Saturday, February 26, 2011

Good bye orange, hello shabby

We have a pine linen press that has served us well.  It's narrow depth means it can provide storage in narrow spaces and it has provided storage in three different homes.  I continue to like the utility of this piece but she needed a new appearance.  Despite the below 0 outside, I decided it was time to do some painting.
Here she is in all her orange-y glory.
And redone with green and white paint to look well used…
Ignore the doorknobs.  I need to go shopping.  I think I want some glass knobs.


But now the walls need to be repainted and new flooring placed…

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Monday, February 21, 2011

Necessary Mess Makers

Animals are a large part of our lives.  They play a part in making our house a home.  They also have had their moments of destroying our home....

 This is Ginger.  She was our first shelter rescue.  Ginger approaches the world as a joyous place where everyone should love her!

Max is also a rescue.  He is much more serious than Ginger.  He is also 110 pound lap dog--don't let his appearance fool you!

Max is practicing good manners for my first grandchild due in July.

Every home needs a big Baby (Baby Aurora Mia). 

And I am still trying to convince my husband I need some chickens.....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Collection of favorites

Our brief period of 40 degree weather has faded and we are back to winter with below zero temperatures.  This is the time of year when the contrast between the far north and the rest of the country really starts to bite!  I know that there are signs of spring and green growing things in other parts of the country.  I am starting to get antsy for yard work and outdoor projects!
Instead, I sit with my computer reading, editing pictures, and searching for inspiration.
Below are some photos of a collection of some of my favorite old things.  This metal box is one of my all time favorite finds.  I have no clue what it originally held.  I love the aging, scratches, and size on this box.  It holds some nebulizer bottles that are perfect for small bouquets or single blossoms.  There are also some old letters and invoices bought at an junk/antique store.  The tags are ones I made and some I aged with coffee.

I love the things that are possible with digital photos and editing.
One last peek..

Monday, February 7, 2011

What I did while watching the Superbowl

Gotta watch the Superbowl—mostly so I know what everyone is talking about Monday.  And usually the advertisements are pretty good.  Although this year’s ads did not live up to my expectations, the football game was pretty good!
And since I almost never watch TV without dual tasking, I kept myself busy with some jewelry making. 
The first one is my version of an Anthroplogie necklace.



I have seen several versions of this online.  I like it with the added scrabble tile pendant.

And this one has been seen in catalogs and blogs also.  Fun to make except for a few hot glue burns.

It is really difficult to get a good picture of oneself either in the mirror or holding the camera out in front.  (Well, I don’t think there is such a thing as a good picture of me but that is a whole other issue…  Smile with tongue out


I am adding my link to these parties: