Monday, March 29, 2010

Make Up Gone Wrong

I picked up this little statue the other day on one of my GW shopping trips.

Even though she didn't look very pretty on the outside, I could see her potential.


Doesn't it make you wonder why?

Again with the spray paint and a little glazing...

Doesn't she look prettier with her make over?

Linking up this little transformation up over at Between Naps On the Porch, and Cottage Instincts.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hard Part's Over...Let the Fun Begin

I'm done!!!!!!

I am done with all of the painting and all wallpaper is outta my house.  I wish you could see my face and know how happy I am.  I am also exhausted.

Now is the fun part, though.  I have all of my accessories, pictures, etc., ready to be put into place.  But, you know what...I am too tired to do it.  So,  I am going to bed early and am going to work on it tomorrow when I am refreshed.

This is where it will all sit until tomorrow...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Look What $5 Got Me

My sweet friends, I have to show you one of my favorite purchases from GW to date.

This find will go above a piece of furniture in my newly (in the process of being) painted dining room.   It is old, kind of hard to see into, but I love it and it is just what I needed. 

And, she was $9.99 with a yellow tag.  Yep, the yellow tags were 50% off that day.  Hooray for me, I got her for $5.00.

Can you tell I was excited with this find?

I assume this mirror was on a dresser at some point in her life. 

 But, that day she sat all alone, waiting for me to bring her to my home and giver her a little lovin...

I have to get back to painting now.

  Just wanted to stop in and say hello and tell you all to have a blessed day.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Prairie Girl Is Hosting a Give Away

I am sure most of you have visited with Prairie Girl over at her amazing blog, Faded Prairie, but if you haven't, go over tonight for an awesome giveaway she is hosting.  Talk about neat...go over and check out this prize.

I just have to tell you that this is a neat lady.  There is just something about her that I like.  I love what she says about herself, "She's a small town girl who yearns for what once was".  Is that not great?  Isn't that what so many of us want?

And, this girl loves cows.  Now when I think of cows used for home decor, I think of the whole cow, duck, geese, heart theme that used to be popular.  This is not the kind of cows she likes.  She has classy cow decor. (sounds funny, doesn't it)  Her blog header even has a cow with a crown.  It's lovely, really lovely.  Go take a look.

I have never talked about another blog on here before, and I have so many others that I could mention and will at some point soon, but I figured tonight was a good night to talk about Prairie Girl's blog so that you could all have a chance at her giveaway.  I guess it lessens my chances, but that's okay, I'll spread the love around.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Few White Finds

I didn't make it to any yardsales this weekend, but I did run into my favorite GW for a few minutes today to see what treasures were lying in wait.

I found a few little pieces to add to my ever growing collection of white.  I am redoing my DR and Kitchen and am looking for more pieces to fill in with. 

Speaking of DR...I am in the process of stripping wallpaper from the last room in my home.  When we built our home 10 years ago, I put wallpaper everywhere I could.  I'm sorry but, what was I thinking?  I have been a woman on a mission for several years now trying to rid my home of wallpaper.  And, now I am on my last room.  BOO YA!!!!

Beautiful pic, I know.

  I just had to show you that this is all I lack and I will be done stripping wallpaper (in this house, at least) forever. 

Now for my few little thrify items I picked up today...

I loved this dainty little cup.

  The M, I guess, stands for Mom since no one in my house has an M name.

So, now Mom is going over to Southern Hospitality for a little party.  Join me...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Sweet Hangout

This is where my son and I will be spending some time over the next few months while we travel back and forth to Nashville to eye doctor appointments.

These people know how to bring the beauty of spring into a place...

And yumminess into our tummies...

These were our frozen yogurt desserts all specially made using this goodness...

and this...

and this was what my little one wanted you to see...

Her's all gone...

This was one of the neatest places I have ever been.  It was so yummy and so fun. 

We picked out our bowls, selected our yogurt flavor, sprinkled it with all kinds of goodies, added some fruit and whipped topping and then...oh no...had to weigh it to find out how much it cost.

That's where they got us, so be careful that you don't do like we did and go overboard.  Choose wisely, my friends, choose wisely and then enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Five Cans of Spray Paint Later...

Have you started touching up your wicker furniture for the season? 

My mom gave me a nice green wicker (I guess it's plastic actually, but looks like wicker) sofa for my front porch.  I loved it except that it was dark green and I wanted white. 

After a good cleaning, and a coat of white primer, I began my spray painting.  I figured since I had primed it, it would only take a couple of coats of spray paint.  I was wrong!  I used five cans of spray paint and finally gave up trying to get it completely covered.  It still has a hint of green showing through, but friends, I am tired of painting this little jewel.  I am just going to consider this bit of green as a great patina.  I may try painting it again later when it warms up, but for now, it will just look a little aged and that's just great with me.

Meet my pretty kitty...her name is Pood (rhymes with good)

Can you see the green still shining through?  Good grief, this was a painting job that never ended.

See my new pillow...

I had no idea you could buy burlap feed bags at Tractor Supply.  Did you?  And, it was only .97.  Another great thing is that it was already sewn together on one end so that just left one open end for me to sew.  Remember, I don't sew.

Speaking of sewing...I do have an old sewing machine that doesn't work.  I am sending it to the repair shop to see how much it will cost to fix it.  My goal is to learn how to sew.  I have always wanted to and you ladies have made that desire even stronger.  Also, I hate to keep asking my mom to make things for me.  I really want to learn how.  I will keep you posted on what happens.

I am hooking up with several parties tonight.  Join me over there...


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dressed Up Speaker

Do you have big ugly speakers lying around your house?  Do your husbands love surround sound like mine does?

My speaker decided she wanted a little makeover because she was not feeling very pretty.

