Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coffee Table Part 2

Yesterday I posted the paint job I did
on my roadside found coffee table.

Before~


After~


But looking at it I decided that it was to much....
its not white, its an off white (in the pics
it looked really white)...

So I decided to distress it....

After the after~



And I do like it a lot better.


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Friday, December 30, 2011

Roadside Find

Months and months ago I found this coffee
table on the side of the road. It was in great shape
and it matched my end table.
I have not had a coffee table in years
cause I just flet that they got in the way
and were only good for propping your
feet on.....

But, after storing this in the shed for
months I finally got it out and I kind a
like having it in front of the couch.



 
But in looking around the living room the other
day with my dark couch and chair and some dark
furniture, I decided I needed to lighten things
up some....

So with my primer and paint I did this....


I love it but now I really have to do the end table!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Gifts

I was busy the last couple of weeks
before Christmas. Between
shopping and making things I
worn out now! lol

These cute things were made for
my two brothers and Brian, my boyfriend.
My brothers and I do not exchange
gifts but each year I try to give them
a little something.

Here is a Redneck birdfeeder.....



It was a big hit with my brothers.

This next item was made for
Diane at work. I thought about
putting candy in it but I decided
against that but it can be used
for anything.



This was a dirty Santa gift.
A Redneck wine glass.
I have seen these selling for
$15 or $16 but I made this
one for $1.50.


I made this for my friend Theresa.
She loves red roosters and I had
no clue what to give her, so
this idea came up. I think she loved
it.


My daughter loves cows so this is something
I painted for her.


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Card 2012

Merry Christmas!

In 2004 I started painting a Christmas
painting that I would haved reproduced
into my Christmas cards.

I paint them on 8x10 flat
board. In the beginning I would
have a picture made of the painting
and I would take it and have it printed.
A few years ago I started scanning the
painting and taking it to have
4x6 prints made as my Christmas
card.

This opne is for 2011.



I think this was my 2008 card.



My 2004 card. Printed at the printers.



Thinking this was 2005.



This was 2009.


For 2010 I had my cards made from a picture I
took.

There are two more that I was not able to dig up
to show.

Hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas
and a great start to the New Year.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What have I been up to?

Christmas is almost here......
I have found myself so far behind on
everything and I am working
right up to the last minute.

A few weeks ago I finally sat down and
painted my Christmas card. This is something
that I have been doing for several years.
Difference is, I usually have it done
in August or September....this one
was finished at the end of November.



And they are in the mail now!
 
Years ago when my children were young
I started making them Christmas ornaments.
I would cross stitch them.

Then I added nieces and nephews,
brothers and then friends.
The last year I made them was about
10 years ago and at last count...
I did 25 that year.

This year I decided to do some for
my grandson's and one for my
great nephew.




Making ornaments and painting on top
of making Christmas gifts.



A REDNECK wine glass for
a dirty Santa gift.

And then this for a gift for
a friend at work.
She can use it as I have it or
put candy in it.


Now for the necklace and earrings...
I made these for me to attend
a Christmas party a couple weeks
ago. These are made from
paper clips. Love this.



And this next set is for a gift. Also made from
paper clips and a chain.

The next two gifts I made months
ago for Christmas gifts...actually
I had these done about 6 months ago!
Wow, was I on the ball, to bad I
dropped it along the way.

Cake plate.....made from
a candle holder and plate.


Same as with this one...candle
holder and plate.



And there you have it.....I have been busy
working on lots of things.
This does not include what I have
been working on for my
grandsons.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Portraits

The other night I was asked to got to Gaylord
Opryland Hotel in Nashville to do some
family portraits of my nephew, his wife and
my beautiful great nephew.


Such a beautiful family to photograph.


The biggest issue was trying to keep Cole,
my great nephew from having the
wandering eye. He was so
into the lights.


But I managed to get a few great shots.


I so love this one of them sitting on the rocks.
Cole has such a great smile.





Check out the largest tree I think
I have ever seen. It was fantastic.
Wonder how many lights were
on that?


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Cole and Great Aunt Pam

Okay, so I have to agree that I have always
been a "GREAT" aunt but now for
real I carry that title and I am proud of
it.

Last night my nephew, Chase, his wife, Susan and
my GREAT nephew and I went to
Gaylord Opryland Hotel to
see the lights and take some
pictures. We were trying to get a
Christmas family shot for Chase and
Susan but Cole was more interested
in looking around at all the lights.
Plus, I was having lighting and flash
issues so I am not really pleased
with most of the pics. But with that
said, I must say I love this
shot....



Susan took this with her cell phone
camera and I love it! I so hate
to have my pic made but this rates
up there as one of my favorites.
I love little baby Cole so much and he
is such a sweetheart. Smiles and
laughs so much. He is a doll baby for
sure.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Necklace

Wow, we all know how crazy this time of year
gets. I am so behind on Christmas gift making
and buying but I found a bit of time to
throw together a new necklace and
earrings for a Christmas party. The
colors went so well with what I wore.

Check it out.

What do you think? Cute huh?
Well, its made from round shaped
PAPERCLIPS!

Yes, it is. I used jump rings to connect them
and since they were open on one end I put
just a touch of clear glue on that opening.
Went great with my outfit that I wore
to the party.....

Now to get busy with other stuff.
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