Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Little Brown Hen!

I love chickens! It doesn't matter if it is roosters, hens or chicks. I just love them, and also love to decorate with them. I try to keep them in my kitchen, dining room, and sunroom, but they have ventured onto the back porch. How many is to many? I haven't figured it out yet. Whether I am looking at goodwill or garage sales, my eyes are trained to look for chickens! This little brown hen is also nesting to and have to have  a couple of eggs. These are so easy to put together, so I  keep my booth stocked because others like them to. She has found a place in my dining room for now, who knows where she will wind up!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Upscale Poodle Bed!

What poodle or two wouldn't want to sleep in that cute little bed? I have two of them, Maddy and Bailey and they love their little beds, but this one may be the only one for awhile. It did take a while to finish it. In case you are wondering what it use to be in its former life, well it was an end table that was given to me. We turned it upside down, hubby cut off the two legs at the bottom and then I bought wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby to use for finials. The feet was in my stash, just plastic screw on legs that attached really easy. After all the priming, I was ready to paint! What a job, it really is hand painted so you will see some imperfections. So not tape and no measuring, it takes to long. lol. The headboard is a picture frame that I paid 2.00 at our local goodwill. On the back of the frame I painted over the little tabs that keeps the picture in, so I can change the pictures.  The pillow in there now is temporary until I can find one that really fits and of course the right color. So, after a few hours of painting and sealing, it is finally ready to use. Of course, it will be a few days, poodles are very picky and until the paint smells go away, I don't think they will use it. Will I do another one! I think so, and have had requests already from some friends.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Love Those Birdnests!

I do just love those birds nests. Seems like I am seeing them everywhere! So for my project for today, since it is a little cool outside was to make something for a table in my family room. I first started with some old books I had taken the backs off and then antiqued the pages, (an idea from Pottery Barn)  of course I did have to add a little gold (they didn't) . Next I had some burlap material that I just cut into strips to hold it together and make a bow. The birds nest was fun,  the nest itself was 25 cents at goodwill and the rest I had in my shop. I just glued the feathers and eggs inside and added the small branches and the berries. And it was finished, took no time at all. My den did  not have the light I needed for good pictures so I took these in the sun porch. 
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Getting Ready for Spring!

I hope you aren't getting tired of just seeing floral arrangements! Seems like everyone wants one, so I just keep making them. It is getting warmer so I will be out painting. Lots of things to finish and when its cold, painting is just not happen. This arrangement is another one for church! Spring is so much fun because I can mix colors to my hearts content! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. Have a blessed week!
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