Thursday, April 17, 2014

Painted Side Table

Hello friends,
I found a pretty nice side table at the thrift shop. It's in good condition. It just needed paint, and some wood filler in a few spots. I wanted a bigger round table for this spot in the living room. The other
table i had there was just too small. I moved that table to another spot in the living room. I'm adding
lots of color this summer to the living room!!  You can see what i mean:))))

    Lots of turquoise, pinks, creams. All happy colors! 


   I just cleaned the knobs with brass cleaner. I did a little antique wax. I painted it with
  my favorite cottage white paint. (satin finish)


   It sure needed some TLC....

                                                           Have a wonderful Easter!!!        


Friday, April 11, 2014

Twelve Months Of Flowers

Hello Friends,
I'm sure many of you have seen these prints around. Every once in awhile i see one at the thrift
shop or a garage sale, but in the past i never really payed much attention to them. This past month i bought three of them at the thrift shop. I bought them at different times. For three weeks i found 
one each week for $5.00 each. I really like them. I think the flowers are so colorful, and pretty. 
Three is perfect for above my bed. When i bought them the frames were really ugly, but with a
few coats of cottage white paint, and antique wax i think they look pretty darn good!! (I think:))))
A little sanding too!!!

     The month of September is my birthday!! It's hanging on my side!!!

    July is my husbands birthday! It's hanging on his side!!!


   And, pretty little February hangs in the middle!!!

    What a little paint can do!!!  

                                                     Have a great weekend!!

Monday, April 7, 2014


Hello friends,
I was in the baking mood over the weekend, and i wanted to make some cupcakes. I thought
they turned out cute!! I need a reason why i should bake cupcakes!! (calories) And,set up a pretty

1. It's spring
2. It's sunny outside
3. It's Saturday
4. I love my husband

5. I'm hungry

                                                           I knew i would come up with something!!!

     Some have little tiny daisies!! Some cute little hearts!!! How about some pink chenille pipe
     cleaners!!  Anything that strikes your fancy!!!

     Have to start out with some pretty dishes!!!

    I cut the rims off paper cups to make the handles. Decorate away!!!

                                                                     Make cupcakes today!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Mantle

Hello friends,
It's that time to brighten up the mantle for spring. I'm adding a lot of color to the living room
this year!! This summer it's going to be all about color!! 

    I love pink and turquoise!! It's such a perfect combination.


   I had this picture in the hallway, but i decided to hang it above the mantle. All the pretty
  colors fit right in. I would love to be sitting in that beautiful garden right now!!

                                                           Have a great day!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Old Painted Step Stool

Hello friends,
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I've been doing a little painting, a little spring
decorating, and a whole lot of this, and that!!! Puttering around the house always
finding things to do. I wonder how this house gets so messy with only two of us, but
believe me it does!!! You always see the pretty pictures (well sometimes they're pretty)
but, it's not always that way around here!!! I bought this step stool a few years ago at
a garage sale. It was quite a mess. After awhile i stuck it in the garage, and forgot i
had it. Over the weekend i decided to give it some paint, and bring it back in the kitchen.

   I found an old can of green paint in the garage and used that. I can't tell you what color it
   is because the sticker was missing. Whatever color it is i like it!  (made a new under the sink
   curtain while i was at it) I love checks!!! 

    I gave it a good sanding. Then i went over it with antiquing wax. It looks old and worn.
   Just the way i like it. 

                                                             Have a great day!! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hello friends,
I've had such a busy week, and i am finally starting to work on some projects. The first thing
i wanted to get started on was to make an arrangement using a big bunch of daffodils that
i bought at michaels. I wanted a spring arrangement for my kitchen counter. I love making
flower arrangements. It's one of my favorite things to do!  


    I wanted it really full all the way around. Some grass, and little Easter eggs. Can't forget
    the cute little bunnies on sticks. Love the jelly beans too!!!



  This is what i started with!!!

                                                                   Have a great day!!!