Friday, July 21, 2017

All Around Post

About a year ago I purchased
this chandelier from a friend.
I mentioned that I wanted a 
chandelier on facebook
and I was sent this in a
 private chat. 

She was changing things out
at her home before putting
it up for sale. 

This was exactly what I
wanted. 

And for $30 it was an awesome
deal. The prisms would
cost me that somewhere else.

I took all the prisms off and 
scrubbed them. Then I 
proceeded to scrub the 
light itself. 

I then taped up the glass part and 
where the bulbs screw in.


After that was done I spray
painted the light with an off 
white color with  primer included.

Today I actually took the tape
off and reapplied the 
prisms. Isn't it beautiful?

I have a friend that is going to 
help me hang it. It is going in the
antique room I just finished.
I love it!




I felt like I was on a roll....
so I decided to get another 
hanging light painted.

When I put the word out
on FB and the Next Door
Neighbor website for my
area I ended up with two
lights like this one below.

This one was given to me
but one just like it but silver
I paid $20 for. The silver one
got spray painted with brown 
today. 


This one is going in the 
hall. 
If you notice in the top
pic there are metal rings 
around the bottom of the 
glass globes. I decided
I liked them better without
the rings! 



Still on a roll....
I pulled out the two cans
of off white spray paint
that I had purchased for this
coffee table.

I think I mentioned that my 
daughter told me last week
that she needed a coffee
table. This week I found this
on the side of the road at my
neighbors house. 
FREE...
yes, nothing better than 
FREE.




Well, I started painting it today.
Oops....NO PIC
and I am not headed out
on the deck to take one now.

Pulled out the big camera to 
take some good shots of my
babies.

Dakota was SNORING
in this pic.
He can get rather loud at
times.


Main reason for grabbing the big camera 
was to get this shot below.
I love it.



This little girl has wiggled her
way into my heart.



Wed. she was not well. She started going off
and laying alone cause she felt bad. She had
eaten lunch earlier but after that I
realized she was not even playing.

The next day I found a hair ball...
figured that was it.
She was better in a way. She did not
go off alone and she wanted to 
lay on me.


She ate some of her lunch...but not
it all. I thought maybe I had just given
her a tad more then normal....
but she was also just laying around
during the day. No playing, no
jumping from furniture to furniture
and messing with Dakota.

Today the same. She has laid around
all day. Would not eat much.
Would not play with Dakota and 
he tried to get her to play. 

My daughter works for a vet so
she talked to them and they
told me if she is not better
tomorrow to bring her in. 

I hope everything is fine.

Back to pics....
this was taken tonight of
the two of them.


She gets near him when he sleeps.
If he gets up and leaves the room
she will come from a dead sleep 
to get up and follow him.


At 3 this morning the KING
(Dakota) needed to go out.
He chased one of these off the
porch but this one just sat there.
I have been hearing them for weeks now
and it is not even time for them to 
appear....


Ran into a guy at Wally World today that
I have not seen since I left the 
Tn Bureau of Investigation
2 yrs ago.
He was looking at air filters and 
I said, "hard to find what you need
sometimes"...he looked up and replied
not realizing who he was talking to.
I laughed and he looked at me again...
still not hitting him. Then when I 
asked did he not know who I was he
looked hard at me and it hit him.
He was part of the bunch of guys
I used to lunch with.
63 lbs changes a person I
guess.

Loving what it has done
for my health.
Love the smaller clothes...

But there are issues that I 
have to deal with now...
See the deep wrinkles
under the chin. 
HAHA....before also I never
saw that deep in the neck and 
I do now.


or the deep at the shoulder blade.
It feels strange when I reach up to
scratch or something!


But its this view that gets me.


NO SLEEVELESS shirts for
me. Wow....look at that sag.

Gotta live with that though, cost to much
to have it removed plus that requires
another surgery.
Guessing I will live with it.

Keep this in mind folks.


Thank you for stopping in, 





The Pot and Pan Hanger and More

Morning Blogger Friends!


and with that said......

I had this cool idea that 
I would take baby bed springs
and 
do 
this..
(not the arrow silly)

THIS!
(haha)






or this...
but I have no room to
hang it from the ceiling
like this.



But I set out to find a set of baby bed springs
with no luck.....UNTIL
I was coming home
from my brothers house
while cat sitting and happened
upon one at the neighbors house
sat on the side of the road.


PRICELEES!
Seriously it was priceless...
it cost me NOTHING!

The issue, there were two
springs missing on one section.
But thanks to the local
LOWES store 
(love it almost at much as
Hobby Lobby),
I found a pack of springs.

2 to a pack
2 dollars and some odd
cents...
and BAM it is fixed....and hung.
What do you think?


Gotta to wire the center of the top
wire section to keep it from
sagging. 

But with the aid of S hooks from
LOWES
(again) I
was able to hang my pots. 


Except for the ones with
thick handles....the opening
to the S hook is just to tight and the 
handle will not fit over it. 
So its either bigger S hooks
or not hang the pots...
I am leaning to not hanging since
they are pretty deep and would stick
out to far on the rack. 



Keep in mind that with these springs
which are pretty sturdy as a whole would
not be if you hang something really
heavy on one section....like 
cast iron skillets!

Surfing PINTEREST
yesterday I got stuck looking
at shelves. 
HAHA....this would really
mess with the heads of 
someone with OCD.





Loving these shelves in
the pic below.
As you come down my stairs
there is a small section 
of rail and spindles...
not used for anything other
then to catch the crap I hang
on it ...so
thinking of making this.


This is a cute idea.
Problem with this....
I have less room behind my
doors then this pic has.
Mine is butted almost right
up to the wall....
but still cute. 


Not really that taken on the shelves
on the end of this headboard..
but it would be 
useful I think...


OH.....I love these
and found the brackets online
at Lowes
(haha...Lowes again)
for 8.98 each.


Pic from Lowes online.


For those of you that are fans
of Dakota 
   

And Lily

Here is your fix for the day!
Love my fur babies.

They actually have fans
that follow their moves
and behavior
on my fb page.



Thanks for stopping, 



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paintings


On my good days I am working on 
trying to clean the house and 
get rid of things.

With that said...
for years instead of shredding junk mail,
credit card appls and other stuff I
tossed it in a plastic bin.
Some of that stuff went 
back to 2003.

So for the last two days I have
worked on shredding this 
stuff. I would do 15 to 20 sheets and 
leave the room, 20 to 30 mins later
I would go back and do more.

Dakota and I took all that
shredded paper  off to recycle
before the sun went down and 
it had cooled down some. 
5 bags....yep, you heard
me ~5 bags!


Okay...so to clear things out
and get rid of stuff I need
to get rid of some paintings
that are just sitting around.

Here is an oil - 16x20
for $85 plus shipping.


Here I have an 8x10
acrylic
$10 plus shipping.


8x10
acrylic
$10 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic 
$10 plus shipping


11x14 
oils
$50 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$15 plus shipping


wooden painting 
oils
$15 plus shipping


acrylic
$25 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$15 plus shipping


8x10 
acrylic
$15 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic 
$10 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$20 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$20 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$20 plus shipping


8x10
acrylic
$20 plus shipping


3-8x10
acrylic
$30 plus shipping



Wooden fence piece
acrylic
$15 plus shipping


All paintings are on wrap around
canvas so no framing is required  
except for the first one and it is
framed in a wooden, brown  frame.

If interested give me a yell,

Thanks for stopping in,