Friday, February 19, 2010

Come On Spring!!

Gosh-if I had known how much stress the brick and mortar shop was giving me I would have just locked the door and walked away a long time ago. I feel like such a heavy burden has been lifted ... ok, a heavy burden HAS been lifted. Anyway, I am trying to make myself quit running around and kicking my heels up while giggling  ~ trying to get on a schedule-re-structure my days.  The giggling can continue but I really need to get some work done.

So I decided to work in the greenhouse for a little while this afternoon. The weather is glorious today!

Here are a few pictures from my greenhouse workout:

Heirloom Yellow Plum Tomatoes

My DIY Upside Down Tomato Planter (5 Gallon Bucket)
Look at those Blooms!

The Key Lime is blooming too!
Here's my 1 gallon bucket of "jelly bean" tomatoes. They should put on fruit about the time the yellow plum tomatoes are about half way through producing.

The wooly lambs ear right outside the greenhouse is starting to green up...spring must be on it's way.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bench Re Do

Remember this bench?

It now looks like this:

The paint is "Celery Ice"
and here's a close up of the fabric:

The fabric looks gray in this picture but it is actually green and white-ish.
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two Guys on the Road

I'm featuring my friends Perry and Clay today at Two Guys on the Road with Antiques . <-Perry's Blog, however Clay quite often posts.
This was on Perry's blog from last night.
I would have never guessed what this was (in the pictures below). 

is definitely a good read. This guy has a great sense of humor and I love reading about his Pyrex addiction!
I adore these guys and love reading about their adventures.

Check them out!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Still moving...

Tommy and I hauled several loads of furniture out of the shop yesterday and I swear...stuff inside the shop  just kept mutliplying! Today we have vowed to finish moving the stuff in to storage and then I need to get the storage space set up. I'll post pictures later today. The shop looks like it exploded but I actually have a system (definitely wouldn't be apparent to anyone else :-)

I'll be so glad to be done as I am certainly feeling my age AND I'm afraid if I keep working Tommy like this he's going to run away screaming one of these days.

Have a beautiful week!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Moving Day

It's rainy and snowy (later this afternoon) and I will be moving things out of my brick and mortar to a storage unit. The time has come to say goodbye to the little strip mall and move on to other exciting adventures. I probably wont be posting for a week or so but when I do get back to posting I will have much more time and I'm pretty sure much more energy...

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cannister Redo

These cannisters have been sitting in the shop since August. No one ever even looks at them. Hmmm...maybe they need a makeover.

I taped off a section of the cannisters to paint with chalkboard paint...
Painted the tops white

Then painted the tops wrought iron

I am going to find some small white ceramic knobs for the tops. (I'll add pictures when I find the perfect knobs).  Not today's snowing like it thinks it's Christmas ;-)

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Monday, January 25, 2010

End Table to Blackboard Table

Remember this type of end table?
Very sturdy but very outdated?

Slapped some chalkboard paint on top

Happy Paint on the rest :-)

I made a matching stool/bench out of the top of the table:

Sewing Cabinet and Bench

I got this sewing cabinet at a yard sale for $10.00~the bench (below) was included even though it doesn't match the cabinet. But that's ok with me :-) I will make it match something.
I'm thinking I'm going to make a hall table. We'll see what happens.

Inside - all needs to be gutted and a bottom put in.

Looks like this cabinet has lived with kids.

I know you're saying to yourself "If she removes that fabric, I'm going to ask if I can have it". Sorry. Fabric is nasty! I love bright colors and psychedelic patterns but this is too much for even me.

As an aside...look who is peeping their little green heads out. It's the thyme and oregano :-) Even though I grow these in the house/greenhouse it gives me hope that spring will return.
I also have tomatoes coming on the vine. I can't wait!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

High Chairs or Transformers?

One of our customers came by last week and saw the white hair chair (bottom). We had no idea this high chair was more than a high chair but Dot knew and showed us how to "tranistion" the chair. Then Dot told us about her high chair (below). Dot can trace this high chair back 90 years!
The chair has a tray that goes to it.

This is the chair in the "play table" position.

Our white high chair

In transition

High chair transformed in to a play table

I thought this was so cool. Who knew???