Monday, November 28, 2011

A tabletop with Elvis

Yes, Elvis joined us in the back yard for Thanksgiving.
Someone was leaving him in an old office at my daughter's work place.
She asked to bring him home and then she painted him blue.

I think everyone enjoyed Elvis (the young Elvis) and the day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bathroom finished one day before company arrives

Yep, that is correct.  I laid the final strip of baseboard, caulked and touch up painted and family will be arriving in one day for Thanksgiving.

Here are bits and pieces and then the reveal.

The wall color second one  is Techno Gray.  The first gray/grey was way too white and glaring when you walked in.  The room needed a touch of color and there is a bit of green in this paint.  Which flows with the rest of the house as well.

I custom made the shower curtain.  I am a tad bit paticular with shower curtains and I need them floor to ceiling.  It takes three shower rods.  One for the topper, one for the panels and one for the clear vinyl shower curtiain hidden behind the panels that slides to make the shower functional.

Just adore the new honeycomb white floor.  New baseboards helped update the area too.

Before ( taken with old camera )

AFTER - Taken with new camera that was purchased with the money I saved doing it ourselves.  And when I say "our"selves, that would be me and baby girl, Lynley.  Thanks Lynley!

Total makeover
$50.00 shower curtain fabric
$130.00 tile and stuff to apply
$19.00 clearance Martha Stewart paint
(Home Depot is not going to carry her paint anymore)
200.00 dollar total makeover

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Very Merry Front Door

Warning ~ Copy cat from Pinterest I am.

My inspiration

Source ~ Pinterest

My Door
No snow folks, we are in Texas and I couldn't find enough of the fake stuff.

Added matching ribbon to other stuff...done!

My Annie Sloan bookends

This is a little Annie Sloan project.

Before, during and after

It was the smallest project with this paint yet.  I am getting a lot of use out of that small, 38 dollar can of paint.

I used CoCo Annie Sloan and a tobacco stain rub and called them done!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm thankful for being busy

But that makes for a bad blogger.  Sorry, we have been working on the honey do lists and I discovered Pinterist!  We will be having 26 for Thanksgiving dinner.  All out of town guests.  The family will be dispersed between Coppell, Richardson and McKinney, Texas.  Everyone will be here for Thursday dinner.  I will try to remember to keep my camera going. 

So below, of course, the napkins I will be using and a sneak peek at just one of my projects.  I bought the new Wilton Armetale napkin holder with the weight for an outside table.  

New shower curtains I made for the updated bathroom.  Lynley and I tiled the floor and painted. I put in new baseboards.  It is fabulous, I can't wait to show you.  With the "labor" costs we saved by DIY, I am going out today for a new camera.  Yay us, yay me.  

Happy Thanksgiving, I am thankful for family, friends and being busy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hall Bath, YES did it ourselves

DIY project happy dance doing am I.  And you will see why.  



Pulled up two layers of old linoleum. 

Lay and grout tile with a pale grey grout.  Decide walls now need an updated color.
Who knew there are soooo many hues of grey.

This was about a three day project for baby girl and I.  The details took another week.  Details being new wall paint, new baseboards, sew new shower curtains and re-accessorize.

After... you just have to come back.  I bought a new camera and it will be used for the reveal!

Happy Thanks!  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I'm dreaming of a Laurie Anna's Vintage Christmas

You will be too after seeing what Ann Marie and I got to have fun wondering through and purchasing pretties in last weekend.  

Laurie Anna's Vintage in located in Canton, TX.  Located off Interstate 20 between Shreveport, LA and Dallas, TX.  Home of one of the countries largest flea markets. The market is called First Monday Trade Days.  Because it is only open the weekend before the first Monday of every Month.  Since the first on November fell on a Tuesday.  The market was November 3,4,5 and 6th.  And Laurie Anna's shop is not on the flea market grounds anymore, but in her own location.  You still have to go during Trade Days.  That is the only time she is open too.  But get there you must.  Next trade days are December 1st - 4th.  

Every inch, every table just filled brimming over with lovely white and snow.

Iron, greenery, trees, burlap and tin.

Bed scenes decorated and ready for a cuddly nap.

These marvelous soaps filled the entire space with marvelous scent.

Tablescape after tablescape each as beautiful as the first.

Light fixtures and chandeliers galore.

Just heart warming and packed with shoppers and we were there late in the day. I heard some ladies who had come back, that you couldn't even move around that morning.  If you get the chance and are around the Dallas area on the weekend before the first Monday of the month.  This is a must see.

Here is Laurie Anna's blog, you can order on line too.

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Count the happies

More things I am thankful for.  I couldn't stop my thanks with faith and family.  What would my life be with friends.

Friends who will wear pots on their heads.  I blog they don't.  But they agreed to take this picture for Donna at Funky Junk Interiors celebration of 2000 followers.

High school friends

Friends of friends now friends, say that three times fast

Friends through marriages of our kids

Friends from early married days and still friends

Friends of our daughter's, now our friends too and will shop all day with you

 Friends who will run marathon's with you

Friends who will invite you to Ranger's baseball games

College buddies that still get together

Friends that end up in New York on the same weekend

I count the happies....

Thanks to Laurie at Heaven's Walk for her cute stamped block ideas.
Go here to see her others.

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