30 June 2008
28 June 2008
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I am taking a break this weekend. Don't you just love this little cottage. It's from a website Summer Hill Seeds.
27 June 2008
I realized I had never shared the pictures of the stairway redo.
As you can tell the before was the renters white, I am not a renter. Why did it take 10 years to paint this. Well I had a lot of things going on in my life.
25 June 2008
Here it is. I finally finish the button heart project. I kept running out of buttons. Who knew it would take so many. I finished it off with a blue ribbon. I'll probably hang it on the inside of my front door.
In honor of my 100th post I am having a giveaway. That's right 100. Can't believe I am really there. What this giveaway consist of is, an cupcake recipe book for you bakers, a small pretty pink cake plate to display your cupcakes after you bake. A thermos for you early birds to take coffee with you on your yard sale and flea market days, pretty pink flower note pad with pencil to write down your list of what you want to find or do, pretty dishtowels, and light blue candles, and pink colored sugar.
This must be a really scary site to see near your home.
At last count, California had over 700 wildfires that started as a result of lighting strikes. They are mostly in the Northern part of the state. Gov. Schwarzenegger has request additional resources from other states to help contain the fires. At present their are over 4000 firefighters from all over the state helping to put out these fires. Some are near containment and others are not. We in Northern CA. are on heightened alert and cannot have any fires such as BBQ's going. Southern CA. is also on alert and have been asked to not have any open fires.
23 June 2008
21 June 2008
This is a summer memory for me. We as kids would load up in the car and go camping almost every summer. This is Shaw's Shady Acres, in Clearlake, CA. We got to know the owners over the years and became friends.
Our Father would hook up the trailer to always a big Cadillac and take the winding roads to this spot. Now it's changed over the years. This is the boat dock that looks very much as it did years ago. It was something my sister and I had to do for one more time when she was here in 2007 to clean out, our parents home. These are wonderful memories for the both of us. I just wanted to share a Summer Memory in honor of the first day of summer.
20 June 2008
Joanne, from My Little Cottage In The Making, tagged me the little devil.
The rules are that I have to answer 5 questions, and then tag 5 more people and then they tag 5 more people and on and on. So here I go.
1 . WHAT WAS I DOING 10 YEARS AGO.
I was working in a Dental Office. Purchasing my townhouse, and raising my son.
2. WHAT ARE 5 THINGS ON MY TO DO LIST. Yikes this changes daily.
Get new carpet.
Tile the Bathroom floor.
Clean up the Backyard.
Sell my parents home.
3. SNACKS I ENJOY
Peanut mm's, Grapes, Goldfish snacks, Chocolate.
4. THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A MILLIONAIRE
Take all my friends to Hawaii.
Sell this house and buy a cottage.
Pay off my car.
Hire a fitness trainer to help me loose weight.
5. PLACES I HAVE LIVED
Oakland, Richmond, Oakley and Hercules. All in California.
So, there you have it. You know a little more about me. I am not sure if I'll pass this on.
19 June 2008
18 June 2008
I found these lacy sheers at Thrift Town some months back and decided to put them up today. I love the way they look. I have a weakness for batten lace. I am thinking I want to paint my living room now. I need some cheering up and maybe a brighter color would do the job.
17 June 2008
The bench in all it's yellow and gold glory.
And now painted and fresh looking. I washed the fabric it came with and turned in the opposite to have a more faded look.
The planter originally.
And now the planter. It took a primer and two cans of white spray paint in matte finish with just a little gloss spray on the top. I think they turned out Ok. I might in the future change the fabric on the bench. It's so easy to do.
16 June 2008
15 June 2008
14 June 2008
So, with the chairs completed and reassembled I am on to the next project.
I found this bench at the Salvation Army. It's painted a yellow with gold.
Now the pattern on the fabric is pretty so I am taking it off and will try to wash it up. And then paint the bench white. If the fabric comes clean I'll just put it back on.
Now these sconces I found at Thrift Town. Can you believe $15.00 for the pair. I've been looking for some like this. The shades are a little dirty, but I might try cleaning them, will see. I'll probably hang some crystals from them. I think white, or maybe something else.
13 June 2008
Re-painting the two chairs for the dining room. Next is the table. I really don't like these chairs much. I would prefer something different but haven't found it yet. I like the Duncan Phyfe style of dining table and chairs. But my dining room isn't that big. I'll keep searching. Maybe I'll get lucky like Cindy at Romantic Home.
12 June 2008
This vintage claw foot tub was at Ray's Trading in Sebastopol, CA. I thought it would be great to get into during our very hot weather. If only I had a place to put it. Oh, well.
A nice chippy green medicine cabinet.
I just thought this was a nice cabinet, that you could put anywhere.
It had a light blue applique.
And a great find at Thrift Town yesterday. It's in perfect condition. I'll spray paint this white with a flat finish. What gets me is the entire time I was looking for one of these I couldn't find one in the thrift shops and ended up finding one online. Mine online was $79.00. This one $24.99, that just makes me crazy.