How are ya? I originally wrote this post for The CSI Project but one of my all-time fav parties is Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday and since I rarely paint furniture, I’m snagging this lamp and linking it up. A lamp is furniture, isn’t it? Let’s just say this little bugger took as long […]
I love to paint. Big surprise, huh? But here’s why – no matter how badly I screw something up, all I have to do is add more paint. Not like woodworking or building. Mess up your measurements and you have to start all over. Usually. Or pottery. I haven’t actually thrown any pots but I’ve […]
A few weeks ago, when I started painting this Pottery Barn bookcase, I wrote a post that should be labeled ‘TMI’. I’ve found it’s an occupational hazard of blogging – revealing way too much about the inner workings – work-ings? – hmm, maybe inner ramblings of my mind. Today I’m gonna exercise restraint and just […]
Um, I hate to break it to you but Mother’s day is in less than 2 weeks. I hate to complain, but c’mon . . . Easter one week, take a deep breath, and then Mother’s Day?!? I’m still waiting for more than one day of spring weather! And now it’s Mother’s day? So I […]
A really, really simple dragonfly. I’m working on a better dragonfly that I’ll share with you soon. Today I just needed some photos to go along with this sweet little bit of prose. A Garden To Plant -anonymous First, plant five rows of peas – preparedness, promptness, perseverance, politeness and prayer. Next, three rows of […]
The other day the clerk at Walmart made a remark about my purchases of Mod Podge, iron-on transfers, spray paint, etc., etc., etc. “You must be really crafty!” Me: No. Actually I’m an artist. I don’t do so well with crafts. Her: Really? There’s a difference? Me: Definitely – crafty people are really creative and […]
Paint a decorative serving tray with a removable canvas inset, then you can use the tray for different holidays!
This mantel started out bright white. Quite stunning, but just too stark on the muted rock wall. It really stood out in the room. And you really don’t want any one thing to grab your attention in a room. You want everything to ‘go together’, don’t you think? The first thing I did was add […]