Monday, July 29, 2013

A Shabby Little Stool



This little stool found it's way to our house quite awhile ago. I started to re-furbish it but only got as far as sanding it down. It was originally finished with a dull brown paint.








Somehow this was as far as it got, then it was buried in with a lot of other works in progress.

When I re-found it last week, added a little paint and stain, a new shabby little stool was born.




I first stained the whole stool with Minwax Provincial.

Then I sanded lightly to have some bare spots again.

The top was painted with an off-white leftover paint.

And the bottom and legs were painted with my
never ending green paint supply. 










One more sanding and another coat of stain that I applied and then wiped off almost immediately
gives this little stool it's final shabby look. 






It's a little stool 24 x 20 x 8, but big on style.





View of the top.







And the sides before and after.










I did give the stool a top coat of poly semi-gloss
just to give it a little protection.







Not to shabby, don't you think??

OK maybe just a little.

Enjoy your week!!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

17 Creative Ideas For Chickenwire



Recently I was asked to curate a clipboard for HOMETALK. I feel so honored to be part of this wonderful community of professionals and bloggers. It is another great resource for all things related to the home and garden. If you haven't joined yet head on over and check it out!

The clipboard that I am featuring today is all about CHICKENWIRE!



It is such a versatile and fun material to work with - just be sure to wear gloves
because it can be sharp and will cut you. 

Here are some of my highlighted favorites.

All are linked back to the original source, but they can also 
be found on my Hometalk Clipboard.

A vintage screen door from great-grandfather's house
is given new life in the laundry room.





This cabinet started out as an old window.





This idea combines a chalkboard with a chicken wire message board.





Vintage frames are easily transformed using chicken wire.





Chicken wire used in the garden on this old metal chair.





And my little project that combined a pallet, chalkboard paint and chicken wire.





Of course the obvious choice for chicken wire is to use it for actual chickens.





Unfortunately we are not able to have them where we live...
but one day I hope to have them.

Hope these ideas give you inspiration to use around your house.

I would love to have you follow me on Hometalk.

It's easy, just click HERE.

Enjoy your weekend!!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Two for Tuesday On Pinterest



Well I seemed to have missed Tuesday last week. Time just flew by and then it was Wednesday so I just skipped one week of Two for Tuesday.

Summer seems to have been busy lately and I have so many projects started and hopefully I will be completing a few this week. I hate it when there are so many things unfinished hanging around. Time to FOCUS on completing a few this week.

Feeling hungry?? Maybe this weeks pins that I'm sharing will inspire some new ideas in cooking and eating.

From my Sandwiches board I'm focusing on some unusual ideas but look soooo good!

Intrigued by this combination of blackberries and cheese.





How about the combination of peaches and bacon on a sandwich.

This looks awesome!





It's going to be a Good Morning when you start it with one of these breakfast sandwiches.



Blueberries and cream cheese combined by Blue Willow Blog


And if you have a little time to have a breakfast that includes a fork and knife.
This would be perfect.





Maybe it's the photography of simple ingredients combined to make 
these sandwiches look so delicious.

Recipes are on each link. 

Enjoy your day and Thanks for stopping by,.










Monday, July 22, 2013

A Window On Church Street


It has been awhile since the last Metal Monday. Mike is still recovering from cervical fusion surgery but we are slowly getting a few projects completed.

For some good news. A few weeks ago Mike was asked to display some of his metal flowers in a store front window on Church Street in downtown Orlando. This is a historic part of the downtown area. Many changes are underway to this part of Orlando so he is excited to be part of it.

This is the window before it was finished looking in from the street.





And from the inside looking out.




The window is approximately 22 feet long and Mike has 12 flowers displayed.




Some of the pictures are hard to see due to the refection in the glass. 
There is a black curtain backdrop behind them and lights that shine down.






This is a sidewalk view of the street.




This area of downtown is going through a lot of changes. There is the old train station that will soon be used for the new Sun Rail that is coming to our area next year.




There are many restaurants there now, along with bars and nightlife. New condos have also been built for downtown living and small art studios are also in the area.

The street is closed to traffic in the evenings, so it is safe for walking.











This staircase reminds me of Titanic.




Towards the other end of the street and going under I-4 is the Amway Center.







A few more pictures of the street and window.



















Hope you enjoyed a little tour of Church Street and Downtown Orlando.




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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Two For Tuesday On Pinterest

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Time is flying by this week. It's already Tuesday!!

Let's see what's happening this week on Pinterest.

Need a few ideas for Creative Glass?? Check out my board and these imaginative creations.




Wall flower vases set in frames. Love this idea by Whits Amuse Bouche




Vintage bottles with paper were created by Treasures By The Heart.
There is a wonderful tutorial on how to make them too!!


I have been doing a lot of chalkboards lately. I love making them and they are so functional and always SELL!!  Of course many ideas have come from PINTEREST so I made a board- Chalkboards.





Loving the look of this one from Love Grows Wild.





The 36th Avenue had a guest post that created this wall using chalkboard paint and highlighted with frames.

How fun is that??

I have really enjoyed actually going through my boards the last couple of weeks.

I have found soooo many ideas that I have forgotten about. 

My ever growing to-do list is to actually start making some of the projects and recipes that I have found!

Wish me luck and I'll be sure to share the good and the bad.

Off to find some more fabulous pins to post, share and gain inspiration from.

I would love to have you follow me on PINTEREST if you are not already.

Leave a link in comments so I can return the favor as well.

Thanks for stopping by,















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