Sunday, January 30, 2011

House of worship

Isn't this amazing! My heart skipped a beat when I saw it. We asked a local antique shop if it was for sale and to our dismay it had been sold 6mo. before to be turned into a Mexican restaurant. I can see myself slowly restoring her while we live in the midst of all the construction, bringing her back to her original glory.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A little hard work

Not the prettiest pictures but this is my latest project. It will go up at the lake house, note the No. 37!
Pictures of the lake remodel will show it off much better.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Isn't this color awesome!! I found a paint color "Surf green" that goes with it just perfectly. I saw it at an incredible shop "Sunny Paige" in Whitesboro, TX. If you get the chance you should definitely stop in.
I am using this in the kids room at the lake.

Our house No. at the lake is 37, which sparks a new collection!!!!!!

Steve and I had a great day collecting. Once everything is clean an presentable I will post pictures.
Praying that each of you is blessed in your walk with the Lord.

God bless

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

new projects

Aren't they beautiful! I love Buffalo China

I just couldn't resist this blue Sparklett's bottle. I am going to take it to the lake house. Once summer is here I will post pictures of our remodeling of the 1960's place we bought.

I bought this light for my office. I am still looking for the perfect shade. It might look new but the cord tells a different story. My office is a complete disaster!!! When I find time to dig it out I'll post pictures. Steve made me a black desk/table from an old black chippy base and I have all my rose prints on the walls.

See the tall mirror, we found this beauty and I don't know where it will finally end up but the silver patina is to die for not to mention the curve and the height.

Here is our 5 year old NEW fireplace we have in our master bedroom. Can you see the mirror on top. I think I have a problem saying no to mirrors. Steve wonders why I buy them considering you cannot see a clear reflection of yourself  in any one of them. I say I love the patina and he just sighs.

New idea. I love the old school house lights but can't afford them. Here is the start of my version. This is a really rough example but when it's done and up I will re post a before and after together.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wait till you see

Isn't this amazing! I'm not sure you can see it but there is an awesome cottage green peeking out from under the chipping white paint. Steve will be cutting the whole in the wall so this beauty can take it's rightful place in the laundryroom.

I don't iron anything but this built-in vintage ironing board was calling to me. I have the original board but it desperately needs to be recovered.

We are so happy. Steve and I have been sharing PLASTIC drawers for the past 2 years. Now we can share a dresser. I almost hesitated getting this, you know that is a huge mistake when you find something this cute.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Calling all friends

I am looking for a gently loved White leather couch. I am also looking for gently loved brown or black leather chair or chairs. And last but not least we need reclaimed lumber. We are remodeling our dblwide into a vintage house and we need all the HELP we can get.  Thanks, you can leave comments on this post and we will get back to right away!

Steve and Brenda

Master bathroom update

It's obvious that we are not done but it has come a long way. I am painting the walls "milk glass". Can you tell the walls are blue? We still need to put up the rest of the tiles and moulding. I am on the hunt for the perfect lights to go over the sinks. You can't see them but there are 2 round, white mobile home standards hiding behind that glow. We found an old louvered door (missing the upper louvers) to cover the linen/stuff closet that Steve add for me. Any ideas for filling in the open space at the top of the door?

God Bless you

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dead batteries again

Steven used the camera and now the batteries are dead. I have new pictures to show you that I can't get to.
 I have a lot done in the house and I can't wait to show you.

Steve and I went shopping today. I found an awesome white light for my office, I found 2 light parts that I married for the laundry room and a light for the little girls room.

Hopefully tomorrow I can post the pictures.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All for love

We'll this is what my store counter turned kitchen island looks like all cleaned up. We added the tin to the unfinished end that must have been against the wall.  Look back to find the before picture.

This is the place setting I put together for my friends wedding reception.

Here are the silver bottles that I painted for her center pieces.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New dress

I found this dress for the girls. I thought it would be great for the Valentine's dance.

