Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Still Playing!

Okay so here she is......... I think she may be a little overstuffed with pretties, it's still a work in progress but I thought I would show you what I have accomplished! I decided to leave the aqua for now, I kind of like the color with all my white couches, so I'm leaving it (; I have some tweaking to do but I'm happy with the end results so far, I also took a pic of the dish I made a while back, I bought the dish at goodwill and then added my broken china pieces to the lid, I also did a teapot, it was a lot of work cutting the china, I think you need really good glass cutters for this type of project (; Did you notice my feather tree with the hearts on it, I got a whole bag for a dollar at a church thrift store, they are all hand stitched. I was happy to be able to display some of my favorite teacups from my Nana's collection, I think she would be pleased. I decided to put the old knobs back on the hutch, they're porcelain and made in Japan, I was going to use wooden ones but I really like the original ones after I tried them.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Hutch Progress and Your Opinions Needed

While I'm waiting for the paint to dry, I thought I would show you what I have gotten done so far, my only dilema is~remember the inspiration pic I showed you, well it had a cream color paint on the inside of the back of the hutch, I can't decide if I want to leave the aqua color or paint it cream, what do you girls think I should do?? I really can't decide what I like better, I thought for sure cream until I put one of my rose dishes up against the aqua and it looked so pretty, please give me your opinions to help me make up my mind(;
For those who were asking about my painting process~ I lightly sanded it then brushed on Kilz primer and then this time I used my paint sprayer to apply the top coat of aqua. After it dries good I will distress the edges with sand paper, where normal wear would be. Hope that's helpful .

Friday, January 23, 2009

My New Project

Hi everyone, this is my new project, I purchased this hutch last week and I wanted you to see the before pic of it and the pic below is how I am visioning the way I want it to look, a robins egg blue for the base and cottage white for the back of it, wish me luck, I'm also going to order some appliques to put on each of the doors. Can't you just picture my rose dishes and pitchers and maybe some rose paintings leaning up on the top of it, I am so excited, can't wait to get started so that's all for now, I have to get my painting clothes on and get busy!! Hugs~Kelly
P.S. I am going to put this in my living rm not in my dining rm, just in case anyone was wondering (:
* photo from Cottage Chic Store

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Camp Mack Weekend!!

Camp Mack in central Fl. is one of my all time favorite places to camp, it is like old Florida used to be, little has changed and when you drive down the long and winding road passing old country stores and beautiful farm land you feel like you have gone back in time! There are old oak trees covered in moss, dirt roads, fishing stories told beside the never ending fire pit, food being served at Rosies Diner and the sound of airboats going by in the canal, ahhhh, I want to turn around and go back!!
Look at those beautiful trees................

This is the bait house........

Need gas anyone??..........................

Rosies Diner...............A little slow right now, it was to early.

Ohhhh and we can't forget the fisherman................I mentioned the fish stories right?? They really caught 35 fishies for our fish fry (:

A view of the canal......................

Our fish fry............ I made grits and hush puppies to go with the Spec fish, YUMMY, it was so good! From the left my Daddy, Jeff's Mom and Dad, Me and Jeff. I hoped you enjoyed your visit to Camp Mack. Ya'll come back now ya hear!! (;

An Award~Thanks so much!!

Thank you so much Kelly Maria @http://belleamebeautifulsoul.blogspot.com/

This award is for ....."This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are extremely charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."
Here are the blogs that I chose and want to thank for always being there to give me inspiration and friendship (;
Carolyn ~Aiken House & Gardenshttp://warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com/
Cynthia ~Cynthia's Cottage Design http://cynthiascottagedesign.blogspot.com/
Rene ~Miss Gracies House http://missgracieshouse.blogspot.com/
Sandy ~The Shabby Cottage http://pinkshabby.blogspot.com/
Becky ~One Shabby Old House http://oneshabbyoldhouse.blogspot.com/
MaryJane ~The Beehive Cottage http://thebeehivecottage.blogspot.com/
Bekah ~Let's Go Junkin http://letsgojunkin.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Nice Surprise~

