Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lots of painting, stenciling, crocheting and puttering around.

Last week we had decent weather! No rain for about 5 or 6 days so I made the most of it and enjoyed the outdoors as much as possible. Seriously, we are going to float away if it doesn't stop pretty soon...I wish it would move onto the western states where there are so many fires!

But anyway....here's just a peek at what's been happening and why I have not been blogging.
Now if I could spend less time on the internet and more time doing this maybe I'd get more accomplished????

I did some painting and a little stenciling. I moved this into my closet and of course had to drag a lot of stuff out so now the bedroom is a mess for now. I'll post about it when I have everything looking pretty. A total of $10 was invested in this piece...I'll tell you all about it later.

Then some time was spent on things I brought home last year.
A $1 homemade corner shelf was painted aqua, a cement garden decoration was painted white and then rubbed off to expose some of the old gray cement. A very old and very ugly bird cage was painted. I wish I had a before picture but the color was soooo ugly I couldn't even take a picture of it.
I painted it white and then wiped on some craft stain to age it again.

I finished my Flowers In A Row blanket/afghan.
Took me exactly 4 weeks from start to finish!

I brought out a crochet project that I started 2 years ago and I'm lovin' working on it! All those bright colors make me smile.

In the background is a simple quilt I made while in Arizona. It has an appointment with the quilter in early August along with 2 other small quilts.

I played around in my vintage trailer. I finally made up my mind and I'm going with the yellow throughout. I was so undecided until now but I love the warm sunny feeling when I walk in from the yellow Formica table and cupboards so I'm going with it!
Mr. Wild will paint the outside white with a yellow band and white shutters. Love it!

Things are not exactly where and how I want them but it's a start. Once I clear off my sewing machine I'll start sewing the curtains and pillows.

It will have a "cabin at the lake/fishing/shabby chic" look when I'm all finished.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE to fish, I was almost born in a boat, my mom fished, her mother fished and  the 3 husbands (Grandpa, dad and mine) just went along and tolerated it. Mr. Wild gets sea sick whereas I could live on the water.

I have my mom and dads and my old (now vintage) fishing gear and yup, lots of frogs because I like frogs!

Thanks for taking time to check out my blog!



NanaDiana said...

Just checking in now that I am back from vacation. Love your stencils and those sweet little crocheted pieces- xo Diana

Donna Wilkes said...

The dragonfly is so cute on that luscious color. Love all your projects especially the crochet. Interested to see your camper when it is finished.

Vicky Hunt said...

Love all the projects you have completed! The dresser with the stencil is so sweet....love the color! Your camper is going to be adorable....can't wait to see it when you finish!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

sandy said...

Your bright and colorful crochet projects are lovely! How fun to have a little vintage trailer to decorate!

It's me said...

Lovely Faye !!...love what you show today....lovely week...enjoy ...love Ria..x !

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, you really have been busy with all kinds of fun projects. I love your afghan and the crochet flowers, very pretty color choices. It always feels so good to get things crossed off of our "to-do" list. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week:-)

Tete said...

Love what you have been doing! It all looks so fresh and new. Love the yellow idea for the camper, too. You must do another post on that!

Debbie said...

Wow...have you been busy, or what??!!
You do such a good job when you crochet. Your colors are always so cheerful, and the end result is beautiful!
Your painted projects all turned out so nice, too.
I'm lovin' your vintage trailer, Faye. It's so, so sweet!!! How could you not smile as soon as you walk in the door?
Great post!
Love ya, girlie!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are in a very creative mood...love it! I'm glad you are enjoying the summer!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

I really like the shape of that birdcage. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

Beth Castle said...

what colors are the tulips in your flowers in a row, it's perfect for my mom!

pearl hinchliffe said...

Live the blanket where did u get the pattern from