Saturday, January 2, 2010

Do You Hear That?

Do you hear that?  Seriously, can you hear that?  Yep, I thought I was right… I can’t hear a thing, but perhaps it is because it is so quiet here tonight.  My little man is having a sleep over with his grandparents tonight.  Shawn’s parents wanted him to spend the night and since I normally want him to be with me all the time, well I decided to let him stay.  I thought I was in need of a much needed break.  So, when they came over this morning, he went home with them.  We stopped by their house this afternoon for some homemade pizza, but tonight he is enjoying the comfort of Grammy and Grampy’s home.  Shawn and I are enjoying the quiet time and I am enjoying the fact that I have a nice clean house for the evening and much into tomorrow too.  Gotta love being able to get the house back into order.

Did I tell you that I braved the freezing cold temperatures last night and went out and sanded a couple boards and finished my ladder back chairs?  Well, I was totally insane and went out in this cold weather.  Oh boy….. it was flipping freezing out!!  The temperatures are low again tonight with flurries, but nothing like what I hear some of you are receiving.  I am the type of gal that says “If it is gonna be cold and snow, then why not allow us to have more snow then just flurries.”  So, I am hoping we get some more snow then just a dusting on the ground which is what we have received lately.  So, with that being said…. do you think I should share pictures of my ladder back chairs?  Do you remember these awful looking chairs?  I found them on Craigslist for $30.00.  Yep, all four of them for a total of $30.00.  I thought that was a great deal and with a little bit of black flat spray paint and some dark walnut stain…they were as good as new.  Here is the BEFORE picture.


Here is the AFTER picture. 


So, do you like them?  I was real pleased with the way that they turned out and they look great with my table.  Here is a picture of that.  Gotta love ladder back chairs!!


Oh….. do you remember me telling you about the windowsills that my FIL made for me for Christmas?  Well, I was able to get them stained the way that I wanted them and he was over a couple days ago to get them installed.  I must say that I absolutely love them.  They turned out beautifully and it is wonderful having the ability to put candles in my windows now.  So, are you ready to see some pics?  Here we go….



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I absolutely love them and I love the color too.  I think that they totally and 100% complete the look of the window.  Before it just looked cold and unfinished and now they look fabulous if I do say so myself (lol).  Gotta love having a handy FIL and the great news about all of this… my husband is starting to take an interest too.  Today he was using the table saw SO, that is wonderful news and maybe soon he will be taking bigger steps and offering to make me something.  Ok, maybe I won’t go that far, but at least he will use the big saw which is a good thing because I am still a bit afraid of that bad boy (lol).  As long as he can cut…… I can make it.  I have so many more pics to share with you, but I don’t want to overload you all especially since we just entered into the New Year and all.  More pics coming soon so Stay Tuned.  Happy 2010!!

Until Next Time….. Blessings,Lisa


Christine said...

I already told you on FB, but LOVE the chairs! And new window sills too? Lucky girl! I can't imagine the windows without them :-) So sweet of Shawn to take an know he's doing it to please you...whatta guy! lol Can't wait to see more!

~ Christine~

sea gull lighting said...

I love those chairs! You are so talented!!!

Alana Jo said...

I'm having a really hard time reading your blog. The black on dark red makes it hard to read. I don't mean that in a bad way. I REALLY wanted to read it, but had to strain.

I love love love the chairs. Those turned out so great. And OMG $30! You got a steal!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love love love your chairs..I love your home and your walls are similar to that you think your FIL will come and do my windows? that would be just what ours needs...can't wait to see more..overload me..I love seeing it..:)

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Lisa.
The chairs look awesome! Great window sills too.
You have been busy.
I found chandelier parts at Home Depot. Thank you so much for the info.
If you want snow............we have tons! I went out to the barn to feed my horses at 9 last night and it was up to my knees..LOL.
That's ok with me, I love snow.
Enjoy your quiet evening.

Backwoodsprim said...

