Thursday, February 9, 2017

Super Sea Horse 1958

This metal Super Seahorse logo is off of a 1958  Johnson Outboard motor.. I just was drawn to them in an old thrift store. I didn't buy them... and weeks later I kept thinking of them... went back to the store..and there they were.. MINE now.. They did have some turquise paint on them, but I added more. This one looks great in the master bath where you can see the seahorse stained glass too. The other one is on a wreath I made.

It was time for a fresh mailbox. The big fish had to go to the fish pond in the sky..but I am happy with this one. I painted it sky blue, and then pt some palm trees, pink flamingos...and THE Happy Shack on it too..

Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Shack Eye Candy

There is always upkeep, and changes to the lake house.. I painted the door pink, and you can see all the pink,blue, yellow, green in the trim work and shutters.. We added a larger  deck on the lower level, The  front porch, we have a  little spot to sit and have a meal, and you can see the round lounger with the  mosquito netting, so I can lay out and read.. I like the netting just for the feel, and in case some random bug thinks it needs to find me.. The lower deck we have added another  lounger, and a chiminea to make s'mores, and take away the fall chill... If your new to the blog, you will see a 10ft. long board surfboard that a freind brought back from Hawaii so many years ago, and I got it for $20, and did a mosaic on both sides, duck behind that and have a nice shower once you get out of the lake.  Come sit on the porch with me, have a big glass of sweet tea, it is the "house wine" of the south, and lets watch a sunset !

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pink Christmas

Since I have a pink flamingo theme in my dining area, I decided a white tree with flamingo ornaments would be perfect, I found several flamingo ornaments, and even used some to make napkin rings. I had bought a Christmas Story leg lamp a few years ago, but i put my own spin on it, love it at Christmas time. I love the big flamingo, I placed some wings on it for Christmas, it is so vintage looking, and is meant to be outside, but I just love seeing it indoors.I recently had re- painted the table legs bright pink,with  a pink metallic pearl glaze, and it really set off the mosaic table top I did several years ago. The table legs were given to me by a friend, and were used on a different table (you will see it in the dining area banquet from and old post, if you scroll way way back., we moved the dining area to a different area in the house, so we have a great view of the lake when we eat. We spend a lot of hours sitting in the comfy chairs watching the lake action, if we are not on the water or the porch !

Another kitchen remodel

Yes, I change my mind..a lot..  If you scroll down thru several pages of posts to "Kitchen Re-model, you can compare with these pix. The marble floors in the kitchen had to go..They had dulled over the years..Learn from me, marble does not hold up well in a kitchen, plus it is hard on your feet, and cold in winter..So Don tackled the floors...bamboo this time..Love the darker floor, it sets off the dark trim accents in the kitchen. I have painted the dishwasher and them, they were boring beige. I added a little "fairy" door in the back entry, just for whimsy. Then I decided to put some anaglypta textured wallpaper up for my backsplash, to see if I want some real tile backsplash.. I didn't prime the paper, I just dry brushed metallic paint over the paper.. DONE ! I like how the white headboard I hung in the back entry shows up well as the pink shutters on the blue wall. Bermuda Bay blue with a glaze of white pearl paint.. OH the shimmer is so wonderful !

Bad Bad Me !!!

I have been so bad not to have been blogging.. It is shameful that I abandoned it.. I must blame Face Book... it has sucked me in.. time to get back to blogging/ journaling .. So many projects have happened in the past 2 1/2 YEARS.. Oh MY.. and changes made at the Happy Shack, new projects.. so take a peek , scroll to your hearts content ! I must say, I am not a true blogger in the sense that I don't really promote myself, I just do it more like a journal with pictures..and that is fine with me..  Thanks for looking !

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Super Seahorse

I found two metal Super Seahorse emblems off of a old Johnson boat motor.. I believe they are from the 1940's..very vintage.. I think they originally were silver..but had this blue paint on them.  I had the perfect place for one.. in the bathroom I just did the mosaic on.. Real close to the seahorse mosaic.  Perfect !