Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nests and Starfish

I put together a couple of nests and decorated a starfish. The starfish was an idea that I got from the magazine Romantic Homes. The instructions were included in the magazine.
You will need the following:
1 starfish
Kiltz spray primer
Jewelry, buttons, shells
Glue gun
Spray Mount adhesive
You can also use a drill to drill a small hole to hang with ribbon if you like. Spray paint the starfish with the primer and then spray with adhesive and sprinkle glitter on the starfish. Let dry and add the embellishments using the glue gun.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm painting again!

The weather has been good for painting furniture and I am doing just that! I bought an antique chest of drawers while in Round Top and I have sanded it and primed it. I also painted a ladder this week. I painted it a beautiful aqua blue with a glaze. I painted a mirror for Haley earlier in the year and I loved the aqua color so I decided to paint the ladder the same color and use the same technique with the glaze. I think I am going to paint the chest of drawers this same color. I am constantly looking at books and magazines to get ideas about painting furniture and what colors to try.
I find myself almost consumed with thoughts of what I am going to create next. I love working on projects and seeing the finished product. I am going to post a picture of the chest of drawers "before" and when I'm finished I will show you an "after". I will also show you the oval mirror so you can see the aqua blue color! Please continue to pray for my Dad. He is home and working on getting stronger. We took him to the doctor today and they ran a CT scan and did his labs to see how he is doing. He still has a drainage tube on the cyst and it is still draining.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Little did I know that after my youngest child graduated and left for college that I would find another hobby that I enjoy so much. The empty nest syndrome was a little harder than I had expected but I quickly filled that void with junking! I guess the best part for me would be the "hunt" for that special piece of furniture. After the find, I love transforming it into something really special. The sanding, the cleaning, the painting, is all worth the time and effort to get the end result. After several months of "junking" I realized how much I needed(wanted) a trailer so that I could buy more if I wanted. So I purchased a trailer for my junking adventures. Needless to say I have filled it full of goodies many times! I am going to post a few pictures of my antique booth space with some of my treasures displayed.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Antique Clawfeet

I found these antique claw feet on one of my junk hunts. They were very chippy with old paint. After a good cleaning and scrubbing I painted them with a couple of coats of clear finish. This also keeps the paint from chipping. I like the look of chippy paint but I don't like cleaning up the mess! You can use these lovely antique pieces for bookends or doorstops. I have a few pictures of how I displayed them in my antique booth. They would also look really neat on a mantle or a shelf. There are a few companies that have them for sale. They are around 54.00 - 85.00. I am not charging that much for mine. Dad made it home today.......welcome back!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A cute Music Stand Refinished

I bought a cute music stand last fall in Carmine and I completed that project and put it into my Antique booth space today. I love cute antique accent pieces of furniture. This piece would be great as a end table for the living room, a night stand for the bedroom, for those that love to craft with those pretty papers from Hobby Lobby and Michael's or scrap booking this would be great to store those papers! I painted it black and shabbied the edges and then put a finish on it. My favorite part on this makeover is the turquoise knob that I found to put on the door. This week is the last week of softball and I will have more time to work on my projects.
We also got great news this week! My Dad is coming home possibly tomorrow! We are so excited about this homecoming we can hardly stand it. No one is more ready than him, though. He is getting stronger everyday. He still has a long way to go but we are so thankful for all the prayers.

I am going to post several pictures on this post. I took some pictures of some of the antiques and items that I have collected over the last few months. I hope you have a great week!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Beautiful Bluebonnets

A couple of weeks ago I went to Round Top to shop for antiques and the Blue Bonnets were gorgeous. People were stopping along the highway taking pictures of each other posed in the blue flowers. Spring is such a great season....everything is green and blooming. I had a great trip to Round Top and the weather was perfect. I went to a book signing at "Leftovers" near Brenham and bought a new book. The book was "Junk Beautiful" written by Sue Whitney. They were serving food and drinks and giving a twenty percent discount for those who attended the gathering. I love the antiques and displays in Leftovers.
We had a wonderful Easter get together this weekend at my sister Lisa's house. My two daughters Linsi and Haley came in and we spent the night at Lisa's and visited with my Dad Saturday and Sunday. I am so happy to report that he is doing so much better. He is eating again and they have removed the feeding tube and the tube from his nose. He is in a rehabilitation hospital in Houston and hopefully he will be home soon. Please continue to pray for him and my mom.
Softball season ends next Friday and I will have more time to blog and more time to work on my projects!
Have a great week and post me a comment if you have time.