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Monday, May 22, 2017

Stainless Steel Washer Tub Repurposed

Our dishwasher needed some work done to it a few weeks ago and while the repairman was here,  he noticed that I liked to repurpose things.    He said he would drop off a washing machine tub that he had and would like to see what I could do with it.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Patio Umbrella Recovered with Ruffled Curtains

   We have had some very high winds here in Eastern New Mexico the last few days......and those high winds left me with a garage sale umbrella that no longer had the pretty pink cover that I had made from sheets for it a couple of years ago.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vignette's on the Porch

I created a couple of fun vignette's on the front porch this morning.    

 I scattered a few touches of  red,  white and blue around the porch  since Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Yard Sale Chandy over the Farmhouse Table

H bought a gorgeous Chandelier  for $25 at a yard sale last summer and we have just now had a chance to hang it.
Why the delay in getting it hung?     The stuff to hang it with was missing when he bought it and he finally found what he needed to hang it a few days ago.  
 Also,   it is very heavy and he needed someone to help him hang it.      Our son in law was sweet enough to come over and help get it up this morning.. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Yard Artwork or Photography Backdrop?

Is it a large  piece of artwork for the yard,  a photography backdrop,  or both?     I think I will use it as!  

With graduation fast approaching and family reunions coming up later in the summer......there are always a lot of family photo's being taken.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Recovering Lounge Chair Cushions Made Easy

Do you have any lounge chair cushions that have seen better days?  
 You can easily recover them for very little money by using sheets .    I find good sheets at yard sales all the time for a dollar or two.      I used queen size sheets this time but I have used smaller ones in the past depending on the size of the cushion I am recovering.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Metal Sheep Planter

I found the cutest metal sheep planter over the week end,  and she quickly found a home in the flower bed by the studio.  

 H  moved the boy/girl fountain from another area of the yard to this flower bed today.    It's so relaxing to hear it when we are sitting in our lounge chairs that are nearby.

Friday, May 5, 2017

See the USA in your Chevrolet

This is the last post showing how I decorated the family room in a Travel theme for the summer......I am finally finished!    

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Traveling by Train Vignette

H and I have been talking about where we might vacation this summer,   so my mind has been in a travel mode.
   I decided to decorate the family room in a travel theme for the summer and I wanted to share my progress so far.   I decorated the fireplace mantel with maps and globes....the piano top is decorated with vintage camera's ,,,,,,the coffee table has a decoupaged globe vignette,  and now I have created a train travel  inspired vignette on the TV armoire.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Rusty Crusty Junk in the Garden

I shared the flower bed on the west side of the sunroom with you yesterday.    H and I worked in the flower bed on the east side this morning,  so I wanted to share it with you today.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Junk Garden

It's hard to believe that we had snow Saturday here in Eastern New Mexico.....this has been one crazy spring!    80 degrees one day and snow the next.      We had to put all the hanging baskets in the green house over the week end to protect them from the cold,    

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Al Fresco Dining on the Porch

My favorite place to serve meals to the family  is at the farmhouse table on the front porch..... and  I couldn't wait to use my new place mats in a tablescape for a family dinner.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shabby Chic World Globe

I want to share how I styled the coffee table in the family room using the travel theme that I created  on the mantel and piano.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Travel Themed Decor in the Family Room

I have been busy packing away Easter this week and today I cleared off the piano and continued the travel theme in the family room  that I started yesterday on the fireplace mantel,