THE HOME OF CASUAL ELEGANCE. A PLACE WHERE IT IS BELIEVED, IF YOU CAN'T WASH IT OR LIVE ON IT, IT IS NOT WORTH HAVING.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

5 GALLON OIL CAN PUT TO GOOD USE!! AND SOOOO CUTE


 C'MON, YOU HAVE TO ADMIT? ISN'T HE THE CUTEST TRASH CAN EVER? AS YOU CAN IMAGINE HE STARTED OUT PRETTY FILTHY, BUT NOW HE IS WORTHY TO HOLD ANYONE'S GARBAGE.


PREVIEW OF A PROJECT!!! COMING SOON!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'M A JUNK WHISPERER!!!



THIS MIGHT BE A LONG POST.  I'M NOT SURE. I WAS CONTEMPLATING WHY I SALVAGE, SCAVENGE, DIG, AND RUMMAGE.  WHY DON'T I JUST GO TO RETAIL CHAINS AND BUY NEW, SHINY, CLEAN THINGS? THEN I REALIZED THAT I HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT.  I'M A "JUNK WHISPERER"!! I THINK IT IS SIMILIAR TO TALKING TO ANIMALS OR TO DEAD PEOPLE OR TO YOUR PLANTS. I SEE AN OBJECT AND IT CALLS OUT TO ME.  "AMY, PLEASE TAKE ME AWAY AND MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL AGAIN." FOR THOSE WHO THINK I'M CRAZY, I BET THERE ARE ALOT MORE THAT THINK THEY HAVE A SIMILAR GIFT.  I'M NOT ASHAMED. I'M ALMOST TEMPTED TO START A SUPPORT GROUP, BUT I AM IN DENIAL.  I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM AND I DON'T NEED HELP!! I WANT TO KNOW, WHO ELSE WILL ADMIT, THAT THEY TOO, ARE A "JUNK WHISPERER"?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PROJECT REVEAL

 REMEMBER THIS GUY?


 HERE HE IS!! A MUCH CLEANER AND YOUNGER LOOKING FELLOW.


INCLUDING BACK SUPPORT PILLOW AND CUSTOM DOUBLE PIPING.
NOW THE REAL QUESTION, DO I KEEP HIM OR LET HIM GO TO A GOOD HOME?
HAPPY TUESDAY!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

PROJECT PREVIEW

MY DIRTY OLD MAN

I LOVE THIS CHAIR JUST THE WAY IT IS, BUT HE IS FILTHY.  JUST FILTHY!! AFTER AWHILE, YOU HAVE TO DECIDE IF IT'S TIME TO GIVE HIM A SHAVE AND CLEAN HIM UP OR LEAVE HIM IN THE CORNER WITH HIS DIRTY OLD SELF.  SEE THE REVEAL VERY SOON.!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ART CAN BE FOUND EVERYWHERE, NO MATTER YOUR BUDGET

THIS PIECE CAME TOGETHER FROM AN OLD TV TRAY THAT I THOUGHT WAS TOO PRETTY TO EAT ON.  THE SCONCE IS HEAVY PLASTIC THAT STARTED OUT A VERY DARK AVOCADO GREEN, BUT WAS PAINTED CREAM AND SCUFFED UP A BIT.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A LITTLE BIT OF METAL GOES A LONG WAY






METAL BRINGS MASCULINITY TO A ROOM.
METAL ADDS TEXTURE AND INTEREST TO ANY GROUPING OF ITEMS.
PUT A LITTLE METAL IN YOUR LIFE AND SEE WHAT YA THINK!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

COME ON IN AND STAY AWHILE

MY DAILY SCOULDING!!! I FIGURE IF I FOLLOW THIS, I MIGHT PULL THIS "RAISING CHILDREN" OFF SUCCESSFULLY.

WANT A CHALKBOARD OF YOUR OWN?
REQUIRED MATERIALS:
PICTURE FRAME
SCRAP MDF BOARD OR SIMILAR SMOOTH PRODUCT
CHALKBOARD PAINT
PAINT COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE
GO FOR IT!!!
NEED INSTRUCTIONS, LET ME KNOW



FRONT DOOR COAT RACK

OLD FENCING MATERIALS, INCLUDING CHIPPY PAINT SCREWS, HOLD OUR HATS, COATS AND BACKPACKS. TREATED WITH THE RIGHT SEALANT AND IT WIPES DOWN EASILY WITH A CLOTH.  NOW THAT'S MY KIND OF LIVIN'!


I LOVE IT WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THIS!!! 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, COME BACK ANYTIME.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

WHAT A BEAUTY!!





BEAUTIFUL, BUT OUTDATED AND IN NEED OF SOME LOVE. HERE SHE IS BEFORE.




AFTER.

I DON'T THINK SHE EVEN KNEW HOW CASUALLY ELEGANT SHE COULD BE.

MY LITTLE BOY'S ROOM





AN OLD 70'S LAMP. THE SHADE WAS RECOVERED IN UPHOLSTERY WEBBING AND THE BASE PAINTED. ISN'T IT FUN? AN OLD CAST IRON TRUCK AND BLOCKS THAT SPELL OUT MY BOY'S NAME 'TREY'. GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!






MY BOY LOVES TRAINS, SO A LITTLE MODGE PODGE AND A TRAIN PUZZLE MAKES PERFECT WALL ART. NOTICE MY PILLOWS?







FOUND THESE AT THE GOODWILL FOR .99 CENTS. I FIGURED IF THEY CAN HOLD 100 LBS. OF SUGAR, I SURE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A GOOD PILLOW FIGHT RIPPING THEM APART. I LOVE THE LOOK.



ME, MYSELF AND I PROJECTS


A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT CAN MAKE ORDINARY THINGS LOOK A BIT MORE INTERESTING. HEIRLOOMS TO TOTAL JUNK.










EVERYONE HAS A BARN DOOR IN THEIR LIVING ROOM, RIGHT? THIS IS MY FAVORITE TREASURE!!! THE END TABLE WAS PAINTED AND STAINED. LOVE IT.







THIS IS MY BEFORE PICTURE OF MY BUFFET. I ALSO HAVE A DARLING GIRL THAT HELPS HER MOTHER COUPON. THAT'S ANOTHER SUBJECT ENTIRELY.





HERE IS THE AFTER.