Then, there are always the pieces that I really want to keep for myself - but can't. We need a bigger house or one with elastic walls. Of course, I took lots of new pictures for you to ooh and ahh over, if oohing and ahhing over primitives, beautiful antiques, cottage items, shabby chic, etc. is your thing. Click on the picture of this dresser-I-wish-we-had-room-for to go to the album!I bought this cute little country bench off Craigslist (click on your state to see what's available in your area). I thought it would make a cute display for books, dolls, pillows, plants - almost anything that could sit on it. So, I promptly painted it white (notice I started painting - as usual - and then remembered to take a picture) and took it to the shop where (of course) I forgot to take the "after" picture of it. It's not for sale (at least, not yet) because I really need it for display right now. When I got home I noticed that I did take a sideview of it in one of the pictures:Can you see it, over to the left, on top of that wicker chest? It's right next to the brown wicker chair that Hubby refers to as our "Morticia Chair" because it looks like the one used by the Addams Family.
This mirror really wanted to be black. My hubby didn't hear it talking to me and couldn't understand why I wanted to paint this gold mirror another color. Here's what it looks like now, with a little silver highlighting, thanks to Rub 'n Buff, as introduced to me by Joy, Joys of Home.
Hubby just called me from work. Apparently a transformer blew this morning and approximately half the plant was left without electricity. He said he's now hearing rumors that it will cost about $15,000 - AND one week - to replace it and that during that time, the entire plant will be shut down. (*Shudders down our spines*) I feel an unscheduled vacation coming up... Why don't these things happen when we have an abundance of money and not after totalling our van, another vehicle and having to scrap our $600 14-month-old refrigerator? Oh (a bright light goes off in my dark head)...because we never have an abundance of money, Well, I guess that explains that.
My eyes are going crossed from staring into this computer screen. I'll take that as a sign to shut up and sign off. Later!