Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stay focused!

Have I ever discussed that I'm a bit all over the place.  My husband is constently telling me to "stay focused Leeanne".  He's so right and that's why I love him.  That being said I have a few all over the place pics of different projects.
started as this $7. Potential right?  My girlfriend looks at me when I bought it and shakes her head.
Cute now, a bit of paint some sanding.  $7 now $65 at the shop.
Now here's the all over the place.  I am a crafty painter at heart so still with a recycle, reuse theme, more of a cutsy crafty thing.
I'm going to teach a class with my painting group in Jan. I belong to the White Mountain Decorative Painting Guild.  Great painters and very inspiring.  I have enjoyed the cutsy decorative painting thing, but I can feel myself moving more toward doing the furniture and repurposing.  Had some more items my camera battery died.  So until next time.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sorry I haven't posted

Really sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I will get back in the swing.  Just had to take my craft room apart because of a leaking oil tank.  Found out last week when we just got a full tank of oil.  Anyway getting it back together and probably a blessing.  I needed to rearrange and regroup anyway.  Well hope everyone is well and getting ready to enjoy family for Thanksgiving.  Be back soon with some new cute projects.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some new/finally finished projects

Before and After pics
The arm of the globe is going to be a paper towel holder (not finished) thought it was more practical then a banana holder.  My husband just slaps his head uuug! HA he loves it!

I wanted to do more to this, but keeping it nice and neutral it's easier to sell. Then the next pic is an old sign my sweet brother in law gave to me (notice the last name). Thank you Chris 
Thanks for looking and I'll be back with some new/finally finished projects

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Excited about a bunch of things!

First I'm excited to be named in the Flea Market Style Magazine, whooo!  I gave a cute idea for a bumper sticker, but they were all really cute!  Second I had a great yard sale day Sat. in Maine visiting some relatives.
 Now I get to clean up everything, but very excited about it.  I wish I could be this excited about cleaning my house.
I'll show the results of some of the project ASAP.
Hubby's surgery went well just recovering now, need to wait on him a bit.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Have a camera!

My son gave me his camera to use for now and very excited.  I went to visit family in Maine this weekend in the RV with my parents.  The kids met us there and we had a blast!  One of the best parts was that Sean and I set out to find yard sales Sat. morning, we had to free style because we didn't bring the GPS.  Well it started out slow and started pouring, but man I did pretty good.  I'll show some pics soon, but my daughter had to bring them in her car because they wouldn't fit in the RV.  One pit fall to doing it in an RV, but there is always a way.  So pictures to come soon because hubby is getting knee surgery tomorrow and I will have to nurse him for a day or two.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Broken camera

I've really got some great projects and yard sale finds I'd love to show, but my camera is broken.  Had a good day yesterday yardsaling.  Anyway the summer has been wonderful and we've been using our RV for some fun trips.   I wanted to take pics of my RV that I've been slowly decorating to make it feel homey.  The bathroom I put a nice shabby ornate framed mirror up with some canvas ocean pics I've collected.  Then I found an awesome seahorse hook pc. at a yardsale (for $1) that pulled it together.  Need to get out today and get a camera.  Enjoy your day!  Oh today is my Daddy's 69th birthday Unbelievable!  I love my Dad!     

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Love to decorate with vintage finds- My sunroom

Just love my little easel, I bought it because I loved it, but my grandson does use it and we draw Barney on it all the time.  I've been finding these great red tins, I have my plastic cutlery in one, paper plates, close by for barbecues. 

The hanging lamp over the table I made myself.  The shade I found in a wonderful little shed in Canada.  My husband couldn't believe I bought it.  I added beaded trim to the bottom and the light and it was perfect. 

The buffet was my aunt's, pieces of veneer were missing on the sides.  I really still wanted it to have a stained wood look, so I painted it orange first then I used a brown over it and gave it a wood grained look.  The doors were damaged so I made cute curtains- to hide things.  The wine rack never ends up with wine in it so I started putting my magazines in there.  I am very practical with my decorating.

I love my D.M. Ferry & Co Seed poster, a treasure of mine.  It hangs over my little wet bar.
I'm enjoying sharing these things, it's like a little journal for me.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Some flea market style in my home

My hubby finds wonderful things on his jobs sometimes.  It's funny he says "Look in the garage" I get so excited because he has a good eye, knows what I like.

I had these shutters up in the attic for yrs. before we used them.  They make great doors for our 1/2 bath and I loved when I found the old draw pulls for the handles.  Together hubby and I made the cute vanity. I use suction hooks to hang my necklaces off my old mirror.
And this wonderful little thing is my grandson Braydon.  He discovered this position just recently.
Tooooo cute!
Have a great weekend, Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just want to catch up

First I just want to update about my shutters.  I painted them brown, all that work and hated them, so now I just need to find time to paint them ivory and either like them or sell them (not happy)
Now I just want to show some pics of the house in the morning, my beautiful roses too.

This is the pond area we've just had pavers put in I just haven't got those pics taken yet, but here's the before.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New project

Cute shutters I purchased.  I wanted something different and finally found them.  Just spent the morning scraping the bubbled paint.  Looking good so far.  I think I'm going to start with a brown just to see if I like the contrast against my aqua house.  Then if I don't like it I can still paint them ivory like the trim and of course scuff them a bit.  I'll show you the results. Excited to see them myself.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Love Nascar!

This is my hubby, myself, our friend Jon-Allen and our son Kevin having a good time in Dover for a race in 2010.  This weekend we're going back.  Can't wait, it's a real good time.
It's a fun track to watch a race.  We take an RV and have 5 others we meet.  Fun time!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My two wonderful kids

The two most wonderful things in my life.  Motherhood the best job I will ever have in my lifetime.  They are awesome and being their friend now as adults is something I really cherish!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Something finished

I painted this slate for a friend of mine.  She is giving it to a woman that lost her husband (Pete) about a yr. ago.
Now I am pricing, separating and cleaning flea market items.  Big Flea Market at Second Avenue Consignment, 2 Paul's Way, Amherst, NH.  8-3 May 7th, 8th, to benefit the Bedford Animal Shelter

Friday, April 29, 2011

So many things to share

I have so many things I'd like to share, but know time.  So have a wonderful day and weekend is all I can say for today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cool trash to treasures I just finished

Old wooden spice rack dry brush painted it white to let some of the wood show through, stapled a piece of burlap to the back and filled a few of the containers with sand, shells, rocks.  Voila`!!
This table had a wood like enamel top yuck!  So I painted it, stamped it and antiqued it.  It's alot cuter, sort of bohemian style. 

My travel guestroom

The map I found at an estate sale for .25 was the inspiration.  I like having a piece, fabric, something for inspiration to get me going.  The trunk was given to me by my Aunt and Room for Rent my sister in law.
The pic on the trunk is a nice old print of  The Old Man in the Mountain I found at a nice shop around here.
The armoire I found at the great shop I work at for my sister and brother inlaw, Second Avenue Consignment in Amherst NH.  Look for it online It was just the original dk. stain so I painted it close to the color of the ocean in the map.  Love it, love paint!  Oh scuffed it up, of course!  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little at a time

This blog creating is not much to it.  I'll get it though.  At least I've started.
Tomorrow's another day.