Saturday, 28 March 2015

Watercolours




Saturday painting....
                                               

Thought I would just jump right in and paint.......

I haven't used watercolours since I was a kid......

You know the kind that comes in a long strip with a red handle paintbrush.....

and maybe it was attached to a colouring book.........

Well I purchased a set of watercolour paints at Michaels ...........

and a book of watercolour paper..............paint brushes for watercolours........


I have seen on Craftberry Bush her beautiful paintings done in watercolours......

Now  I paint with acrylic paints....but I had to try watercolours.......

Oh I envy Lucy ....her watercolour paintings are so pretty ..........

It's not that easy......you know......but I gave it my best...........


                                        Sunflower




                                   Maybe Lucy gives lessons.............

                  Does anyone else love to paint on a Saturday?




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spring Home Tour Kitchen


                                              Welcome to our Kitchen!




                                             
A few years ago we renovated the kitchen here

                    Mainly on a budget.....
The cupboards were sound ...so just the doors were replaced....one thing led to another.....etc......

                       

Looking into the eating area.....
That table and chairs are over 100 .....
We purchased them from a friend close to 40 years ago and they were
in great shape and sturdy.
We had them refinished by a professional and now we need to 
have the table top redone......

After all these years I have never tired of this set.

The buffet and hutch were purchased only a few years ago and 
I refinished them ...

That's where White Weathered Hutch originated.


Spring touches on the hutch.....
Love my wee bunny...
I purchased him at Homesense..
The burlap bags are a DIY and can be found here



Nothing says spring like Yellow Tulips!








Or cloth carrots....find DIY here









Had to show my cute Chalkboard that was made with leftover trim from the
Added a piece of masonite and painted it with chalk paint... 

Hope you enjoyed this mini tour!

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Monday, 23 March 2015

White Dishes with What Chargers......



            Which one would you choose???

                                                 





Moss or Grass !! 














Grass.......it's very affordable......



I couldn't resist when I saw this faux grass at the dollar store......
Wondered what I would use it for......

Then when putting together my Easter Brunch setting I thought how 
cute this looked as a charger.....
Very affordable and clean.....
Kinda cute...don't you think...

I have also seen this faux grass used in the entry way or mud room  

as a boot tray......

Cute!!



While looking through my stash I came upon my round disk that I glued  sheet moss to
last spring and thought how cute this would be as a charger......















Easy DIY!

I used wood. but heavy cardboard would work.

Cut out a round circle of cardboard..
large enough  to accommodate your plate,,,,,,

Sheet Moss...
I purchased mine in Wal Mart


roll it out and lay your round disk on the top and cut to size....
Then I hot glued it in place.....

That easy......


Here are two examples of the use of faux grass and moss....
or do you use the everyday chargers to decorate your table with......



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Saturday, 21 March 2015

8 DIY Spring Ideas



It's time to start thinking of Easter!
It's just a few weeks away...

I put together 8 posts of
DIY's to help you plan
for Easter....

Have some fun!


                                                    

Click on the hi lighted area to take you to the tutorials...





1.  Here's a fun DIY just in time for Easter............carrots......







They look so real !!!!!



                   
                        2.       Peeps and Nests

  Now these are so cute and easy to assemble..........




                          So cute and Yummy!!!!


                    3.      DIY Easter Bags!!

    Fill them up with treats.......



                                 


                           4.         Or what about a Hostess Gift!

                                           

                                    These were so easy and fun to make!!

                                     I gave them out at our last  Easter to my married children!


                                         
                                       5.     DIY Birds nest with Eggs

                                                We all love Nests!!!




                                          



                               

                              6.    Here's a fast easy tutorial........

                                     Love Glitter Eggs!


                                   


                                       7.         Tablescapes for Easter

                                                      Easy, Fun!      
                                                      


                         


                                       8.    DIY Bunny Weather Vane


                                       Keep him on display year round!
                                                 



               

                                 I hope these posts will give you some inspiration!
                          


                                      Now's the time to be planning for Easter!


                                                   


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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Spring Has Arrived !

Some Changes in the Foyer!

The addition of the white and blue ginger jar........

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cutest Spring Wreath





                                                Isn't this the cutest wreath ever!!!!

                                Miss A. is visiting for March break........

                                        While I was tending to daily chores I gave
     
                                   Miss A. some supplies and asked her if she would

                                   like to make a Spring Wreath.......

                                   She jumped in and came up with this beautiful

                                                        creation.

                  She started with a vine wreath that I had from the $store......
   
                           Cut up burlap and wrapped and glued onto the wreath....

                         Added some twine.....a birds nest, eggs ...........and how

                             creative made grass with fabric......cut and tied.......

                                        glued on a few faux blossoms........

                                added a burlap hanger ..............

                                           Did I tell you that she is 11 years old........

                 She also paints and started her background on canvas yesterday......

                            I love having her here and she is always anxious to

                                        craft with her Nana..................

                          I may be MIA all week but I will try to check in.....

                                 




                                                     Thanks for stopping by!

           



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