January 29, 2012

A Pendant Light and Chalk Paint

I have wanted a pendant light to hang over the kitchen table for a while 
but, what I want cost $250 and more, usually, more.

I struggled with that and y'all know me ...  I change my mind from time to time
I was worried about that expense for something I might get tired of in a year or two
plus, I am trying to save up for my spring time travels to my kids in Virginia and California
I need to be selling the silver, not buying a pendant light!

So one Saturday afternoon I gathered up the guts to a porch style lantern, a shade, chain, rings, wiring and a ceiling canopy from our chandelier stash and ask my Mr to help me make this pendant light

I sprayed it with Rust-o-leum Oil Rubbed Bronze and Antique Brass

I love the texture of a burlap shade

 I am on the lookout an 18" drum shade and then I think I will have exactly what I have seen online
or at least close enough for me ... it will be easy to change this shade

 I am really happy with it
and we made it with stuff we already had around the house

Here is the finished dandyshandy, painted with ASCP, CoCo

Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday

Between Naps On The Porch

January 28, 2012

2 estate sales, 1 goodwill and a car wash

I am jonesin' for warm weather and a Saturday morning garage sale.  How about you?
We killed some time at 2 estate sales in Millington and bought a few hardback books, and the tupperware containers.  While suffering through the WW, I could can use these containers to pack in my lunch bag -  and it is a big bag - for this that and the other - mostly salad dressing.

talked the Mr into running in Millington GW, and I found this Liz Claiborne skirt for $3.99

I like how these stack up, and you know orange is the color to decorate with this year, and you know I want my lunch to look designer good  - considering what I am trying to eat... or not eat

the pay back was to help wash his monster truck - inside and out

you should see the Maxipad ....  she needs a cleaning WAY more than his truck!

and have I told you I am chalk painting a chandelier ? This color is CoCo
almost ready to put it on the dandyshandy and see what happens

and a sneak peak of another little ASCP project
this is old white 

oh, and we ate lunch at Wendy's....
Junior Deluxe Burger for me - 8 WW points
$10.00 and home by 1pm - good times!

January 24, 2012

Just a quick tease of some Linden goodness....

After a week of suffering through Weight Watchers I came across this picture of my MIL's skillet biscuits, and almost threw in the towel. Mrs. Beeler makes the best crispy bottom biscuits I have ever eaten.  Period!   Can I get an Amen girls!  
Kris and Amanda  ...  this tease is for you.  Wish you could have been there with us last weekend.

with a scoop of her homemade strawberry jam and she made a small bowl of milk gravy too

I had the jam one the top side of my biscuit and gravy on the bottom

oh yes I did!

OMGoodness!  I am so hungry!

January 9, 2012

January Ideas

I like January.  It's the new year, new beginnings, new goals, new attempts at goals I didn't accomplish last year ...  and then there was the ever pressing feeling that I need to get the "big pantry" organized.  That is what we call it around here, the Big Pantry.  It holds a small amount of food storage,  games, crafts or anything that doesn't really have a place.  An overflow from the kitchen cabinets.

 I visited a few blogs and Pinterest for inspiration, and decided I could make better use of this space. 

I spent $10.00 on three clear plastic containers  and lids to help manage some of the craft supplies, cords, and canning items.  I would like to find some can risers, and eventually move everything out of here but food storage, but until I do that we will enjoy this look for a while, or until it gets all jumbled up again.

Do you have a closet or a drawer that you need to get organized?  

January 2, 2012

a little bench make-over

this is one of my goodwill hunting finds that I paid more than I should have last year, especially since I really didn't need it...a bad habit I hope to change in 2012, but anyhooo...we can talk about that later. I gave $35 for this bench. I think it had a cherry stain finish, with a bad bubbly finish on the sides, and a plastic cover on the seat bottom. Other than that - it was the perfect size and shape for a make-over...

it was not bad as is, and matched the bed, but I wanted to bring it up to date

ooh la la!

Rust-oleum, Heirloom White spray paint at work again,
with Amy Butler "lotus wall flower cherry" fabric
this is about 1/2 yard of fabric, I think...

 no real tutorial here, but I think you know what to do...unscrew and take off the seat bottom first - I took the plastic cover off, but I stapled my new fabric right over what was already there. Paint the bench, and lay the seat back inside. I don't think I ever screwed the seat bottom back in, but it is a good sitter, and has served as a good place to put a piece of luggage for my visiting children over the holidays.

I think I'll head on over to my local GW and see what the new year has to bring

Linking up to WOW us Wednesday, It's Overflowing, and The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday Party soon

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good luck junking!  xxoo - Glendahttp://www.itsoverflowing.com/

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