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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful For...

...Pinterest, one of the best sites ever!

...Old Fashioned Milk Paint, which is a dream to use on furniture.

...This moisturizer that I have been using for over 25 years; it truly is dramatic and different!

...This blog for all of its never ending inspiration!

...Soldiers and their sacrifice; I'm proud to call several my friends. health. little furry child :-) and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Before and After

Remember this sweet little dresser from Craigslist?

Here it is now:

Sorry, no shots of the work in progress.  But here are the particulars...sanded it all down with power sander really well.  It sat in the garage for a few weeks due to lack of time to work on it.  This weekend, Painted it with milk paint, which was a dream to work with.  No priming necessary.  After painting two coats, which dried very quickly, buffed with a sanding sponge and rubbed on some dark wax.  Added new knobs.  Sounds like it went quick, but these projects never are, are they? :-)

She will be for sale very soon here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


...Not just a field day for numerologists or weddings, but most importantly tomorrow is Veterans Day.  For the past several years my students and I have interviewed veterans and put together some type of tribute - either a video, or in this year's case a booklet of essays, profiles, and poems.  It makes a big impact on my students and me, but it also means a great deal to the veterans who are given an opportunity to tell their story.  Please consider taking the time to thank a veteran today.  And the next day, and the next, and the next...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Busy, Busy...

I hate not posting and I hate it when blogs I regularly follow don't update often, but I get it!  Blogging takes work and when you're busy working on other projects, it's not easy to frequently update!  I have been working on creating some items to sell for a wonderful little local gallery.  Below is one wreath I have done:

This is meant to be a Christmas wreath but I think it would also be adorable in a little girl's my room!  I'm working on a white one now that I think I will use turquoise ribbon on.  One of the other projects that I'm trying to tweak and perfect are coasters.  Saw the idea on Pinterest so I put my own vintage twist on them:

The main issue has been trying to smooth out the mod podge wrinkles.  So, they're a work in progress.  But very funny and I think these would make a great gift!

Will blog more when I finish more!