Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Guests and Treats

Well, the month of
October has ended. .
Halloween 2011 is completed
All the little Ghosts and Witches should be
In their homes safe and sound.. .
My little Trick Or Treaters
Visited me tonight. .
Cutest little Witch, Genie, Princess and Vampire
There could possibly be. ..
 The little Genie, was quite impressive
 Love the blue eye-lashes. . .!
 Mommy Witch is also a beauty. .
 Most witches aren't as pretty as she is. . .
 Oh, the frightening scare of Halloween. . .
A charming witch, a girl vampire, and of course a little princess.
 Little Princess didn't feel good. . and look at the "teeth" of the vampire!
 Grandma had lots of treats for the little Halloween guests. .
 Little Zoey was even dressed for the occasion. .
Although she didn't like it at all. .
She went to bed early,
The little Trickers were just too much for her.
Dragon Ball Z was off to a Halloween Party
 I didn't get to see two of my little Trickers. ..
They were just too busy knocking on doors. .
They will get their treats tomorrow. .
It is a fun night for the children in all of us. .
I am glad it is over and they are all
Home Safe and Sound. . .
Happy Halloween!
Now lets bring on

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Candelabra

I have to show you the cute
Halloween Candelabra
I made last year. .
I know you probably seen it before
But, I just have to show it again this year.
 I made it last year from "junk" I found at the
DI. . Thrift Store
It is two sconces, a candle holder and two pieces of wood!
Then I found some old faux pearls and I pray painted them . .
It is amazing what you can do with "junk"
With a little help from my son-in-law
I was able to put it together. . .and
I have a cute
Halloween Candelabra. .

I am linking to these cute blogs

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween and Fall Decorations Finally

Ok, one week before
And I finally have a few decorations out.
I do it just for the Grandkids. .
(Oh, what I don't do for them!)
Nothing fancy this year
Grandma is getting tired of putting up and taking down!
Do you know what I mean?
Of course those comical little ghosts have to be on
Display for Halloween Festivities. . .
I get such a kick out of them. . aren't I silly?
The little haunted house in the background
I found at the thrift store (DI) last year. .
I don't like scary things I only decorate in cute!
 The Blue Shelf is ready for Fall and Halloween
 Harvest plates. . . witches shoes, and a few pumpkins
And of course my little October Precious Moments.
My "old" Ghost I have had for over 40 years
Sits front and center on the coffee table
With a few other Fall decorations.. .
The little Candy Corn Baskets I have been
Crocheting are also displayed. . .
Well, this will do for now.
I have a few other things to show you
But, I will wait til tomorrow. .
I hope you have your Halloween decorations all out.
Like I always say,
"What goes Up must come Down!

I am going to be linking to these
Fabulous Blogs.
Be sure to visit them. . .you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Project Fail Rectified

How can I give up as a DIY-er Wannabe?
Well, I couldn't give up. .
I posted earlier about my
Project Failure
And I just couldn't discard it.
So back to the idea board I went
And this is what I come up with

The Silver Beast

 I painted the inside of the cabinet with
Martha Stewart--Chinchilla
I also used Martha Stewart- Opal
(I love Martha Stewart Paint)
 But, to set it off and look unique
I painted the trim and the drawers
Martha Stewart's Metallic Silver.
Love it, and it gives the piece a finishing touch
 I love how the drawers look. . .
I tell you, Martha has some beautiful new paint. .
Home Depot carries a whole new line of her
Metallic and Textured Paint
 I really am pleased with how it turned out
When the project failed, I was heartbroken. . .
It may not be how I "really" wanted it,
But, I like it and it looks good in my living room
My blogging friend Kaisa suggested I hang the doors. .
Now that is a good idea.
I am going to have my son-in-law help me
Come up with a way I can hang the doors when
The television is not in use.
So what do you think, did I rectify the failure?

Come Back Soon . . .K
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What's A DIYer Wanna Be To Do?