A little vintage flower brooch...

And a little burlap...

And you have this...

Now she is all dressed up and holds my crusty white birdcage that my son says looks like the taj mahal.

I am linking up to My Romantic Home and Finding Fabulous.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Little Project Just For the Fun Of It

Did you work out in your yard this weekend?  Oh, we did, and it was just wonderful.  We worked in our garden getting it all tilled up, planted some seeds and cut down a few trees.  I love any and all kinds of outside work.  I just love being outside.

While hubby was cutting down a tree, I asked him to slice me a few pieces to do something fun with.

Ok, I know we don't really need coasters outside, but I thought it would be fun to make some anyway. 

By the way, I think this tree was about sixteen years old, in case you were wondering.

I just freehand painted numbers on these from 1-9...I need to have my hubby cut one more for me so I will have an even number.  We like even numbers...

Here they all are numbered and sealed with a clear acrylic paint to seal them.

Ready to use...

There you go, nothing fancy, pretty or even really necessary, but they were fun to make and now our guests can put their drinks down on their favorite numbers and will be able to keep up with which drink is theirs.

I am going to link this little project up over at:  Twice Remembered, Cottage Instincts, and Keeping It Simple & A Soft Place to Land

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thank You For the Awards

I want to say thank you to two special friends who have recently given me awards.  May I say that I always am humbled by any award, recognition or anything like that?

My first thank you is to Pinetree Home for the Happy Blogger Award.  I am supposed to tell seven things that I like and recognize ten other blogs.  There are so many blogs that I love and I have such a hard time picking on something like this, that I am just going to say that I love you all.  Really, I do.  I am fascinated and in love with so many of your blogs that it is hard for me to pick.  I am also a people pleaser and hate to think that I would leave someone out.  Forgive me...

Here are my seven things I like (love)...

1.  I like my husband a whole lot.  I have always said that you have to like, love and be in love with your spouse.  I really do like him.  He's a great guy!

2.  I like diet Dr. Pepper.  No, who am I kidding, I LOVE diet Dr. Pepper, in a bottle, ice cold.

3.  I like working out in my yard in the sunshine.  That is healing for me, therapy, rejuvenation...

4.  I like my children.  I really do.  I like their personalities.

5.  I like checking out blogs everyday.  It's actually become somewhat of an obsession, so I have to be very careful.

6.  I like staying up late after everyone else is in bed just so I can have some me time.  (homeschooling makes for no quiet time around my house...ever)

7.  I like shopping at Goodwill.  It has become my favorite place to shop.  I NEVER thought when I was younger that I would ever say something like that.  I didn't even like buying a shirt at Wal-Mart when I was a teenager.  What was I thinking???

So there you of my likes.

If you are still with me, now I want to say thank you to Yankee Bell Home.  Jessi gave me a Master of Friendship Blog Award.  I am supposed to list six things that I am a master of and then pass this award along.  Please know that I am not trying to skirt my responsibility, but I will just pass it along to all of you.  You know who you are...all of you that I follow and even one's that I don't follow...yet, this is for you.

So what six things am I a master of?  To be honest with you, I am struggling with this one.  I have no idea if I am a master of anything.  How about if I list what I would like to be a master of?

1.  I would like to master being an excellent wife and mother.

2.  I hope someday to master spending my time wisely and putting God first in my day.

3.  I really want to learn to sew.  Maybe someday I will master that.

4.  I would love to master the gift of encouragement and building others up.  How great would that be!

5.  I would love to master singing.  I can't sing well AT ALL.  It is a joyful noise.

6.  I would love to master money saving.  (my husband would love that also) I am working on it.


Thank you very much, friends, for these awards and for thinking enough of what you read in my blog to pass these along to me.  You are both very kind.

If you have a chance, go check these ladies blogs out.  They are very gifted in what they do.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My First Etsy Order

I have seen so many beautiful items on Etsy that I would love to have.  I know we all agree that the talent out there is incredible.

I was so excited to make my first order and chose to buy this little beauty from Andrea at Faded Plains.

Isn't she so very sweet, feminine and pretty?

I also got the neatest little package of paper goodies in with my order.  I loved the added touch.

Thank you so much, Andrea.  My first Etsy order is one that I will always remember.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Beaded Lampshade and Favorite Flea Market Find

I want to give you a quick look at a lampshade I fixed up to go on my new favorite silver table from the Nashville Flea Market.

First of all let me tell you that I needed  a new shade to go on a lamp I already had.  I went to Wally World and found lots of shades but none that fit and really none I wanted to pay that much for anyway.  I needed a small shade, you see.  Guess what I found...a lamp on clearance for $2.50 that I didn't like, but the shade was perfect.  I couldn't buy a shade for that price.  So I got the whole set and will sale the lamp at my spring yardsale. 

The little shade went from this...

to this...

to this...

using these...

which were clearanced Christmas beads.

Then this little pretty looked like this all dolled up...

and she sat so pretty on here...

My new silver table from the Flea Market!!

This little table is, for now, (I have to say that because I move stuff all the time) in my guest room next to a beautiful antique bed.  Very unexpected, but very nice, I think.

Here's another look...

and another...

Notice the bottom shelf holds an extra blanket so if our guests get cold.  This afghan was made by my step mother.  It also has a basket full of goodies in case a needed toiletry item is forgotten.

Did you by any chance notice this great little clock?

I got her on clearance also at Wal-Mart for $2.50.  They must be doing some moving out of old items because a lot of their stuff was on sale.  I loved this clock.

There you have it, my new cheap beaded lampshade and my great silver table.  Oh yeah, and my cute little clock that has the loudest alarm I have ever heard.  Such fun things...

I am linking up to several parties tonight...