Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I am so mad at myself. It is 70 degrees and sunny and I planned to work on the gun cabinet project, but....
I pulled out the table saw, for only the second time, and made my second cut and let the wood kick back and slam into my finger. Remember Fred Flinstone's throbbing finger in the showes beginning? That is what I am feeling now that I can breath again. The blood has stopped coming out from under the nail and I hope that I will not have to put a hole in it to relieve the pressure.
 My hubby is going to ban me from power tools unless he is home.....I just know it!

Ok.....I am just being a wimp. I am going to suck it up and go back out there and not let it beat me!
The cabinet will so be worth the dog snapping at me and the saw beaating me up.....

Update: I managed to use the saw without any further problems but......At some point in the day I was spray painting in the basement and the sun started coming in so I lowered the garage door slightly. Can you see where this is going? I was coming in with the dogs and WHAM.
I hit the door on my right on the hairline of my forehead. Dang It! That hurt too.
Lucky for me a friend called and envited us over for dinner. I told her she saved me from myself.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Candle kissed pillow

I made this pillow to match a headboard that me and my friend made. I will show you the headboard in another post.

When I made the pillow I forgot that there were big flowers in the comforter. I only remembered the stems and leafs. I was thrilled when we got to her place and realized that the flower was PERFECT for the comforter.

I wish I woud have had enough extra fabric to have made it larger.

I saw a tutorial somewhere a while back on burning fabric to make it curl. I wish I could remember who did the tutorial......if it is you....let me know and I will give credit.

All I did was cut out wonky circles in gradually smaller sizes. I heated the edges with a candle flame till they curled and then layered them and secured with a sterling bead cap.

Linking up with:

Transformation Thursday
The Shabby Chic Cottage 


From Brass to ORB Goodness

I promised in my I Almost Missed The Bus post that I would tell you about the candle stand. So here goes.
My Mom is into junking and sells things in an antique mall. I have always groaned when I go to her house and see all the junk treasures. I should say the veil has been lifted from my eyes and I am my Mothers child! anywhooo....I was digging around in her stuff one day when my husband was doing some house repairs and found this.....

It is brass and this sucker is heavy but I could see the vision as soon as I laid eyes on it.
In my excitement to introduce it to My good friend ORB I forgot to take process pictures. But I will get to the during momentarily. Without further ado....

Isn't it dreamy.

These two cheap Goodwill finds were jealous and begged for the same treatment! So I agreed with glee!

First I primed them with Auto body primer.....did the same to the big boy too.

YAY! ORB Goodness!

Here they are tucked in with my Spring goodness.
Can you believe I only paid .75 for the tall milk glass vase and .50 for the small one.

Thanks to all of the great blogs out in Blog land I will never look at anything without thinking .....

Monday, March 29, 2010

I almost missed the bus!

So I have been looking at all of the beautiful blogs showing everyones Easter and Spring decor. I was not going to do anything this year because I have been distracted by other projects. Well I changed my mind the other day when I was cleaning and can you imagine I went off on a bunny trail.

I pulled out a few Easter things I have not put out in years and went to the Dollar Tree and picked up some glittery eggs and some great green moss rocks. I think my rocks are my best find there of late.

I waved my magic I mean I rushed around and changed a few things up and here it is.

 The eggs came on wooden sticks with the bows attached. I removed the eggs and bows and scattered the eggs around and placed the bows on the candles.

close up of left side

close up of right side

My sweet Mama gave me this lil bunny.


More glittery Dollar Tree eggs. I think there were 5 to a pack and I got 2 packs

Another sweet bunny from the Goodwill. I will tell you about the candle stand in another post.

The last of my purrty glittery eggs.

I hope you enjoyed....better late catching the bus than to miss it all together!

Just another lil tease

No long story today.....just another picture to peak at the transforming gun cabinet.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sneak Peak

I thought I would give you my one and only follower a sneak peak at what I am working on. I should be done with it in a few days if the weather will hold out. Check back and I will give you more clues along the way.

This is a simple gun cabinet I picked up off of Craigslist for ......wait for it......$20.00.
It is pine and dirty and has missing glass, but that is A-O-K cause I am gonna get creative.

The lady who I bought it from had 2 dogs outside and they were having a fit when I arrived. I went in and we headed to the basement where I first saw my treasure. It was love at first sight. It is a little rough around the edges but hey I like a challenge. I asked the nice lady if I should introduce myself to her dogs because we were going by way of the back yard to carry it to the car. No problem she says, they will not even come near me. Well....famous last words. I wasn't 3 feet out the door when one of them nipped my hand and then my rear. I was not going to let that beast stop me from taking my treasure to my car. She shooshed it off and to the car we went.
It is worth the $20 and the dog snips. Can you say woman on a mission.  

P.S. I will toting dog spray on my future treasure hunts.....cause my hubby says so!

Check back for more peaks......

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ragu to Fabu-lous

So I was cleaning the bathroom and grumbled to myself about how much I hated the ugly bath therapy bottle that sits out all the time on the tub. Needs to be handy, but it is so u-g-l-y!

Then I had a lightbulb moment.

Cricut to the rescue!

All I needed was a jar, vinyl, oil rubbed bronze paint for the lid and my Cricut.

OK....this is what my husband calls going off on bunny trails.....remember I was cleaning the bathroom. Do you think I waited till I was finished? Heck no! I digress....

Upstairs I run to throw this quick project together. Once again I underestimated how long it would take...forgot to allow time for paint to dry and this is only the third time I have used my (Cricut) fav-O-rite new toy.

Well here it is....what do you think. Me thinks it is purrty!!

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The begining of yet another Journey

This blog is just another path in the journey of my life. I feel sometimes as if I have lived more life in 43 years than some 20 years my senior! As I figure out this whole blog thing I will fill you in on some of my experience's in life.
My goal in blogging is to share my many interests with you and I hope to inspire someone along the way. I think life experiences should be shared to inspire, motivate or to lift someone up who needs to know they are not alone in their journey..........
I will also be posting my thrifty creative trials. Good or bad......and bad is what I am working on now!!! Breath!!!! I think I actually saw the whole table in splinters in my driveway at one point or another.....oh well that is what stripper is for!