Sunday, March 29, 2009
The heart I loved the saying on and it is made of clay. Right now it is hanging on my closet door but again that may change!Last but not least I bought candle rings to put on my light redo. The one I painted flat black. I didnt take a picture of them on but I will add that when I do!I love the little rusted stars and the red berries match the burgundy color of my walls in the diningroom.I hope everyone is having a good weekend. The weather here is beautiful compared to the snow at the first of the week! Its all melted and Im hoping thats the last of it. Thanks for reading!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Today I wanted to do a little post about my sis,Debbie, over at Goat Creek. They are moving today....away from their beloved little farm and home. I just wanted her to know I was thinking of her and praying for good weather and an easy transition into the new, soon to be Prim, decorated place. I know its hard to leave where you are and that it holds memories. Just remember those memories are forever in your heart and that the house is essentially just 4 walls and a roof. Its you and Wendell and your kids and grandbaby and animals that make it a home. Wherever you go with a heart like yours,you will make it a home. Make this a new beginning and a fresh start in life. Good luck today and I wish I was there to help. I did get the passport papers filled out so soon I will be able to visit! BIG HUGS and lots of Love! Holli
Monday, March 23, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today I wanted to do some things for me. Its been March break from school here and since both my son and husband are home its kind of been all about them this week. I took today off from work and decided to do a couple of redos! The first one is very special to me. Debbie( my sis) over at Goat Creek Bakery made this for me probably around the time I married Dave. Its hard to tell in the pic but it has a blue background and the frame is just plain. It hangs above my fireplace mantle. Well I no longer have anything blue and decided to make the background just black and to paint the frame. I painted it black with antique white over that and then sanded it and added an antiquing gel(we cant get briwax here). I love the way it turned out and the pics dont do it justice at all but it is back in its home all redone just for me!! Now if I could just convince Dave to let me paint the wood behind it and get rid of the ugly lights!!
It was yellow and had been done to match my bathroom in my other house. We have been here three years now and it has just sat since it didnt match anything. I decided it should be black too. So I painted it and sanded it and again added the antiquing gel. I love how it turned out and it will find a place in my bathroom again as soon as the walls are painted.Just a couple small projects for the day but very rewarding for me. Its not often I take time out for myself. Im a busy working,hockey,basketball mom and wife. My life revolves around my two men these days with not much time left for me. Since Dave lost his job over a year ago and went back to school I have had to pick up the financial slack so to speak. Some days it isnt easy and I am tired and frustrated and even angry that I have to do everything that is on my plate. The weight on my shoulders is heavy and I hope to see the light of day soon. All in all...taking just a few hours today to do those little things for myself made me feel a little less stressed. Tomorrow it is off on a road trip for hockey. The last one of the year...I love to watch Aidan play...but Im sure glad when the season ends! Hope you all had a great day and are looking forward to the weekend. Im off to read some posts!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Have a great day everyone! May the Luck of the Irish be with you!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I got a can of flat black paint and sprayed it 4 times in total to get the coverage. I removed the glass shades and around the bases of the lights I added coffee stained cheese cloth that I also rolled in cinnamon when it was still wet. It looks light in the pictures but actually isnt when you see it. In the blog I had read they had primmed up the bases by dipping them in wax and grubbying them. My bases were short and not the covers so they couldnt be removed to do that. I improvised and I like the outcome! So what do you think of my new diningroom light?
This one had the glass panels all the way around but Dave had it taken a part before I got a picture. So this is what I am painting black and these have the covers I can remove and grubby! Thanks for reading!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Also in my diningroom is this nice guy! I love him...he was a gift from my mom because of course we were out somewhere and I said gee I like that rooster!I guess most all of these are in my diningroom And as you can see I like the dark red/burgundy colors. I need to work on this corner....very plain. Any suggestions?This is a plate rack my friend Jenn bought me. It of course has rooster plates! I do change them at times but I always go back to the roosters!Last is this guy hanging on the wall. Speaking of the walls Id like to change the top color. The bottom used to be blue and I changed it to the dark red. I kind of feel there is too much contrast with the off white on top and would like it maybe something a little darker. What do you think?I have many more roosters but I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. Now you know why the rooster crows at my house! Have a great evening everyone!
Monday, March 2, 2009
And this is after I tea dyed them!I prefer the after much better! They are actually a little darker than they look in the pic. I have a matching comforter that I am going to do...when the weather is warmer and I can take it outside and spray it.
I wanted to show you all a pic of my house taken in 1905. The people we bought it from left us a copy of this newspaper photo. As you can see it had beautiful trees around it(most were lost in a hurricane)and a front porch! We love the look of the front porch and it will definately be a future project to add it back on. I cant imagine why anyone would tear it off! You can see a pic of the house as it stands now in my first post. Thanks for reading!