Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Busy With Projects

Just thought I would add a pic of my "old" bed that is leaving me and moving to a ranch this week. I have loved it but can't wait for my brand new Pencil Post coming in Nov.
I put the paint bottle there to let you see how BIG this coach lamp is! It was really beat up, see the crack on the left side and the glass was broken. I think it will be great with some silicone bulbs with the reflector painted an antique gold. I will add some "hot glue drips" to the candle sleeves, too.

Hi Everyone:
Just a short message today as for the last 4 days I have not been able to access my Google account! NO LOL here...that is so frustrating; I just want to pick up the phone and yell at someone. Especially when they ask for my password a million times, among other things.
But, I am back and now & am in the middle of a million things. S.O. says: "What's new about that?" HA! Anyway, I need to get out out in the garage before it gets too hot (105 today!) and work on about 5 projects because I am doing some major remodeling work in my "great room" starting next week. The contractor brought the lumber early so I could get it painted before he puts it up. Nice, huh! So painting clothes will be my fashion statement for today!
Then, I sold my beautiful black bed and ordered a new one, (a totally beautiful Pencil Post...my life-long wish!) but the new one doesn't come until November so I am trying to figure out how to work around having my mattress and box spring on the FLOOR. Too hot to run around looking at G.W., etc. but I may have to...
I wanted to share with you a fabulous find from Habitat...This coach lamp that I got for a mere $25! It is huge as you can see; that baby is over 2 ft. tall. I have taken it all apart and will paint it black. The electrical wires will be repaired and I plan to use it on my mantel this Christmas with greens, etc. Can't wait to get it done (so I can move on to the next project.) More later. Hugs and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stephanie and Nick

Now here is the nicest news of all: remember I said all my grandchildren live in the Midwest...Iowa and Minnesota...well the other night I got a phone call from my oldest granddaughter and she almost came through the phone...she was so excited! "Grandma, Nick has asked my to MARRY HIM!!!" These kids have been together of several years, and are absolutely the cutest, sweetest couple on this earth. I love them to pieces!!! So she sent me a picture of her ring and I am including it here. The sweet story is he chose the ring after 5 or 6 trips to the store, and then took her up to Lake Superior for a hiking-weekend. She was standing on a rock, turned around only to find him on one knee ready to "pop the question." A total surprise! How cool is that! There is some good news in this world...
And now for what else has been happening in my life...!

Now here is the finished cabinet...hope you like it! Click on the photo and see that it is JOE MONTANA giving me a hug on my last day of working for the 49ers! What a guy!

Cabinet Do-Over

Well what has been taking place here
I got this old, really beat-up cabinet with rusty chicken wire a few months ago for $10. What a deal! Some women love shoes...I love old cabinets! It was really falling apart and I used tons of filler and sanding to get it even slightly ready to paint. Took the chicken wire out (and of course had JUST THROWN AWAY A BIG PIECE FROM ANOTHER PROJECT!!!) and have not added any covering to the door, just a little lace curtain tied back with twine. I hope you can see the potential as I did...

Tricks for Blogging and more

Hi Everyone and especially those who have chosen to be a follower! That is so exciting to me when I log on only to find a new name...thank you all! What fun this is!
I've been away from blogging for a couple of reasons: I have been taking an on-line class on Blogging which has been going on for several weeks now. And, if you remember I note in my profile that I am an Interior Redesigner. Usually that means I go to the home, choose colors, move furniture or do whatever it needs to make the improvements the owner wants and I am done. Well, the past month or so I have been overseeing a WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL which is way more than I am used to. It has been fun but very time consuming and lots of running around shopping, etc. (Am I lucky or what...getting paid to shop!) LOL Anyway, that project has taken up most of my time and figuring out the blogging class, almost all the rest of it. I don't know how good this class was, but I did figure out the instructor had really no recent experience with Blogger so her instructions weren't always accurate. But, I did get something out of it and my sweet S.O. is always handy to TUTOR me when I don't "get it." So, eventually I will "get it" as it is coming together, bits and pieces, (or should I say widgets and gadgets.) HA!
A while back I found some darling Prim "gadgets" and saved them but I don't remember where I saved them! MORE LOL. So bear with me...

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