Saturday, March 3, 2018


Hi everyone sorry I have been missing in action. I have been a painting fiend. Not painting on paper or canvas though.

It is amazing the difference paint can make.

All the walls were a glossy white and woodwork a dark brown. The dark brown woodwork would not have been too bad if there had not been white splotches all over it.

My bedroom is now teal blue (darker than in the photo) with white floating shelves for nightstands. My vintage light fixtures are finally on the wall. They are not in this photo as they were installed afterwards. These are the only flannel sheets I own. Later I will buy new sheets. As well as sheer drapes and drapery rods to make a canopy.

As well as painting I have been removing paint on light fixtures. After removing the paint on the hallway light I replaced the light globe. Then I decided to paint the walls and start my gallery. I need to get a short rod to add below this rod  as well as find which box the photo paper is in. I have three more frames.  I love the walls painted in warm Caramel.

The big project is painting the kitchen cabinets which I am working on now,

This is how they looked like

This is how they will look. Lots of cleaning since there is even sticky stuff on the inside. Then lots of patching. Then sanding. Two coats of paint and they look like this. I am using a dense roller to add texture to the drawers and doors.

I don't have pictures but the entry is painted pale yellow. The woodwork lavender and the dark brown  closet painted the same teal blue as the bedroom.

I can't believe I have lived in this house for almost five months now.

That is all for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thinking Of Spring

Hi everyone my area has had record snowfall and my thoughts are turning towards Spring as I put away the Christmas decorations and rearrange and organize. I figured it was time to replace the poinsettias on the porch light fixture.Since I had left over floral foam it was an inexpensive project to create a Spring looking arrangement.

Now to find a lavender butterfly I have in my stash to wire on the light fixture.

Are you ready for Spring?

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Deck The Halls

Hi everyone sorry I've been MIA. Alas my playroom is an icebox so I've not been trying to organize the chaos. Much less doing any crafting.  I've been working on painting, hanging pictures and decorating for the holidays. Trying to turn the house into a home and making it guest ready as long as they don't plan to spend the night. LOL!

I wanted to do more than just have a wreath on the door and lights and garland on the railing. I saw an idea for decorating the porch lantern light and decided to try it. I already had a wire hanger. Although those are getting more difficult to find. I may have to see if a dry cleaner will either sell me some or give me a couple. I bought floral foam at Dollar Tree and at a thrift store picked up artificial flowers. Not that I didn't have any but I'm clueless where they are. In less than an hour I ended up with this Christmas decoration to provide cheer to those passing by or knocking on the door.

Good thing I tried hanging it before adding the flowers as I had to cut the foam in half.  I realized later that I should have cut the foam so it was not so thick. Also I should have left the hanger a little longer. I'll do that next time when I create a Spring one.  I went ahead and put flowers on the sides as well as the top since I wasn't sure what was going to show or not show. It was too cold to work on this outside and constantly putting it up to see how it was going to look. I think it turned out well and I have an attractive decoration for under two dollars.

Off to do more unpacking and maybe even baking some cookies. Nothing turns a house into a home faster than wonderful scents.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!