Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My New China Hutch

From 1960s to shabby chic with some paint and old hymns for a china backdrop.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday House with Ella

This is Ella, who I did some painting for in her room, and me and Holiday House this past weekend. She is too cute for words!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our lockers

We got these lockers for free from a business that was closing. I used the same paint as on our front door and some chalk board paint to make it useful. I love putting pictures of our friends on this...so I can remember to pray for them.

Fun Little do-dads

Some little things I have for my sewing center and my baby girl's toothbrush...a little paint makes everything better.

Invitations and Doodles

Some more Art

Here are some little doodles that cooked up. 2'x2' of a menu made of a board from Home Depot...I used the middle with chalkboard paint to write what's for dinner. Southern Sayings are always fun. Finally, the "A" is for a sweet little girl, Ainslee who lives in Little Rock.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Polka dots make everything more fun.

I love these polka dots on an accent wall, with the two large paintings hung over them. This is our playroom.

Abby's Nursery

This is a dear friend's nursery...I love the soft colors she chose...we did verses all around the room and Abby's name right above the crib.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New Life to an Old Front Door

I wanted to add some spunk to our front door without breaking the bank. So, I got some peacock blue paint and chalkboard paint...and went to town. Love it. It was about $15 project. I love the chalkboard idea...because you can use it for every season and party!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cheap Holiday Decor

This monogram pumpkin I used upholstery tacks that I had on hand. I got this idea from a magazine that my friend, Mrs. Susie Walker did. (Project total: $3)
The Christmas frame was a picture of my dad and his brothers that I inherited. I spray painted the frame red and painted the mat to coordinate. (Project total: $1)

Paint Storage

Okay, so I must be on an organizational craze! I have just finished turning the closet that houses HVAC unit and water heater into a dual purpose room. It now houses all painting supplies. I love to paint so much that I tend to get a little disorganized, but never again, thanks to a gallon of grey floor paint, this room is now clean and user friendly.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Garage Redo

Okay, so yesterday...my hubbie bubbie and I tackled our garage...all of our shelving we got for free (hand-me-downs and side of the road pick ups). I used the paint with primer already in it, to quickly tackle the paneling. We organized his tools, sports equipment, and garden items...and even made room for my car...yip-eee...we've never had a garage before!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Writing on the Walls, Literally

I have painted every surface in this guest bathroom (minus the toliet :) I intend to add "feet" to the black cabinet to make it look like a piece of furniture....and I also changed the light fixture (this one costs $12). I totally redid this bath for about $75. My friend, Mrs. Julia gave me the idea to have friends sign the walls...kids love this.

Baby Shower, taken to the next level...

Okay, I've just come from the best baby shower ever! And it only cost about $30 for each hostess. Susie Walker is a "hostess with the mostest", and I think she should write a book on how to throw a proper southern party! She's amazing! The punch was ginger ale and pink lemonade (with a cute bow around it). The door was dawned with vintage baby photos in the wreath. I created a monogram piece of artwork for baby Madison that we displayed in the foyer and the invitations (the original painted with mat for everyone to sign). The table's centerpiece was a work of art created from vintage baby finds by Mrs. Susie Walker....you go girl, I learn something every time I come to one of your parties.