Welcome

I have a passion for decorating, shopping flea markets, garage sales, and crafting. I have browsed and "creeped" many blogs and discover that I have something to share. So after weeks of trying to decide how to get a blog started I am finally here. I'm still learning about the technololgy part (not my strong suit)but I hope to post many pictures of my house before and after, my antique booth, and my ideas on decorating and crafting. I believe everyone deserves to live in a beautiful space and not break the budget to get it!! Looking forward to your feedback, talk to you soon.



Friday, June 29, 2012

Before and Afters...again!!

Just chillin at the park, got her bread ready for the ducks!!

I just love before and after photos of ANYTHING.  I like to transform things, furniture, houses, rooms, outfits. whatever!!

Here is an antique dresser that I bought at an estate sale.  It was stored in a barn I think, stinky!!
I love the way the detail pops with the white paint.  Oh and I added scented drawer liners, no more stink. :)
Look at this find!!  The coolest dress form ever, a boy!!
Using my favorite craft product Mod Podge, I made him pretty.  Who says a boy can't wear florals!!
This is old canister I found at GW.  50 cents
Just a little old book paper, scraps of burlap and trim and wa lah!!!
Here is my red front door.  It has been red since 1997, 15 years!! Time for a change
I like the black alot. This picture doesn't do it justice, just trust me, it looks great!!
Before, playing at the park

After:  All ready in her pretty dress with a tutu!!  Check out that fancy up do! Nice! 
And
The after of the 1960's dresser! So modern in white and distressed.


Well that's all for today.  Have a safe 4th of July and stay COOL!!

Gwen


Monday, June 4, 2012

Good Times

Summer is here!  That always means fun!

Pool Parties!! Mellie is not wearing floaties! Those belong to Carter.

Swim suit fashion show. :)


Picnics


Summer straw baskets,

Wagon of flowers

New summer door wreath.  I made this one with a clock that I found in the trash at the barn.  Yeah I know, that barn had so much great trash!! For some reason it's 6 o'clock no matter how often I change the hands they are always back here, I know some people think that's cocktail time but in my mind that's dinner time!! :)  Don't have to wonder what my obsession is.

Fun at a Ranger game!! Go Josh!


June recital! Best part is wearing make-up! oh and flowers! Lots of flowers!

Front porch rockin and swingin!

Not dog days yet......

Have a great week, enjoy your summer one day at a time. YOLO

Gwen