Saturday, February 6, 2016

French Provincial Dresser done in Aqua!


When I see this style, I want to redo the piece and give it a new life!  I so remember and loved the French Provincial Bedroom Sets as a young child.

Here she is:

                                                     Love the legs, and lucky on all original hardware!

I love how it came out.  Another piece with a few repairs, some paint and glaze and she is renewed.  This is very pleasing work for me!

Take care, Marilyn

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What does a Pumpkin and Zippers have in Common?


What does a Pumpkin and Zippers have in Common?


But, I do Love Pumpkins and was thinking, there are tons out 
there decorated in many clever and creative ways!  

How could I do something different?  It took a few days and
when I came across my zipper stash, mostly metal and vintage.
Well, you know how an idea just pops in your mind. 


This was quite easy and I do love the results!
Simple things give great pumpkin-pleasure!

These were the main supplies.  Dollar Tree Pumpkin soft
enough for the small straight pins.  Zippers from my collection,
tacky glue which I started with and found stick glue easier to
use to hold in place until I pinned the zippers. 
Later not shown on photo, I gathered, an old small spool, some
burlap and lace, and the special button on top! 


Now she completed my Fall Mantel Décor!

Happy Fall
Happy Halloween



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Western Vintage Coffee Table Redo

UNIQUE Coffee Table Find For a Much Needed Redo!

Perfect for the Country Western Décor:

White distressed on the bottom and Multi
Stained on the top!

Now don't you think this piece is Unique, I just could not pass it up, and it has a new life with new owners!

Thanks for the visit,


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Barn Red Dresser Redo and a Fall Hello!

         HELLO  To FALL!                                      

I am BACK, and Ready to share some projects that I am behind on posting.  Sometimes life takes a turn, where posting takes a back seat in your Drive of all that you love to do!

I did this dresser a while back, love the color, and with a dresser, you can use it so many ways, this one was used for a TV Cadenza!  It was done for a dear young couple that saw it unfinished, and could see the possibilities!

She was done in red, distressed with a black patina.

This Dresser was in good shape and with it being 7 foot long and 9 dovetail drawers, it is a perfect redo!


Wonderful original knobs were done in black.

I wish I could stage my finished pieces, but I am just lucky enough to move them around in the garage for redo!

Thank you for visiting and take care,


Saturday, June 20, 2015

I will be back Soon!

I so miss blogging and posting, I do have redo furniture to post, and many blogs to visit.  Family illness, and my own viral vertigo has consumed my ordinary pleasures.  I hope all are enjoying their summer!  Take care,


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Curb side painting to Collage

Dream, Dream, Dream Collage 


This Painting was curb side waiting for trash
pickup, I was on a bike ride in the neighborhood
and saw this painting, taking a double take.
Hey, nice colors, canvas is good, TAKE IT!
There will be a day and a plan, right?

So, I carried it, riding my bike 8 blocks back home, trying not
to bang it against my bike, and keeping my balance.
It did take over a year to do something with it
BUT I did!


I just stenciled, and decoupage some of my favorite things. 
Then painted the edges black, no need for a frame!
The colors in the painting were perfect for the redo
of our quest room.  It wasn't that bad of a painting but since it was going to the refuse, I knew to save it for a new life.

It is hard to see but the music sheets are
titled Romance and Lullaby.

Decoupage Nevada and a Doily snowflake. 

Do you have a painting on canvas
that you could save or redo? 

Take care,

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Decor and DIY for 2014

                        CHRISTMAS TIME AT OUR HOME

I feel like the Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland
I'm Late I'm Late for Christmas Eve!

Each day so much to do!  Tis the season to be BUSY!

Sheba just had to get in the picture with my Santa
theme Decorated Tree

The topper used to be on Wine, just love it for my Tree

Vintage Bulbs dear to my heart, found these with my late
Brother Antiquing.

Anyone remember this cookie jar?  I have had it since early


Wooden and Paper Mache oldie   

Round vintage tablecloth on square table,
also vintage table runner hung for a curtain.
Enjoy seeing these out and using.

A Vera find.

DIY Christmas Card Place mats.  More on them HERE 


DIY Cookie cutter Feather Tree

My favorite Chalk Board Rooster even has a Christmas cap! 

Vintage from the 70's

Mantel Scene with Santa decoupage on fence boards, peppermint candy hot glued to candles and leopard fabric strips glued on Christmas bulbs.

Santa twinkles with lights that change colors 
Easy tree made of gift boxes.

I'm off and running, thanks for stopping by!

Thou it's been said many times
and many ways
Merry Christmas
To You!

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