get it..Well this morning I was frequenting my local Salvation Army again hoping that they would have a change of heart and not charge astronomical prices for used furniture anymore,when out of the corner of my eye I saw this beat up old funky wood box,bowl? It was large and old and I could clearly see it had seen better days so I snatched it up and headed for home! Best part,$1.99 AWESOME!!
So I got it home and cleaned it up some and then put on a coat of dark walnut stain then a coat of white primer followed by a coat of Heirloom white.Then I remembered a trick from my Very cool pal Holly and I scrapped off the paint in places with a razor blade and that's all she wrote!! Now my favorite magazines have a place to rest:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Well I came across this picture today and I was thinking of all the creative and inspiring valentine crafts and projects that Ive seen lately.This is a message that my little man Sam {8years old} left me on his newly painted barn red chalkboard closet door.You see after I finished painting them I left him a message not thinking anything of it,A couple days later when I was cleaning his room I happened to see that he added a message to me! It made being a Mom so worth it! 

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Now "THATS"   L O V E.........


  Im so excited and suprised to find that Ive been given the Liebster award! Just when you think nobodys noticing your efforts. Thank you Holly at "Full Circle Creations" for noticing me:) Now the rules are that I choose 5 Newbie blogs with less than 200 followers,then link back to the blogger who awarded you, Post the award on your blog and list the 5 newbie bloggers with links! Here are my 5:
Curb Alert 2)Sopias Decor 3)Adventures of Our fami-ly       4)The Whimsicle Wife  5)My Sisters Suitcase

Pin ItThese are all wonderfully creative and inspiring blogs! Congratulations!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Its Worth It...

Well I got a sweet surprise this morning as I was chosen to receive this award by Holly from "Full Circle Creations" Geepers just when you think no ones noticing all your efforts,look what happens:) 
    Well Im so honored and in turn Id like to pick Five lovely blogs that I feel are creative, fresh, inspirational,motivational,and just a pleasure to see! My first choice{these are just in random order}                                              
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Monday, January 23, 2012

A Thrifty "Before and After"

As I was out and about the other day,I spied this big ol ugly out dated lamp at the Salvation Army for a measly $2.00!I instantly fell in love with its shape and texture and knew what I had to do.Sooo home we went and with just two steps of primer and Valspar Gloss Exotic Sea I now am the proud owner of a Fabulous new lamp:) The best part is the total price was UNDER $10.00,what a steal huh? Well here are the before and after shots enjoy!

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Linking to: I'm one project closer!

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Cabin Fever"

 Well as I'm sitting here today looking out the window at the cold and wind and snow,I cant help but long for warmer days.You see I'm a gardener at heart and my summer days are spent out in the yard growing beautiful things. As I was perusing Pinterest I came across these photos that just made my heart leap:) Enter through the garden gate..

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This helps me a little bit as I'm held up and hunkered down for the next few months till Spring finally emerges in all her splendor again.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


 Finally I'm back again bringing you another "FREE" project that I constructed with my own two hands:)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Breathing "New Life"

Here I am again as I've been kind of in a funk after the holidays between christmas and then everyone taking turns with the flu.I am kick starting myself again so heres my latest before and after re-make of an UGLY old Syroco plastic gold mirror.Ive had this since the early 80's and when we moved in here I hung it over our staircase,but every time I'd come down the stairs I would cringe at how UGLY this old mirror is!!
I started off by making some chalk paint in an eye-popping persimmon red by Martha Stewart so heres what that looked like,

After that was dry I went over the whole thing roughly with some flat Ivory paint making sure to leave some of the red to show through.The last step was to age it as I was going for an old vintage look.Heres the outcome,Im really pleased with it now:)

Im sorry its not the entire mirror all at once but i wanted you to see the detailing and vintage feel.
Mirror Mirror on the wall whos the fairest Mirror of them all?  Hope you've enjoyed my small mood busting project, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Proper Blogging?

As many of you know,I am a Newbie in these here parts but I'm learning bit by bit and day by day.There are some things I'm clear about yet others seem to continually confuse the heck out of me. The first one is how you crafty gals pump out new projects at the rate of speed I will never know,I need a nap just reviewing all of them.I mean where do you find time for everything in a normal day plus blogging and projects?
Now this is where I REALLY need you all to weigh in because I'm clueless so please DO tell me.What is proper in blogging ,for instance am I supposed to give people a home tour?Now One gal told me that it is important so people don't feel your hiding anything from them?? Now don't get me wrong I love a good ol house tour as much as the next gal but some of us don't have big beautiful homes like some of the lovelies Ive seen,and it can be a bit intimidating for the rest.

The next question I have is about Pinterest, how does one PIN or get Pinned? Wont somebody please tell me about this:) Also is it proper to blog about your feelings and things you might be going through and does anybody really want to know? I have so much on my heart to share and to connect with those of you who may be going through the same thing ,but Ive been told to stick to projects??I really would love to hear from you all and get your most valued opinions:)

Ok Ok I wont keep you too much longer I just have one more question to ask you,Comments what is expected in a comment? Some have said dont just say LOVE IT, some say be detailed and strike up a friendship but I dont want to appear as though I'm a stalker:) and lets be honest we can surely tell when its a half hearted comment right?? Those are just a few of the many questions on my mind about  the Proper way to blog, cant wait to hear from you all!
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