Thursday, May 31, 2012

Easy art

I need a large something above the orange dresser in my family room.  It's a high bare wall that needed attention, but I wasn't sure what.  Hubby was cleaning out a spare space in his office and came home with a couple of pictures, one of which I was thrilled to see.  I remember seeing a post on this blog -vintage revivals  - something I had wanted to try out.  The original was from the 80s or 90s - rose and blue hues.  I sprayed it all over with white spray paint, then took gray acrylic mixed with a glazing medium and highlighted the raised areas.  I had art in 1 hour - with no talent whatsoever. 


       To this:

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Adventures with Rocky

Every Memorial Day we take our blue heeler - Rocky - on an adventure.  There's a great hike in our area and Rocky loves it.  He is an amazing dog.  With 12 years under his collar, he is slowing down and has a few health issues.  We have to lift him in the car because it's painful to see him try to jump up and not make it.  In his younger years he could clear our 5' fence.  He could also stand on his hind legs to see what was for dinner and help himself if it looked good.  Many times I would have a steak, chicken, or roast sitting on the cupboard to cool - and turn around and it would be gone.  Rocky would have steak and we would eat peanut butter sandwiches.  As frustrating as that was, I will miss him soooo much - I can't even think about life without him.  At night when we lay in bed, we'll say "Rocky is such a good dog" and we'll hear his tail hitting the carpet.  LOVE that dog!!!

                                          Canine lineup:  Rocky, Sarge, Tank (in arms)

A happy ending to a wonderful hike with our beloved Rocky - a stop at Doggy Wash!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Family Room DONE!

It's only been five months - how time flies when you are doing a home improvement project - and it takes up space in the WHOLE house!  I guess I have to clean now.  When there is stuff everywhere, in every room, what's the point of cleaning?  Now I GET to clean, and I'm excited!  Just to remind myself what this space looked like in January:

And how it looks today:

I think it was worth the wait.  I DO get a little hung up on details.  See that short shelf at the top of the bookcase?  I have plans for that -  can't wait to see how it looks.  Now I hear the weeds outside calling my name.

Happy Memorial Day!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I CAN finish a project!

Here is the new and improved dresser that I paid $5 for three (yes three!) days ago.  We just had to get ONE thing completely done. 

It will look much better all dressed up, but my sister HAD to see it done now.  With my grandkids coming this weekend and us hosting an extended family BBQ, the pressure is on to get the whole room completed.  I will not go to a yard sale this weekend and bring home another project.  I'll wait until next weekend.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yard sale find

I went yard sale hunting on Saturday.  I followed signs in my general area and found a few goodies - a couple of necklaces, leggings still in the package and a mirror.  When I came home, hubby asked me if I saw the sign for a huge yard sale by Home Depot.  Well, I had to check it out.  And I scored big!  This little beauty cost me $5!

It has been someone else's project apparently.  It has been sanded and the legs removed, so I added legs and a beautiful shade of paint (orange to be exact) and hopefully I'll have a picture tomorrow!  I still need a few more coats of paint to look smooth.  Anyway, I am thrilled!

Shelves are done!  Details like knobs, hole drilled for speaker wire and cabinet door need some attention.  But for the most part, it's done!  Only five months!
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Update.....on a missing blogger AND my family room

My creative sister is back blogging!  She was previously at Random Musings from my POV, but has moved.  You can check out her a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. cookies and her bits of wisdom at this site:  She is one smart cookie and one of two amazing sisters I have been lucky enough to have.  We have SUCH a fun time together. 

OK - we are almost there!  My job is next and I am ready.  Just need to let the caulk dry and come Monday, I'm priming.  Just in time for the outside work to be done.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Random Musings From My POV update

For those interested in this darling blog - it expired.  However, she is in the process of creating another one.  I'll be sure to keep you informed when and what the name is.  You know it's got to be good!  That sister of mine is one creative gal!  Her cookies are amazingly cute!
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