Sunday, August 28, 2011

garden projects...

linking these up to diy showoff--- these are some of my husbands projects for my garden. 




old pickets and a bent twig were used for this planter.


this was a headboard, made into a planter and he made the birdhouse, too.


he just finished a wall cubbie fashioned after the one pottery barn had for sale.  i need to paint it and will post it soon. thanks for looking:)

bailey…

this post is a journal that  i started when we adopted bailey.  it's fun to be able to look back through her different stages of growth.

she is full of energy and too smart for her own good.  she’s the funniest dog, I’ve ever had.  I’m trying to keep track of her pink nose throughout this year.  i've been told, it will turn black by the time she’s full grown.—its filling in already.

                                                        at 2.5 months old--20 pds.



she helps me with the junk

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she hardly ever chews anything…

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at 3.5 months—ummmm…

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at 4.5 months-she loves to dress up…

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5.5 months-she’s very smart –she got an A+!

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she’s very comfortable around people…

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she loves her chair…

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at 7 months-she watches football…

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she loves the colts…

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under the weather…

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the nose...still a lot of pink



8 mos. – road tripping

bailey road tripping

her first (and hopefully last) hole

digging a hole

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yep, that’s my solar light…

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10 mos.

helping me with the gardening...


pouting in her timeout chair...


11 mos.

swimming...


watching the world go by...



1st birthday...


loves rolling around in the dirt...



18 mos.-83 pds.-stays off the furniture


2 yrs-84 pds




2 1/2yrs-85 pds-loving her new sweather


xmas 2013-92pds


feb 2014-torn acl-drugged up



thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

great room


here’s how it looks...  






I’m sharing this with faded charm’s white wednesday #114-thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

painted fireplace…

sharing this at primitive and proper’s piece of work wednesday #50:)
I’m always looking for bargains and when our menards cleared out this oak mantel for only $10.00, I grabbed it!
we just installed a gas fireplace last xmas.  I’m re-doing my great room and painted the mantel white to fit into my new look.   I found the fireplace screen at a craft fair, but, it was painted navy, so, I sanded it down, and painted it white, too.  my husband (an electrician), hung the tv. 
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thanks for looking!

Monday, August 22, 2011

chippy porch column candle holder...

today, i thought i'd show this column i found in a junk store.  i just topped it off with a dried floral wreath and 6" candle. 



 and these are 2 candles that i stamped the images onto tissue wrapping paper, and used the wax paper method to heat the image into the candle. 


here's a video showing you how to do these candles.

thanks for looking!



Saturday, August 20, 2011

old barn stool for sns95...


i'm sharing an old  farm barn stool today for this week's funky junk's barn/farm/western things.  we found this at a barn sale we happened to drive by one saturday.   it's topped with some lace with a rolled fabric rose.



i'm using it as a small table to hold a light in our greatroom.
 i love its distressed mushroom/cream color.



thanks for looking:)

shabby garden shed...

this is linked to funky junk's sns #95!


when my son out grew  his wooden fort, we tried to think of a way to recycle some of it.  we used the rugged flooring for the base foundation of this shed.  over time, i had  collected  leaded glass windows, corbles, and an old ornate door and glass knob. 

 i asked my husband to make a garden shed with the bits and pieces.  and this is what he came up with.  (it measures 4' x 6'.)    here it is in progress.



 and almost done.





and finished.


here's a pic of the window and window box.


next spring, we are building a bigger garden shed here, at our new home.  should be fun!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

in the beginning...

i love to go junking and redecorate with old shabby stuff.  i started this blog to share some ideas and to collect ideas from all of you:)  

first,  i used my silhouette cutter to add a vinyl address.


i found this empty frame at a garage sale, a few years ago, and painted it pale pink and then, over painted it in some areas with white paint.   i've had a wreath hanging on it for awhile, now, and wanted to change it up.

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after


 i used some ribbon to hang the plates and it now hangs on the entry wall above a desk that my husband built for me.



for this topiary, i glued lavender bits to 2 styrofoam balls and placed it into the cute pot--that i painted white--(it was a dark green color).


and this chandelier replaces an ugly shiny brass ceiling light.


i've linked this to Vintage Inspiration Friday--- more later--thanks for looking:)