Sunday, June 20, 2010

I’m Baaaaack……

Sorry to have been gone for such a long while, but I have been busy to say the least.  Things are just fine.  Hubby is out of school for the summer and I have been enjoying his company.  I love being a SAHM and being able to spend the summers with him.  It is so nice!!

Anyway, you ask what I have been up to and I guess the question should be….. what have I not been up to.  I have been really taking advantage of the warmer weather.  I have been re-finishing a few things here and there, making some signs and my sweet hubby and I made some shutters for my bedroom window.  They turned out prim perfect!!  Oh, but I have so much more to show you so I am trying to decide where to start (lol).

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Last weekend I went and painted my sister’s home.  I painted her bathroom red.  It is the same color as my kitchen if you all remember what it looks like and I then painted her kitchen area.  It turned out great!  Her home was so dark and dreary because it had that dark paneling everywhere, but I brightened it up and it is on the way to being prim which is what we all love.

While I was down there painting….. I stopped by the antique mall and found a couple great things.  I picked up this old milk can and only paid $12.00 for it.

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I also found this old jug for only $5.00.  I love it, but I am thinking about taking that label off and putting one of Susie’s labels on it.  What do ya think?  I could always just coffee stain this one up a bit too.  Decisions!

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Well, I am sure you all remember this beauty……

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Check out my previous post when I re-finished it in red over black.  It just didn’t turn out the way that I had hoped for.  It was just not what I wanted.  So, after several weeks of staying away from it…. I decided to paint it a buttermilk and then stain it like my kitchen cabinets.  I am happy to say that it FINALLY turned out the way I was hoping for.  I decided not to put the doors on and just hem a cute little prim curtain for the front of it.  I must say that I was the one that actually hemmed the curtain.  Yep, I was so stinkin’ proud of myself for learning to sew for the first time.  Enough of my rambling already……show us that cupboard.  Here you go…… feast your eyes on this beauty!!

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So……… what do you all think?  I am pleased with it finally.  I have had this cupboard since last November and it is finally finished.  Don’t ask how many coats of primer or paint it has on it (lol).  I am sure it is plenty!!  The good thing is that it doesn’t stink!!  Whew.

Doesn’t my little curtain look great?  I was very proud of being able to sew that myself.  My MIL got me started and then I finished it up.  Yep, I feel like I wanna sew all the time now (lol).

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Well, since you all have been waiting so patiently….. I thought I would share with you some new pictures of my bedroom.  My hubby made the shutters for me and I helped a little bit, but he did all the measuring, cutting and of course put the hinges on.  Wow, those hinges can get expensive!!  Anyway, here are some pics.  Enjoy!!

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The more I look at that closet door….. the more I want to paint it red.  What do you all think?!?  It doesn’t hardly look like it fits in.

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So, what do you all think?  Aren’t they gorgeous?  I normally just open the top and keep the bottom closed, but of course at night we close everything up.  It gives us much privacy and really helps keep the light out at night from the street lights.  A big “thank you” goes out to Linda from The Keeping Room.  She was kind enough to share pics of her shutters in her home and even gave us a few pointers.  Thank you Linda!!

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Hope you all have enjoyed the pictures and the update.  So sorry I haven’t been around, but hopefully that will change soon.  Blessings to all.  Stay cool!!

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

10 comments:

The Crafty Crow said...

Great job on the shutters, I love them, your cabinet looks great also.

Blessings,
~Ronda~

Dan said...

Everything looks wonderful! You have been very busy! I love the shutters! They look fantastic!

I hope you enjoy your summer with your hubby!

~Dan~

Audrey said...

I have missed you, glad you are enjoying time with you honey.
The shutters are great. I think I would paint the closet door red.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

So glad to hear you are enjoying your summer! The shutters look wondeful and YES YES YES~ I am all for you painting your closet door~ it would be the perfect place to balance out your shutters on the opposite side of the room.
The milkcan was a steal too!
Smiles,
Beth

american girl primitives said...

I'm glad to see you back I really missed seeing your blog. Your cupboard really looks neat. I love the prim curtain. I want to learn to sew too. I know just a little bit and I think it would make things a lot easier if I knew how to sew my own prim goodies!

Your bedrooms looks nice too, the red really pops! Great job!

Carey

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well Lady...I'm so happy that you have your hubby home with you for the summer - you are such a close family this is how it should be!

Your cabinet turned out beautfiul and so did your sewing project of the curtain...very Prim indeed.

Shutters...FANTASTIC - and yes, paint the closet door red for sure.

Hugs, Karen

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Hi Lisa....
I'n so happy the shurtters turned out like you had hoped.
I like the idea of having them on the top too.
Many Blessings,
Linda*

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa

You were missed.

Yes I would paint that closet red.

Susan
Wooster OH

Stacey said...

I absolutely love the finished cupboard! The curtain idea is fantastic and must I say GENIOUS!!! Now that makes me wanna sew one for something. :)

The shutters are perfect and I do agree with everyone, paint your closet door red. :) Hmmmm ~ maybe take the doors off and make a prim curtain for it?

Love the things you bought at the antique mall, especially the milk can. I have a thing for milk cans and milk bottles. LOL

Love you bunches,
Stacey

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Lisa~
Great finds you brought home from the antique shop. I'd leave the original label and maybe just try to spray some coffee stain on it.
Love, love, LOVE the shutters in your room. Oooh, my hubbies gonna ban me from reading other people's blogs because I'm always saying "honey, you should see what _______ made for their home". (hint, hint).
I think red on your closet door would definitely look good.
Blessings to you~ Birgit