Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chilly Weather...a Project Finished!

There is just something about chilly weather that makes me want redo my furniture!! Maybe because FINALLY it is not 110 degrees...and I can make a mess without sweating!! Here is my Gramma's lovely Maple table that I have been NEEDING to refinish for years!!! Oh so hard to stain something instead of paint...BUT I did it!! And I LOVE it!!! I stained it a dark walnut...goes so well with my Hoosier...I am really glad I did not paint it. Here it is!! It is a HUGE drop leaf table that I pull our for the holidays!
And...did I tell you that I think I decided to have a Blue Christmas??? So...I painted my coffee table turquoise (still in that I can't show you stage) and I think ONLY a Blue Christmas will do for my living room. So to get in the mood...I painted this aqua Merry Christmas sign! It was made using a salvaged vintage dresser drawer...and I just found this yummy vintage snowman artwork! I LOVE him!!!! This sign will be available in my Etsy shop...just as soon as I can get it in there! is getting to a big pot of chicken noodle soup and cheesy bread!!
Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oktoberfests & Babyshowers

It has been a weekend filled with parties!!! First my good friend's daughter's babyshower!! Baby girl clothes have changed soooooo much since I have had by babies!!! OH...SO...YUMMY!!!! All those clothes and little blankets!!! So much fun!! This is the Sign & Hook I painted for baby matches her baby room:)
And...I always like to make a "What Happens at Gradma's, stays at Grandma's"...or in this case...Momom's...for that new Grammy!!!

Then, last night it was off to my friend's Oktoberfest!! Sucha lovely evening...I mean...Good Beer, hot Pretzels, German Potato Salad and can it get any better than that??? Although, today I am feeling like I may have eaten a few too many carbs...but oh well...that is what Mondays are for!!
Hope you all are havinga a beautiful weekend!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


This was the view from our campsite last weekend...from the back window of our camper. One of my favorite places to be...Carpinteria!!
I think I am going to use this as the front of our Christmas Card this year!! I always try to us some kind of beachy theme!
Here is a custom sign I did this week. Don't you love it when you have return customers that just keep coming back!! So wonderful & Sweet!!!
Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Now I am REALLY getting in the Fall mood!!! wonderful...the weather has changed!!! The Central Coast of Cali (we are just about 25 minutes inland) has finally had a weather change! We call this "layer weather" It still could be over 90 degrees...anytime...but now it is chilly in the morning...and cools down at night!! So lovely!!!

Some things I am looking forward to with this change of weather...

** Baking

** Crock Pot Dinners...coming home to that yummy smell!!

** Attacking some of the BIG pieces of furniture I have been wanting to re-do

** Chai Tea(I only drink it in the Fall)

** Camping with friends

** Cleaning out my awful scary closet under the stairs!

I cannot wait to get started!!

I finally finished I project I have been working on for a few weeks. This was a table a client of mine wanted me to restore!! It a was sooo difficult for me to paint this yummy vintage table anything but white...or just leave as is...BUT my client wanted dark brown...with green patina showing through (she has a more Mediterranean look) She has brown concrete floors that she wanted me to "copy." You know...when you start is soooo scary sometimes!! You just never know what is going to happen. There is always a stage in the process that I think...OH NO...WHAT HAVE I DONE!! Well, I could not quite get it in the pictures...but it turned out WONDERFUL!!! I was so very happy! Best of all...she LOVED it!!! YEA!!!!
I was also able to make a few signs for my mom & sister....I LOVE this season!!!
Have a wonderful Week!!!!