Sunday, March 31, 2013


John 14:6
"I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Picket fence FISH, for sale

What started out as a fence.....

Has been turned into Fish.



Happy, FISH!

They range in size from 24" to 40" long. 

They are $20.00 each.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

This says it all.

Have a Blessed Good Friday.

This image is from the Billy Graham Library. What a wonderful place to visit.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Waiting for spring.

This is an old picture, but can't wait till it blooms again this year. 

Just to let you know, I'll be having a Painted Furniture Sale on Saturday April 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. View the older post to see what's for sale. I'll also be posting a few more items for sale before the April 6th sale. Remember 20% of sales go to Rehobeth UMC Family Life Center, my home church.  Hope you can come. If you're interested leave a comment with your e-mail for address and directions.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Turning dish towels into pillows

When I first saw this dishtowel at Anthropology I thought it would make a great pillow.  So that's what I did.  On this one I added the trim.

This is the bottom half of the towel which became the front.

This top half became the back.

This is another Anthropology dish towel. My daughter made this one. She also added the trim.

Once again the bottom became the front.

And the top became the back. Pretty cute isn't it.

Yet another Anthropology dish towel. I added the buttons and some of the details on the trees.

This towel came from Pier One. The applique was only on the bottom and I added some trim I already had. Makes a great fall pillow.

Another pretty towel with an over all pattern. So the front and back were the same. I love the turquoise and green.

One of my favorite pillows. So colorful. It was made with two towels sewn together and I added trim.
Such happy colors.

And last but not least Mrs. Peacock. All the trim was already on this towel. 

This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cuties, Tilly and Cocoa

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!

My lunch was good. Can you tell?  Time for a nap!

Before and after furniture for sale

 A few more pieces of furniture for sale.  Remember 20% of sales goes to Rehobeth UMC Family Life Center.

This is a cute bamboo plant stand/table that I painted a bright green. It's 26" tall. It's selling for $20.00.  This item has been SOLD.

Before and after of wooden chair. Painted an emerald green with a wood grain effect on the seat. It sells for $40.00.

This is the close up of the wood grain effect on the seat.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Before and after fancy round cocktail table

Here is a rather fancy and ornate table that I picked up to redo and sale.
 I had paid more then I usually do but I thought it was so different I went ahead and bought it.
 The more I thought about it the more I decided I wanted it for myself because it was so different. 
It's a sickness I think. 
If you can notice it has a layer of marble around it. Lots of it was missing but on closer inspection I knew that I could take it apart and remove the marble layer.
  It was kind of like an oreo cookie and I removed the center.
 It was pretty hard to do because it was constructed so well.
 After taking off the legs, removing a lot of screws and the hardest glue I've ever seen, it came apart.
 I had to do a lot of work with the hammer and chisel but I finally got it cleaned off.
 Then I put the two parts and legs back together.

And this is what it looks like now.
 I painted it white and antiqued it in a light blue.
  It's going on my back porch which is done in different shades of blue and white. 
I'm happy with how it turned out.

Here's a close up of the blue antiquing.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God...

1 John 3:1