Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vintage Corner

There is a sweet little corner
in my guest room that
 softly whispers....... VINTAGE 

Every Little Birdie says
 Vintage - Something from the past

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Feathering My Nest

I've been feathering my.....

adding a few things
moving things around
trying to keep my booth
 fresh and interesting

My latest painted piece
Vintage Coffee Pots

These framed pictures are reproductions
of prints from catalogs in the 1800's

Hoping my customers will find
something they just can't live without!!

Every Little Birdie say-
It pays to have a pretty nest 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fun Evening

Our good friends
Allen & Janie
visited this weekend

We had a wonderful time
catching up

Janie and hubby are musicians
and love to jam
so Friday night we had a few
neighbors over......

Great food, great fun

 and an evening concert on the porch....

Every Little Birdie says
Friendship improves happiness!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Guest Room changes

As my hubby says-

I'm always playing around with
my guest room

This past week I made a few changes....

 I changed out the bedside tables
with two I recently painted

This cute stand was in three pieces when I rescued it!!
 A little wood glue and paint
fixed it right up

 One of my neighbors gave me this piece
it wasn't in bad shape but you know me
I thought it would look better WHITE!!

Since it was originally a dark stain it distressed nicely 
  The old Singer sewing stand
found a new home in this corner
of the room

Every Little Birdie says-
Hope my guest enjoy the changes

Monday, June 9, 2014


I found an old
brass floor lamp
at Salvation Army

I brought it home and.....


I loved it's style
but it needed some work

I added a little burlap trim

 Used one of my shabby lamp shades
Love to strip old stained lamp shades
and re-purpose them into something pretty 
A little lace, tulle, a few crystals

an old finial painted white
I love the way it turned out!!!!
Nice addition to my screened porch!!

Every Little Birdie says
 What fun turning some one's old 
discarded junk into
a beautiful piece for my home

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Good Junk

Do you have "girl friend" dates???

Me and one of my best girl friends have
regular dates (we try for once a week)

This week I went to her home
to look at some furniture
and give her advice on 
which pieces we should paint

We decided to start with.....

Her breakfast table and chairs

I promise to post on the finished project!!

..........Then we headed down the road
to Cuero, Texas for a little shopping

We both love to go junkin'
and Cureo is just the place to do it

In one of the shops I found an old
metal percolator coffee pot and
an aluminum cake cover

$2.00 - coffee pot
$3.00 cake cover

The sales lady said "what are you going
to do with these old things?"

I really didn't know what I'd do with
them, but I knew they were
Good Junk!

I went home, got out my crafting supplies
and look what happened! 
Aluminum cake cover
I took the old wooden knob off the top and replaced it with a cute "Paris" knob, then I embellished it with some lace, pearls 
and bling, and last I sat it on this cake stand 
(which I made from thrift finds) 

Old coffee Pot
I made a decorative flower out of some of my ticking material, added a tiny doily for the base and hot glued it to the pot

 It works great on my kitchen shelf
to hold up my cookbooks

Every Little Birdie says
 I love junk!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Painting Class

A couple of weeks back
I had my very first 

Painting 101 Class

A couple of my friends wanted to learn
 about painting with chalk paint 

The class covered:

  • Using the right supplies for the job
  • How to make your own chalk paint
  • Mixing paints to get the right color 
  • Painting 101
  • Distressing your piece
  • Waxing your piece 
  • Using stencils

The right supplies make all the difference!

 We looked at examples of Annie Sloan chalk paint
vs. my homemade chalk paint

Very little difference!!!!
Don't get me wrong, I love Annie Sloan Paint
but I can't always afford the convenience
so I make my own

   They each brought a piece to practice painting

This little rocking chair belonged to 
JonAnn's father when he was a boy
Very sentimental but in need of a makeover
She mixed different paints to create this pretty blue

How adorable is this????

And my friend Judy brought an old chair she 
found in her husband's shop

 She choose a light green paint

 and added this pretty stencil

This piece went from being a boring industrial chair
to a chair with personality!!

 We had a great time and they were pleased 
with what they learned

.....and I've already got girls wanting to
know when my next class will be!

Every Little Birdie says
 We ended with a little "happy hour"
to reward all our hard work!!

It was a fun day with great friends!!