Sunday, September 14, 2014

Remember the Giveaway?!

I'm a loser.

An extreme loser.

Once upon a time,

August 16 to be exact.

I had a give-away.

Remember that?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Making An Old Secretary Beautiful Again With Paint and Silver Leaf

A couple of years ago I bought an old secretary style desk at an estate sale. And - in my typical style - I put it in the garage to rest a little bit. 

Or, a lot bit.

A whole lot bit.

Last spring, when I organized the garage I moved it to the front of the line of projects to be done.

But somehow it still didn't get any attention.

Until a few weeks ago when I decided enough was enough!

So I took it apart and started cleaning it up.

It was a bit of a mess.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Beautiful Wicker Chair Makeover

Soon after my friend Jennifer garbage picked the corner piece and decided she would use it on her screened porch, she concluded that an ottoman was necessary for optimal use of this seating.

And last summer she found the perfect chair and ottoman to fit in the opposite corner of the porch. It was white and didn't quite match the creme of the covers on the rehabed luxury seating.

But it was in great shape so it didn't really need anything to make it useable.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Recovered Ficks Reed Garbage Pick

I don't think I ever would have stopped for this.

The rattan is in beautiful shape. The wicker is perfect. The cushions, well they were a little gross, but in pretty good shape.

But it's a corner piece.

Some rich person's corner piece for their Ficks Reed sectional.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

How To Recover A Tufted Cushion

Have you ever met OnlineFabricStore?

They're just a super-duper place on the internets where you can buy great fabric at great prices. 

They are also one of the sponsors for Haven Conference each year. And each year they generously give each attendee one or two nice-sized pieces of fabric. 

In 2013 we received a piece of high grade burlap - that I use for my table runner - and  another piece that I still haven't used.

This year I received 1 1/2 yards of a large floral outdoor fabric. It was really pretty, but . . .

it was completely out of my color palate. 

Way out.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Late Summer Gardening Stuff

I get hard on myself in the summertime.

Every spring I have a list a mile long of things I want to do outdoors.

Pretty stuff.

Junky stuff.

I've got a pile of junk 2 stories high just waiting to be "done up:.

And EVERY August I start kicking myself in the butt for all the things that I haven't gotten finished -

or started for that matter.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The World Is Ugly Sometimes

Hello. Happy Monday.

I've been grumpy.

And in a quandry.

A blogging quandry.

You see, I blog about things that don't matter that much - in the scheme of things.

You could call blogging my own personal version of a selfie.


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