Remember this, when you step over my door sill, you’ve been raised. You know the difference between right and wrong. Do right. Don’t let anybody else raise you and make you change. And remember this, you can always come home.’

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Old headboard redo.

I purchased this headboard for $15.00 bucks from a local Facebook sale's group in my area.  Here is my redo!

My tool's
Krylon spray paint in Bahama Sea
Clear glaze tinted with black paint
Plastic candle wall sconce from second hand store with candle part removed
Two plastic black bead necklace's
Wood glue
Paint brush
Old rag

When I first purchased this I gave it a good scrubbing with soap, water and a hose then let it dry in the sun.  Next I knocked off any loose paint however imperfection's help add character during the glazing process.

I chose Bahama Sea Krylon spray paint in gloss.  When spray painting take your time the first mist of paint helps create a surface for the rest of the paint to adhere too.  If you get to excited and spray to much it will run and you will create more work for yourself DON'T DO IT!

I think she need's some fancy throw pillow's now, that will be my next project maybe I can get her aunt Janelle to do them hehe...
I Added the beaded necklace and candle wall sconce I purchased at my local thrift store.  I used regular wood glue and let it set up all night by the wood stove.  Then I glazed the project the next day which I learned from this crafty lady have fun doing your own project and share them with me I want to see!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

100 great things about Coos Bay, Oregon

Since moving back to Coos Bay Ore
gon I've made a decision to change my point of view about my hometown, from a negative one to a positive one. I have decided to post one hundred great things about my hometown starting with our parks. Technically there are two towns that blend into eachother, Coos Bay and North Bend that have had a long standing competitiveness but I'll be treating them like one since i frequent both places like everyone else that lives here does. Here is John Topits park at Empire Lakes in Coos Bay, OR. This park is located at the waters edge of Empire Lakes where you can also fish, walk the trails or canoe on the lake. Mingus Park is a beautiful jewel located in the middle of down town Coos Bay. With a large pond/lake to walk around Mingus has two playgrounds for different ages, a covered picnic area for birthday party's and is the host of many community events. I cannot do this park enough justice with my description so here is a link to explore this jewel of Coos County yourself.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wine rack project.

I picked this up while out thrifting and gave it a little paint job. Unfortunately I did not snap a photo of it before :/ hate when I do that, but it was brown and plastic.. It still is plastic (heavy duty plastic) but much prettier.. I sold it with in the day...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Some favorite thrifty finds this month...

I am one of the many who love the thrill of the hunt and bargain you get from thrift store shopping.. Here are some of my favorite finds this month. A Vintage retro owl and Vintage Hammond clock.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

One of my favorites so far I call this one the whimsy tree....

Friday, January 27, 2012

My process..

This is the start of a painting not done yet but thought it would be fun to share the process. I'm thinking of calling her Clair, Jane or Julianna.