Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Temptation, Rejuvenation, Incorporating and Smelling Good
I really didn't mean too. My plan was to mind my own business and go about my merry way...but the temptation was too strong. I see a sign that says "Estate Sale" and my car automatically goes into "E"...and magically takes me there. I can go for months and not hit one and then...WHAM! I can't stop and I just can't pass it up.
My latest finds ~ A huge baskets that I keep my currant and future project odds and ends in~
A black wrought Iron plant stand that I haven't decided to keep black or paint and a white plaster angel sconce...perfect for my garden~
A couple of white hanging planters...I already have the chain~
...and the best for last....some old tile. Big squares, little squares in burnt umber and blue floral pattern....my very creative blogger friend Missy, gave me the idea for those trays I purchased a couple of weeks ago. Now I have to figure out how to attach tile to wood. All this my friends.. 3 stinkin' dollars.
I try to keep myself busy and for whatever reason, lately I've been a whirlwind of creative craftyness. Some of which I've had for a while and just couldn't get to...until now~
I've had this stenciled window pane on my front porch and it was looking a little faded, so I touched it up a bit. I love morning glories ~
Eric had cut these large flowers for me years ago (how embarrassing) and I came upon them just recently in my craft storage...plain, just waiting to be painted. I painted them with whatever bright colors I had and placed them on a shelf also on my front porch~
This little cart has been sitting in my back yard for roughly 16 years. Brenda gave it to me and originally it just had a piece of wood holding plants and because of my neglect (how embarrassing again)...everything had rotted. I bit the bullet and threw everything away...cleaned it up a bit and painted it white. Eric cut a piece of plywood to fit, I covered it with a little delicate blue floral contact paper, slapped a $1 placemat on it along with a plant and she's brand new again~
Also in my craft storage was this paint by numbers pic that Raquel had painted a few years back. I liked it so much I saved it. My den is kinda Southwestern/Mexican vintage, so I bought a $1 wood framed mirror, took the mirror out, painted the frame Turquoise and put the cowboy in...Raquel was thrilled...."finally! Mom"
My very good friend Marsha's daughter Candice is getting married in a couple of weeks. I made a shadow box using her invitation. I just added a few little pink flowers. This frame was bought at a yard sale and I painted it in a distress greenish color. Why are shadow boxes so expensive?
Just a couple of little items that I purchased at previous yard sales. Remember this little picture of a flower within another frame? I'm loving this little medallion attached to it.
...And this iridescent red vase goes very well in my monochromatic living room...I love splashes of red
...and making little Sachets from my lavender...it smells sooo good
There is more but this post is long enough. Think I'll save it for future posts. So yes, I've been busy and loving every minute of it. Everyone have a wonderful day...and keep busy!
I'm Just Sayin'