Mimi Sue's Cottage
Friday, August 29, 2008
1 1/2 cups flour
Do you have a Silpat? It's worth the money. I highly recommend them.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So off I went to Walmart. (Please don't be offended) I don't know if all Walmarts have those end-of-roll decorator fabric but ours does. I was hoping to find some red toile and I did! Grand total $11.82. I took it all home set the cushion on the toile, traced around them leaving seam allowances, cut them out, placed them right sides together, sewed them up, turned them right side out, inserted the cushion, sewed up the opening, and set them on the rockers.
One turned out better than the other. But you know what the Nester says. "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Did I mention we are still working on the yard? Well, we are. This is a mailbox post that we made. I really couldn't see spending $80.00 at the Home Depot for one so the Mister put this together with a 4X4 post and some scrap wood. That little decorative thing I got at the thrift store for $1.00. Then, black spray paint and you're ready for the junk mail. (Is that bird poop??)Yikes, sorry.
This settee is sitting on our front porch. Someday a swing will go here, I had the framers beef up the supports on the porch roof and install hardware so all we have to do is hang it. The swing is sitting in our garage. It's #459 on our things to do list! Anyway, I spray painted this thing a few years ago and it looks like it needs a little touch up! #460 on the list. I also found that little red "funeral basket" in a shed that was being torn down. It was rusty and bent so I unbent it some and sprayed it red.
(Sorry about the dark picture) I hardly ever buy a new frame. There are millions of frames at my favorite thrift store usually costing about 50 cents or $1.00. I bring them home, wash the glass, paint the frame and there you go. I love the look of a bunch of black frames hung together. Even if the frames are different the paint really unifies the look. I've painted a ton of stuff over the years, these are a few. Now, go see Joy and all the fun things she paints....
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I'll let you know how it turns out.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This is what we found on our front porch today when we came home from running our errands! Thank you Farmer John!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
See the heart shaped plate? Did we have an earthquake? "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." says the Nester.
The picture of the baby in the antique frame is my mother about 1921. The crocheted edging in that rectangular frame my great grandmother made. That toile chair I found out by someone's trash can. I had it reupholstered and now it's one of my favorite things. The little heart shaped picture below is of the Mister about 1950. Wow, looking at these pictures, I have a lot of heart shapes.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This is the chandelier that I got at the thrift store for $5.00. Love that thrift store...
This is a little cabinet I got at a yard sale, already painted. That was a gold mirror that I painted white. Other little nest and bird things from here and there.
This is a long blank wall that needs to make some kind of statement. I'm thinking beadboard, or tongue and groove painted something, or wallpaper, or....Well, I'll figure out some kind of project for the mister.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Now picture a white picket fence and some window boxes. All on there way in the next few weeks.