Sunday, October 30, 2011

Painted Chairs with Tutorial

Once I get a favorite photo in my head, I have to go for it and so I did.
Thanks for hosting this party for us DebbieDoo's...I'll post her link as soon as the party begins so you can see all the creations others have done.. Your gonna love it.
                                                      The sample pic from Country Living
Since these chairs are a metamorphysis. I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, too.
Susan's Meta Party

I think I primed these chairs :) so I'm joining this party too
Primp Your Stuff Party-  party has ended

I hope my Chairs are WOW worthy:)
Kim's WOW us Wednesday=party has ended
another great party goin on..
Kristen's Creations= party has ended

It required buying 2 chairs- moving furniture- painting stuff, covering stuff, making stuff and making myself a nervous wreak ..  But I got 'er done and thats what counts.  

 As many of you know who have been here before,Autumn is my favorite time of the year but the oranges, yellows and reds dont work for me or my decor.
 I'm a neutral girl and have come to accept that about myself and honor it. So my copy is done in the colors I love to decorate with. 

I tried to make sure my copy cat had the proper elements , without using the exact items or colors .
I had this photo saved for almost 2 years and then lost it in a computer crash.. A few weeks ago on another blog- There it was, so I saved it again.  a day later I saw Debbie post about her upcoming Copy Cat party and I knew I had to give it a try..
 Have ya heard enough of my yapping?  ready for photos? yea, me too..
 My surpirse shot is at the bottom and comes with a short- sweet- easy tutorial..:)  
                                                                     My rendition...

  Now for the surprise..
Here's how to chairs looked when they were delivered from the guy on craigs list. I paid 60.00 for both of them..   They were a nice smooth linen , the fabric in great condition.  BUT BUT BUT- green and pink and blue fabric-  seriously??  oui. my eyes went wonky every time I walked by them till I could get them primed.

Primed with Kilz using a sponge roller and a little brush just in case a drip managed to try and get by me:)
That was dry in about 3 hours and then came the first coat of satin latex Behr cool white, 5 hours later coat
number two.

  Let dry 24 to 48 hours depending on the humidity in your home.  I waited 48 hours and then did a light coat of clear paste wax.. That keeps the fabric soft. I 'll wait a week and do another coat of the wax and then do that about every 6 months.   They are smooth and soft and since I've done this before to two other chairs I know it stays put..

Thanks for visiting me and my copy cat creation.  I have to say I am thrilled with it. Hope you like it too cause that would make my heart Smile.
Love and Hugs and All Good Things to Ya~!

Friday, October 28, 2011

BOOOtiful Babies wearing Halloween costumes

 I got these in an email and just had to share them with ya'll.

Its been 15 years since I had kids to dress for this holiday, but these little ones are so adorable and it takes me back to the days when we did.. I hope this brings back happy memories for ya'll too.

As a young parent I had no idea these moments would pass.. Enjoy every moment~!

enjoy and thanks for visiting.
Love and hugs and all good things to Ya

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mummy Meatloafs ~ Muhahahaha

Sheesh, I dont post for 10 days and then 2 in one day.. :)
 compliments of::
Womans Day magazine

I was gonna wait and do this for Debbie's Copy Cat party but then it would be too late for ya'll to make some for you, your friends or like I'm gonna do- make a box and send it to my daughter's office party.
As you'll see , these are little meatloafs but I'm certain using the same tip and icing you could do them as cupcakes.
 are these the cutest~!  talk about getting the kids to eat their meat n tators  , ok 2 peas dont exactly qualify as veggies ..giggle.
 opps it cut off some of the directions..
here they are.
Joining  Tabletop Tuesday with Marty
Make sure to go see all the great folks who posted at Marty's Party. You'll have a great time and see lots of beautiful tablescapes and great ideas.

Have fun and enjoy.. 
Love and Hugs and All Good Things to Ya's

Whats Goin On? :)

Hi Folks.

 Its been busy around here but not with anything fun or pretty to post.
It did give me time to visit many of you but no time to post anything here,
shame shame shame on Me.

We cleaned up the garden and got it ready for winter.
I keep getting up a bazillion leaves and when I look outside the next day,
their back~!
We had the carpets cleaned.  New desks are in place in the family room.
My new headboard and nite stands are painted but not yet waxed.
New garage door goes up today, I'm excited about that.
I still havent chosen the shrubs and trees I want for the front yard to replace the ones we had removed.
I have my ballard knock off mirrors half done and sitting against the wall in the dining room.
I have 2 custom babies in the works and their partically painted body parts are in plastic containers.
Here's the garage door we choose. I like that the upper section window grids match our actually windows.
It makes me crazy when the garage door grids are one design and the windows are another.
I want to look for the pretty black hardware I see on other folks doors:) 
This one is solid vinyl:) no more painting.   Insulated-help keep out the cold air woohooo
I am soooooooooooo tickled about this new addition to my home.

I found a few pictures for Debbie's copy cat party so its just a case of figuring out which one
I'll have time to complete. I didnt get to participate last time but I sure want to this time.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can get at least half the projects I have started- DONE:)
Thanks for visiting and if I dont post again soon, I'll just do lots of visiting with ya'll.
Love and Hugs and All Good Things to Ya's

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Paperback Cuties

I know some of ya'll decorate for Halloween so I wanted to share this..
 Easy peasy and cheap-  just the kind of craft bloggers adore lol.. especially me..

I'm participating in Susan's Party.. Please go visit her and the other posters at her party. You'll love it~!
Susan~Between Naps on the Porch Party
The photo tells most of the tale.. material list below- BUT- I know the creative minds in Blogland will come up with all sorts of new and beautiful ways to make these even better..  Turn that creative gene loose Folks~!
 I cant wait to see what you do ...

Old paperback books
Hot glue gun
Black card-stock or construction paper~ stiffened fabric- or whatever makes your Halloween Heart sing:)
For a cylinder-shaped pumpkin, fold in the outer edge of the book’s first page to line up with the spine; crease along the fold. Continue to fold each page of the book and both covers in this manner.

For a cone-shaped pumpkin, fold down the top outer corner of the first page to line up the top edge of the page with the spine; crease along the fold. Next, fold in the remaining outer edge of the page to line up with the spine and crease. Continue to fold each page of the book and both covers in this manner.

Hot-glue the front and back covers together. Cut facial features, leaves, stems, and tendrils from black card-stock or construction paper. Twist the stems and tendrils into desired shape. Hot-glue the pieces in place on the pumpkin.

 see ya soon

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunflowers and Polka Dots~Fall Tag

In my stash again and playing with my table.  I forgot to say on my other post- ya'll are welcome to grab the fall tags I am posting, if you want them...  They are cute in emails and such.

   I was outside today and the leaves are changing color just a little.. The nights are cooler and I love that.

 I found this soup tureen at goodwill for 5.00 and since I like all things green, it just had to come home with me.
I put white beans and tea lights in my candle holders.
The polka dot ribbon added just the perk I needed.
here's this week tag for whomever might like it.
 Here are the party links I'll be joining.. Do go by and see these folks, you'll have a wonderful time.
Marty ~ A Stroll Thru Life ~ Tabletop Tuesday

Kim ~Savvy Southern Style~ Wow Us Wednesday

Thats all the fall for now folks.  I hope everyone is having a great week.
as always, thanks for visiting me. I means more than I can tell you.