Friday, September 19, 2008

Some of the things I have made.

My banner

Hey, did I ever tell you all that the little girl on my banner riding her rocking horse is my Mom. Isn't it just a darling picture. It is one of my favorites. I made the banner myself, I wish I could figure out how to remove that white border around it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Candle holder

I just wanted to share with you this little gem I whipped up last week. It went together very quickly and I had it made and painted up and hung within an hour and a half. I made it all by myself. LOL
I wish I could build more things like cabinets, benches and more furniture type items, but I usually need Steve's help with those types of things. My abilities are limited to these small little items that require only 3-4 cuts of the lumber and a few nails, oh I did get to use the new drill press on this too, that was fun.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Clock before & after.

I told you I would show you pictures of the before and after of the clock that I put on my new prim shelf in the living room, so here ya go. I painted the whole thing black and then on the bottom part I just painted on the cardboard insert that was behind the picture of the eagles. Now that is make-do decorating.



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Redecorating/Inspiration piece

I have a master plan! That sounds pretty devious doesn't it. What I mean is I have a vision and a plan of how I am wanting to redecorate my living room. I am going for a more primitive/country look, see I love primitive/country but have not really decorated my living room in that style. My plan is to just start with one wall at a time.

I would also like to either get slipcovers or re-upholster the couch, chair and love seat with a denim fabric and then I want some new curtains, I hate the ones I have now they are so out of date.

So over the weekend Steve and I made a shelf for the first wall. I had seen a similar one in Country Sampler and really liked the looks of it.
Here are some before and after pictures what I have done so far.

Before Picture

After picture

I removed the stuff off of the top of the little hutch, I want to put some seasonal stuff up there. I also want to make a sign maybe to add somewhere to this wall and I have an idea for a long wooden candle holder to make and hang from the shelf. Steve and the boys laughed at me for changing the stuff on the shelf around 4 or 5 times already and we just put this up this afternoon and actually I have already changed it since taking this picture I put up a grapevine wreath where the berry one is and then added a fall berries to that wreath.
I think I need another one or two game boards, what do you think?

Take note of the clock it is in both the before and after pictures, I gave it a little clock face lift. Hah I'll post about that later.
I will post pictures of before and afters of each wall as I do them.
Please comment and let me know what you think.

Inspiration piece in Country Sampler's Jan. 2008 issue

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I got an award!!!


I received an award from Pammi of Grits Greens and Cornbread
Thanks so much Pammi. Love your blog too!

The rules are for this award are.....
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

So here are my 7 choices:

Bird In The Hand Primitives
Great blog Robin has here and she gives away goodies:-)

Mockingbird Hill Cassie has been a little MIA lately but maybe this award will bring her back around.

Sunshine and Ravioli Check out Steph's blog, you are gonna love it!

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives
I know Julie has already received an award but I do love her blog.

Blackberry Ridge Judy is new to blog world but has a great site going, love the stories.

Tidymom Cheryl is a new blogger too she has already received this award but I wanted to let you all know about her blog, it great.

The Pioneer Woman Warning! this blog is very addictive.

Okay that is 7 and its after midnight so I'm out of here. See ya!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Primitive lamp and bread boards

I added a few things to my primitive collection over the weekend. Steve made the lamp for me actually he made two of them for me and I painted them. I love the way they turned out and they look so much better than the old glass, out of date ones I had. Those old lamps were big and took up a lot of space on the tables.

I bought the bread boards at an auction, I paid five dollars for both, Steve looked at me and said "Did you bid on those, what are you gonna do with those?" Oh when will he ever learn and figure out that I love old junk.
At the auctions we also picked up a set of old ice tongs, some clocks, and an old wooden ironing board. I have two of the ironing boards now, but I could not pass this one up I only paid three dollars for it.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Is anyone still out there?

Hey! I just wanted to say I have not completely forgotten about my blog. I hope to get back to posting more often, I have just been enjoying summer so much and soaking up every last sunny shining drop of it.
I must say that although I have neglected my own blog I have been an avid reader on many others, that is how I came across my new background. Go check out Shel's Scraps she has lots of wonderful (FREE) backgrounds and with her very easy instructions they are a snap to install.

I am working on redoing my living room in a more prim/country style I will try to post some picture soon of the lamps Steve made for me.

Friday, February 1, 2008

New items on eBay!!

Originally uploaded by tpitts26
This is just one of the items I listed recently on eBay. Take a second and pop over and see all my auctions.