Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
I spent an hour yesterday practicing and playing my ukulele in my newly renovated little garden retreat - it was lovely! And, playing it has been so much fun this summer. Other family members play guitar, Sophie and I on ukulele and lots of singers have lead to many 'jam' sessions in our dining room and on the deck...we may have to take this show on the road :)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
It took much longer to complete than I originally planned
but I LOVE it!!!!
Here is a link to the 'Befores'
and here is
|The trim is called Coastal Beige and the orangey-yellow is Honey Locust. All the paint is Behr. I also 'pruned' my collection of rusty garden antiques for a cozy but less cluttered, junky look :).|
|My wrought iron table and chairs got a coat of rust resistant black spray paint.|
|A comfy wicker rocker is a peaceful spot for reading, a cup of tea, ukulele playing and snugging with our kitty!|
|...just for me!|
|I corralled my collections of birdhouses, watering cans and assorted garden bits on a couple of new shelves in the rafters. I can see and enjoy them all but they are no longer all over the floor - yay!|
|I printed and framed a couple of my own photographs with inspirational quotes and placed them on the old medicine chest which also got a coat of white spray paint. Fresh garden flowers finish the vignette.|
|Window Box close-up.|
|I loved this color so much I painted the window boxes on the garage too!|
I'm so excited! I'm going to play my ukulele here this afternoon!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Sweet little textured blue and copper bellflowers on antiqued copper ear wires.|
|Verdigris Copper with Semi Precious Turquoise|
|Sunflowers Enameled on Copper|
|Autumn Orange Glass and Gunmetal Brass|
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Our most recent projects include making a string of punched tin lights for the Bunkie and trying every popsicle recipe we could find!
1 string of mini lights
25 tin cans (we raided the recycling for ours - thankfully, being summer, there was not shortage of beer cans to round out the number we needed :)
hammer and nail
|I removed the top of each can and gave them a good cleaning. |
Sophie found it easier to just jab the can with the nail.
|This is the finished strand on our kitchen counter (nice wavy panorama :).|
|And the final installation in the Bunkie - |
they look fabulous!!
Ideas for our next projects include Glow Bubbles, whipped cream waffle cones and water balloon splat paintings! I'll keep you posted...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
These pretties are ready to ship today,
on their way to Colorado -
isn't the color perfect for an autumn wedding?
Monday, August 4, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
I've been all over the map painting this and then that without rhyme or reason, mostly wanting to try out all the colors! And at the moment, everything is started and absolutely NOTHING is finished - but I am making progress, slowly but surely! We have company coming for the long weekend so it will be late next week before I'm done...
and sooooo, no more photos until the grand reveal!
ps. I LOVE the color on the flower box!!