Monthly Archives: September 2012

Painting at the Beach

 My sister and I went to the Beach last week...

When my mother and father retired...
They wanted to travel...
Dad showed signs of Alzheimer's soon after...
Mom decided to spend February with my Dad in Gulf Shores, Alabama...
My Dad could play golf with friends...
And...
 The warmer weather was healthier for him...
The first year...
My husband drove myself and our three children, all under the age of 16 months... down...
My husband vowed he would Never go back...
Twenty-five years later...
He is still going twice a year...
After my father died...
We bought a condo on the beach...
It has become a home away from home...
A sanctuary for our family...
Just like home...
It has been a place where dear friends are cherished...
A place where great concern was shared...
When we were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Dennis...
A place where my son and his wife Honeymooned...
They really wanted to go to a secluded beach...
Actually...
The beach was deserted...
Except for the BP Oil Spill clean-up crew...
So...
This week was a time to take care of the condo...
Just like home...
TC painted the walls...
Larry, the cabinet man (not to be confused with Larry the Cable Guy)
Installed new kitchen cabinet door fronts...
And...
My sister and myself traveled to clean and paint...
My sister cleaned and enjoyed the sun...
I was a painting fool...
I needed to paint the kitchen table and chairs...
36 legs
88 spindles...
But...
Who is counting????

  

I used Off-White by Reclaim...
The true test will be how it stands under the wear and tear of renters...
 

I wanted to paint outside...
But...
I didn't count on the sand blowing into the paint...
At home...
I just contend with cat hair in the barn...
I had chairs all over the condo...
The washer repairman  came...walked in...and said...
Looks like you have quite a mess here...
I didn't have the energy to go get the camera and take a picture...
I painted lamps...

We left with a sense of accomplishment....

Our hope is that the renters coming in the next day...
Will Listen to the Calm of the Sea....
And...
Find a Peaceful Sanctuary...
                          Blessings, Becky

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betweennapsontheporch.net/decorating-the-porch-for-fall-halloween-the-193rd-metamorphosis-monday/,
www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/09/the-sunday-showcase-party-no-120.html,
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www.tipjunkie.com/all-crafts/handmade-projects/homemade-projects-102/,
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cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2012/10/cowgirl-up-linky-party-35.html,
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www.savvysouthernstyle.net/,
primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/,
www.domestically-speaking.com/2012/10/146th-power-of-paint-party-2013-color-trends.html,
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www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/,
www.southernlovely.com/,
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www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/,
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www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/10/03/hookin-up-with-hoh-119/,
www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/,
www.mysimplehomelife.com/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/


 

Second Grade

 Handkerchiefs filled the drawers at my Mom"s...
She taught second and third grade...
And...
Every Christmas...
Many Handkerchiefs came home...

I got them out of the drawers for Bri's room...

Second Grade...
Homework...

Lottttttttts of Reading...

Papers to Display...

A Place just to Be...

And...
Listen to music...
 

Well...Actually...
Not a variety of music...

This was my Dad's transistor radio...AM only...
It still works...
So...
It's Oldies...Or...Football...
Her music is...
Of course...
Played on...

                       Blessings, Becky

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shabbynest.blogspot.com/,
romantichome.blogspot.com/,
www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/09/its-inspiration-friday-no-83-welcome.html,
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sewchatty.blogspot.com/,
www.sewcando.com/,
www.marvelouslymessy.com/,
boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/,
www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/
 

 

The Blessing

 We have been gathering the pieces for Bri's room for months...
We are changing the room with a boy's airplane fan...


To a Young Lady's Retreat...
So,,,
Everything had to be changed...
I began with a canvas...

A canvas to remind her...
How loved she is...
The canvas was stenciled...

A few years ago, my husband began giving our granddaughter...
The Priestly Blessing...
Each evening...

When she stays with us...
We say prayers together...
Then...
He will place his hand on her head...
And...
Say this Blessing...
When she is with her Mom ...
He calls and Blesses her over the phone...
But...
Where would I put this?

Pleasant Dreams, Dear Bri...

Blessings, Becky

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Vintage IKEA

 When I told my friend....
That we ordered furniture from IKEA...
There was Dead Silence on the phone....
Becky...
You have a barn full of furniture...
I know...
But...
Antique Bookshelves are needed...
And...
Hard to find...
So...
Began the process of putting together...
Bookshelves and a  Dresser

IKEA has wonderful instructions...

But...
They don't  tell you what to do with all the help..

I couldn't go to the barn for the old to become new...
So...
We brought out the stencils for the new to become old...

My husband stenciled with Caromal Colours Reclaim Off-white paint...
After the paint dried...
I used the Tea Stain to bring out the design...
White on White...

 We are beginning to change...
Our granddaughter's room...
Into a Haven of Dreams...
For a little girl to  read, play, and pretend...
Even...
When she is no longer little...
So...
This is the first of many transformations...

Blessings, Becky

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