Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I was here last week...Ogunquit , Maine


Even though it rained one day...the ocean is still beautiful and soothing.

Before I left, I was in a beach mood so made this with shells and a frame from the dollar store.
First I painted water color paper cut to fit the size of the frame with blues and greens. I started with circles but changed my mind and just painted it all over ...the circles still pop through. Then I arranged the shells how I wanted them and hot glued them to the watercolor paper. I let it dry and put it in the frame without the glass.
I put it on my mantle and love the way it looks !
Have a blessed day !

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Black Trimmed Lamp Shades

Okay so maybe I have a problem...

or it's a trend...

I have three lamp shades with black trim. Two are ribbon and one is painted...I think I am done-but you never know.

In my defense the two with the ribbon just needed a little umph...

The green one had a "cat problem" ! That is my cat likes to rub her grimy face up against the rim of the shade...I was going to get a new shade but decided to take the "less expensive" approach and paint the trim using painters tape. The first time I did it the top bled I had to make it a little bigger...I actually like the "custom" look and it will extend the life of the shade.

Hope you are having a great week ! Sorry about the MIA I was up in Burlington painting the final room in my daughter's condo a light grey. We took off the closet doors -that did not open and replaced them with curtains. They need to be ironed...but you get the idea.  These pictures I took with my phone and I had just hung the curtains...

Until next time...


Monday, July 1, 2013

Sunday Thoughts...on Monday

I did not post a scripture I will do it today.

This is not a scripture

....but wonderful all the same

Have a blessed Monday !


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Closet Makeover

Since I was on a roll painting up at my daughters...I decided to do some in our very neglected master bedroom closet. It has sat the same for the nearly 13 years we have been here...

until this summer.

I have taken tons of things out of there ...between the dump and Goodwill we can now walk into the closet -all the way to the clothes without reaching over anything.

I have been painting this week.

 Every paint I tried was too dark....I had my heart on Silver Mist from Sherwin Williams.....way too dark in the closet (as you can see) but it came out so light on the ottoman !


Anyway -the closet now has a fully functional wall....and is painted a light grey from Behr called Irish Mist.

I say "ahh..." every time I walk in !
Now we have to pull out the armoire that is on the other side so I can paint...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bathroom makeover

Sorry I have been MIA, I was up at my daughter's condo redoing her 1980's bathroom.

There are no before pictures...of course...

I took out my first toilet and my first medicine cabinet and light fixture combo....I thought I could put in the new light fixture but there was no junction box


I called my electrician brother-in-law (who was putting in the new toilet the next day) and he said he would add it to his list of projects !!

Gotta love him !

My daughter and I put in a new floor. We used self stick vinyl tiles. We had some gaps and I filled them with a silicone matching caulk.
All in all it came out great. It has a mirror instead of a medicine cabinet. It turns out if you have a surface medicine cabinet it presents a problem with the light -if they are the same width coming out of the wall ! 
Here are a few more pictures

We painted the vanity espresso and but in new brushed nickel knobs. Jackie got some countertop paint and will paint out the burgundy counter top !
Those cute pictures above the toilet are from the Christmas Tree Shops-they are old fashion bathing suits, in shadow boxes, with striped towels. 
The only thing left to do is switch out the lower towel rack for hooks, get some cute striped towels for a pop of color and change the shower curtain.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Scripture

My son, do not hate the Lord's training.
Do not object when He corrects you.
The Lord trains those He loves.
He is like a father
who trains the son he is pleased with." 
Proverbs 3:11-12 NIrV

Sometimes I am not so fond of the Lord's training...okay most of the time.

 Like when I am thinking less then nice thoughts about someone and I am reminded of who I am in Christ.

Your Father loves you !

Happy Fathers  Day !


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fathers Day Wrapping Paper

Well once again I saw something on a blog...did it and went back to find which blog I got it from...

with no luck !

I have seen using these prints as large graphic pictures (they are engineer prints you can get them done at Staples)...but this time someone wrapped a fathers day gift in it...and so did I .

This picture was taken on the last cruise we went on 12 years ago ! I left it out so Joe could see it...he wants to save the wrapping paper ! Great idea and $1.81...can't beat the price!