The new windows will be installed Friday. While I have been waiting for them, I repainted the "gathering room" formerly the den..now it's going to be the eating area with a sitting area..so "gathering room".
Paint is awesome.. called sea turtle but looks like Tiffany box blue. Re-caulked all the crown molding, wow what liars... that stuff only lasted 3 years.. BUT nice and tidy now. I started cutting the stained glass I need for my new dining table. And even got the design made to trace onto the table top.. Don got the new table top ready for me to start my mosaic. I need to buy some more stained glass to have enough colors. I am excited to get to it ! I will be holed up in my studio for days. The fabric for the seating etc, doesn't have as much blue in it as I hoped.. I bought a few more pieces ..NOT sure its going to match the rug I got..need to check that out..in case rug has be returned. Off to make my shopping list.. definitely need a new glass cutter wheel..I have cut so many sheets of glass with this one it is DONE . Check back.. cuz when the gathering room is done.. I think you will like it.
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I wanted to paint a chair for my dear friend that is so sweet and we just feel a sister bond. I know she needed on for her desk she repainted blue.. We will be going to see them in Tennessee in the spring..so we can carry the chair to here...and I plan to doll up her desk with this same technique..adding the vine and some antique stain. I got this precious Chippendale style chair for $8. I love the feet on it.. and the carving . SO here is the after.. found this fabric in my favorite fabric store in Pryor... Got enough of it and some other pieces for my room redo.. It will have the french country blues and creams.. and some tan. The walls are going to be painted the softest beachy blue.. and the living room will probably get a nice tan or khaki, since the new furniture is so bold.
BUT for now.. one project at a time...!
BUT for now.. one project at a time...!
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Monday, July 12, 2010
I wanted to sew a mermaid suit. I hung it over a really old oar, and hung it on the stairwell. I made my own pattern and then added lots of shells,pearls, some bling, and the scales on the front of the mermaid skirt I cut out one at a time, and sewed on one at a time..all 189 of them. I used some crinkly sheer fabric and gathered it tight to sew for the fin.I had a "coconut" bra that I had for years, it was a gag gift..so I covered it in fabric and shells and bling. I want it to look like some mermaid did her "wash" and hung it out to dry. I do have some other art things I want to hang up there with a mermaid theme.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I wanted a bed crown..Nothing too big.. but boy are they expensive.. SO I found a french county wire planter at hobby lobby, painted and antiqued it to match my bed I painted , and added some tulle netting. Then I took 2 decorative coat hooks and painted them..hung them horizontal to hold the tulle back. I have been working on about 20 projects, lots of painting decks, walkways, cement drive..even our electric pole. I am finally getting some of t hem finished.. Rained on my fresh paint more than once.. I was just spinning my wheels on projects..but they are coming together now.
Friday, June 11, 2010
thru. LOVE it. SO here are the pictures of while the house was being built..to during all the changes..and NOW.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
OH I saw this beauty with all the sparkle..and knew it would be the icing on the cake in my kitchen.. And believe me.. cooking, baking & cleaning are way more fun with sparkly "mood" light above your head. THE only problem, when I got the light..it gave me the idea to revamp the kitchen..again ! I will show you that project NEXT>> BUT for now here is the mini chandie.. I sewed it a chain cozy to hide ugly chain..and now she sparkles like diamonds above me while I bake or work!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Yes I have one... always have one.. I can't live with out a list.. I enjoy completing a job so I can mark it OFF..sometimes I do a chore.. and write it ON the list after I do it..so I can mark it off.. Here it is June..and due to so much travel back and forth to Utah do to family health issues.. my list is growing and I can't mark stuff off.. Don is going to have to go back to Utah soon to be with his dear Mom and family, I am going to take a break and stay home the next trip..and work on my LIST.. I have some interesting and fun projects I want to do. Repaint my mailbox, sew a mermaid "costume" to display over an old oar.. for the stair well. Oh her fin is going to be most awesome.. Need to paint some new shutters, since we reopened the kitchen window this week..we totally closed it in several years ago when we had the garage added..We didn't want to look at a garage from the kitchen sink..it was right there in our face.. BUT we opened the lower part of the window back up, and added some awesome Waterford crystal look window film to distort the shape of the garage,,and let prisms of light in.. NICE.. so we had added a glass door cabinet over the sink.when we closed that window up.. This week we opened the entire window.. cut the back out of the glass front cabinet and now light comes all the way in the window thru the glass doors.. I am waiting for UPS to bring the waterford crystal film I need to help distort the garage again..lol.. The mini chandelier got hung in the kitchen..I have to hang all the pretty sparkles on it today..and I can post a pix of it.. SO come back often the next few weeks.. I will be posting my projects !! I have missed my BLOG.. but I am BACK with a fire in me..ready to get stuff done..
Sunday, May 2, 2010
OHHH sista chic Deb from New Jersey sent me the bling bling Birthday Girl Goblet..yes.. I do drink my fizzy Dr. Pepper out of it. And sista chic Robin from Tennessee sent me the sweetest scrap book album/journal that's too pretty for me to scrawl my chicken scratch writing in.... among some other sweet gifts.. Thank u all for thinking of me... Love u !
Friday, April 30, 2010
Yes.. a my bed is roses.. and precious in pink. I found this old head board/ foot board for $26 years ago.. It was rusty as heck...but some paint and some beautiful roses.. Sis Robin sent me a gift card to purchase these last year when I lost my dear Mother. SO now that they have taken hold and grown, I get to enjoy them and think of Sis Robin and my Mother..who so loved roses. And the dogwood and Red bud trees we planted in her memory from a gift card sent from my Big Brother friends at the same time did so well and bloomed recently.. Thanks to you all for all your kindness during a hard time for me last year. Time does heal all wounds. BUT you all have a special memory in my heart forever.