6 Simple Hand Painted Easter Egg Designs

After yesterday’s post  Hand Painted Easter Eggs I decided it still may seem daunting to paint your own eggs. So to show you,  in detail, how simple it really is,  I painted these samples this morning. [Read more…]

DIY Boot Socks and Scarf

Sweet sweater turquoise

Sweet Sweater Boot Socks….I have lost my mind over these adorable little DIY Boot Socks! They are so CUTE I want to make them for all of my granddaughters….and daughters….and any one else…well, maybe not…but they are so simple you can make them for yourself with little or no sewing experience….in fact,  today I helped my oldest granddaughter make a pair for her little sister. One of her first sewing projects and she did fantastic!

All you need is an old sweater, preferably one in good shape. I found several at GoodWill and Salvation Army. They looked almost new.T [Read more…]

How to Mosaic A Birdbath

Finally, I finished my Mosaic Poppy Birdbath. We placed it near my hummingbird feeder in the flowerbed. It is stunning.   I love it. I bought the cement base at Home depot and came home and painted it to match. Time I saw the leaves on the base I knew it was the “one!” After all, it is the stem of my flower… [Read more…]

Before and After Floral Demilune Table

Flower table before

I have to admit “Before and After” are my favorite! I Love to watch makeovers on TV and read about them in magazines!

Doesn’t it just make you feel good to see something or someone transformed, especially someone who really deserves it?    I love TV’s “What Not to Wear” the show that teaches someone how to dress properly and gives them a new wardrobe, hairstyle and makeup all in one hour’s time. The transformation is amazing!

I love makeovers whether its clothing or makeup or rooms or restaurants….I love to see the potential come to life.

I guess that’s one reason I love to make over furniture. And I love this little Demilune table. [Read more…]

Before and After Table

french center before French center table


WOW! What a difference a coat of paint makes! Let me tell you about this table. It is solid mahogany and it’s heavy. The lines are delicate tho and that is what  attracted me to it. Before and After projects are my most favorite because I get to compare the results of my labors.

I have been exhausted this whole week, trying to recover from last week’s marathon painting projects. This is one of the three I finished… I went a little rhinestone crazy [Read more…]

Getting Ready to Mosaic a Birdbath

Poppy Birdbath mosaic pieces
Finally ~~ a day I feel like doing something productive. I decided it was time to tackle the mosaic birdbath I gathered plates for LAST Spring. I know, I procrastinate. But it is a huge undertaking and once I put my hand to the plow, there’s no looking back.

For years I wanted to try my hand at a mosaic, so I simply refused to throw away broken platters and figurines. I have roses, butterflies, birds, frogs, pebbles, shells, marbles..all sorts of baubles to use to add interest [Read more…]