Monday, October 31, 2011

~Oh so French~

 This table has undergone many transformations, but I think this is it! I owe my inspiration all to Kim.When she redid her bench you can see it here a light bulb went off in my head and I new I had the perfect piece to copy her. A few months ago I repainted this table in AS Chateau Gray. I've been very happy with the way it turned out but after seeing Kim's bench I knew I wanted to create that same look.

I left it the Chateau Grey and added Old White to all the details. Then waxed it with both the clear and dark waxes.

       I love it! Thanks for the inspiration Kim!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Calm after The Storm

 I still can't believe it!! We wound up getting 11inchs of snow yesterday! It does look beautiful but it did a lot of damage because it was a heavy wet snow. We never lost power but a lot of people in the tri-state area did. It also caused a lot of trees to go down. We lost some big branches on a few of our trees and my next door neighbor lost two pear trees completely. It's sunny and in the upper 50's today so a lot of it is melting.

                              My poor trees!

 It's so weird to see snow with Halloween decorations.

At least my pumpkin will defrost so we can carve it later! Have a great week and Happy Halloween!
 A little peek at what I worked on last night. Come back later on for the reveal:)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SNOW for Halloween!!?!

We told our kids to remember this day because it is going to be the talk for a long time! Our area has never seen this much snow in October. The forecast said when this is all over we might have anywhere from 8 to 14 inches of heavy wet snow! You know what that means, power outages!

                                 Looking out my front door.


    We just cut the perennials down around this tree yesterday.

         A little frost on the pumpkin, LITERALLY!           

                                Looking off the back deck.


How's the weather where you are? Are you getting snow for Halloween? Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Tables New Look .... and a Winner!

 Another victim of Annie Sloan chalk paint. When I saw the new colors that came out I knew I had to find a piece to try them on, and the coffee table in my family room was the proud participant! I ordered a can of the cream because I liked the soft yellow tone it had to it, but after it went on it was to light for me. So I ordered a sample of French Linen and Coco. I love both colors but Coco was the choice for this project. Let's take a look.

I like how a little of the cream came through after I sanded it down. I used both the clear and dark waxes.


                                 and After....

                                   I LOVE it's new look!

 Now onto the winner of my napkin and matching tea towel Giveaway.
 #52 Cindy from Oakview Cottage CONGRATS Cindy!! e-mail me your info so I can get this out to you ASAP! Thank you to everyone who entered:)

                     Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

~Autumns Beauty~

We had a beautiful day here in NY,  the temps were in the sixties! So after my son's baseball game I decided to take a little walk around our development, camera in hand of course!  Our foliage wasn't the best this year due to all the rain we had last month. The colors are usually so bright and vibrant, but I did manage to get in a few pretty shots. These were all softened in Picnik.

Standing in my front yard looking across the street at my neighbors.

This one I was standing in my driveway looking at the neighbor to the left of me.

 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine!

          * There is still time to enter my Giveaway click HERE *

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

A New Look & Thank You

A new and improved look for my blog thanks to Kristin over at 
 When I started blogging 8 months ago, it was my 11yr old daughter who set my blog up for me!! I'm not computer savvy at all! All thought I must say since blogging I have learned a lot! I wanted a custom look and I knew if I tried doing it myself I would have DELETED my whole blog LOL! I've seen Kristin's work all over blogland and really liked her designs, so I contacted her and we got to work. Thank you Kristin for making my blog so pretty:o) I am still thinking about adding a background but right now I am loving the clean white look.

Have a great weekend friends and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

~Going from Dated to Darling~

This little cabinet of my mom's that houses her CD's recently underwent a facelift! She went from looking oh so dated to just darling! I first gave it a coat of AS Old White and then a coat of Chateau Grey. Sanded and distressed it, then waxed it with clear wax then the dark wax. It looked good but something was missing. So I took this stencil which I already had and added it to the door using Old White. After it dried I sanded over it lightly to make it look worn. I also replaced the knob with a  cute glass one. Here she is new and improved........

                                      Here's a Before & After

Much better don't you think! I always enjoy our visit's. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

*100th Post Giveaway*

When I started this blog in February of this year I thought it would take forever to hit 100 posts! But I made it, so that calls for a giveaway!! I also want to say how grateful I am to all my followers!  I'll be giving away 6 of these napkins and a matching tea towel. They remind me of grain sack!

                     A Chance For 3 Entrees!
1. Leave me a comment.
2. Become a follower and leave me a separate comment that you did.
3. Blog about the giveaway and leave me another comment that you did.

This giveaway ends on Tuesday Oct. 25 and I'll announce the winner on the 26th.
                          Good Luck Friends!!
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