Saturday, December 31, 2011

ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE SONGS!!

I love "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz!! Whenever it comes on, I can't stand or sit still and the music makes me so happy!!  "won't you scooch on over dear"... Such a cute song and I love, love, love the music!! When I was little and sleeping with my grandmother, she would say "scrooch on over here". "I'm Yours" always makes me smile and think about her.

Friday, December 30, 2011

REPAIRING DAMAGED PICTURE FRAMES

These large (22"x26") picture frames were damaged and my client asked me to repair them. I repaired the broken areas with wood glue, then textured over those areas. Now I will paint them and you'll never be able to tell they didn't come from the factory with this finish on them. Good as new!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

MAKING VALENTINE HEART WREATHS



This is the time of year I usually start making valentine heart wreaths. Several years ago, I made patterns and still use them today. But, I do change the textures I put on the hearts, just to have a new look. To make these hearts is a LOT of work. There are several steps and I do texture and paint both sides, in case a client wants to hang them on a glass door. You can hang them just as they are, or you can put flowers and ribbons on them and that makes a really festive/valentine's greeting for your guests when they knock on your door!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A SPECIAL DAY!

Is cloudy and cold today, but good food and lots of family and friends stopping by has warmed my heart and home. One special friend is home, on leave from the Marine Corps and so nice visiting with him. He's getting to spend lots of time with his beautiful two year old Sophie. He'll be leaving again soon, and has to spend a lot of time on a ship this time. One friend has both of her children with her for the first time in several years and is very happy and thankful this Christmas. I'm thankful today for the love and camaraderie I'm feeling from family and friends.

Friday, December 23, 2011

FRIENDS

     Such a special time of year! Lots of old friends getting in touch and visiting. My friend, Paul (extended family), is down from Oregon visiting his son's family. His son is in medical school here and going to make such a fine dr. They came by with the 20 month old towheaded wonderful twin grandsons. Such beautiful little boys!!! They've taught them a little bit of sign language and very interesting watching them communicate both ways.  
     Hoping everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Re-Do on Rubbed Green Cabinet

 Well, they decided they wanted this stairwell cabinet, (posted earlier), old and distressed. Sooo, I painted it old and distressed. I love doing this kind of special finish.