Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DIY Don't

It's HOT in TEXAS ! ! !
Last  week all afternoon temps were 100+, with a GINORMOUS wind!

What Happens this week?  You guessed it, the AC died,

 temps are shown below, and not a stinkin' breeze to be found!

So here is my DIY solution . . .

1. Beg, borrow, or steal (o.k. don't really steal) 1 portable AC
2. Grab some cardboard, duct tape, (2) garden spray nozzles and large leaf-sized trash bag.
3. Assemble step 1 and 2 in the most desirable, energy efficient manner (or simply one that will hold the AC so it doesn't fall "outta the winder" in the middle of the night, scaring the "bagezus" outta ya)!

See Complete Setup: Tutorial self-explanatory

And because when you have a ginormous hole in your bedroom wall, you just know it is going to lightning, hail and rain cats-n-dogs!

Make sure to "Water-proof" the assembly by utilizing the aforesaid mentioned black trash bag and duct tape.


Linked to:
Blockg Party @ Elements Interiors

Deck Chair Re-do

I up and added the wrong post to Kim's Blockg Party at Savvy Southern Style, Elements Interiors , No Minimalist Here and SAS Interiors. Here is what you should have seen.

I purchased these sling style deck chairs from an outdoor flea market held at the "old" Cowboys stadium 30 years ago.

Note the burn hole from a campfire (whew! that was close).

Picture loader not cooperating this morning . . .getting frustrated . . . this was the oly way! ARGHHHHHHHHHH

Click on the image below to take you to Picassa for the whole kitten-kaboodle!

Deck chairs

Linking to:
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage
 Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage

Sunday, June 19, 2011

From wimpy to WOW!

Sometimes just adding something small, can totally transform something into

By taking a free remnant of cowhide and 150 (or so) nail heads, this secretary lid went up a notch!

from yuck

to YUM

I couldn't be happier with the outcome!

Thank you for visiting!
Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow us Wednesday's @ Savvy Southern Style 
Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage 
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Twins!

Twin angel babies!
I know, you ask, "What's so special about that?"
I know the images are blue, but I am "in the pink!"
Here's why!

Identical little merman baby, cast iron (that means HEAVY) candle sconces.

Do I use them as corbels? 
Do I use them as a support for a glass shelf (gotta see my babies)?
Do I just use them a candle sconces?

All I KNOW is the patina is PERFECT, that I cannot change!

And look at that face, straining as he holds the urn on top of his head!

Thanks for letting me ramble!
(it's that "wings thing" again) 

Linking to:
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cardboard Creation

Just wanted to re-visit the headboard I created from an empty cardboard refrigerator box.

Inspiration: Ballard Designs

My version:

For the link to the tutorial, click here.

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle

Thrifty Finds

Looky, schmooky at what I found at an estate sale.
Be jealous, 'cause, boo-yah, I got it all, yes I said ALL for
<drum roll here>



Pricing Breakdown:
Two white chenille bedspreads     $2.00
Wool blanket                                 1.00
New stacking shelves                       .25
New in box immersion blender         .25
vintage food scale                            .25
mini cheese dome w/plate                .25

GRAND TOTAL                        $4.00

I was ONE LUCKY GIRL that day!

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday@ Boogieboard Cottage

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Promises . . .as promised

I know I'm bad, possibly the worst blogger in blogland! 
I make promises and fail to honor them
but, I will try to make amends today. (can you feel me kissing up yet?)

Remember this

Well I finally have new pictures to show you! 

Remember how a cat had attacked her backside


After a little spit and polish for the frame, drop cloth for the upholstery, and the professional upholstery services of Kingston Fabric, she is ready to make her debut!

 Thank you for your patience with my more than sporadic posts. I just want you to know I love and appreciate you all!

Linking up to:
 Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
 Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
 Motivate Me Monday @  Crafts Keep Me Sane
 Masterpiece Monday @ Boogie Board Cottage
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow us Wednesday's @ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed 
Frugal Friday@ The Shabby Nest 

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