Thursday, January 13, 2011

Starting those projects!

So sorry that I haven’t been blogging lately.  I have been soooo busy painting and projecting that I haven’t had  a spare moment.  Although it’s cooold here this week, we had beautiful weather last week and I was painting like crazy  trying to complete some projects for my booth at the Rink.  Did I take a single picture?  NO!  DUH!

So I’m cheating.  Yep you heard me right.  Cheating and showing you a project that I actually completed right before Christmas.

New stools for the kitchen.



I love this kitchen.  Including her stools at the counter.   So I decided it was time for the rooster stools to find a new home.  Just a couple of days later, I walked into the Rink and there they were!  Filthy dirty and in need of paint.  BUT…..only $15.00 each!

And here they are today.  Repainted and clean.  I left the bases the way that I found them.  Just cleaning all of the "yuk” off of them made a huge difference.   And I didn’t want mine quite as distressed.   I did use a light mocha colored glaze.   We really love them!  They’re lighter weight, easier to move to sweep under, and they swivel.  Much more practical for us.

Not much else has been happening at our house.

Lots of napping.

A little rearranging.

And that’s about it.

We’re starting to get my Mother’s house ready to sell.  It should make for some great blogging material.  We’re painting EVERY room in the house and staging it!  Yikes!!  But it’s time to move on.  It’s been kind of like a big black cloud hanging over our heads.  I promise to take the camera.  We’ll have some great before and after photos…….we hope. :)

See ya!



  1. Well, I wondered what you had been up to!!

    Great to see you blogging again!

    LOVE the stools!


  2. glad to see you are back blogging! that picture of the kitchen is one that i have stored away too!! i love it! especially that blue screen door to the pantry and the height of the ceilings. your stools look great! and your b+w kitty reminds me of my daisy. happy 2011 to you!

  3. Very nice stools - lucky for you to find what you were looking for so quickly!

  4. Love your pic's glad to see you're back, I've missed you! Hugs Marilou

  5. Hey, Denise! Love your barstools! That's amazing that you decided you wanted that style of barstool and there they were! And at a steal! Have a great weekend!

  6. Beautiful chairs!! And staging a house? Coolness!! But I understand how overwhelming this is. Good luck

  7. Love that blue door!

  8. Good to hear from you. Great scores, those stools. I also love your Santos cage doll.

  9. Great redo on those stools! Happy painting and staging.

  10. Wow i love them my granny use to have these stools and I tought they were ugly boy was I wrong. And don't ya just love the rink!!!!

  11. Those chairs are fantastic!
    I love all your decorating vignettes....and sleeping kitty, who doesn't love a sleeping kitty?!

    Found your blog thru A Fanciful a happy Follower :)

    I'll be back,
    Cameron :)

  12. You did good finding chairs to match! Super cute!!

    Enjoy painting! Though it can be good work, it just takes sooo much time!

    :) Becky


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