Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of 1st Grade

Can you believe it's that time of year? It just feels like yesterday he graduated from Kindergarten. Boy, time does go by fast!! Lightening fast!!

Today was Tristan's first day of First Grade. He was so anxious to start school because he had to show off his cool, new backpack and light-up Marvel tennis shoes. He was a bit sad that he didn't have his Kindergarten buddies in the same class, but I reassured him that they would see each other during recess (he was so happy when they did get together). I, on the other hand, was internally crying up a storm. I mean even though these are precious moments, they are kinda sad....don't you think? Sniff sniff.

On the way home after dropping Tristan off, Lance and I went to the thrift store to buy a storage container for the millions of Legos all over on my family room floor. When we got home, it became storage of a different kind. Check it out!

Look at Buttercup's face! She has that look that says "help me, please". Lance loves her to death. He literally sleeps with her like a teddy bear. She doesn't mind most of the time because she loves to be held. She is precious and well loved by both the boys.

Well, I'm off to go and hug and kiss my boys and Butter goodnight.

By the way, I did manage to find some goodies at the thrift store, but I'll post those later.

Until then, Toodlepeeps.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sneak Peak Project #5

Yep, another project and definitely more to come. Well, here's a cast iron footstool base my mother found at a flea market last month. Well, a footstool is a footstool, so you can only do so much with it. I just love the details on the legs (sorry if my pics are a bit too dark)and can't wait to whiten it up! Now, if this was staying in our family room, I wouldn't paint it all. I would just make a rich burgundy cover for it, but this will be going in my future sunroom, so it has to be girly - girly. So stay tuned.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Outdoor Chandelier

This isn't a pretty chandelier I must admit. For me, it seems a bit too angular. I bought this chandelier at a flea market roughly twelve years ago. Well, immediately after I brought it home, I realized it wasn't my style. At that time, I was really into and still am into French decor (although I think I over Frenched it...sometimes I wish I started with the vintage/shabby look....anyhoo), so I decided to put this chandelier in my shed. Now, twelve years later, my covered patio (or gazebo) needs lighting. Ding -ding -ding - Light bulb! That chandelier in my shed. Perfect! A chandelier will add a touch of feminity inside my patio. So this chandelier was repainted white and adorned with pink and white prisms. Now, I'm very frou frou. I would have adorned this baby to the hilt, but because it will be outside, I gave it my minimal adornments. So here it is! I'm so girly even outside of my house.


P.S. Sorry for the messy patio. I'm still working on it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sneak Peek Project #4 Completed

With a little touch of paint, the box above was transformed into a little pink delight (see below). Back in February, I was planning on switching my kitchen style from traditional to shabby, but I really like my traditional kitchen. So for now it staying traditional. When I bought this box, I orginally bought it for the shabby conversion, and I also orginally planned on painting and decaling it. Now good things shouldn't go to waste, so I found another good use for it. I'm going to use it in my gazebo (or covered patio) and store plastic utensils, paper plates, and napkins inside of it. Handy, huh? It's a perfect outdoor storage.

I am very pleased with the results. Simple but definitely pink and shabby. I painted it with Krylon's Ballet Slipper pink, added a rose decal on front, sprayed a clear coat on it, and added a pink glass knob. That's it. Shouldn't all projects be like that? Easy Peasy?

Well, let's hope the next project will be easier. So until next time, stay tuned for my next project post.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Sneak Peek Project #4

Well, here's my next project. This project calls for a breadbox makeover; however, this breadbox will not be hiding bread. Shown below is the breadbox I purchased at a thrift store back in February. And since my purchase, it's been sitting in my projects pile. Don't you hate that? Anyhoo, somehow this summer, I've been able to work on my projects pile unlike the past years. I'm actually making some progress. Yeah!!! Well, this weekend, for sure, this breadbox will be done. I already have all my necessary materials to make it look simple yet shabby! I can't wait to show and tell over the weekend.

Until then, Toodlepeeps.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sneak Peek Project #3 Completed - Well Almost!

That ugly, blue little hamper received a beautiful makeover. When I saw the little hamper, I instantly had a shabby vision. My mom, on the other hand, did not. Now, my mom has her eyes on it! Sorry, mom, it's mine - all mine. I've decided that my lovely, little hamper will now store my outdoor linens instead of dirty clothes. It's too good for dirty, stinky socks.

My original shabby vision was just to paint it pink and add some pink pom-pom trim to it. Well, it didn't go as planned, so I had to rethink this project. But maybe it was meant to be because this is way better than I planned. So, my dear friends, this is what it looks like now. Ta da - what do you think?

It was quite fun to do except for the tufting (it was my first time tufting too), but I couldn't quite escape the painting as I was hoping to. Anyhoo, I thought of adding some trim to it afterwards, but I think it would be overly froufrou for a hamper. I think the beautiful fabric alone is enough. The only thing left to do to this hamper now is to add handles on the sides. I haven't decided whether I want gold or cream colored handles, but I'm leaning towards cream.

Well, on to my next project. One down, zillions more to go. I'm going to post my next SP project in the next day or two.

Until then, Toodlepeeps.