Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring back to life!

I've finally found my way back to the keyboard! It's been forever and a day since I've set down typed anything. I have been so overwhelmed with life, I haven't thought much about creating and sharing anything until just recently.
At the beginning of the year, I made a committment to declutter my house and life. Yes, it's really a resolution, but I thought if I called it a committment it would mean more. So, I made a list and I'm slowly working through it. I will show off some updates soon. I am loving seeing each space clean up. I just need to stay on track and work a little more consistently ;)

Well, I did start getting creative again for Christmas. I know, it's almost St Patty's Day and I am just now sharing Christmas presents. I guess I've got to start somewhere.
I really like to make something for each of the grandchildren, we have seven. I always get toys on their list as well, but I want to make sure they have something they know I made. They love to lay on the floor and watch tv or play video games, so I decided to make them giant floor pillows. I made them out of a lot of my stash of fabrics, but made sure I individualized them.


This is Alaina's. She is seventeen months old. And her room is done in pink and brown. Her pillow was smaller than the rest since she is just little girl!
Her brother Coonor is 5,almost 6 and he is all about superheroes!
With of course some soft blue milky on the other side.
To make it really special, it has city scapes on the sides,
Just like his bedroom walls!
What a lucky boy!

Next is Johnnie, who is three and he loves cars.
And some bright red minky on the other side.
Then there's Charlie, six years old. He is his daddy's boy and daddy loves
The Denver Broncos. So with a little swatch of Broncos fabric, I made it orange and blue for the team.
And finally, George who is about to be eight, who loves camo.
I wish I had taken a picture of the other side, it was gator vinyl.
The oldest two are 13 and 16 and they got money and gift cards.
But, occasionally they steal their little brothers pillows.

This has been a long enough post, and it felt great to be back.
I will be back soon, I promise. I've got more pillows to share!

See you soon!

I party with Remodelaholic

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Restyled Sundays #69

Welcome Back To Restyled Sundays!

Another week, another move. My oldest son and his family have somehow gotten into the business of house rehab. They buy a house in need of updating and live in it 2-3 years while fixing it up, then sell it for a big profit. They just sold their second rehab project and their goal is to pay cash for a house in a few years. Well, this time they sold their house and couldn't find another one to buy in time so yesterday they moved into a farmhouse rental. I thought for sure they would buy it after a few months, but after I saw it I changed my mind. It was in bad shape, floors leaning,etc. I wasn't smart enough to take any pics, but I will take some soon and show you how they fix it up over the next few months. My mom and dad are moving in 3 weeks, so I'll be helping them get packed and ready.

I really enjoyed your posts this week. I love seeing what everyone has been up to.


Mary from Create Inspire took an old vanity and turned it into a little girls dream!
Cindy from ::Cottage Instincts:: turned and old waterfall dresser into a masterpiece with a two toned paint job!
And finally,Julia from Happy House and Home, created this simply elegant pillow with some burlap and stencils.
Now, lets see what you've been up to this week! Be sure to add a link back to the party and visit the posts on either side of yours.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Restyled Sundays #68

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We watched fireworks after dark, but spent most of the day working on projects around the house. I seem to always have multiple projects that are half finished, and I am committing to finishing those before I start anything new. Hopefully as I get them finished, I have something to share with you.
I love all of the great finds from The Vintage Green but this fabulous Flow Blue bowl was to die for!


This green beauty with its sweet little birds was refreshed by Cyndi at ::Cottage Instincts::


This beautiful desk was created by Cyndi at Blue Star Antiques, be sure to read about her waxing mistake.
I love seeing all of your posts! And I love your comments. Thanks for dropping by!
Now lets see what you've been up to this week.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Restyled Sundays #67



Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays!
 
 
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whew! I almost missed that it was Sunday again. The days seem to run together.
Thanks to everyone who shared at the party last week.
 
Cyndi at Cottage Instincts did a fabulous job redoing
an old veneered waterfall sideboard. I really loved the wallpaper on
the sides and draws. I redid a similar one here in 2011.
Wow, how time flies!
 
I also really liked this chicken wire memo board by
Denise on a Whim It looks so fun, love the color and the stripe.
 
And, its always fun to have something fresh for the garden.
This adorable bucket was created by Dawn at
 
Thanks everyone and I hope you are getting ready for a great
4th of July week!
 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Wedding Dresser

My daughter-in-law texted me one day (her primary method of communication) and asked if I had a vintage table of some kind. Her younger sister was getting married and having a vintage wedding. They were having the wedding outdoors (in early May) and needed someplace for the minister to set the Bible.
I didn't have any old tables, but I had this lovely old dresser. With its pretty pink glass knobs, it was perfect. They loved it, but wanted it to be off white. So, I tried some home made chalk paint. I had not used the unsanded grout recipe before and decided to go with it. It worked great, but I didn't like how it set up like plaster, mix a new batch with each coat. I would love to hear the solution to that.

Well, it snowed here and the ground was a mess, so the wedding had to be moved indoors. There ended up not being enough room for the dresser since space was so tight, but her parents ended up buying it for her as a keepsake from her wedding. I love seeing young people who love vintage pieces as much as I do. Sorry for the poor quality picture, but the weather was not cooperating to get it outside in the daylight!

I also made a blanket and Bumbo cover for the flower girls. Since my granddaughter still needs a little help sitting up and her cousin set behind her.
My darling grandson was the ring bearer, dressed like a little newsboy. And my daughter in law was a bridesmaid. It was truly a vintage wedding in an old converted barn. Really cool place!


As you can see in the background, they were feeding the cake to each other, while I was taking pictures of my kids, whoops.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Restyled Sundays #66

Welcome Back to Restyled Sundays
Sorry I have been MIA for the last month. I am really trying to get my life together, but when I get one thing accomplished, another one pops up. I finally got my parents storage unit emptied out from their move to senior living last year. Now we're sorting through it all and putting some of it in the antique booth. Between trying to send loads of stuff to Goodwill and trying to organize their apartment we have been very busy.
I think I shared that we were getting a new dog back in April. Sophie makes puppy #3 in our household and three dogs is at least three times as much work as two. We absolutely adore her, but keeping up with her energy level is not easy. I am walking her daily, so that seems to be helping, probably me as much as her! I'm losing weight, but she is still growing.
Then of course there is work, both our new business and housework! At the end of the day I fall into the couch and veg out for an hour before I go to bed.
I know it's been a while, but I still want to go back and feature my favorites from the last party!
I love this green farmhouse table and chairs from Veronica at Knott So Shaby, a great example of Emerald Green, pantones color of the year.
Check out this cool chevron bench. It's another creation from Kathy at Life On Lakeshore Drive. It's amazing what some chalk paint and new fabric can do for an old piece of furniture.
And last but not least, is this blue and white dresser makeover from Denise at Denise on A Whim...
Hopefully there are still some,of you out there. I really appreciate you hanging in there while I get my act together! Now let's party !!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Restyled Sundays 65


Welcome back to Restyled Sundays!
Another week gone by! Between work and the antique stores, I feel like I am meeting myself coming and going. On top of all of that, my Mom and Dad rented a storeroom last year when they moved into senior living. Its time to get everything out of there since they aren't ever going to use any of it. I learned the art of being a pack rat from two of the best, so this process has me really looking at simplifying my life as soon as possible.
Well, enough about me, let's take. Look at last weeks party.


Barbara from Decorating with Barbara has a great tutorial on makin your own Mercury Glass.


Denise from Denise on a Whim created a cute chalkboard with shelf out of an old chair back.
Thanks to everyone for following and sharing. I love hearing from you all so please leave a comment and I will get back with you!