Sunday, March 27, 2011

ROUND TOP..... Enough Said

This weekend the boys were camping and it was also opening weekend at Round Top. I went out and spent the afternoon shopping and getting ideas. I scored 3 chairs for the dining room that I will paint and recover, a couple of antique quart canning jars and some old cabinet fronts, perfect for making signs! Oh and I stopped at Saddlehorn Winery, YUM!

Lesley over at SAVING GRACE has a booth at TEXAS ROSE, just across from Marburger Farms. Stop by and say Hi! She took my Easter Baskets I made and some other littles I had. But the bestest was all the furniture she has been working on. It was BEAUTIFUL! Prayers for a successful week!

Saving Grace also has a beautiful French settee for sale. OMG! It is to die for!

Its off to bed and to get ready for a GREAT week!

Love, Whyt

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What a Week… And it’s only Tuesday!

Monday… Woke up 2 hours late and then late to work
Tuesday… Speeding ticket on the way to work
I was ready to crawl back in bed until Friday… then…
I get to work and my shoe breaks… Good gracious!

Fortunately, I keep an extra pair of shoes at work. And it was my first speeding ticket in over 10 years. Oh wait, did I mention the dishwasher went out last week???? Yeah, during Spring Break when we were all home making home cooked meals AND I
had 3 cakes… Can we say, “MASSIVE MESSES”?

I definitely need some prayers for peace and patience. I have been short on both.

Let me share a smile with you,though… I was at Hallmark and found a precious bunny key. It came with the following note:

Easter Bunny’s Magical Key

The Easter Bunny zips from place to place,
Making a jillion stops and delivering a bajillion baskets.
He’s somebunny special for sure!
This Easter Bunny Key on your doorstep tells the Bunny you’re anxiously awaiting him.
It gives him a magical way in to do his jelly-bean, marshmallow-chick, chocolate-bunny business just for you!

So… I used the key and made a cute Easter wreath from the front door. Now I can smile as I walk up to the front door, I can’t help but smile!

Have a great rest of the week! It can only get better!
Love, Whyt

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Time to Repaint Bedroom Furniture!

I found this way cute dresser on Craigslist. I absolutely loved the lines! I initially was planning on using this in the living room or to replace the buffet Mr. Whimsy snagged for his media cabinet. Well, go figure… Mr. Whimsy had a different idea.
After completing the dresser, I came home to the dresser in the bedroom. Oh well  ;-)
After sanding and priming, I painted the dresser with Valspar Churchill Hotel Vanilla Satin.
I then glazed in PolyVine Create Paint Effects mixed with Glidden Paint Tested in Fresh Baked Pumpernickel. The hardware was primed then painted in Krylon Satin Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I absolutely LOVE the dresser! But now it sits next to the armoire which I dry-brushed years ago in an oops white with severe blue undertones. (You can see a little of it in the right of the picture above) YUCK! Guess I know what me Spring Break project will be…

Make it a great day, or not, the choice is yours!
Love,   Whyt

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Keeping it organized...

I have many grand ideas, great ideas, aha moments. I am, however, the world's worst at seeing these ideas to fruition. Since I have started blogging, I have a "To Do" list I keep on my computer. I visit it reguarly... add to it and hopefully cross some things off the list. I also save pictures so when the mood strikes, I will remember what sparked in the first place!

Some ideas are seasonal, so come next fall and Christmas I will have some decorating ideas.

Hurricanes w/ nuts/mini pumpkins/leaves
Glue moss to fancy wood letters

Stockings (Ballard)

Stenciled coir door mat
Pompom scarf
Toile paper napkins decoupage to ornaments
Coasters: poly cute papers to 4x4 tiles & poly, cork underside
Print picture on transparency and place in glass ball
Candy striped bakers twine

Stamped clothespins
German glass glitter
Spell “Joy” w/ kids in pjs
Paint wood toys white & distress
Wreath between sinks in master
Advent calendar

Others are tips on painting that I pick up from other blogs.

Water based paint takes 21 days to fully cure
Primer: Zinsser BIN: cures in 45 min

No need to sand
Use spray or can
Great colors:
Behr Aged Parchment
Behr Black Diamond
“Orange Peel” texture

Then there is the shopping list for my craftiness....

To do/get:
Distress & glaze red doors
Top for island
Baskets for island
Ruffle foot
No slip ironing mat for dryer
Dining room chairs
Drop cloths
Finish curtains
Entry table

How do you keep your crafty, creative brain oganized? Please share your ideas!

Have a great day!
Love, Whyt