Wednesday, December 21, 2011

christmas cheer.

Boy Scouts has a silent auction every year.
These decorative balls were left over.
I took them rather than have them be trashed.
For 9 months, they sat in my garage.

Then Christmas came...

Thank you silver spray paint.
Thank you purple glitter.
Thank you branches from back yard.
Thank you lashing skills from Girl Scouts.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

ice chest.

Its innards needed some attention.
I'm certain I got lead poisoning from
sanding 1920's paint.

Not perfect, but I don't know how to fix it.
It'll do for now.
My craft/scrapbook materials fit quite nicely.

Made in Los Angeles 90 years ago.
Repurposed in Los Angeles today.
I adore this piece.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

porthole #2.

Got this lady from the dumpster.

She's not homeless anymore.
And she has a sister in our entry.

Even though she's distressed, she's happy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

projects galore.

This is the current state of my garage.
Many projects.
Unique items keep availing themselves.
Saturday, a promise was made that I wouldn't acquire anymore until I finished at least one.
The weathered-old-wooden ladder was added this morning.
Don't tell Eric.


I found her face down in my back yard this morning.

I flipped her over to see if I could help.

Barbie plastic surgery gone horribly wrong.
Nothing could be done,
except throw her back over the fence.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Oranges are my favorite.
I also love browns.
Home Depot paint department is hard.
My vision is coming together.
Slowly but surely.

steamer trunk.

Our coffee table.
The top was painted, aged, and mod podged to match the side.

The old bubbled paper was scraped off.
The shelf and accent corners were decoupaged.
My first repurposing project.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

grey green.

I love pulling into my driveway now.
The paint pallet is refreshingly calm.
We had a picnic dinner on our front lawn to celebrate.

hello sunshine.

View from back door - Before
View from
back door
- After

fireplace no more.

View from front door - Before

View from front door - After

Front Porch.

January 19, 2011 we got the keys.
I sat on the steps of our new front porch.
The sun was warm on my face.
I smiled.
Our Wish House looked like this.


We live on Wish Avenue.
I am a list addict.
Our home was purchased nine months ago.
Welcome to my online house=home Wish List.