Thursday, December 19, 2013

Home for Christmas

We will be spending Christmas at home this year. My hubby always wished to find a retro aluminum skinny tree.
Finally this year I stumbled upon one in the Vineyard's Antique Mall in Colleyville.

I brought it home and set it up before he came from work. And when he walked in and saw the tree. His reaction was priceless! I know this man for over 12 years and this is the first time I saw him smile and jump up and down like a little kid. He made my day.
So, as you see the color scheme is silver and translation of the color ;-)

I collect white horses and thought that they would fit right into our Christmas set up.

From our family to you and your family;" We wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas. May you and yours be blessed with love, peace, joy and faith for the coming New Year!

Love and kisses,


Friday, October 18, 2013

Repurposed Old Windows

Hello, my sweet friends,
Since I have a love for old windows I thought it would be a great idea to post some cool ways to repurpose them.
 Chalkboard paint and old windows make a great marriage.
 With a little tin and grit you will have a cute magnetic board for all your notes.
 The great thing about old windows is the unique shape they can come in.
 If this is not cute, I don't know what is?!

 I love to use the windows for wall art.
 Here is a great combo. Windows, Mason jars and a shelf.
 A bit of lace, an applique and some vintage paper makes a great statement of shabby chic art.
 They are great for outdoor art or use to bring a bit of privacy to your yard.
 Add them to furniture and you will create a unique piece to display and use.
 My favorite repurpose is to build greenhouses with them.
 How about a cute jewelry display?!
I am just plain in love with old, vintage windows.
Come and visit my Facebook page and post some of your old repurposed windows. xo

Monday, September 23, 2013

Before and After Pictures

It is time again to share some before and after pictures. The year has passed so fast and I have completed quite a bit of furniture transformations.
This cute secretary was a custom order. It belonged to my clients grand mother. And grandma gave the permission to paint it. ;-)
Two sweet little boys got these beautiful Duncan Phyfe Dresser and Chest of Drawers.

This one was one of my favorites. It went to my friends house. What I loved about it were the ornate and scrolled legs. And the deep turquoise finish in the inside.

I love to work with a creamy white. It is amazing how tired old piece gets a refreshing new life.
So, I had this great idea to make a table look like it has a galvanized top...well, I had so much fun doing it that I also made the bench to match. lol
This was my latest project...paint everything that comes my way in creamy white and chalkboard black. I have a whole shoppe full of these completed projects.
I hope I inspired you to turn your world from brown to colorful.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Our French Rock Garden

After years of battling with growing grass in HOT Texas, we finally got rid of it all! Here are the before and after pictures.
Since we started taking out everything might as well build us a real porch.

  Lepi and his father from 817CONSTRUCTION were doing most of the hard, hard labor. I got to do the supervising ;-) and designing lol. However they were awesome guys to work with and were very flexible when it came to my many changes in the design and add-ons. haha.
After being fried in the Texas sun I suggested the guys use the 2 umbrellas we have...and work went so much more
 Here comes the finished product! After many blisters and sunburns...
I used various pebbles, rock and boulders. Some pavers and retaining wall rock.
 Lepi and his dad - awesome guys. Thank you for making my vision come true! By the way - that huge root...I GOT THAT OUT ALL BY MYSELF! You know that was a battle!
 We chose mostly Texas native plants and lots of herbs like Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme, etc.
 Crepe Myrtles and a beautiful Live Oak in the middle. For ground cover we chose Japanese Jasmine.

 And here is my honey...all happy and celebrating the fact that he does NOT have to mow any more lawns EVER! All he has to do is sit on the porch and smile!
You see what I mean?! He is REALLY rubbing it in!!!! I think he is teasing all the neighbor husbands that are mowing their
All we need now is create shade over our veranda and a couple of rocking chairs. That is the next project.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Poetry - Expressions of the heart

I thought it would be nice to mention another form of art. One that has helped ease the mind of troubled souls, expressed love and joy of the things seen or unseen, has been a beautiful way of communication: POETRY! Lets talk a bit about poetry.

Poetry came to me in a time when I was going through a lot of turmoil and heartache. God placed it on my heart to express my inner thoughts and prayers.
"No Fear" and "Happenstance" were a couple of those poems.

My heart is overwhelmed with pain,
Fear of abandonment is driving me insane;
My mind is cluttered with the same thought,
Day and night question after question an answer sought.
Oh my God, I do not understand what has happened!
I need You to speak! Please, have mercy, someone speak!
How can people be so cruel and are able to cause such pain?
It makes me look at life and find it horribly vain.
Yet I must go on living, trying to hold on and believing.
 Oh my God, I do not understand what has happened!
 In so many pieces have I been shattered,
Over and over again tides of rejection have me battered.
When will all this misery end?
How much more can I be stretched and bend?
  Oh my God, I do not understand what has happened!
 Please, Lord, help me, help me fast!
I am sore afraid that the life in me will not last.
Presently surrounded by thoughts of despair,
I could not hope, I would not dare.
Love seems to stand afar in the distance,
My Father, I am calling on You, for Your assistance!
Oh my God, I do not understand what has happened!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you:
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned;
Nor shall the flame scorch you”
Isaiah 43:2
 To His Majesty,
And here are some other famous sayings and poems;
Today I want to encourage you to use your words in your art. And make art out of your words!

Happy writing and creating!
I love you all,


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glitter, Books and Burlap Dreams

It has been a long time since I got a breather to make a blog entry.
I have been sqeezing all the creative energy out for this coming holiday season. My studio was not enough room, so it trickeled out into the kitchen, too.

I am decoupaging Christmas balls and books. Tea staining book pages and more. 
My kitchen was all filled with book pages everywhere. Either wet, dry or about dry. And the house had the aroma of baking cookies or something like that. Since I was baking paper in the oven. Haha. I almost fooled my husband thinking that I got an early Christmas baking tic. LOL
Well, here are some of the finished creations. And I am long from being finished.
Now I am ready to go and make some more.
Be inspired. Be creative.
I love you,