Hi Friends! We had a great weekend. I bought a new laptop so I am in the process of moving things and getting used to everything. I like this new blog format on blogger. I feel like a big dummy not knowing I could have made pictures larger for some time now. You can hit any picture to make it larger but I did not know I could post them larger without special coding. I took this picture a while ago and have since changed out the shaded to white and moved these sea grass shades above the dining table. I wanted to go with more of a chandelier look even though I wanted to keep my coastal feel. So I found some fake crystals at Lowe's and decorated up my Ballard lights a bit. I am really happy with the light fixtures they turned out exactly they way I had envisioned. Nothing to heavy, to girly, to modern, to country, to glamorous. Just something classic, I love them.
The off white shades glammed up a bit
Better view of my counters. I really love the counters!! I love how easy they are to clean and how durable they seem to be.
The back splash is coming next week but I painted it anyway. I had to get rid of the horrid mustard yellow. I can not believe how much I love this oven. When we first moved it came with a glass electric top. I kept burning food and it never cooked even. My new stove is a dream!!
Found this piece of junk at the Goodwill one day. It as $80 marked down to $40. I asked them if I left the mirror would they take anymore off. The mirror was in great shape but I didn't need the mirror and the mirror would probably make them more money then the beat up dresser. I don't know why but I liked this dresser even though it was rough.They said yes, $15!! Oh ya!
Lots of wood filler putty.This stuff is great. If your painting you can just fill stuff in including huge missing chunks of finish.
This was a bit tricky, the dresser had lots of beat up spots. There were pieces of wood veneer that were chipping bad. I had to rip some of that off in order to get a even look. There was also bubbling on the sides and front that needed repaired.
Not perfect, but I like it. I painted the top my favorite gel stain in mahogany and then painted the rest Dover White. I used the original hardware except the middle drawer it was missing.
Fun! You never know what will find me next. I am finding that I really don't need anymore stuff but the fun of finding vintage items is so rewarding.I love to find treasures.
Busy night of baseball and I still need to stay up and get some things done. Thanks for all the prayers for Drew and notes from friends. I really appreciate your comments and concern.