Do you all remember this sled that I bought at my local thrift store months and months ago?
Well, I re-finished it this past weekend when it was beautiful and 60 out and well I am glad that I did it. It has been not so warm out and well to be quite frank with all of you…..it has just been too cold. I want that warmer weather back. Anyway, I wanted to paint the sled a barn red so it would show up more when I hung it up on my front porch. I was definitely pleased with the way it turned out. Take a look.
I gave the one part of the sled another coat of flat black spray paint and then I used Barn Red on the top. Once I was done, I sanded off a bit and then used my Dark Walnut Gel Stain on it. I remembered after I used the gel stain why I like the other stain so much more. Everyone is different. I used what I had handy and well since I couldn’t find the liquid form…..well, I used the gel instead. It still turned out nice.
Did I mention to you all that I took my Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving decorations down already? I took them down and packed them away for another year. I went and looked through some of my totes, but have not put any Christmas stuff up yet. I need to do it this week sometime because after Thanksgiving time is going to be hectic with helping my parents get settled in. Yep, they are due to close this week on both ends and then next week they move. This weekend is going to be busy working on Mom’s cupboards and well, I just simply won’t have the time to take care of my home and get my decorations up. So, I guess I will attempt to do it this week sometime. Here are some decorations that I came across……these will go on my big tree. Aren’t they just so cute and prim?
I am also planning on putting a tree up in Cameron’s room. He is so excited about it. I thought he deserved his own “little tree” with his own decorations. I have started collecting ornaments for him for every year since being born. That way when he moves out then he has an ornament for every year. A great idea – huh? I thought it was a nice tradition. Anyway……..we did put our outside decorations up this past weekend since the weather was so warm. We are going to go with something more simple this year. We normally have white lights everywhere, but I didn’t feel like putting them up so we just did a few here and a few there plus I will have my prim Santa out along with my manger scene that my FIL made for me one year. It should look just as nice, but without all the hub bub. I will leave you with just a taste of what my farm table “MIGHT” look like during the Christmas/Winter months. After just experimenting a little bit….. I thought this looked beautiful, but I have much more to try as well. Gotta love the beauty of trying things out on the table (lol). Isn’t it pretty? Gotta love my candlesticks that I re-finished. They look beautiful with my battery operated prim candles.
Ok, I promise this is my last picture for the day. My son is always wanting to put on Daddy’s shoes and wear one of Daddy’s ties so just yesterday, I dressed him up and drew a moustache and goatee on him with some glasses. He absolutely loved it. He said he looked just like Daddy. Anyway, I sent the picture to my husband at work and he of course thought it was to cute. Gotta love Halloween face crayons. Thought I would share the picture of Daddy Junior with you. Enjoy!
Until Next Time…….Lisa