Thanks to Pinterest I saw an idea for a new ottoman.. Just liked how they reused an old coffee table. I pinned the idea.probably will never use the idea..but someone may..I continued pinning things for weeks.. like we all do..it is my cyber "hoarding" space. Well in Oct. while we were spending 2 months on the beach we were out shopping and I ran across some fabulous cow hides.. YES ..cow hides.. I love them..even tho I am more of a girly girl in decorating. I petted it and left..Since I had no use for one. Next day sitting on the beach it hit me. OH i could make that cowhide into that ottoman. A large one to scoot up to the sofa to make it feel like a lounger.. sooo back to town we went to pick thru the hides..$100 for hide...so here it is Dec.. I had been driving past my fav. junk store..never seeing the perfect table to reuse.One day I took dear hubby and off we went junking..40 miles from home..the 3rd place we went.. boom there it was..The legs were perfect. Paid the lady $38 ..she was shocked I would just want the legs off the table..well it was rectangle shape..and the top of the table was shaped so it would not work..and I knew how prices plain new legs at Lowes are..so load up table... lets roll.. Hubby cut me a 28" X 28" square of plywood, rounded the corners..off I went to town to buy a cushion and some batting and nail heads.. Of course all the cushions were 24 x 24.. Well I ordered a memory foam pad off the internet ,$48and cut it up in to 2 28 x28 squares..and now I have enough of that to recushion the settee at the foot of our bed.. so that will be getting a lift soon.
Friday, September 7, 2012
I just love the Sea Turtle Green paint.. it looks more like a Tiffany Box Blue.. I first painted the revamped gathering room this color.. then I loved it so much I painted the Kitchen and back entry..even the door panels. (( HAD the paint..Had to use it , right? ))) So months go by and I still get so happy seeing it..and I had leftover paint..so I had to paint the upstairs hallway.. I left the tall walls the "sugar cookie" ..dreading tackling the tall wall up the stairwell. AND I like the way the colors look together. A few more months go by, and wild hair hits.. so I decided to paint the master bedrooms Vanity area..since it is separated by a wall with a wide opening. Hmm do I have enough paint.. maybe not.. so a quick call to my sister... we recently painted her master bathroom this color..sooo she had extra, I mixed it with my leftover..and yes.. I LOVE It.. I like how the painted cabinets I did, go so well. really makes them POP..and I don't think I am a beige person..the butterscotchy-biege color bored me after a few years.. AND I do plan to paint the master bedroom area when we get back from the beach this fall. I will have to buy more paint..but I love waking up and seeing this color.. and anytime I am in a room with it..I feel calm and relaxed..and HAPPY. Kind of shocking...since PINK is my SIGNATURE color.. But my art studio is pink..so I am good !
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
I have been thinking of the upcoming spring and summer. The past two years we have not been able to spend many weeks at the lake due to ill family and friends in other states. Sadly we lost friends and family. Now we want to spend some quality time at the lake.. Today I envisioned time on the porch.. Having a slice of pie, and sweet tea, or cookies and lemonade. To enjoy some sunsets with friends on the porch with us is something I am so looking forward to.. So I shall call it "Sweet Retreat" ! Lets hit the porch this year and enjoy the sunsets, fireflies, some fish making ripples on the lake..and a few ducks floating by.