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).
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.
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!
Well, I am sure you all remember this beauty……
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!!
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).
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!!
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.
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!!
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