Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sprucing Up

We painted our house this summer and did a little sprucing up. I have wanted some topiary trees for the front of the house for some time now, but the nursery we went to had the price at $164 a piece. Well we found some at one of the big box stores for $65 a piece so of course I grabbed two of them and now they have a new home on each side of my garage. I also painted some flower pots in a polka dot pattern and now they also have a home in a wire window box.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Working On

I love the look of the gallery walls on the net I have been viewing. So........I thought I would work on my own rendition of my very own wall. It is a work in progress, but here is what I have come up with so far.
I have more pictures to add, but it is a good start.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Garage Sale Find

I wanted to share the table I found at our neighborhood garage sale, we got it for $5. I decided to paint it to match the style of pillows on our  bench seat. We then drilled a hole in the middle of the table so we could insert our umbrella. Not bad for $5.
Domestically Speaking

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chalk Paint Is Here.

Well it looks like I will be delving into the world of ASCP. I have these two tables I have been waiting to try chalk paint on. I am going to do the top with a Old White dry brush method and for the bottom of the tables I will paint them in Paris Grey. I will then finish them up with a dark wax finish. I will post the pictures when they are done. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Our 27th Anniversery

Today we celebrated our 27th anniversary. It really does seem just like yesterday when I was walking down the aisle of the church to become Mrs. Deniz. Jack is my biggest supporter in my adventures of furniture restoration and usually whatever venture I have. As my mom likes to say, "You Picked A Good One". I would have to agree with her!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Version Of A Vanity

I have been searching for quite awhile for a vanity for my bedroom. I finally found one at a local thrift store. She needed some sanding, a small piece needed to be reattached and then she was ready to be primed. I chose the color Pamela's Lace. Well of course because the color had my name in it.  For the top of the vanity I used an old book to cover the top. The book was titled,  "Alice Through The Looking Glass And What She Saw There". I finished the vanity with a light glaze in all the right places, and now here she is in all her glory. Once again I apologize for the bad pictures I have a crummy camera.(and the person taking the pictures......me... needs some more experience). A new camera is on my wish list. I found the mirror through Craig's List. I painted it and glazed it to match the vanity.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time Table

I re-did this coffee table over 4-months ago, but since I am new to blogger it is the first time being seen. I used my Cricut to make stencils for the Roman Numerals. I painted the numbers on, glazed it, and did a little distressing. I love all the different clock tables out there!


Monday, August 15, 2011

On the Chalkboard Bandwagon

I really like the chalkboards that have been popping up on the blogs, so I decided I would make my version of one. I found this frame at the flea market. It was gold leafed, which I did not care for. I primed it, painted the base coat, and then glazed the detail sections on the frame. I love the definition of a grocery list, it is so true!

Flea Market Find

I found this bench seat the other day at the flea market. I did not get a before picture, (for now on I will get before pictures I promise) but it was in pretty good shape. I sanded it down, added some wood filler in some spots, sprayed it with primer,  painted the base coat and then glazed it. I also removed the cushion seat and reupholstered it. I really love how it turned out

Some Things I completed today

I don't know about your household, but at ours we get a lot of people who leave flyer's on our doorstep, on the door handle and anywhere else they can leave their business leaflets. Well, I decide I would take matters into my own hands and make something where all these flyer's could be contained instead of all over the place and here is what I came up with. As you can see by the picture it looks like it is being used. I have had this metal basket hanging around the house for awhile so I gave it a new paint job and applied our house numbers on the front.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Apple Pie Please

Well I made it outside and wrestled the darn squirrels for some apples off our trees. The aroma of an apple pie baking in the oven is pure heaven! Every time I make a pie it is bittersweet for me. You wonder why? Well because the rolling pin I use to make my pies came from Grandma Georgie, who is in heaven baking cookies for the angels. So I think that is why I have the best tasting pie crusts because I have grandma's rolling pin.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I have a lot to learn still about my blog page, so please forgive me for the sloppy page, but I am still in the learning process. I am really looking forward to getting past the newbie stage. Anyways today was another busy day for me, but I did manage to get the base coat on the two chairs I am working on. I promise I will post the pictures soon. I am looking forward to this hot weather being a thing of the past. It is so hard to do any type of painting in the heat. Well I hope you all have a nice weekend and back to fidgeting with this darn blog page.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Working It

I have been a very busy bee. I am trying to get a garage full (sorry Jack for the messy garage) of furniture projects completed. I am putting together an inventory of stuff so I can sale at a consignment store. I am hopeful and the end of the day that I will have some success. I love the search and rescue of a neglected piece of furniture. I could not do this without the help of my supportive family. I have a bucket list of  things I would like to buy. First buy would be a better camera, but for now baby steps,  we all have to start somewhere, right? For now I am working on a couple of chairs, a bench seat, and a dresser. I will try and post the pictures when they are completed and all prettied up. Well that is a good first start.