Hey Lisa!
Was just thinking of how often my lil' boy(and girl)used to love to spend the night with DH's parents...that is sooo good for him and them the time for you and DH is nice too...
Oh girl! I am so with you about the snow...if it's gonna be cold...let's at least for one time,be able to have a sleddin' party with some friends....and ride on an old car hood in the snow...being pulled by the old farm truck....'til your cheeks are freezing...uh,both! Then,we all huddle into our cozy lil'home to warm our bones with a nice steaming bowl of homemade potato or veggie soup or chili even! Ahhhh! Now that's what I'm talkin' bout!!
See how excited I get at the prospect of snow?!! LoL!!

Btw....bring on the know we can handle are just baiting the hook with those gorgeous pics of your chairs and your window sills,ya know! :-D
Isn't it such a feeling of satisfaction to have done things yourselves?
I just thank the Lord daily for giving us the ability to do what we do to add to our home and help to earn a living at it too!


Jody said...

Wow Lisa, your chairs turned out grand! Wonderful transformation!

Teri said...

I LOVE the ladder back chairs and your new window sills!! and dang...I have to wait for more pics..(gee, that is a shocker! lol) As always, I will be waiting for more! Happy New Year!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Your chairs turned out prefect, Lisa :)
...and your sills look great!

american girl primitives said...


Enjoy your quiet and don't feel a bit guilty you and your hubby need time alone and you need a break.

I love the chairs and you are brave. My daughters shelves still aren't painted because of this weather. The window sills were a great idea too. My home has sills but they aren't level, I have to use suction cups. Sometimes they fall off too, it really stinks when it breaks the bulb. I can't wait to see more.


Carmen C. said...

Your chairs and window sills are wonderful! I won't use the big saws either, knowing me I'd end up missing fingers or half an arm, LOL!!!!

Sheila said...

What a great find Lisa. I love the way they turned out and the price, even better! Guess I'd better check out Craigslist more often! Have enjoyed seeing pictures of your home and what you've created. Enjoy a few moments of quiet. You need them every now and again.

Pam said...

I've already told you this but your chairs look amazing! Your window sills look great...I'm sure you're excited about putting candle lights in all of your windows now!
Have a great day...enjoy the rest of your free time!

Debbie said...

I love the new chairs and WOW what a great price. I have been hoping to find some just like then to go with an antique table a friend had given me.

Stay Warm,

PrimWyoGirl said...

Glad you have gotten your chairs done! They look very nice! Hope you enjoyed your quite time! I could use some too! Love the window sills. Our house is log so mine are deep. Not sure what I would do with out them! It is nice your FIL is so kind!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

The chairs turned out great as well as the window sills! You are off to a nice start this New year!

Anonymous said...

I love the chairs. I've been trying to find me some, with no luck.
The window sills are awesome.
I'm glad to hear that Shawn is taking an interest in woodwork. It makes a huge difference to have a hubby that enjoys it as much as you enjoy looking at the final results.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Lisa, Hi, It is nice your little guy got to sllep at his grandparents home and you got to have a break!! You sure are brave to go out in the cold and sand anything!!!

I love the chairs you got, they are awesome!!
Have a happy New Year and can't wait till you blog again!!!

Blessings and hugs
Hillcrest Home Prims

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi LIsa, You never disappointed us.The chairs looks awesome and the windows are beautiful and complete now. Don't worry about your long post full of pictures, I just love them. Those are my favorites, please put more pic's soon.

Valerie said...

Oh I LOVE those chairs and the window sills! You are so gifted. I can't wait to see more pics!

Sherrie said...

Now you have enough chairs to have lots of guests over!!! They look great....makes such a difference in your dining area. You and Grampy work so well the window sills. Shawn is such a good sport..glad he is getting interested in the prim life of cafting. Enjoy your time to yourself. School starts back tomorrow, so my life will be busy again with Savanna and Brock.
Have a good week, my friend..Sherrie

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

The chairs look great and I LOVE the window sills! They add so much to the authentic look in your home.

Happy New Year!

UPON A HILL said...

You are one brave soul to go out in these temps. I am staying in as snug as a bug in a rug. Your chairs look fabulous! , as does the whole set with the table. Love what you done with the window sills. Gives me some ideas.

Blessings~ Stay warm~Kim

Anonymous said...

Love your chairs!! They turned out great!!