Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chippy Chandy

What a great start to a beautiful weekend!
Not a cloud in the sky, and a cool autumn breeze..
perfect for painting!

I took a break from my fireplace mantel today.
Yesterday, I put the 3rd and final coat of paint on
and started to shabby it up.. she's coming along
really nice, and I can't wait for it to be done
to show ya'll!  But, today, my arms were just
plain killing me from yesterdays project.

So, today, I thought I'd tackle something smaller.

I bought this a few days ago:

What a great chandy it is, prisms and all!
(Yes, I had the shop owner hook it up
and plug it in so I knew it worked! LOL)

I took off all the prisms, cleaned it up
and used 3 cans of flat white spray paint.

While I was waiting for it to dry,
I washed and dried all the prisms.

After the paint had dried
I took sandpaper and shabbied..
and shabbied some more..

Brushed off all the dust,
put back all the prisms,
and got this!

Originally I had bought this with
the intent to bring it to my booth
and sell.. but, I just don't think
I can part with it!!

I have to wait until Mr. Ruffles
comes home from a business trip
before it can get hung up..

So, for now, it's hanging on
the back of one of the kitchen chairs... LOL

I promise to take another photo
when it's hung up in our house properly..

From that..     to this!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

From Blah.. to Wah - Lah!

I'm so excited to show you this transformation,
I'm just going to get to it.. wait till you see!

Can't tell I'm thrilled.. can ya?

Chair before:

Removed the seat
and sanded her down..

Here she is..

All done!!

Shabbied, Ruffled
and gorgeous!!

The back of the chair..

And, the front..

From Blah...   to Wah Lah!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trip to Michigan & Shabby Side Table

Hi ya'll! It's been a bit since I've posted
anything on my blog, and I apologize for that!
We've just been SO busy around here.. it's nuts.

Last week I took a trip up to Michigan to visit
family again... I'm so happy that we took our trip
when we did since the weather the week before
was in the 50's and lower, and the week after was
the same. The week we went.... 80's!! Yippee!!
(Except for the fact that I packed all winter clothes.. LOL)

I had a great time, I visited my grandma who turned 96
on September 10th.  She had so many stories to tell me
of "yester-year"... I just love listening to each and every
one of them and daydreaming of a simpler life... Ahh..

I also visited my 3 year old grandson James.  We went
swimming in the hotel, did some shopping, and visited
Warmbler Farms twice.  The "farms" were all decorated
up for Halloween and had many different activities for
the kids to do.. the day we went was "grossology".. yeah!
We made slime!! haha!

James got a ride when we were there too:
He's in the last cow cart..

Here's a pic of my silly grandson
in his Pumpkin Shades:

And, another one of him with
the lizards we bought..
he cracks me up.. so funny!!

My parents, my son Anthony and I also
went on a color tour north of the
Muskegon area in Michigan.

Most of the leaves hadn't changed yet,
but, some had and it was beautiful regardless.

We stopped at an apple orchard along the way.
My dad and my son went on a tractor ride
and picked a 1/2 bushel of apples..

Gee, Dad.. ya might wanna smile
when the camaras a snappin!! LOL

I just adore this picture, above,  I took..

Me and Anthony sitting in the HUGE
adirondack chair!

It was a long week away from home,
I loved every minute.. but,
I'm so happy to be sleeping
in my own bed again!


The weather is soo beautiful
outside here in  Florida, it was
great to feel the sun and
warm breezes in the air today..
Here's a little side table
I completed this afternoon outside:


I copied this image from The Graphics Fairy
and modpodged it on the top,
after painting it a pretty cream color.

There was also a matching strip
of these roses, so I copied a few
of those off and mod podged that to
the sides as well.

Here's the top after I sanded it down some:

And, here she is all done!


I hope you've all enjoyed your week,
I'm sooo happy it's the weekend
and I'm home :-)

Sherri (aka Tynk!)

Linking up at: The Graphics Fairy
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