Thursday, May 31, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider

My friend Annie stopped in this morning. She has, what I like to think of as, a magic bag. It seems as if she's always pulling treasures out of it each time she visits. Today, she pulled a super cute top out for's WAY too big for her! Did I mention that I could snap her like a twig?

Sorry . . . I digress :-)

She also pulled out this dirty, old metal spider that came from her garden. The thing about Annie is...she NEVER likes to throw anything away without trying to find another purpose first. Sometimes her "treasures" are more junk but not today!


Annie said she thought one of the kids could paint it up real cute. And my son, Murphy, jumped at the chance. He couldn't find a paint brush and was too excited to wait for me to find him one so he used his fingers!

I loved how this turned out!!! Murphy has always been so creative. He has a sixth-sense with color that amazes me :-)


 How often do you look at your children and wonder what they will become?

With the look of joy on his face and his raw talent, I can only dream that it will be a life full of creativity and color!!!

I love you buddy!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012


Hello blog world!!! I've got a few questions for my follow bloggers out there. Do any of you ever have a hard time coming up with something to say in your posts? Lately, I believe this has been my block. I want to post more, often plan to but once I sit down and "try" to get started all that comes to mind's some furniture, I painted it, thanks.

Interesting huh? I'm looking for some tips. Do you use a notebook and write down funny thoughts throughout your day? Let the world in on the day to day happenings in your life? Where do you get your inspiration? Please help a girl out!!!

So....hmmm what to say :-) Here is a cute little table I picked up from someone's basement. It started out dark and scratched but with those legs I knew "the little lady" could be so much more! I was inspired to add the french postcard artwork on the top of the table because of the legs.

The grooves on the legs are just so....groovy :-) They add tons of interest and; I really love how after I distressed them the brown comes through the blue and the colors compliment each other.

If only my curves looked this good! The nice thing about the size of this table is it's versatility. It's the perfect side table but also just big enough to be used as a coffee table in a small space.

I love to conjure up what the original sender and receiver of this envelope were like and what he letter inside had to say. Was it from a son to his mother, a boyfriend to a girlfriend, father to his daughter? It's so fun to imagine the possibilities and let your mind run wild!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends and perhaps taking a moment to remember all those who have gone before us.


p.s. Don't forget to comment if you can give me any tips on how you come up with inspiration for your posts.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Have a Seat!

Dear April...where did you go?

I can't believe May is here already! April had been a crazy busy month, but I did get a lot done...mostly in my own home. I've been working on some projects in my dining room. The reveal is to come...soon...I hope :-) It has to be complete or at least presentable by this weekend as my son makes his First Holy Communion on Sunday. That means the house has to look great for the family party to follow. We are so proud of him and want to make sure the day is truly special for him.

Here is a chair I painted in April. I did a chair like this before {different color} and it sold very quickly at my sale last summer so I thought I'd make another.

I used my "go to" paint...Annie Sloan chalk paint in Provence. No priming, no prep sanding just start the fun part right away...painting!!!

A little distressing to make the chair look like it has been sitting in the corner of your house for a very long time.

 Well used, well worn and well loved. Oh the stories it could tell!

Everyone who has children has a time-out about a chair that is cute, stylish and reminds the kids they are here to...{sit}. I had my little guy be my model for the day. He's becoming quite the pro...moving to a different pose with each frame. It's such a hoot!!!

Now's he's being just plain goofy...and I'm sure trying to prove that he's not really in time-out! Well, I'm off to clean my house for the big celebration! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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