Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Updated Candlesticks

Happy Tuesday!  It is a gloomy, gloomy Tuesday here in Michigan.....cold and dreary.  I am enjoying a bit of quiet while my babies are resting:)  Love this part of my day:)  Is that bad to admit?

I wanted to share a quick project I completed this past summer....super simple!  I had this trio of candlesticks but thought they needed "something."  Here they are before....


I just gave them a new coat of spray paint and then glazed them with a bit of black paint.  I think they are better after.  What about you?


I hope it's sunny wherever you are reading this:)
Have a great day!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Lil' Book Caddy

Happy Wednesday!  It's almost Halloween and we will have two owls and a power ranger parading around the neighborhood:)  I hope it's a nice evening for my babies to be out and about!  I hope you are well:)  My family of five is doing well...school is in full swing along with some swimming lessons.  My days seem to fly by!!  We have officially begun building our new house and we couldn't be more excited!  We hope to be in there this winter....cannot wait!!

I found this little wooden caddy awhile back and painted it yellow.   I didn't like the results and decided to paint it a mint color.  I absolutely love this color right now and happened to score this quart for a dollar at Home Depot awhile back.  I actually would like to paint my daughter's room this color and accent her room with pink and yellow hues.

Here it is before I changed the color...


I painted it over with a very appealing minty color and then antiqued it the edges with black paint.  I added "books" to the side of the caddy.  I think it's a great place to store some books don't you?!




Have a great day!
If you're reading...ThAnKs!!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Old Lampshade

Good Morning everyone.  It's Monday October 13 and it's the first time I have blogged for this fall.  I can't believe how time flies.  Since I retired from work I thought that I would be so bored and have so much time on my hands and it's really the opposite.  Some times I think that there isn't enough hours in the day and I can't get all my projects done.  It is really delightful to have the time to do what I want.   Well, here is one of my latest projects and this was so fun.  I had an old burlap lampshade that was in pretty good shape but boring and here is what I did.  Take a look at the before picture:

As you can see there wasn't anything really wrong with the lampshade, just a little boring and here is what I did.
I had some crewel thread in a pretty shade of green and I decided to run it up the lampshade from the bottom to the top like a vine and simply used Elmer's glue to attach it.  I followed the first line a couple of times and than I knew it needed some leaves and I free handed a shape of a leave and filled it in with the thread.
I still wasn't done and thought that it needed some burlap flowers and so I wrapped and twisted the burlap to get a desired rose and attached a wooden bead in the center and attached (hot glued) it along the vine in between the leaves.
And still I wasn't done and thought that it needed a little bit more of shabbiness, so I cut some strips of burlap, frayed and all and gathered it slightly while I hot glued it to the top and bottom of the lampshade.


So here is the final result on my alabaster old lamp.

So don't throw away your old lampshades, alot can be done with them and it's fun.
So, what do you think?  Better or worse or too much shabbiness?
Until next time, Dianne.......

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Be Grateful......

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was wonderful:)  We spent some QT time as a family just hanging out.  We are in the process of building our new home so we spent some time picking out kitchen cabinets this weekend.  It's such a big decision because this will hopefully be our "forever" house and I'm trying to pick out a type and color of cabinet that is "timeless."  We are hoping to break ground within a few days.  I cannot wait to begin this adventure!!  I will keep you guys posted with pictures as it progresses....:)

So, onto the project that I want to share with you.....
I picked up this piece of scrap wood from a barn sale this past summer.  It looks like it was a part of some piece of furniture.  I loved the shape of it and thought it would make a fabulous sign.


So I was going to paint it first, however, my dear mother suggested that I leave it in it's original stain and then stencil the quote over it.  I went with her suggestion and loved the way it turned out.  I used my cricut machine to create the quote.  It felt so good to create something again....it's been awhile since I've put my hands to work in a creative way:)




I love this quote....because there is ALWAYS something to BE GRATEFUL for:)
What are you grateful for today?
Thanks for reading....and have a wonderful Monday!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chalkboard Table

Hellooo!!!!  It's been a loong time since I've last posted!  Summer was amazing and we spent some quality family time together:)  It was quite different camping with the twinners this summer.....just a tad bit more work:)  Although they were quite the troopers this summer....good thing because the six year old brother wasn't content with just sitting around!!  Now he's back in school as a first grader!!!!  Eeeek I can hardly believe it!!!  Time just needs to slooow down a bit.....our babies are now eight months old as well!  They are at a fun stage....starting to scoot around a pull themselves up on things:)  They are starting to really interact with each other too!!

I wanted to share with you this chalkboard table.  I unfortunately do not have the before picture of the table.  I painted the bottom part of the table a shade of pink and then the top with chalkboard paint.  Here she is now.....



I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
Thanks for reading!!!


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