Sometime I wonder why I even try. .
As I have mentioned I had a
Project Failure
Now I am wondering
What's A DIYer Wanna Be
To Do?
 I have envisioned putting my television
In a Armoire. . . (I have seen several spelling)
Well, they are expensive and this gal doesn't have it
So I have looked at DI
Now just to let you know I have a big honkin TV
Not one of those slim flat screens. . .
I have come across a few armoires at the DI
But, none big enough to put my TV in.
Plus they always needed so much repair work
Finally I found one that my TV would fit in
And the wheels of my brain, although rusty,
Began to spin. .
I looked throughout bloggerland
And I saw some beautiful armoires.

I wanted mine to be
White Distressed. . . Ya, that's what I wanted
Oh, yes a cute white armoire!
Of course I wanted doors.
Doors so I could close and hide the big honkin TV
Well, I found the right size and in fairly good condition at DI
 It is hard work- sanding and priming and getting
A piece ready to paint.
The inside had to be painted. .
I paint out on my patio and the weather
Was starting to change. .
So I had the Grandson's move it into my house
I could finish painting and fixing . .
And then it happened. . .
It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to
The doors had to be taken off!
And from there it was down hill for me and my project!
The whole idea was to have the doors
I wanted to do something unique- - make it as
Pretty and charming as the ones I had seen in bloggerland

This is what I have in my living room. . .
I am not happy! Nope, I am upset!!
I haven't even finished painting it. . .
What's a DIY Wanna Be to do?
Like they say in the Western Movies. .
Get back on the saddle!
Cowboy Up!
So, I have dusted off the paint brush and I am back
In the saddle trying to re-invent my armoire idea.
Wish me luck. .
I really need it.
Be sure to check back and see what damage I have done.
Maybe it is better to buy a cheap new one. . .?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Project Failure

Oh Darn, I hate when that happens!
Project Failure!
Oh, I had such a great idea for
The Monster. . .
It didn't work out the way I had planned.
I will show you pictures later.
Now I am back to square one!
Oh, darn. . What's a person to do?
Start Again?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Candy Corn Baskets

Candy Corn abounds this time of year.
Everywhere I look there is
Candy Corn!

 From Pinterest
A talented blogger made these. .
So sorry I don't have the name
Better Homes And Garden

Well, I decided I would make a
Crochet Basket
For the Candy Corn

Easy as could be. . .
But I can't really tell you how to make them
Because I make it up as I go
I have made a dozen of them. .
I will give them to Grandchildren
And Friends for a cute
October gift. . 
I really will sit down and write the directions
I will post them later.
Hope your decorating is going better than mine
I will just get the Fall decorations up
And it will be time for Christmas. .
Oh, goodness, I had better stop
Crocheting and finish the decorating.

I will be Linking with these lovely Blogs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It Is October

Oh, My Goodness!
Where is the time going?
Didn't we just celebrate the 4th of July?
Didn't I just put my summer decor out?
Ah, I do believe it truly is
I am slowly moving along putting one season away
And bringing out another season. . .
Why, oh why do I do this?
But, I am just not one to leave things in my home the same. .
(I know I am not the only one that does this)
But, I am moving S-L-O-W!
By the time I have Autumn decor in place
It will be time for Winter and Christmas. . . .
Well, here is just a little bit of change
A few more of my crocheted pumpkins
A little Autumn Embroidery I did awhile back.

(not a good picture)
The little table vignette looks much better in real life!
 This is my small dining area. . .
 My table and blue buffet are so fun to decorate. .
I love how the sun come through the windows this time of year
It is in the mid afternoon, and it makes the room seem so cozy. .
I get a good feeling. . . I guess it is just a secure homey feeling
Interesting how sunshine and its rays will give you a good feeling.
Oh, but today is rainy, and the wind is howling. . .
It is that time of year for change in the weather. . .
I love where I live because I get to experience all of the seasons.
I am very busy right now painting a "monster" of a piece!
After my Blue Buffet I said I wasn't going to paint another "big" piece
Oh, boy. . .that didn't last long. .
I am at it again. . .and I have got to hurry and get it done
Not only to show you, but to get it off my patio before it is too cold!
Here is a sneak peek!
I hope it turns out the way I envision in my head. .

Check back. . .I hope to have it done real soon. . .!
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Be sure to give them a visit. .
The French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest
The Shabby Nest/Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home/Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home/Home Sweet Home