Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New chairs and lots to do

The chairs look so different in person, the color is off here and you barely see the design but you get the idea, lots more to do on this room, it seems each new thing I add makes me want to change more in the room, will I ever be satisfied?

The brown chair is the partner chair I made for my brother, side of the road find painted and reupholstered.

A day to Remember

We headed out for a day of hiking, since we were passing a Lowes I ran in to check to see if the outdoor rug I have had my eye on was marked down. It was and only 47$ yippee! It was an import from Belgium. The porch is complete except for some new pillows to be added.

On the way to the park we passed 3 homes that had stuff out at the curb with free signs, my favorite kind of sign! I have been trying to cut back on bringing things into the house but the tool box will be perfect to decorate for fall with small mums and decorative cabbage plants. And I'll redo the container for Mums.

After climping uphill on rocky terrain we finally get to see some pretty views. Snuggles is taking in the view too!

We start walking again and the next thing I know this creature comes flying up 3 feet from the ground rattling and hissing and scaring the hell out of me and the dog. Joe starts yelling get back, get back!!! Did he really think I was going to stay there? I never moved backwards so fast in my life! What jumped at me?? A poisonous Timber Rattlesnake!!! I was terrified I was bitten, I'm pulling up my pants, pulling down my socks checking for fang marks. Joe got on the phone and called his friend to look online to see if you have pain if your bitten. After I was satisfied that the snake didn't bite me we checked the dog thoroughly. Both ok!
That ended the hike, we had another mile to go to our destination butthere was no way I was going to continue on in rattlesnake territory.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Candlestick and a half!

I bought this candle stick for 1$ at a yard sale and the broken candlestick was thrown in for free. Pretty good deal, of course they were painted bright gold and needed some updating. Out came my samples of Grecian gold and silver mist and a little polyshades mini wax and this is what I came out with...Probably one of the fanciest toilet paper holders around!! Have I lost my mind?

My friend Dee at made me the pretty candle. Perfect match I would say!

I'm liking up to Rhoda's party at