Monday, October 29, 2012

Give Thanks and Celebrate Autumn

I promised to give you guys a peek at what's new in my space at Viking Village...Halloween is just about over... so I added this vintage frame reminding us to "Give Thanks".

It's priced a little higher than my others...basically because I had to pay more for it...
Hopefully someone else will see the same value in it that I did.  :)

Here's a very large chalkboard that I added a while ago...
I guess by now ya know how much I love chalkboards!!!

Just another look at my Autumn / Halloween mantel... that's forever changing.
I plan on putting Christmas and winter out this week (If I can find the time).
Yikes...If your a crafter you already know...
The Holidays are here!

I will be linking up to many of the party's on my side bar...check them out!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Post Cards from Paris Table...(The Real Post)

Yikes...I don"t know what I just did...I guess I hit publish, but I wasn't ready yet and then when I tried to deleted it...well...that didn't work either...DANG...anyway I apologies!!!

I'll make this post quick so my whole 98 followers don't give up on me...:) (LOVE YOU GUYS)

So this table started out as a rather plain jane table I got at a garage sale.  I painted the base a light grey...

And then sanded the top.
I got my inspiration for the top from Red Hen Home...Her Coffee Table is a must to check out... 

After sanding the top, I stained it with a light pecan stain that I had at home.  And then headed off to the Graphics Fairy to get me some.....well graphics...of course!
I printed up what I needed and traced them with carbon paper onto the table.
The Eiffel tower was the only one I didn't get from Graphics Fairy...hers were a little to complicated for ME...
I needed something more simple and easier to paint!!!

After painting the top I gave it a light sanding and then distressed the bottom...
Gave it a coat of finish and Vaa Laa ...It was done.

Well that's it in a nut shell...
Thanks for visiting!!!

I will be linking up to many of those parties on my side check them out!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Whoo's That in my Field?

Well here promised; The photo's of the Barred Owl we spotted out in our field last week...
(and by the way this is the second post in one week...Maybe I am catching up ...but don't count on it)!!  :)

My camera isn't all that great and using the telephoto made my pictures blurry when I went to enlarge them...

Sooo... I deiced to edit them on PicMonkey.  I used the Halloween edits for the top one...
What do you think?

Isn't she (or he) lovely??

Just another reason I love living in the Pacific Northwest!!!
Have you seen any wildlife lately?
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Little Red CoffeeTable

I don't know about you but life sure gets w-a-y busy when the kids go back to school...
Not that I'm complaining, but sometimes it seems I don't have time to catch my breath.

On the upside the weather has been lovely and I have managed to get a few projects done...
Down time to post them.  :) apologies and I will try harder to get things posted!!

I'll start with my Little Red Coffee Table because...

It started out as this beat up brown table that I got at a garage sale.  I knew I wanted to paint it red but I had a tuff time finding the perfect color....Until I ran across "Barn" Red by Martha Stewart.
I know they show up way different on computers but this is really an AWESOME RED...
If red is what your looking for, do try a sample of this one!!

Anyway after painting it "Barn" red I placed some aspen leaves on it and traced around each one with a pencil.

I then painted them with (again the perfect fall color)..."Yam" also by Martha Stewart.
I used my acrylic craft paint to outline the leaves.

Last step was to wax the whole thing with BRIWAX in "Golden Oak"....It gave the table a nice rich patina!

So there it is a lovely little red coffee table...which by the way looks way to nice in my living room...but I bit the bullet and brought it down to Viking Village.  :(
Thanks for visiting and stay tuned.  Because...
This week I plan on finishing my "Post Cards from Paris" Table.  I will try to share that with you as soon as it's done!  Plus I have some great pictures of an Owl we saw in the field and maybe I will give you a peek at my little space... Just because I love it when people show me theirs...that sounds kind of weird!  :)  but you know what I mean!
Anyway I also plan on linking up to many of the link parties on my side bar...
If I can squeeze it in.  :)

Talk to you soon.


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