Monday, November 24, 2014

With Just a Little Spray Paint......

Happy Monday everyone.  It was quite chilly and snowy last week here in Michigan.....and today it is a balmy fifty.  In fact I'm enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting by an open window.  Our new house is coming along....although the weather last week killed the momentum.  The next big step is putting on the roof!!!  Then hopefully the siding will start going up and then the brick.  I cannot wait to see how everything will look together!  I am crossing my fingers that our decisions about color and texture will coordinate nicely with each other:)  There are a lot of decisions.....:)  Big decisions:)  But in the end, whether we've made mistakes or not, it will be our house that we created together and that makes me smile:)

I just wanted to share a few quick spray paint make-overs.  I do love spray paint....I love how quickly it transforms something.  It's fun and easy!!

I found both of these items this summer...a little stool that could be used to hold a plant and a key holder.  Not big ticket items by any stretch, however cute in their own way.

With just some spray paint and a bit of antiquing....they both look more appealing!

A new key holder.....I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for those darn keys!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
If you're reading....ThAnKs!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bless This House.....

Hey there!  It's Thursday evening and the house is quiet....peaceful...tranquil:)  Makes me smile:)  My son and I put up a small Christmas tree this afternoon.  He was so excited and couldn't wait to buy some candy canes for the tree.  I love this time of year and kids make it even more special!

It's tough to write this but just recently my family has been given some heartbreaking news about my dad.  He has some health concerns and we will need some prayers.  He's been diagnosed with cancer and he will begin treatment soon.  We, as a family, are hopeful and optimistic that he will get through this trial.  He's a strong guy and I hope he fights like he has never fought before......Although we have been given this trial there is still much to be thankful for during this holiday season.  We have HOPE that he will kick cancer to the curb ....we are thankful for modern medicine.....we are thankful for knowledgeable doctors...we are thankful for our FAMILY and FRIENDS that have been there with their support and a hug.....and most importantly we are thankful for our FAITH.  I love him so much and ask that you keep him in your prayers.

I would like to share a project that I recently completed....I found this scrap piece of wood at a yard sale. I decided to leave it as is and put some lettering on it.  (My mom actually suggested that I leave the board in it's natural state)  I used my handy dandy cricut and went to work....Here it is in finished form....Although I haven't put any hardware on the back to hang it.  It's a bit it may sit unfinished for awhile:)

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Have a wonderful evening.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Decorating with Flea Markets and Redos

Good Morning everyone!  It's a Tuesday morning here in Michigan and we are expecting some cold weather.  The U.P. is experiencing some wintry weather but so far we aren't down here.  That's okay with me, winter will be here soon enough.  Well, guys we have been collecting pieces from flea markets, garage sales and estate sales to redo our little cottage on the lake.  It has been a work in progress and we still aren't quite done, but almost done.  It started with some hand me down furniture that has been recovered and stripped.

My husband picked up this adorable little rocker at an estate sale but it was so sad.  I painted it a white and added a burlap coffee sack for the cushion and distressed the paint so if the grandkids knocked it, it wouldn't make a difference, just add some character.  The little green table was also an estate sale piece which was painted a soft green and my son, Tedd, carved a deer scene on the top which was covered with some glass.  The lamp was a garage sale find which was painted and sanded with a lampshade covered in wrapping paper and ribbon loops for the border.  The small bookcase in the back is 2 wood crates that I stacked one on top of the other.  Love this look.  Will add more when I find more. A work in progress!!!!!

 This cabinet was found at an estate sale, too.  I loved it the way it is and put the television in it.  Love the little drawer on the bottom.  The mantle next to it was a flea market find which I have blogged about.  I painted it and shabbied it up.  I tiled the inside of the mantle and it's waiting for a gas insert, which is coming.
This lamp was a garage sale find that I just love and the shade was found at an estate sale but I think they look great together.  The lamp has a wood base and the filigree is wire. Painted both the table and the lamp the same soft color green with a little white.  I have green painted cabinets in the kitchen which opens up into the gathering room so I decided to keep the furniture that I have painted to the same soft green and putting white and some wood into the styling.When I think about this little cottage there is nothing new in here, everything is old and has been redone.

Love my crates for the bookcases.  They have come in handy.
My mantle is sporting an antique mirror which I believe they called a piano mirror.  It is just sitting on top of the mantle.  It's a cozy room and if you are a little crazy you can decorate with a lot of mismatched and a lot of redo's and have it all come together and make a statement.!

So, what do you think? Crazy or not? Like or not?  Until next time, Dianne........

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