Monday, January 31, 2011

New Kitchen Window Treatment

Kitchen Window With Shade

Spring Curtain Rod

Kitchen Window With Spring Curtain Rod Holding New Window Treatment

Can You Tell What It Is?

Now Can You?

It is what you think....
Paper Doilies purchased at the Dollar Store
I simply folded them in half,
glued the edges together along the bottom
and then slid them on the rod.
 well, just plain 

I like it!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Newest Addition

Last Saturday, friends and I made another visit to several great shops in the Phoenix area. About two months ago, I saw the below couch. This picture was taken in the shop. I loved it but I resisted. Last Saturday, however, when my eyes saw it again, and there was a hold sign on it, my heart stopped. My girlfriend, Bon, looked and noticed it was past the date posted on the hold sign. I asked and yep, it wasn't on hold any longer... Done... bought it... Too many times I have not purchased something and gone back and been disappointed. It was a deal and often times, in the store, trust me, though fabulous, things are not often within my price range. Yesterday, my husband and I went back to pick it up. It now sits in our Great Room. Smile...
I am trying to decide if I am going to white wash the wood...
Will live with it as is while I finish up other projects !

Friday, January 21, 2011

Furniture and Fixture Update

The Round Table

Back of the Chair Cushion
showing it has never been recovered in 59 years!
Honey got another light fixture hung..
This one is in the study.

Finished the sanding and cleaning yesterday of all the pieces.
Started applying base coat last night..
I did not get very far but at least everything is moved inside and ready for more of the fun stuff now !
I am still undecided on the color..

I have hair color today and that is one color that is decided upon ! :)
I will have more time to "think" on it, today !

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Here I Go Again

Estate Sale Purchases

Table has three leaves and was made in 1951..
It is stamped on the bottom of the table

Eight Chairs to go with table..
Upon removing the seats I discovered they have never been recovered...
they are marked 1952 so the set was probably bought in 1952..
My Favorite Purchase..
Double French Desk

Chair Bought that they had with desk..
It is an English style chair but the trim goes well with the desk...

There is another round table I purchased that somehow I did not get a picture taken...
As you can see, there has been lots of sanding going on around here...
I will get a picture of the round table, in the sanded state, and then as before.. 
Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another Day, Another Light Fixture Changed

He almost got it down before I could get the Before picture!

The foyer after...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011 Before and After

My blogging friend, Chia, left me a comment about planning a brighter and lighter 2011. She did not have a clue this was going to be my next before and after .... smile...



Hope your day is light and bright!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tile For A Beach Condo

I love this tile. It is just the look I want for our newly purchased beach condo, in Florida. ( There will be more about this in the future... I am not going to make the mistake of not taking before pictures this go around ! ) The look of white washed wood with the convenience of tile. You can see other tiles at their site

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

We are watching over the make overs but it isn't 
going fast enough for us. All that happened today
was vacuuming away the sanding dust and 
cleaning the pieces to be ready to paint.
 We are getting a little bored hanging out with such 
little progress happening. 
 Hopefully, tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5,2011 The Befire

Stay Tuned for the After

As you can tell, I started sanding before I thought to take a picture of the BEFORE.... which has been a big problem since there has been MUCH to show that is AFTER.... so wish I had taken BEFORE Pictures!!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year !

New Year
New Month
New Day

Old Greeting
Happy New Year !