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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Old Time Pottery Inspiration Pots

Old Time Pottery inspiration from a picture they put in an advertisement.   I had these two brown dimpled pots sitting in the back stoop of my home for probably a couple of years, nothing ever planted in them.  Before and After,  to bad I did not take a picture of the ugly brown pots before I did my project.. .. or even while I did the project.. Oh Well here is the results..

Old Time Pottery Version


Every Family has a story Welcome to ours

Our Family A Circle of Strength, Founded on Faith... Joined in Love... kept by God.


Warm Sunny Florida weather permits us to garden all year long.. 


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Chalk Paint DIY and Commerical Chalk paint

I have had this furniture which is now 17 years old and it was time to do what I have been wanting to do for some time now.  Oh I know Chalk paint isn't new its been around for along while now. Seems like everyone has their own brand or making a recipe they found on the internet.  I too have followed a recipe and DIY version from other bloggers or internet sources.
This week I finally got around to painting that old furniture.  On this Four Poster bed which used to have those long finials up to the ceiling.  I took off the Poster finials.  where I could unscrewed them rather than cut them off.  In case I want to put it all back together one day.  I went with a cheap version of wood knobs I found at home depot, I think they go on fences for outdoors.   I stained them the same color as my bed well almost, it was a pretty close match, and I went with that for a long while.  But, now the old girl is White with home made Chalk Paint.  Recipe curtesy of the internet.  The Buffet is Rustoleum chalk paint in Linen White..  Psst, I like my version just as much..





                                    I still need to wax this buffet but ran out of steam...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018
Another Christmas and another tree for my Mother

Another year Christmas is upon us this 2018.  Seems like yesterday we were all together as a family and now it has been three and a half years since my brother left us for heaven.  We have brought in two new Grands both girls.  So, I am up to four grand babies now.  Two of them all ready turning ten.  Time flies.  Just wanted to stop in and say Merry Christmas may all your season be merry and about family hold them close.  

Hugs, 
Cindy

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cemetery Grave Cradles for my Brother

 The cradles when made at the florist are very expensive but you can make you own for a lot less  this one is for Spring






Fourth of July


Autumn


Christmas and Valentines


Christmas
Spring

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Yard Sale Shabby Chic Finds

I have such a hard time passing up a mirror at yard sales.  This one opens or could be used for decoration closed as it  has those doors that have a design on the front.
The brown rack beside the mirror holds the drawers see below.

Old Sewing machine boxes I will probably paint and use for shelves.
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A table with a drawer that I will use for a small desk.  Perfect for this small room. White paint coming!

A decorative Screen goes on the wall .. Upside down in this picture.  Not sure what to do with this yet.

My New Thrift store day bed with trundle bed under with brand new mattresses.
I just love thrifting and crafting for my home.  I do not craft unless I can use it due to my house is small and their are just so many walls.   The Lamp I painted pink and placed on a rag roll for texture.  It is getting there.  I made some of the pillows on the daybed.  

Hugs,
Cindy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THRIFT FINDS AND NEW FRUGAL PROJECTS

Good Morning to the blog world how fast time is flying by.  Already the end of January in this new year of 2016.   Well over the months I have come across a few finds I would like to share with you  and a few simple projects.
Any box right for you with your favorite fabric, chalk paint, and hot glue gun

chalk paint over cardboard cut from top of box

Fabric covering the box with hot glue

Final project for my Laundry room ..   
Fun find Chandelier
Cardboard wrapped with white contact paper then with lace

Rosette added to the above in the center with some bling.

Behind my rounded window to keep the Florida Sun out..