Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Painting with Pure & Original Paints


I'm glad you're here!

Last spring, when Pure & Original Paints made their U.S. debut, I bought a couple of quarts of the Classico (chalk style).

I bought a quart of black and a quart of white.

They've been waiting on the paint shelf for the right project to come along.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Is The KonMari Method Really Life-Changing?

I did it.

I read it.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing">

When I read about it on several blogs my first thought was "oh boy, another book written for those weird organizing people."

But it kind of stuck in my mind.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Re-dressing A Mid Century Modern Dresser


I'm glad you're here!

You guys may have noticed that I've been somewhat absent this month. One of the things I've been working on is this project I'm showing you today.

You know that I don't tend to participate in a lot of blog home tours, contests, and other bloggy type events.  This isn't really a big decision on my part not to do these things, but deadlines rather freak me out and I try to freak out as little as possible.

BUT - I changed up my mind a bit and decided to begin participating in

 The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest

In a nutshell, The Fab Furniture Flippin' contest pits 30 fab furniture flippers against each other to out wit and out last the other bloggers and then fight to the - oh wait . . . that's not true . . .

Actually 30 of us, plus two monthly hostesses, remake a piece of furniture based on a theme. This month's theme was "geometric".

In addition to our blogger hosts, we also have a business sponsor for each months contest.  This month's sponsor is General Finishes

They provided each of us participants with a can of our choice of product to complete our project with.

And then, when the judges pick a winner, General Finishes provides a prize for the winner!


I say "pick me, pick me, PICK ME!!!!"

I like to say that because it reminds me of early grade school, when you want so badly to be picked that you practically yank your shoulder out of socket trying to have the highest raised hand. When that doesn't work, you cross one of your legs under you so can elevate just a little bit higher.

I don't think that YOU have to do anything at all - like vote or something. - but thunderous applause is always welcome. (actually you CAN vote for me by linking below to view all of the participants projects. If you want to vote for me just click the little heart in the upper right hand corner. If you like another one better, just click their heart.)

So you may be wondering what I decided to do for this little geometric fab furniture flippin' contest.

When I think geometric furniture design, I think 1950's - and I had just the piece.

In my basement.

Where else?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Repairing Snags On Fabric


I'm glad you're here!

The question of the day is this -

Does your cat sleep on your guest bed?

Cats tend to love guest bedrooms because they are most often void of people.

I've got no problem with this, except if you don't watch it they can create a huge bed of fur that grows and grows and grows, possibly leaving enough hair to weave into yarn.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Finding Mojo - 28 Things

I've lost my mojo.

I don't know why.

Sometimes I just let the computer sit around, all alone, all day.

Nothing bad has happened.

Perhaps I just don't feel like talking.

So I thought that a little 28 Things might get me back on track.

1. I made this Raspberry Pavlova from my Pinterest board yesterday.

2. It was for a little ladies luncheon a friend was hosting and thought this was the perfect desert for the occasion.

3.  It was Magnificent!!!


5. I'm going to regale you with pictures of it during this post just so it won't be pictureless.

6. We have company coming in on Tuesday.

7. That means the guest room is clean - 3 days in advance.

8. I call that Miracle On Belanger Ave.

9. I have decided that I'm going to keep that room clean.

10. From now on.

11. I promise.

12. All I have left to do is dust and clean the back porch.

13. The same unclean back porch that has been hanging out all summer.

14. I'm lucky I never put the fall decorations away from last year.

15. Now I just have to wash them off - instead of having to find them.

16. It started feeling like fall today.

17. The good kind of fall, where you just crack the windows and feel random shots of really cool air blowing. across the room.

18. And where the sun is pretty bright at least half of the day.

19. It was a good day.

20. One of the things I've been working on is my living room.

21. I'm changing it up.

22. It's a little bit of a secret until I make the reveal on October 1.

23. I'm participating in The 30 Day September Room Makeover Challenge at Thrift Diving. 

24. I'm wanting to share some little things I'm doing as they get done.

25. But that's not the rules.

26. So I'm here, plugging along . . .

27. Here's a hint though - I'm sneaking it in.

28. Isn't this the coolest pie cover thingy? Is that what it is? It was perfect for the pavlova. When I first saw it I thought it was a terrarium. Don't you think it would be a cool terrarium? But actually it's a really cool pie cover thingy.  Which one is it?

You tell me . . .

I'll be back soon.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Polishing Brass

So here's the deal.

I've been drylocking my basement.

And it sucks.

It sucks because I would rather be doing anything else.

It sucks because I wish we didn't have a cinder block foundation/basement.

It sucks because it's actually worse than it sounds.

It sucks because . . .

Well - it just sucks.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


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