Friday, September 23, 2016

Flying Birds from the 50's

My oldest brother was born

He was my mom's first born.
My great grandmother bought
these planters for my mom
when Ray was born.

I now have them hanging in my
They actually have a square
opening on the back of each one.
These normally have (as I was
growing up) plastic flowers
sticking out of them.

You will notice that the first and the
last ones are alike.
So I have one on the left side
of a shelve and one
on the right with the
different one hanging
above the shelve among the
tin's on the shelf.

These flying birds fly among the antique
utensils hanging on my wall.

Funny, growing up I never thought I
would like older things /antiques.
But I love them now.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reusing an Item for Something Else

Several years ago I spotted
a wine holder
at Walgreens after
Christmas on clearance.
For $5.00
I decided I could find a use
for it.

And the use I decided on was
to hold my hand towels in the
downstairs bathroom.
Makes grabbing a hand towel
so easy.

I picked up a spice rack
at Goodwill for
It did not take long
to decide what I would do
with it..

It holds my nail polish.

Visiting a friend at a yard sale
I found something that I wanted
for a special use.

A cup holder, but I was not
going to use it for cups.

It now holds my bracelets.

In the upstairs bathroom I
wanted a little height and
something to sort of just
hold things so they did not
spread out all over the place.

A cake plate works great.

Another friend redid her
cabinets and gave me a couple
of her smaller doors.

Took the door, painted it and
with the help of tacks
and chains I now have
something for my earrings.

Years ago I really needed
something for my necklaces.
I had so many and they
would stay tangled up..
I fixed that with a 16x20
frame, screen and drape
Necklaces never tangle anymore!

Now wasn't that fun?
Take a look around your
home and see what you can
find that might work
great in other ways.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back Door Finished

Just a recap from
yesterdays blog...

White back door.
no personality....

A dark sort of brick red.
Color matched to the bricks
on the bottom of my house.

Yep....look how pretty,
and popping in the red color.

But I could not leave it just like
It needed

and here it is.

Home is Where the

Loving it myself.
And of course if you missed
yesterdays post
here is the front door.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Back Door

A couple of years ago
when entering my
after a trip visiting
my son and daughter in law
in California,
I said, "There's
No Place Like Home"...

Being that the movie
The Wizard of Oz
is my fav movie of all time
I decided that saying,
"There's No Place Like Home"
had to be on my front door.

I matched the paint to the bricks
around the front porch and
with the help of
sticky letters
I added that saying to
my door.

My thoughts were to add a
saying to the back door.
I even took a pole on facebook
to help me decide
what saying needed to go there.

with good intentions,
a couple years later I
finally got around to
painting the back door.

It remained white all this
time and thanks to no protection
to the back of the house, that white
was really dirty.

Cleaned and ready to go.

Sticky letters on the floor
but ready to be applied to the

First coat on and while drying
the sticky letters
come off

I will add the second coat tomorrow
and touch
up the white letters where the
sticky ones were.

And what did I decide to go with?
"Home is where the
Course I can't go with the red heart since
it will not show up on the door,
thinking maybe whitish color, maybe
purple....I will work on that

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Expanding the Key Collection Space

Picked up the table at a friends
yard sale about a year ago.

It was a little lose in places, split in
a place and I thought about redoing it...
But then I decided I could
get more done from the parts.

Lets play with the drawer

Cute little drawer.
Not very deep and it will
work perfect for what I need it for.

First a paint job.
Beige in the middle
and a red along the edges.

I was in need for another space
to hang key rings.
My collection.

 So what do you think?

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Pumpkins, Cats and Spiderwebs on a Ceiling Fan Blade

Halloween is

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Deck

I moved into my home
25 years ago.

There have been things I wanted
to do but something always
came before them. be able to enjoy the outside
without being eaten alive
by blood suckers
and to be able to spend some
relaxing time of my retirement
I decided that I needed to
have my deck roofed and screened in.

And the work begins.


Framing going up.

Ready for the tin roof.

I am so EXCITED.
Being an artist...I can see me
out there painting.

A few months ago I planned on
painting this

It is the wall that separates my neighbors deck
and mine
(I live in a zero lot line home).

This is the sort of pattern
I was going to go with.

Oops....looks like I can't
do that now!
But that is okay,
there is a section of my house
that will be under the roof of
my deck...
I see a bigger paint job
in my future!

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Garden Rocks

House setting this weekend I
played around with some rocks...

This is what I came up with.
Garden Rocks.

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