June 23, 2012

Spanish Pipedream

As folk singer, John Prine, so astutely sang in the song, Spanish Pipedream

"...Blow up your t.v.; throw away your paper;
Go to the country; build you a home.
Plant a little garden; eat a lot of peaches;
Try an find Jesus on your own"

and just in case you are wondering whats going on with the $5 darling ... 
she has had a bath and is getting a facial now

June 20, 2012

9 months and 1 day

but who's counting....

tick tock -- tick tock

come on little girl .... 

One thing led to another thing

Blame it on the chalk paint
I have had this sidebar for about 10 years.  Bought it off a friend of mine, and have wanted to paint it since I started blogging.   This is 1 coat of DuckEgg. 
check ..

I eventually put on another coat of paint and waxed this, but I never could settle on knobs

Then I decided I would refinish the top of the dining room table.  
Another something else I have wanted to do as long as I've had this table.  

 I think I may have sanded for 3 or 4 nights after work.
I used 2 coats of minwax special walnut stain and 2 coats satin finish minwax polycrylic 

I wanted it dark.  
check check

then I decided I would take on the chairs.  They were on a long list of things I wanted to do

turns out the chairs needed more than a simple facelift 
check check check

I've recovered these chairs a couple of times over the years, but never added padding.
I am so glad that I did this time.  They look and feel much better. 
And the ticking stripe is a nice neutral for me too.  
The color is brownstone  - I have more if anyone wants to purchase a few yards, please email me.

 one morning before I left for work I decided this thing would look better painted Old White

I  found 8 knobs that I like at Hobby Lobby and couldn't wait to see how they looked
I still need to add another coat of Old White, and wax it

here it is all together... for now
what do you think I should do?  paint the sidebar blue again or leave it white? or go green?
I have enough of Versalles or even the Chateau grey, which is actually green, to cover it.

linking up to Kim's WOW party here

June 18, 2012

You know you love the Linden goodness

A couple of weekends ago we visited the in-laws, in Linden, TN, and went to an auction. 
At first site, I thought the word auction was being loosely used  

We drove a long way off the main road to get to this .... all this was in the front yard.  At first site, rubbage came to mind, but if you roll up your sleeves and commit to getting someone else's funk on you, you will find something worth waiting for.   I quickly spotted a large box of chenille bedspreads - that I didn't get, but it sold for $15.00.   Things were going cheap.

Someone else took this lovely lady home.  I am thinking she came in a box of other goodies.  Bonus!
With her arms behind her head like that I wonder if she rolls her hips when you turn her on?

See the Auctioneers in the bed of the pick up truck?  And the 4 guys in the middle are the helpers and the ones that yell out when a bid is placed, or raised.

Samantha got this skateboard for $5.00.  Actually, I think a few other things came with it, but I didn't take a lot of pictures during this sale.

We were creeping into the hills .... 

The area has a prominent Mennonite community. They won a box of fabric.  
 I think the young girl combing through the box was picking out fabric for her next dress.

This is what I waited on all day ....
might be the best $5.00 I've ever spent on a piece of furniture.  oh yes I did!
She really is a beast, but I think I can turn this ugly girl into a swan

After the auction we had a surprise visit from niece and her hubs and their littles ...
we traded phone numbers or entered each others numbers in our phones so we can text and keep in touch.    One the way home I sent her a message, but I had the wrong number....

but, no worries... the wrong number was for this cutie boy...  
he wants to hang out...  I think he thinks I am the hot niece.  

Should I tell him?

Love that Linden goodness

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