Friday, October 26, 2012

Went to the doctor yesterday for my annual check up. The first thing they make you do is get on the scales to see how much weight you have gained (won't even let you take off your shoes) guess what... I had gained two pounds...bummer. I have a husband that dearly loves to cook, yes it is really nice to have your own live in chef, but he does get upset if you don't eat all he has fixed, including desert. I do exercise everyday I also need to do the other exercise the one pushing away from the table. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me I really need some. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Vonda

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More pictures of lamp



One more lamp I brought with me from the other house I want to share with you..bought it on ebay it was painted green. I sprayed it black added gold metal leaf over a red based bole then antiqued with a raw umber glaze. Orange shellac was brushed on the prints to simulate age.Cut out decoupage trims some were glued on others on the shade I did in repousse (stuffed) . It is now in our breakfast room.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I AM BACK

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WE MOVED..I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LEAVE MY OTHER HOUSE. DAUGHTER SAID SHE WANTED US CLOSER TO HER AS WE ARE GETTING OLDER (IT HAPPENS) RIGHT NOW WE ARE JUST 5 MINUTES FROM HER HOME. WE LOVE THE LOCATION CLOSE TO OUR DOCTOR, GROCERY STORE AND MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP HOME DEPOT. ALSO I DID'NT THINK I WOULD EVER FIND A HOME I COULD PLAY WITH LIKE THE OTHER BUT I HAVE...JUST LOVE IT. I WILL BE SHARING PICTURES WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO THIS PLACE.

REFURBISHED LAMPS FOR THE HOUSE

 DONNA HIGBY FOUND THIS OLD LAMP ON THE CONNER AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO ME AFTER ONE OF OUR CLASSES. I ADDED SILVER AND GOLD PAINT TO BRING OUT THE DETAILS..COVERED A NEW LAMPSHADE WITH FABRIC I HAD AND ADDED THE LOVELY TRIM (DON'T ASK ME WHAT THE TRIM COST BUT IT MADE THE LAMP
 DONNA FOUND THIS ADORABLE LITTLE LAMP AT SOME THRIFT SHOP SHE SOLD IT TO ME..BLESS HER. DECOUPAGE CROWNS WERE GLUED TO THE SHADE AND CRACKLE GLAZE WITH GOLD OIL PAINT RUBBED INTO THE CRACKS ADDED THE FINAL TOUCH. WE HAVE IT IN THE GUEST BATHROOM
 BOUGHT THIS LAMP FOR $14.00 AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN SCOTTSDALE. SPRAYED IT BLACK CUT OUT BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS FOR THE SHADE AND AROUND THE BOTTOM. IT IS ON MY DESK IN THE OFFICE


 I BROUGHT ALL MY THINGS FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM AT THE OTHER HOUSE THEY FIT JUST GREAT. MY TWO LAMP SHADES HAVE INSETS OF FABRIC WITH FRENCH COURT MONKEYS AND ON THE SIDES SILK RED AND YELLOW CHECK FABRIC. THE BASES WERE PAINTED YELLOW BEFORE I ANTIQUED AND DISTRESSED THEM. PLACES HAVE SILVER LEAF I HAVE OXIDIZED


 LAMP I PAID $7.00 AT GOODWILL.IT WAS A HIGH GLOSS BRIGHT BLUE.I SPRAYED IT WITH XIM A FLASH BOND THAT WOULD LET PAINT STAY ON THE SURFACE WITHOUT PEELING OFF. CUT OUT TOILE PRINTS AND BLACK AND WHITE TRIM AND DECOUPAGE THEM TO THE SIDES. SILVER LEAF PAINT WAS ADDED TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE LAMP. FOUR COATS OF SPRY VARNISH WAS ADDED FOR THE FINISH