Friday, May 30, 2014

Picket Table Tops

I decided to make some table tops for the patio.
So I made them out of (you guessed it) old fence pickets.

I used an old metal table as the base. It didn't have a top anymore.

To be able to pick up the table without the top coming off 
I used a screw as a guard.
Works like a charm.

As you can see I chose colors to coordinate with
the chair cushions. And umbrella.

This is a stool that I used as a base.

Another view with the chairs and cushions.

 To make a table for the center, I removed the fire bowl,
added a big flower pot (that was cracked) and
put an old round table top that I repainted on the pot.
Instant table.

Here's a close up.
I used a graining tool to get the design.

Of course we needed a table on the patio at the chicken run.
I had an old base, so I repainted it and added the top.

All of the table tops are sprayed with an exterior clear finish 
to protect them from the weather.

The patio is a great place for watching
chicken TV.
Anyone who has chickens, you know what I mean.

"Then the righteous will shine like the sun
in the kingdom of their Father..."
Matthew 13:43

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Old Furniture-New Makeovers

Thought I'd share some recent finds and makeovers.
Here's the first.
This is the after of an adorable old sewing box.
It's small so it will fit in so many places.

This is what it looked like before.
That old familiar brown stain.

A look at how it opens up.

Here's another after of it painted.

Showing how it opens and operates.

It seems like a very handy piece of furniture.
It could hold your sewing, remotes, pens and paper.
Even jewelry, art supplies, the ideas are endless.

It think it's a great accent piece.

Here's another piece I found.
I thought this was a very unique end table.
It was in very good shape and very sturdy.
This of course is the before.
Once again brown and stained.

This is the after.

A few more angles. 

This would make a great accent piece too!

For God, who said,
"Let light shine out of darkness,"
made his light shine in our hearts...
2 Corinthians 4:6

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Egg Basket

I finally found something to keep my multitude of eggs in.
Since I don't refrigerate my eggs, they were usually
in multiple bowls on the island.
I wanted something functional, but pretty of course.
This is what I found.

 I was looking for an old French wire tiered egg basket.
It would hold about 2 dozen eggs in
individual wire cups. It's really a neat piece. But
I couldn't find one. So I thought this was the next best thing.

 It's a 2 tiered wire fruit basket.
I found it at Sur La Table.

 It holds a lot of eggs and looks 
beautiful sitting on my turquoise piano island.

Sing for joy to God our strength...
Psalm 81:1

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Chicks at eight weeks old.

My how time flies.
The chicks are eight weeks old.
This is Sunflower.

This is Nugget.
I can't wait to see how she turns out.

Well Hello Dolly!
She's the biggest of the three.
Of course her mama (Copper) is a big chicken.

They all have feathered feet because their dads are bantams.

Just drinking around the water cooler.

As yet, no one has crowed.
Still hoping that they are all girls.

They were blended in with the older girls at 7 weeks
and everything went very well.
Everyone seems to be getting along.
In fact, when I went to see if they had gone in the coop for the night
this is what I found.
Copper and Blackberry were sleeping in the run for some reason
and Sunflower was sleeping on top of Copper.
They were on the highest perch in the run.

I couldn't believe that Copper was allowing this to happen.
And what's more mysterious is how did Sunflower get on her back.
Did she fly that high?
Did Copper jump up there with Sunflower already on her back?
Well, we'll never know but it was a funny site.

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The Spirit searches all things,
even the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What to do with old silverware boxes.

I ran across some old silverware boxes
at my favorite consignment shop.
I thought they would make great storage
as decorative boxes.
Here's the before look before I painted them.

Here's one I painted black and used bird accents.

The lining was still in good shape
so I kept it.
I just added a little bird stencil to tie in with the top.

This one I painted one of my favorite colors.
You guess it. Turquoise.
I dry brushed it with black and added
another bird stencil.
On the inside I didn't keep the lining 
so I painted it gloss black.

This box wasn't really a silverware box.
It was a small cedar box.
I painted this one red and dry brushed it with black.
I added a black knob and kept the inside cedar.

I call this the dog box.
It's a denim color blue.
I painted the bone on the top
so you could add your pets name on it.
Then added some paw prints and an adorable dog head knob.

I kept the lining on this one also.
It's a prettier brown then it looks in the picture.
I added a big paw print inside and also added some little feet on the bottom.

Here's the first one I ever did.
It's for my little dog Tilly, that past away last July.
I left it stained and painted some pink accents on it.

I lined this one in pink and added some ribbon.
It holds a picture of her.
Isn't she beautiful. I really miss her.
I also put all her old collars, bows, and some of her first stuffed animals in there.
I also put the sympathy cards that were sent after she died.
It's a treasured box. You can read more about Tilly here.

And lastly, this one I painted a bright blue
and added a tree and some birdies.
I also put on a wooded knob that I stenciled with a bird.
I added some little feet to this one also.

Well that's it. Hope you like them.

I'd love to read your comments.

Rejoice always!
1 Thessalonians 5:16