Monday, April 29, 2013

Window Shopping

A wonderful viewing day at The Screen Door Antiques Store

 A wonderful assortment of goodies

I love this petite chandy
 Oh and check and these chairs, I really like these

 Oh and how sweet are these: tractor and trailer
I am on the hunt for a tub to use in the let's look around
 A white metal Hungarian tub
 A tin tub
 Or this petite metal tub

Tu me Manques
Until next time,


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekend of Painting

Since it was raining all weekend and my shopping partner, Ro (grandson), has the chicken pox, I thought I would tackle the stairs leading from the basement TV room to the top floor.
 I was in such a hurry, I almost didn't take a before picture.  I went with Simply White by Benjamin Moore.

 I got to the bottom and thought I better do the bottom also, which included a storage area.

 Have you read Color Recipes for painted furniture and more by Annie Sloan?  Well, my friends from The Pink House got them in and I went to get it!!  So, I was all ready to try page 126 "Painting Rough Walls".
 I picked my Provence Blue and Olde White and mixed them until I got a light blue, I added some water.  I started painting with my wide, flat bristle brush.  It didn't take long.  I then used my Simply White and added water to do the concrete on the wall at the end of the stairs.
 The shelves needed a do over also, so I used the Provence, Olde White and my light Blue mixture to coat them!
 Dry, Wax and Load up!
 Now my shelves can hold some of my etsy shop Cottage Wishes goodies and my collectibles
 This is a start for my cute shelf from Heather (she collected the driftwood and her hubby built it)

A great weekend being productive!
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beach, Sand and Shells

I love the beach, sand and especially the shells

I am getting my mantle ready for the warmer weather, but then I heard we are going to have freeze warnings tonight...what's a girl to do but continue dreaming of the beach

 I finally got the rest of my boxes from our move unpacked and there were my beautiful shell topiary's

This Lennox shell is beautiful and a great addition to the mantle
I have collected all things beach since I grew up in Florida, we went to the beach all the time and are some of my happiest memories of mom and dad

Now that we have gathered all the elements let me show you the mantle

Such a fun mantle to celebrate my love of the surf and visit beautiful memories.  I still plan to paint the bricks, just gathering up my courage!

I hope your day has some sunshine and joy, Di

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