Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Private beach

Love  the feeling of sand between your toes.. a nice sunny day.. beach time is the best.. Since we don't live at the beach year long.. we brought the beach to the lake.. Don built me a personal beach, with our own sugar sand... It gets us thru the days when we are not ocean side ! I recently painted the front door PINK. and added some pots of flowers on the steps.. I picked up that idea from Pinterest.. I had  been  tempted to paint door for a while..Pinterest just sent me over the edge to do it !

The Major Award

Yes we have all seen the movie, Christmas Story. The Major Award, Leg Lamp. I know it is so kitschy but I still love that lamp.. I see it on the movie year after year. So this past Holiday.. there it was.. the after Christmas sale.. 1/2 off at Walgreens... I just impulsed shopped it.. Then got it home.. sheshh..that is one ugly lampshade. What was I thinking.. it looked better in the movie.. maybe it should have forever stayed there !! Oh well, 1/2 price.. it would find a new home.. I can pass it down in a yard sale or something.  Then one day it happened.. I had a  thought.. IF i made a leg lamp...it would be so much more "Girly"....and " PINK"..   then a thought ran thru my head that turned into a vision.. Pink polka dot satin fabric I already had,white ribbon with pink polka dots,  I also already had.Pink feather boa, used  a 40% off coupon, pink paint to repaint the lamp base and  cord, diamond dust glitter for the base on top of the pink base. A tiny rhinestone on her shoe, some beaded garland as her garter , high on her thigh. This is the results.. before.. Ughh-ly..... after... Pink-taculous ! It looks  great in my PINK  art studio. These pictures were taken against the Tiffany blue walls so it would stand out. (like it doesn't STAND OUT on its own. Tee hee.. It makes me smile to see it. Hope you get a giggle out of it too !

Spring into Beach time !

We plan to be home all summer.. till  our Sept./Oct months at the beach. I wanted a more beach   feel in the eating area.. we call it the gathering room.. we eat there and sit in the tan chairs  a lot to enjoy the  lake view. I found fabrics to  work with my idea. Then a  screen printed flamingo pillow, printed on both sides. I cut that pillow apart, and made two cushions. Added fabric to make larger pillows , a new curtain topper above the table. I used pink flamingo  picnic table cloth hold downs. I made a new ottoman cover,and two small throw pillows.. All this can  be quickly changed out for Fall.. I set the table with pink polka dot bowls and pink stripe plates.. feels great ! Bring on the summer weather !