Friday, January 14, 2011


These are the tins we picked up in Mckinney, TX. They were originally to go into the guest bath. I'm happy we decided to put them in the entry way. The treatment on the wall above is kraft paper. I used this to cover-up the damaged drywall. I still need to primer and paint the walls and mouldings.

We had a wall in really bad shape in our laundry room so we are installing beadboard. I'm sure I will paint it white or some version of white.

Gift from Steven

This is my new treasure

Here is a close-up

The base has so much detail
I had seen this at the 2nd hand store many times. I couldn't believe it was still there, maybe it was just waiting for me?!  The wiring is bad but I think I will just add candles with clear globes.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More treasures

We found this beauty and couldn't resist. Makes a great addition to our kitchen don't you think.


Can you believe when I found this treasure it was doing duty as a trash bag holder. I have added my ironstone bowl and put it into service in the master bath.

Talk to you soon,

Monday, January 10, 2011

Incredibly wonderful

Look at this beautiful chair. I don't know if you can tell but it is blue. I just love it.

The tiles behind the chair are the one's I picked up in McKinney. We decided not to use them in the bathroom but to let them shine in the entryway.

Found these two black bound New Testaments at our regular place to look for treasure.

Steve snapped this picture of the light above our dinner table.
It was brass and I sprayed it flat black. Do you like it?

I'm not sure what we will do with this awesome headboard. If you have any ideas please share them. It has no place to add rails making it into a bed impossible?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My little cowboy

Aren't these the cutest little boots!
They are still a bit big but I just couldn't resist.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dead batteries

I have so many incredible projects going right now and no way to show you. Steve is most of  the manual labor and I am the one with all the ideas. Steve doesn't always think my creativity is a good thing but I think he is the best husband a woman could Pray for.
The girls cleaned out my white pumpkins, can you believe that they still look great. I plan to plant the seeds and grow my own.
For the last couple of days I have been painting bottles silver, an idea I got from my friend in ND, thanks Traci. Another friend is getting married in ND and I am making the silver bottles for her. The bottles will have brown satin bows and a single white flower. I am unable to attend so I felt so blessed to be able to do something for her.
We (Steve) are installing the door in Caitlynd's bedroom, just in time for snow on Monday.
I am creating a wainscoting from 1 x 3 pine and white vintage tin tiles in my laundry room. 
I am putting contractors kraft paper on the wall in the guest bathroom. It's looks like a mosaic which I will be painting a dark, rich brown with bright white trim.
That's it for now.   Thank you so much everyone that left comments and added themselves as followers. You are such a blessing to me and I am grateful for each of you.

God bless you


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Good morning

Praise God for a beautiful day. Steve and I are going to pick up the white ceiling tiles I put on layaway. I can't wait.
Tonight is Bible study I don't expect I will be posting again today, so until tomorrow.
God Bless you


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

fun finds

looks like an old medicine bottle, I'm not sure what I am going to do with it.

White and Rusty stole my heart

I found these beautiful dishes that match some I have already, I think I have another collection started!

Can you tell what this is?  It was a wall light that didn't work so I cut the cord off. I put a candle in the socket and covered it. Recycled a light into a light.

our BEAUTIFUL children

These are our beautiful daughters, (Lf to Rt)  Caitlynd 13, Kimmie 9, Sara 10, Brittany 14  and our son Jacob 20 months.  We are also blessed with grown children  RJ, Lori and Evan.  God has blessed us with a quiver full.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


We bought this house on the Internet having never been to Oklahoma or to the house, only trusting that this was the place the Lord had for us. We had prayed for a few selfish things and He blessed us, not only with material things but with new friends that have become like family. Also the awesome chance everyday to see the wonders of God in the view from our home.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

lots of love

                                                This is a sweet gift from Steven my husband.

                                                This tub foot gone book end is from a friend.

                            We came across this fireplace mantel by chance, isn't it beautiful.
                         PLEASE  LEAVE  A  COMMENT, should I paint it WHITE or not.

                       This is an old store counter we found behind a building. It makes an awesome  kitchen island, don't you agree. We'd love to hear what you think of it!!!

                                                            I love this scalloped cake pan.