Monday, March 6, 2017

28 Things - Just Some Stuff You Missed.


Here I am, writing a blog post, 

but I have no idea what the blog post is going to be about.

A whole lot of things have happened over the last 6 or so months that I haven't mentioned because I was only blogging sporadically.  Sometimes something that was timely at one point in time just isn't relevant 6 weeks later.

I just thought of a few good examples - and that makes me feel like this should be a 28 Things post. So I guess that's what I will do.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Making Art From Copper Screening

Hi guys!

I'm sure you've been missing me.

I've been missing you, too.

I'm here today with another contribution to Project Challenge 2017. The February challenge material is screening. In our group we get to request the materials that we will be working with over the year. Screening was one of my requests.

Many moons ago I was shopping at one of those artisan shops where everything is handmade by a local artist and saw a couple of vases filled with the most interesting flowers. These flowers were  from screening. Since then I've always been certain that I wanted to try my hand at making some of those myself.

A few moons later I was shopping in a barn full of REALLY random stuff. Guess what was there?

See that large roll of copper screening? Wow! That's like a gold mine. I mean, look how much prettier it is than that mundane grey screening material next to it. 

Since then these rolls of screening have been part of my rather large stash of "things I will make something with some day."

You know what I mean?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Reclaimed Wood Sign - Project Challenge 2017

Hymns rock.

They just do.

I fear that hymn's are going to become obsolete.

Maybe they are already.

Hello! And Happy New Year!



Where have you been?

Hmmmm. I guess I said that backwards.

Where on earth have I been?????

Let's get right to it.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Turning An Old Radio Cabinet Into A Bar


It's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm sitting here waiting to be brought a plate of leftovers.


We had the best Thanksgiving meal.

Every recipe was so good!

But enough about delicious dinners.

And desserts.

Friday, November 18, 2016

My Ode to Hamilton

I'm obsessed.

In July my sister came to visit me. And she brought her love of Hamilton with her. 

We worked a puzzle.

We listened to Hamilton.

And sang.

And listened.

And sang.

We colored.

And listened to Hamilton.

And sang.

We ate.

And listened to Hamilton.

And sang.

On our drive back to Oklahoma (she flies in, then we drive back together so I have companionship when I drive down for a visit) we stopped in at Best Buy and bought the CDs.  My car and I are short on technology and I still listen to CDs.

Since that time the ONLY music I have listened to is Hamilton.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mid Century Modern Dresser Make-over


It's Halloween today and Mr. Quirky and I have decided to close up the house and pretend we aren't here tonight.

We do this every 4 years or so for various reasons. I think this time it's just because I feel overwhelmed by a couple of big messes we have around here. 

Getting ready for Christmas blogging stuff, fall stuff that is still lying around, and all of the bedding and fabrics from the guest room where we are STILL acclimating an 8 year old male cat that we adopted, has left the dining room cluttered with stuff that needs to be put away. A lot of those things go in the guest room and won't go back in until the cat doesn't need a room of his own and the protection of a door.

Anyway, I thought I would take this post to show you a piece of furniture I made over when I was back in Oklahoma in July.

I was helping little Fisher's other grandma to up her game with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. She had done a couple of projects with mixed results and didn't say no when I asked her if she needed help with a dresser she was painting for Fisher's room at her house.

This dresser was one of her parent's from the 60's. 

It has great bones so it would have looked good no matter what we did to it. 

We chose a little color blocking. And gave the original hardware a good scrub and a coat of Rub'n Buff. (affiliate link)

They're pretty cool, huh?

For the dresser we used three colors, French Linen, Emperor's Silk, and Graphite.

Sorry, but I had to photograph this while the wax was still wet, so you may notice a little blotchyness.

It's pretty great don't you think?

I think I'm going to have to do more of this color blocking thing.

Have you ever done something with 3 colors?

Are you ready for a little Halloween celebrating?

Are you handing out candy?

Do you have any tips for introducing 2 male cats to each other?

Are you ready for NOVEMBER?????


And one last picture of Fisher. Back in June and July he used to run to the door to say goodbye and kiss you through the door.

Sweetest. Thing.  Ever.


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