Some friends stopped by today, they recently sold their strawberry farm/produce store that used to be next door to our house, it's just not the same without them over there, but to my delight they brought me some homemade blackberry jam and strawberry jam!! I can't wait to have some, do you think that would be on the Jenny Craig diet?? LOL. I also wanted to show you some beautiful roses I bought at Target today, I don't know where they get them from but they are always so pretty and last forever, you may remember some of mine have lasted for three weeks and they were still beautiful! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week (;
I have had a couple of people asking about the teacup holders~I just wanted to let you know that they were another Homegoods find~What would we all do without these stores (;

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Everything Is Coming Up Roses!

Well on my new slipcover anyways! Just in case I get tired of the white slipcovers I bought this rose covered one and I plan on stocking up on some others they have but a little at a time and ya know I thought about it after I got home from Ikea and I don't remember seeing the pink slipcovers there the other day, now it's bugging me I'll have to drive back out there and see if they still have them?? Hugs ~Kelly

Monday, January 12, 2009

My TV Cabinet/Fireplace and a Christmas Present Too!

I added these two pic's to show you where the cabinet is in my living rm, some had asked where I was putting it (; So there you go, this view is looking into the living rm from my dining rm.Make sure you keep scrolling down to see the rest of the pic's because now they are out of order (:

I am sure that alot of you struggle with decorating around your tv, well for Christmas we bought each other a new flat screen tv, I am sure when Jeff said sure lets get it, he had no idea that remodeling our tv cabinet would be involved, but why would he expect anything different right, LOL. So where my huge tv use to sit in between the two cabinets, I had this bright idea of attaching my fireplace there and adding a shelf to place the tv on, I wanted it to look like built ins on either side of it. So after cutting down my fireplace and adding a new shelf and adding the new tv, now I'm not so sure I like it, oops, sorry Jeff ); What do you girls think, thumbs up or down?? I also never showed you a pic of my pink bike my Mom bought me for Christmas, I love it, and my basket that Becky from Lace and Lures gave me when we got together, goes so perfect on it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ikea was calling my name!!

Well I couldn't hardly wait to show you all my new couch, I went to Ikea today and purchased the bigger white slipcovered couch, I already had the loveseat but I just couldn't get it to look right, it was just to small in my room. Has anyone else seen the commercial for Ikea where the lady is running to her car screaming to her husband start the car, start the car!! I feel like her and laugh everytime I shop there, they have such good prices on there couches!! I really like the way it looks and the room feels more balanced to me now(; Notice that my fireplace is missing, it's a long story, but I will take a pic and show you what I have done with that later, I'm not so sure I like it, so I won't show a pic yet ): I also moved my buffet cabinet to my living rm for now, we'll see how long that lasts, LOL. I'm still playing around with the stuff on the walls, it just wasn't coming to me today, I have good decorating days and bad and today I think I was so excited just looking at my new white couches! What do you all think, do you like it?? Oh and please don't mind the wrinkles on the sofa's I have to steam them and I haven't done it yet.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!!(finally)

Happy New Year to all of my sweet blogging friends! I am so sorry that it took me so long , we have been out of town Ahhhh, doesn't it feel so refreshing to take down the Christmas decor! I feel like it should be Spring now, LOL. No I will not decorate for that yet, but I moved my china cabinet to the other wall in my dining rm and moved my buffet cabinet to my living rm, I won't show that pic yet because I will be making some changes in the living rm, but I haven't done it yet (; I sold my pink chairs and will be buying something else to replace them?? I sure have missed everyone and can't wait to get back on my normal schedule tomarrow, my kids take over my comp when their home); Well, I'm off to finish my projects and visit all of you!!
UPDATE: I don't want anyone out there having a heartattack about my pink chairs, LOL, I plan on buying new furniture from Ikea and they have pink slipcovers! I figured at least I would be able to change the pink covers out when I wanted a different look(; so don't be to alarmed , I have a plan!! You guys are so funny, you don't really think that I would do away with my pink now do ya ??!! Hugs~Kelly