Friday, September 30, 2011

Things I'm working on

.... i like blue/turquoise

I know it looks like I'm a really bad painter, but there's a purpose for this messy paint job. I'm going to spray paint white over this and then distress it. Hopefully the turquoise will show through where it's distressed and also the wood.

I've designated tomorrow as "paint and FINISH some projects" day.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goodwill Goodies

Here are some of my most recent goodwill finds....

Isn't he cute? My daughter has started collecting elephants. He was $2.00. I didn't realize it till I brought him home.... he's an Avon perfume bottle. The gold part is the lid... comes right off.  

This is for me. I thought it would look good in my laundry/mud room. ($2.)

... fits right in.

This little shelf was only $2 too. It had holes in the middle of each shelf so I filled them in and sanded them down. Now all I have to do is decide what color to paint it. I'm thinking a coat of turquoise and then a coat of white so the turquoise will show thru when I distress it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Look what I found on the curb today

So, my daughter and I are driving down the road today. {She's driving and she's 16... scary.} I look over and there these lovely pieces sit. I've been looking for curbside treasures for weeks now and, YAY, I finally find some!

I say "oh look" and she says "you want me to turn around, mom?"


Do you notice anything missing on this lovely chair? It basically has no back. It stinks too. But... it has potential. As soon as we got home I took it out and put it under the car port and febreez-ed it. Much  better. {I'm pretty sure the cats are going to use it as a bed though.}

Next is another lovely piece. I like it! It's retro!

Look at those funky drawer pulls. I'm thinking I'm gonna keep 'em!

Can you say... peeling laminate?

LOTS of peeling laminate?

Looks like the back is going to need some work too.

I think I'll just pull that back off the rest of the way and mod podge it with a funky/retro design.

Remember the 16 year old? She wants it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sneak peeks and mums....

The weather was so nice this morning so I got up and went straight to work....
for about an hour
and then it was hot.

So, I headed inside and did a little cleaning and watched "The Pioneer Woman" cooking show on the Food Network... love it!

I decided to do a little painting inside the house.

More sneaky peeks...

I picked up a little pot of purple mums from Wal-Mart for .99 ...

... dreaming of fall
so I can buy more cute little mums AND paint outside!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Painting supplies

I spent some time today at Home Depot and Lowes.

It was better than shopping for clothes!

Now if the weather would just cooperate and get cooler I could get busy painting furniture.

I got this cute little butterfly stamp and more fun stuff at Wal-Mart. I finally got some letter stencils... I've got plans for those.

Love these FREE paint brochures.  So many pretty colors. Isn't the butterfly beautiful?

Can't wait to use all this!

Bargain of the day!  Oops paint.
.50 cents each. I snatched up all of them as soon as I saw them!!
Look at that red.

Not sure what I'm going to use this on. I'll find something. 

Remember this table?
I'm thinking now that I want to paint it white....

with these cans!

I love paint supplies.
It's my new favorite thing.