Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cobblestone Dresser

With the weather being so Early Spring...
I couldn't wait to begin painting...

 

 I have begun using Country Living Caromal Colours Paint...

The fun part about this paint is that you experience it...
 

I
Caromal Colours says that your furniture tells a story...
That immediately got my attention...
I Love Stories...
Think about the story you wish to tell with your furniture...
Here...
Is how I got this dresser...

www.fromgentogen.com/auction-day

I chose Cobblestone Textured Basecoat for the color...
My husband sanded the piece...
But...
Supposedly, it is not necessary...
He and I painted together...
He used the roller...

 

I got to do the Fun part..
Push and Mush with a Brush 

I am not the exact type...
And...
Love Impressionism...
So...
The Texture of this paint fascinates me...
Painting different directions,
Separating the bristles of the brush,
And...
Tackling the paint...
Gave me a surprisingly different texture in the piece...

 

The toner over the Cobblestone brought in the challenge...

I contemplated painting the original hardware...
But...
Chose to stay with the original condition...

I wanted this little piece to fit into a home where the simplicity of Primitive lives...

Or...
Where the warmth of Natural and Burlap is comfortable...
Where will it Be?...
                                                 Blessings, Becky

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Auction Day

 My daughter and I go to an auction where there are Eight Auctioneers Auctioning items Simultaneously...
Whew!!!

We get there an hour before it begins
And
Walk the aisles...

My daughter makes notes and maps out our plan of attack...

We position ourselves where we literally run
(if you can make it through the crowd)
From one auction to the other...

The first time that I went, I needed to stand right beside the
auctioneer's loud-speaker...
And...
Even then I had to concentrate intently...
My ears ring just thinking about it...

Who said Antiquing isn't work???

I took some pictures before-hand...
Thinking...
I'll never get these...
But...
You never know...

I got this cute, cute little dresser...
I like the curved lines on the sides...
And...
I already have the perfect Paint for it...
                             Blessings,  Becky

 

 

Boy With Bunny

 As I began working on this piece of furniture...
I was thinking Easter...

Even the colors say Ahhh!
Wisteria Texture Paint by Caromal Colours
mixed with Colonial Blue Texture Paint

            

  


 

 I grew up with this picture in the house...

It hung many years in my parent's basement...
Then...
 Came to my home to hang in our den...
It now sits on my mantel...
I don't know much about it...
So...
I went to my Historian...
My Mother.. 

Her Cousin Shorty gave her the print...not sure when...
It hung somewhere in the Newberry School--Grades 1-12...
Built in the early 1800"s...
The Newberry School had no indoor gym...
Basketball games were played outside...
The school's BB team was conference champs...
Playing against larger schools with indoor gymnasiums...
Anyone from Indiana knows this is BIG...
Anyway...
Cousin Shorty graduated from the Newberry School in 1947...
His Class was the last graduating class..
The school closed...
Only to be re-opened temporarily when another county school burned...
The county sent the students back to Newberry...
The Newberry School was then closed forever...
Cousin Shorty worked for the Demolition Company
that tore down the Newberry School...
Hence...
The Print...
My Mother said a lot of schools had this print hanging somewhere in their school...
Maybe that is why my print is numbered #4932...

After typing  Boy with Bunny into Google..
I found out that my print is by Sir  Henry Raeburn who painted children...

 

As you sit at your Easter Tables to Celebrate...
Celebrate your Stories...
                                          Blessings, Becky

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A Time to Work

 It is Finally Finished...

Everyone got involved in the clean-up...

                                

The Best Part of this cleaning is having a cleared Table...
My daughter had the privilege to clear it...

 Before we got married, my husband and I had no furniture...
And...
No Money...
There was an estate auction up the road...
And...
They had two dining tables...
The one that I wanted was Big and Gorgeous...
And...
Went for more money than I had...
This beauty was Black and Ugly...
And...
I got it for $10...
My loving husband-to-be (the same loving one I have now)...
scrubbed, sanded, and varnished...
I am Determined to keep it clean...
We'll see...

After my daughter cleaned the table...
She prepared a reception for a wonderful piano recital...
Being given for my son's piano teacher (grandpa) ...

Time to Express Gratitude for the Gift...
                Blessings, Becky

 

I Am Beginning to See

 Our weather has started to change into Spring here...
But...
For Indiana,
Winter may not be gone...
That is why so many of us Hoosiers
Are holding our Breath...
It could SNOW terribly...
It has before...

My granddaughter picked every daffodil that had a tint of yellow...
I put them in canning jars so they could go off to school...
For beloved teachers to enjoy...
(My Mother is a retired teacher
And
This is a tradition that has not retired...)

The weather has given me a peaceful distraction...
Which brings me back to my Work Room...
I AM STILL NOT FINISHED...
getting there, though...

Like the breeze of Spring...
The clean-up has been a breath of fresh air...

The creative morphins have started to go into overload...
(is there such a thing?)
After cleaning, sorting, organizing and arranging...

So...
I had to stop and make something...

I have been picking up old belt buckles for years...
Just Because...


But...
My Grandmother tatted and crocheted...
So...
Crochet lace holds a tender spot for me..

Why not put the belt buckles and lace together in
Lace Cuffs...

Quick and Easy...

Now, Back to Cleaning...

                                                      Blessings, Becky

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