Thursday, February 21, 2013

Decorating my washing machine!

If it's a flat surface or a blank space, I will decorate it! Seriously. Just ask Juan Patient-Husband.

So it stands to reason my new washing machine was doomed the day it was delivered. Talk about a blank canvas!

What follows is its wordless (almost) story.

Pantries across from washing machine. 
Notice almost secret sliding door to master closet.

Doomed washer!

Designing on my Mac.

Cutting on my Silhouette Cameo but you could also
use individual press-on letters.

This is called "weeding." 

I use blue painter's tape for letter transferring. 

Use ruler, level, and pencil for proper placement.


Another blank space conquered!

Second rule/wisdom is a family joke
which is why I like to make my own signs. 

Happy laundry day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My chippy addiction!

Michael, here's the chippy cabinet I bought from Renee at Round Top/Warrenton a week ago.

The patina is so lovely!

And I adore the fact that someone made repairs to the piece many years ago. The back even has a flat tobacco tin covering a hole made by some long dead mouse family.

The finish on the top has been worn down to smooth wood but it has so many beautiful brown and red colors in it.

I wish this piece could talk. 

The stories it could tell, unlike the next piece which I made new.

 I did give the new wood as chippy of a look as I could, though.

 Do you recognize the towel hanging bar?

It's leftover decoration from the bedstead gate that Juan Handyman made me!

 Yes, I hoard everything! Get over it, son!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Come be my guest!

Last year my friend Renee gave me four of these chairs. Three had severe caning problems as well as joint issues. 

So I decided to take two of them and make a chairbench to use as a luggage holder in one of the guest bedrooms.

I wish I could say it was as easy as it looks! Maybe if I had two more hands or a helper it would have gone smoother but I finally got the frame done. 

This would make a great pallet wood project but I used the wood from the frame of a futon which Renee and I had found on one of our garage sale runs.

So I filled in all the recessed screw holes...

...and painted the whole thing Annie Sloan's Primer Red...

...just in time for weekend company!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Pinto Bean Burlap Bag!

Take this burlap sack...

(from my wonderful sister Connie in Colorado)

...a little bit of matching material...

...some time...

...and you've got yourself a designer tote...

...with pockets for everything - your Kindle, a bottle of water, lipstick, and...


My cousin Marsha and I are going to the Round Top/Warrenton Tx. Antique show this weekend! WHOOP!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What do you do...

...with all those pillows on your bed? 

You know. The ones that crawl halfway to the bottom of the bed. The ones your husband hates because there are so many of them and they are over the place! 

See this old pine wardrobe? 

All my pretty pillows go in there! The shelving side holds all my jeans...the jeans that are one size too big. The jeans that are one size too small. And the jeans that today fit me just right. You know what I'm talkin' about. 

During the daytime, our sleeping pillows rest in the wardrobe. No stuffing them into pillow covers and placing them onto the bed for me. That's too much work!  Plus we sleep with LOTS of pillows!

Where do you put your pillows? 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Birdbath in the Bedroom

I met these three sweeties at a "pre" garage sale... 

...and just had to take them home.

I mean, who could resist them?

They were hanging around a birdbath but I couldn't bear to leave them outside where they belonged!

So I put the whole thing in the corner of our master bedroom. Instead of filling it with water, I loaded it up with my jewels...

 ...and added a glass top...

...turning this birdbath into a corner table for my morning coffee.

If I only drank coffee!

Of course, when you're on top, you must have a tiara!

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special