Thursday, March 13, 2014

missed YOU! and PPF

"Bless me Father for I have sinned and it has been 6 months since my last blog post" ... can NOT believe my last blog post was September 2013.  Guess I got caught up in Holidays and snow and family and life and loss and gain.  Also fell into the trap of … it’s so much quicker to just drop a blurb on fb …  I’ve missed it here … missed all of you … missed visiting your places and sharing your experiences.  I’m back and will make the time.  I didn’t stop painting … paint is still one of my favorite things!  Missing Paint Party Friday too ... Happy 3rd Birthday-Anniversary-Blogoversary to PPF!

I’ve been playing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint mostly and here are a few of my finished pieces (18 ASCP projects so far …)
an old wooden tray buried in my parents basement

the vanity mirror my sister and I had when we were teenagers

a $2 solid wood dark brown tag sale candle holder

old dark brown wooden ashtray table

old wooden sewing box my pépère had built for my mémère

a thrift store cradle

the hutch my husband built with his dad a long time ago reminding him always of the 1st baseball game he attended with his dad back in 1964
my mom's old pine lamp

my mémère's wooden treasure box

an old family piece painted for my sister for her 'quilting cave'

a mirror for Stef

a $15 estate sale bed and night stand

an old pressed wood double recipe box

the dark pine hutch I grew up with featured in the Just Paint Vermont March 2014 Newsletter

a very special chair for Stef

now I am off to catch up and visit YOU!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

my first ever Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project!

where have you been all my life ASCP?
"It's a girl's paint, but boys can use it too."  ... it says that right there on the can!
 ... just a quick post to tell you about my latest addiction, ASCP.
 found this old wooden compote of my mom's in my 'to be donated pile' and it was the perfect piece to 'practice' on.



... a layer of Arles and Louis Blue, some distressing and some clear wax and I have a perfect place to show a few of my favorite sea treasures.I like the look ... just a practice run before my next BIG project ... restoring Stefanie's mom's Adirondack chair from Virginia Beach ... no pressure! 
... remembering each and every life lost on this day 12 years ago,
and grateful for every person, that since that day,
has tried to make this world a better place to be ... 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

treasure box cover ...


this is a treasure box cover ... a treasure, in that, it was a great deal at a reduced price from a home goods store.  Wendy just didn't LOVE the 'Relax' paper decal on the top ...
so I sanded it off and ...

... painted her a sunset/sunrise New England scene
and added a message in a bottle washed up on the shore ...

Wendy came up with her own message to live by ...

 and the inside treasure box cover!
Happy Retirement Wendy!

WR ... can you see it?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fink Family Dogs' Beach Home Toy Box and PPF piece

built by Rog and embellished by me!

please don't tell me I forgot anypup!
(and it's my PPF share for week eleven year 3 check-in)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

ladder plant stand with ❤

i found this sweet old ladder (already painted) at a consignment shop in Portsmouth, NH.  Shell and Bruce transported it for me and it has been in the basement for over a year now.  Had to have it, but I hadn't planned to do this with it.  Was ready to go buy some boards to make the shelves when i decided to use two of my vintage ironing boards (Rog disassembled the boards and built brackets to help position the boards on the ladder from the ironing board legs).  NOW, for the best part of the story ... LOVE when stuff just comes together!

this ironing board came from Kevin's grandmother ... Helen Veronica Lasky Beloin.  Kev swapped me for a brand new ironing board and iron.

this ironing board came from Irene Newsome Munson.  I had helped Irene with her housework and told her if she ever wanted to get rid of the vintage board I would be interested.  Shortly after she passed away, her daughter called me and said that they had found a note taped to the back of the board to give the ironing board to me.

both ironing boards were manufactured by the same company.  both Helen and Irene were very best friends while they were here on earth.  Irene was 90 and Helen was 91 years old when they departed from this earth. 
Can't wait til it warms up a bit and I can fill these shelves with flowers and herbs and treasures!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pup Toy Box and PPF

We have a Westie and a Scottie/Westie pup,
Lexi on the left and Bella on the right
Rog crafted this pup toy box from pine.

Chad, down at our local Sherwin Williams store mixed up an awesome
blue and green stain for me

here is Bella checking out a butterfly


... before the new toy box ... pup toys everywhere
Lexi top pup, Bella bottom pup.

... after the toy box
(and pups sleeping in sun spots, Lexi on the left and Bella on the right)

order restored!
hey, it's Friday!  check out PPF
... PPF has been happening every Friday and we are in our THIRD year!
Toy box #2 for the beach cottage - needs some PAINT work!

Lexi and Bella

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