The only problem is that in my rush to do something,
I forgot to take "before" pictures:-)
Can't think of everything, right?
Okay, the first sanity project was actually done at the end of Feb.
but since I haven't shown it yet, here you go...
Jordie had a loft/bunk bed...very cool...but she was ready for a regular bed.
Thanks to Google, she found exactly what she wanted...
and the price was sooooo right!!!
Only problem...it was black...
and she wanted cream.
So once again, we open the box to a brand new bed...
and paint it before it ever gets in the house.
Will I ever learn?
Sanity Project #2...
if I have to stay in this house...
(and don't get me wrong, it's a nice house)
then I have to somehow bring it around
to the shabby,flea marketish, white look that I love.
First step...my verandah/balcony.
The furniture was brown with turquoise cushions
but thanks to paint (and plenty of help from Miss J)
it is now antique white.
I had a chest that I painted aqua and it is now the coffee table.
A few new cushions and voila...
As my handy assistant said while painting...
"Mom...I'll always remember doing projects like this with you.
Some people would go buy new furniture but we repaint furniture that we love
and it's just like new"
That's my girl!
Someday her husband will thank me for making her so thrifty...
Unless he's like mine and wants to know why we always
have projects going on and I can't park my car in the garage.
He just doesn't get it!!!
I was at a thrift store recently and found a great oval frame
with a tacky poster-like print in it.
The frame was brown-ish...
if that's what you call it.
Basically it was UGLY.
But it was dirt cheap.
So I bought it...
Removed the print.
Painted it cream.
Stapled a piece of screen to the back.
And Taylor now has a new jewelry holder!!!
We needed to add a few to our shop...
they turned out pretty cute, at least we think so:-)
And they do add to the decor, don't you think?
But more on these pretties tomorrow!
I'm hoping to find some "me" time today.
A few moments to relax and read one of my favorite magazines.
I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Flea Market Finds!!!
Last but not least,
my sweet Maui,
or as we now call him "Sneezy".
would like to thank you
for your kind words and advice on his sneezing problem.
He sems a little better during the day and last night
was almost his same mischeivous self...
but he's not eating much...
and believe me, this guy can eat...
so we are off to the vet today!
Hope your Friday is wonderful!
See you tomorrow for Pink Saturday!