Thursday, June 26, 2014

Refreshing

My kitchen looks tasty right now. :) Thought I'd share.
 My beginning collection of Tea cups and kettles, vintage canisters, fresh fruits, and farm fresh eggs!
I love all the colors.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Relay for Life 2014

Relay for Life in my area was last night. The theme was Hunting and Fishing for a cure.
My team agreed to my Crypto-zoological theme. :) Unfortunately, there were other events goin on around town and the weather scared off tons of people.
We weren't able to raise as many funds as we normally do. :(
We had a Mythological creature Scavenger hunt and a Fish for Nessie - fishing booth. I did face painting as usual. These are just a few of the pieces we did!







Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bedroom facelift

Got tired of the Red/Orange wall and the flat white paint that seemed to become dirty without anything ever touching it, I really hate white walls, must add color!! ..Plus the chaos from the room not being clean and complete was driving me nuts!
Still need to find my wall art and touch up the mistakes on the ceiling...but it's a huge improvement!
The paint colors I chose were Mossy Rock and Corn Husk Green from Home Depot. Not sure which line of paint colors...







As I was painting the wall between closet and room door, I noticed some peeling paint. So, I started to peel at it and am glad I did! I found 50-100 yr old wall paper underneath! I slapped on a coat of polyurethane and finished painting up to the edges of the hole I made.  I did end up hanging my prized yard sale find poster on that wall, but the wall paper peaks out around so charmingly. :) I'm happy. I don't even like pink! You can see two spots of wall patch...I sanded those off best I could without further damaging the print.  The framed poster hides these bits.




Finished!



I have since purchased more curtain hanger clips. They aren't so droopy anymore.



(Fabric room colors were based off of. I have recently turned this piece into curtains for the room!)


Details: My jewelry corner mirrors. Just for looks. I'm far too short to use them. I like to hang my overly dramatic necklaces I don't wear, up with them.   Also made my own curtain pull backs. The walls are straight brick after a thin layer of plaster...so I custom painted some wood to help the hooks stay in place.  I even decided to paint the doors and other accent pieces! Spice up the room even more. :) The purple door is less red in person


 




 




Desk

Got a desk from my neighbor who's cleaning out their storage.
It was a plain brown wood that had see better days. I wish I had caught the Roll Front Desk they had before another neighbor snatched it up! Dang it....
I only thought about taking a before pic as I had the first coat of paint about half done. OOPS!


It's been so long since I've had a desk, I'm not sure what to put on it. We don't even have phone jacks in our home for whatever reason...but I have this amazing old phone that looks lovey sitting there. And what desk is not complete with a cat?