Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fancy Nancy Chair

 

Fancy Nancy Chair

These books are so fun! 

Fancy Nancy is just so
Extraordinary
Excellent
Divine
Creative
Glamorous..
well if you know that books, you understand.

So, when I was asked to paint this chair
in a book theme
for the library,
I immediately knew what I wanted to do.



 

 
Jane O'Connor is the author.
Robin Preiss Glasser is the illustrator.
 
If you are not familiar with them
and
if you have little girls,
you need to check them out!
 
Along with being adorable books
they are great vocabulary
learning tools.


 
As for the chair,
it is for the
New Bethlehem Library Auction in a few weeks!
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

No Sew Table Runners




Because really, you are only going to use them a few times.
 
If only I had a dollar for every one of these I have made.
 
I would have....well maybe only $100 or so, but still
I have made a lot of them!

Start with a long, skinny rectangle.
Lay any fusible medium on the sides
and about 3 - 4 inches in from the ends depending on how wide your
material is.
 
(You will have to fold and experiment with that length.
 
I was using Stitch Witchery
which I cut in roughly 1/2 inch strips
with the help of a six year old who wanted so bad to use
that "roly thing that cuts"
Translation: Rotary Cutter
(so it's really not very even)
 
You can buy rolls of fusible stuff also
without the paper on it
so you have to do all your ironing first and slide that in
lest you completely gum up your iron.
 
Iron the short end over about 1/2 inch.
(that picture totally disappeared)
 
Then fold your ends in and iron again.

 
How easy is that?

How cute are those,
added to any centerpiece.

 
Speaking of centerpieces.
 
Saturday morning,
I went to a lovely shower!
 
All decorated in owls!

That I painted!  
 

I even managed to have the gift wrapped ahead of time
for a change!

Friday night was
Let's Make a Frozen Cape
and
Glitter Mamaw's House
Night.

And turn my coffee table into a domino table.

 
And what was in the package?
 
My LAST cupboard door that will work for a name plaque!  
 
I have got to make a trip to the
Cupboard Door Store!
The stash is getting low!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Getting Ready for the Meeting



JWS gets quite the ideas sometimes. 

Most of the time they include me. 
This is no exception.  

He had a vision! 

Luckily, they are not daily. 

I would be exhausted. 


Apparently, the typical fall decor
that we usually do,
wasn't going to cut it this year. 


So I am cutting and gluing
and 
visiting
Pinterest
a lot for ideas. 

This is the start,
there will be a lot more to follow.  
Centerpieces for the big fair meeting! 
 

Fun projects though!  

And the kitchen...
the before picture was in the last post. 




What a change for the better! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What I Didn't Plan For This Week


Laying tile, 
which I might add that I think I am getting a little old for that work. 
JWS decided to remodel a kitchen at the fairgrounds
the same week 
that I decided to paint over half of my house. 

Let me tell you, that was not in my plans for the week. 

But, I obliged. 

Now...
my hands hurt,
my knees hurt, 
my arms hurt.

Not complaining, mind you, 
just stating the facts. 

The other thing that did not factor into this week
was these adorable little preschool children
that I somewhat forgot were arriving to print their own shirts. 

Such cuties.,,,
way better than tiling. 


This is the "before" of the kitchen,
the after will soon follow.   

Anything has to be better than this! 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Good-bye to the Horrible, Terrible Pink Paint


So, the Fall Open House is over,
just over,
like 14 hours over
and
I have always hated
that
horrible, terrible pink paint. 
 
I picked it out,
it was supposed to be a lovely shade of beige
soon 12 years ago
when the addition was built.
 
I should have repainted it right away.
But, I didn't.
 
For almost 12 years I have seriously disliked the color of that room.
 
Why did I wait so long to repaint?
While all my d├ęcor was scattered everywhere,
I decided it was time to paint!
I mean, why put it back just to move it again.
Perfect Timing.

See that pink paint on the right side?

You see, it is a big job.
Starts at the kitchen, through the family room
up the stairs
and
into my paint room.
 
And JWS...he hates things tore up.
 
So, I am painting a section and putting it back.

The things I do to keep that man calm.
The kitchen was finished yesterday
Part of the family room is done...
and
I ran out of paint.
 
So,
I am off to the paint store before work today
so I can make more progress tonight!

This was a before
and
yes, I painted over that hand-painted border.
Am I going to replace it?
 
I don't think so,
I am liking the clean, uncluttered look!

And
LOVING
every inch of pink that disappears!