I have been making quite a few changes to my blog lately. My friendly followers/friends mean so much to me and I want to make sure that you all can read my blog. I received a couple e-mails from followers informing me of them having difficulty with reading my blog. Several gals mentioned that the format wasn’t working for them, but I have not changed the format, but only changed my header picture. I did change my header picture again hoping that those having problems with my blog would be able to read it ok now. I also received a comment stating that the black font on the red background was hard to read so I changed it up a bit and I am hoping it is easier so see. Please do leave me a comment and let me know if any of you are having problems with it now. I am not sure what else I can do on my end. It shows up just fine on my computer as well as my parents so the only other thing that I can think of is that it might possibly be with your computer. Please be sure to let me know how things are working for you now. I appreciate the feedback and of course want you to keep coming back.
With all of that being said….. let’s start out with some makeovers ~ shall we? Do you remember this chandelier that my Mom gave me from her new home? Well, I knew that if I was able to makeover one chandelier then I could definitely makeover another one. So, I took it and headed to the store for more flat black spray paint. Ah, that stuff has been my best friend lately. I even purchased one of those spray paint thingies that you put on top of the spray paint can and I must say that I absolutely love it. It not only kept the paint off my fingers, but it helped spray the paint evenly and easily. Gotta love little thingies like that (lol). Ok, back to the pictures…. here is a BEFORE picture of the chandelier. Yep, it was gold and full of shine (yuck).
Well, I spray painted it with flat black spray paint and changed up the candle sleeves to a more prim candle sleeve. Alot of you have inquired about the sleeves that I purchased. I bought mine at a lighting store however I would think that you should be able to purchase them from Lowe’s or Home Depot. So, check it out….. the new and improved AFTER look. Much better – don’t ya think?
Are you ready for some more pictures? Well, since I changed up my header picture once again…. I thought I would share with you the make-do chair that I made. One of my wonderful Facebook friends gave me some instructions and I tried my hand at making one. It was rather easy up to the point of putting the muslin on. I am nowhere close to being one to sew so instead of making a cover for my chair…. I just simply stapled my cloth on and if you look closely then you might be able to see it, but I guess that is why it is called a make-do chair. I was totally learning as I went along. So, here is my chair BEFORE.
Here it is AFTER.
Don’t you love it? Here are some other shots of the side and back.
It is far from perfect, but I love it and it is pretty good for my very first make-do chair.
Do you all remember this cupboard that I bought back in November?
Well, I am so anxious to get this bad boy done and start using it. You wouldn’t believe what I did…… I started primming it a couple weeks back. Uh yeah, it was a couple days before Christmas. I thought it would be relatively easy, but the inside of it was a BIG challenge. I had practically my whole body in the inside of that cupboard and applying primmer. I thought that I scrubbed it out pretty good, but I didn’t realize how gross it was until I was in there and primming it. Ughhh, I can tolerate most things, but this thing has definitely given me a workout to say the least. I am not sure that it will be worth it in the long run, but my FIL seems to think that with a couple coats of primmer and a coat of black paint and two coats of red paint that it should be ok and rid of all odors. I am sure as heck hoping so especially after I go to all of the trouble, but we will have to wait and see around spring time. I told myself that I had to be patient with this piece. It could actually be a beauty when I am done with it, but it is definitely going to take time, patience and some hard work. It is funny because it took me about 20 minutes just to get all of the hardware off of it. It was caked on with who knows what, but I was finally able to get everything off. Here is a picture of it as it went through the primmer process and afterwards.
As you can see….. the primmer has been applied and the cupboard is back out in the garage until spring time. Spring can’t come fast enough for me ~ not only because of the cold, but also for crafting purposes. This cold definitely puts a damper on my crafting. I can do a little out in the garage, but with the temps as low as what they have been lately…. it is just too flipping cold. The wind makes it even worse. Well, at least you got to see where things stand with this piece of work (lol). Hopefully after all of my scrubbing, smelling, primming, painting, sanding, and staining it will be well worth all the hard work and determination. Time will tell – right?
Today…. I leave you with this lovely picture. At this time 3 years ago, I was just days away from meeting my son for the very first time. I was pregnant enjoying every moment of it (even being sick 24/7 all the way up to my delivery) and ready to pop. On Wednesday my little boy turns 3 and I must say that every moment of every day just gets sweeter with him around. He is my whole world and I love him more then I could ever even think about describing. I sometimes wish I could just pause this moment in time, but for now, I guess I will just continue to enjoy every single day with my little miracle baby. I love you my sweet Cameron.
Until Next Time ~
Many Blessings Always……Lisa