Thursday, April 29, 2010

new bulletin board

Here's a picture of the new bulletin board I made.  I sold one yesterday at school and got that one finished today, but didn't get picture of it yet.  I am going to start making these and selling them if I get a booth opened at the antique mall here.  I found a load of frames I can buy at LOW prices.  Think I have found a place to get extra fabric scraps from upholstry and drapery projects too.  I am so.... excited that everything is falling into place. 
Found this cool but strange light fixture for 3 bucks a couple of weeks ago.  Think I will paint it white and distress it with another color.  I think it will be nice once it is refurbished.  It's very heavy so I don't know if I want to hang it in our house.  I will probably try to sell it in my booth once I get one anyways.  ha ha

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finished bookshelf

Finished the bookshelf last night!  Doesn't it look just awesome?   I think so.  Turned out too cute.  Willow hasn't seen it yet.  She is sleeping right now.  Finished painting it last night. 

I changed the name of the site, because I thought it sounded better and was more personal.  Now....if I could just figure out how to change the web address to that without having to start all over on everything.  Ugghhh .... I am not a computer geek.  Wish I were sometimes, but then I wouldn't be so creative, now would I?  Hope everyone is having a great week.  I got lots of stuff to upload and post about, but the little one has been sick and it has been crazy buzy in our household!  Hope you like the new site and name!!! Bet you can guess the little one's name now!  I think it takes grace to give old things new life too, so it fit.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

other odds and ends I have found

Found these cool wall shelves with curly scrolling designs.  Of course, I am going to paint them white to go in my precious little one's room.  Think I may put little tea cups from my collection (that hasn't seen daylight since we moved) on them.  Will be so sweet and dainty on her wall.  Only 2 bucks each.

Little shelf was 3 bucks.  Think I am going to hang it above table in hallway and get som letters or blocks or small pics in little small frames to put in it.  Definitely going to paint it too.  Oh.... when will I do all of this painting?

My lonely little candle stick holder was just a buck!  Think I will just leave it alone and let it be it's natural woodsy self.  Getting late and I am starting to get loopy.  Seems to be past my bed time.  I am starting to make up words.  You would never know that I can teach English as well as art. 

my cool basket

This is just like the PB wire baskets that sell for way more than I paid for this.  Twelve bucks!  It's from Jersey City too.  Thought that was cool.  I am from Oklahoma originally and have nevet been to the likes of Jersey so I thought that was kind of neat.  Boy! Do I sound like a hick?!!! Going to use it for towels or tp or something useful.  When I figure it out, I will post a pic.  (if anyone cares) . Will have to disinfect for sure since it could have stored old gym clothes in a locker room at one time or icky wet towels at a public swimming pool.   Oh! the places it could have gone!  How did it end up in Missouri?

side table

My 15 dollar table.  Going to paint her black and leave at the end of the hall.  Was going to go in crazy 2 year old's room, but it looks good in hall and I found my ugly yellow bookshelf to be painted white.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

bookshelf to be

I have been looking high and low for a bookshelf for the crazy 2 years old's  room that has some character and I finally hit the jackpot.  Got this spicy mustard yellow piece for just 15.99.  Don't know why they don't just round up to 16 bucks!  Anyway, I am going to paint it white and put some modge podged scrapbook paper pieces in the background.  I think it is going to look great in the little one's room.  I might be able to paint wide vertical stripes in the background instead of the paper.  Oh... the possibilities.  Wish I actually had lots of time on my hands.  Gotta go! The crazy two year old is up!