Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Much Needed Makeover!

Today, for White Wednesday, I thought I'd show you a table I picked up this week-end.

It looked nothing like what I'm about to show you.

It was stained, no paint.

The veneer on top was coming up in the middle, that couldn't be saved.

She had quite a few things against her but so many things right also!

I couldn't wait to get started.

First I sprayed her with primer, as I was doing that I said to myself, "You should be taking a picture!"....but I didn't!

So what you're going to see is the after!

Isn't she pretty!

After I got her primed and painted my #1 worked on the top portion of the table.

He tore the veneer off, sanded her down and put linseed oil on the top.

I love all the detailing on her!

She will reside in my living room...she's a keeper!

I'm joining up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by!

Woops! I forgot to tell you the best part!...$24.00!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sweet Peeps!

Have you ever just known that you bought something but were unable to find it anywhere...then you begin to wonder if you sold it or possibly gave it away...

but, were pretty sure you didn't!

For me it was eggs, large eggs (don't worry they were hollow) otherwise I would have smelled them.

I looked everywhere!

Finally this morning I found them tucked inside a cupboard, out of sight!

Unfortunately, a little late for my Easter decorating but at least I know I wasn't going nuts!

Hopefully, I'll remember where I put them for next year.

Because I wanted a few things to decorate my table for Easter.

I was glad when these sweet little chicks followed me home from the Monticello yesterday.

They are so darn cute that they'll probably stay out a little longer in anticipation of Spring.

I just know it's going to come in full force one of these days!

And I'll be here waiting!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Friday, April 22, 2011

More Goodies At Monticello

It was "Dealer Night" at Monticello last night.

This is where the vendors can come in after hours and re-do their booths and bring in more wonderful items for customers.

I took advantage of that and loaded up the car and went to work!

I revamped my area in the Garden Show, bringing in lots of new items.

So if you're in the neighborhood be sure to stop by!

Here are a few pictures of the inside of the little cabana I have.

Monticello is open, Monday thru Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Here's "Dumbs" aka, Mr.Riley, he's actually being a bad boy right now, being on the table and all!

But I couldn't resist snapping a picture.

Even Mr. Riley needs a little Vitamin D.

It feels like Spring has finally arrived here in the Northwest...and it feels wonderful!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Close of a Week-End!

Well, the week-end is coming to a close.

Insert "sad face".

I've had this past week off and let me tell you, "I loved it!".

I had a lot of fun going to thrift stores in the morning, doing a little sewing in the afternoons.

One project I got done was changing out the door panels of my hutch.

In one of my previous post I showed you the great cabinet I found.

I loved it, panels and all but being that it was in my dining room and I had all my ironstone in it, I wanted to be able to see it.

So I told my #1 what my plan was and he was willing to do it for me.

So, knowing glass for this cabinet would cost me around $24.00 a sheet, and I needed two, I decided to head to the Rebuilders Center and find an old window.

$4.00, a lot better!

So my sweet hubs took the glass out, did a little cutting then put it in the inside of the doors, framing each piece.

He does such a good job!

So, here's what it looks like now....WONDERFUL!

If I ever decide I want to put this cabinet somewhere else in my house, I've kept the inside panels just in case.

But for now I'm enjoying seeing what is on the inside of my cabinet!

Lastly, pillows ... I made quite a few of those this week.

Here is one that I kept for myself.

I found this wonderful fabric it reminded me of an old French Grain Sack, pretty expensive fabric but I loved it!

So, one stayed with me and two went to the shop.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Apron ~ Pretty & Feminine

After such a busy week it was nice to relax today.

I did a little cleaning and a little decorating and sewing (for me).

And you know what, it felt good!

Here is a sweet little apron that I will eventually take to the shop but until then I'll display it.

Isn't it feminine and pretty.

I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for White Wednesday!

Hope you have a great evening!