Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Easy art using reuseable bags

So you remember I made the little table/stool with the reusable bag from The Christmas Tree Shops

Of course I had to do something with the other side !
So I covered an ugly painting I had done...you know some art that another blogger did and it came out so cute and yours...well let's just say not so much.

I took my staple gun and after positioning the picture where I wanted it....I stapled !

Just that easy !

Here it is on my mantle...I'm going summer.....I am so ready aren't you ?


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Words of Faith and Truth

I love the fruit of the spirit...and all that it encourages me to be. This printable it would look great in my kitchen

Here is the website to go and get one of your own.


Hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend...it is so rainy here it's depressing !


Friday, May 24, 2013

Target's Blue Mason Jars

So I saw on a blog that blue mason jars were coming...

I don't can...but I love mason jars.

I have gone to pinterest about them...my daughter uses one to drink  iced coffee from using  a conversion top..

any whoo...

I saw them at Target and although I am currently on a very limited budget...since I am not working this summer...


I got them anyway.  Love them-love them....really one of my last "needless" purchases !!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Make a table or seat out of reusable bags

I had a small table that I picked up at a tag sale years ago I made a tile mosaic top for it....

No pictures since my 70 lb puppy knocked it over and all the tiles fell out and broke -well it was around 15 years old !

I recently got a reusable bag from the Christmas Tree shops-so cute and beachy I had to do something with it...ah that table ( and it almost went to the curb) !

So I painted the legs red and before they were dry....

I started on the top.  First I put two pieces of yoga mat on the top and stapled them on the sides to give it some cushioning (I would have used form but did not have any plus I am trying to use up this yoga mat) You could use this as a stool, but because it was intended for a table and I didn't reinforce it you'd have to be a little on the light side.

Then I positioned the material on the top how I wanted it ....
Then stapled. Love how it turned out....the corners were tedious but I wrapped it like a package and made the corners fit tight. 


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Scripture

I saved this picture...but I don't know where it came from. I'm pretty sure it was from a blog that maybe sells on ETSY but I looked for it and didn't find who to give credit to.

 If anyone knows please email me so I can give them credit.

 I love the verse...would love to give it to my daughters.   Have a blessed Sunday !


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Condo Kitchen Redo

Well as you know I was up at my daughter's condo in Essex VT (up near Burlington) painting the kitchen cabinets...and visiting of course.

We had decided to go grey on the bottom and I got a Benjamin Moore color (I think it was called Nickel).

 It didn't look very blue...until...

we got it on her cabinets.

We went with it anyway and painted the back wall a light pale grey. We actually just mixed the white from the upper cabinets and grey from the lower till we got a color we liked.

I did prime the bottom cabinets and the back wall (which was chocolate brown) with a grey tinted primer.

Now about the hardware.... someone glued on two of the pulls and we cannot get them off !! Next time I am up there I will try soaking them in acetone...I read on google that loosen the glue !

They would look more updated with the " Early American" look gone. Well, that will be for another time !

The mauve colored counter (which we thought we would paint) actually goes well with the grey. The floor is blue and grey diamonds ( I think the condo was built in the 80's) That eventually will be changed but we are trying to work on a tight budget.

Her cat loved what we found when we moved the fridge !


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Towel Rod Baskets

A while back I saw on Pinterest someone had hung baskets from rods in the laundry room...

 I pinned it...so did my daughter in Burlington and told me about it...I said I pinned that too !


Last night we were at Lowes (I am up here painting cabinets at her condo) and we decided to get baskets and hooks for a square towel rod in her bathroom that is too close to the other one to hold anything but washcloths and hand towels...useless for her.

The S hooks were too small for the square rod so we got a bag of shower curtain hooks....I don't know what we will do with the remaining...but they worked great.
The picture is terrible,it is from my phone.... I forgot my camera. You get the idea and they will be filled in no time !!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Schools out for summer....

I teach at Head Start and today was our last day. We had a great class of 18 wonderful children....I miss them already.

I am looking forward to more blogging this summer.

First I am headed to Burlington VT to help my daughter with her kitchen cabinets....

they are painted white...

just the top ones....she ran out of steam. I know how that goes-so I am going to help her finish. We are going to do the bottom ones in a grey....

It will look like this (I hope ) when we get through.
This picture is from the Decorologist blog -she always has great information !

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Psalm 121 My Grandmothers Favorite

Today my Pastor read this Psalm.....

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper:
the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore

He did not read the King James version but that was my
Grandmothers favorite....and for this Psalm I love it too !
Have a great Sunday .


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Summer porch and projects

We are starting to enjoy our screened porch....ah finally winter is gone...it takes a long time...

too long here in the Northeast !!

So I am starting to think about those great summer projects and went back to some pins from last summer...you know the ones you are going to get around too...
So I could start them now
Like these...mason jar solar lightsDIY Solar Jars