Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Blue Over You

You! On the stairwell ceiling! Not that there is anything wrong with you, Blue, but you look like you should be on the wall in our sweet grandson's nursery! Blue is obviously a color that is hard to get right. I failed miserably so it's back to the drawing board, also known as the paint section at Lowes!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I Am So In Trouble!!

There is an auction house here  in Texas! In Ennis! In my neighborhood! Two blocks down the street! Dripping with all manners of scrumptious antique goodness!! And it gets even better...If I cannot attend in person, then I can bid online. Thank you to my friend who clued me in!! 

And just so everyone knows...Yes, I did! Yesterday! And won this!

Yah me!!!! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If You Can't Fix It, Cover It

See the glass insert in the door? Well it's not glass, it's plastic! And it's a cross between puke green and neon green and if that's not bad enough it has white paint smeared all over it!! 

It's been on the to-do list ever since we moved in this old house along with about 1,000 other things but other than replacing it I just couldn't decide what to do to cover up the eye sore. 

So...for now...my quick fix is to cover it. With this! Since there's a lot going on in this room, I needed something plain and simple.  Removing the wallpaper is also on the list! But  I don't know how long it will be before we get to it! 

Better, don't  you think? For now at least! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Or is it? 

Decorating is just something I do first of all because I love it and secondly to give myself a diversion from all other cares and concerns that plaque me!

Yesterday as I sat in our TV room and talked on the phone with a friend, I must have looked like a jack in the box, jumping out of my chair over and over as I rearranged the books and accessories on the shelves!

For now I like the way they turned out, also knowing they are only one phone call away from getting a completely different look! 

Sometimes when I can't decide about the placement of things, I take a picture and can immediately see what I need to do. So that's what I did here with the arrangement of the blue and white jars. 

The first pic was the original arrangement. The second pic was what I thought to be the new and improved arrangement, that is, UNTIL I looked at them side by side. I think now the first one looks better. But what do I know? 

Speak to me pics!  What? What did you say? 

The first one? Maybe the second one? But probably the first one?

Oh good grief!! 

A personal not to myself and FYI:  In light of everything else in this world and in my life, I know the shuffling of these vases is insignificant!  I will move on pretty quickly as I try not to allow things such as this to consume my thoughts or my day! 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Do You See A "C"?

If you do not see a second "c"  it is perfectly ok. Neither do I!! There was not one so I used the power of suggestion!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chair Makeover

From this (which I like, by the way!) The fabric does not work with everything else going on this room! 

To this! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oh Where Oh Where

Has my living room gone????

Four months into it and I still have this!!

And this

I long to have this back

What we have done in this room so far:(not in any particular order)

1. Painted entire room. Valspar Dakota Trail
2. Installed chandelier. The room had no overhead lighting. Found at an antique store in Arlington.

3. The popcorn ceiling removed completely (Sheetrock and all)! New ceiling and larger crown moulding installed. 

 3. BJ built all new door frames. 

4. New toe moulding. Scraped and painted baseboards
5. In the process of installing these sconces above fireplace. Found these at Canton. They match chandelier. 

To replace these

If slow and steady wins the race, we've got this one in the bag!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I Spy

I was trying to take a little break from housework, but I should have known I wouldn't be able to shut off my habitual scrutinizing!! 

I spy... Shelves that I will not be satisfied with until they are painted!! Maybe one day! Not today! Today we both just need to be happy they are minus a few inches of dust! 

I spy...A very spoiled and lazy little poodle.

I spy...A room under construction. (Look beyond the door) And it has been for weeks now and my nerves are becoming more and more frayed because of the mess in my house. 

And lastly, I spy...Much needed rearranging of "stuff" on the shelves.  I need more books.   

Ok, so I am off to clean, tweak, and scrutinize another room!! 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015


Trying to cozy up the living room just in time to dismantle and move everything out so we can paint the walls and replace the ceiling. These pics will help me to remember how to reassemble!! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Painting Again

Although I am completely burned out on painting furniture, I still have some unfinished projects to do. My goal over the next few weeks is to finish them, even if it means something else has to go! Laundry and clean bathrooms for instance. 

I painted the base of this table yesterday. I still have two more chairs to do and the skirt around the table top, but not the top. I am leaving it as is!! I like how it turned out. 

The weather is like springtime here in Texas right now, but it is suppose to be back in the twenties next week so I need to get busy! 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Have Always Been A Fan......

Of sea fans!!!

They are pricey! Especially the framed ones!

We found these over the weekend in McKinney Texas at a store that was going out of business. She had everything marked 60% off.  

I drooled over them for a while, made sure they were included in the 60% off sale, and left the store to eat lunch, consider them, and browse in other stores. 

I almost couldn't get back to them fast enough. The owner knew how much I loved them and told me she held her breath when someone else came in that showed an interest in them. 

I think she knew I would be back!  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dear Diary:

Just a few things...

-Went to bed last night feeling blessed beyond anything I could ever describe. This week has been filled to the brim and flowing over with Gods goodness and generosity!! 

-Woke up this morning feeling a tad bit older. And the reason for it...SILLY! I know! 

-Cannot stop counting my blessings! 

-Weather is nasty...and "Baby It Is Cold Outside"!!

However, the flowers are blooming on the inside!

-I have an urge  to go shopping!

-Instead I will stay inside!  And dry!! There are still many boxes to unpack! 

-BUT a shopping spree is in my future. I feel it!!