Friday, April 23, 2010

Featured on Beyond the Picket Fence.....

Oooo I am so excited! I am featured on Beyond the Picket Fence! Wow! Nothing like this ever happens to me! Thanks, Becky!

PB Kids Kitchen

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PB Kids Play Kitchen - Metamorphosis Monday

This will become......

this.....or least my interpretation of it.

I saw this play kitchen in the PB Kids catalog and thought WOW! I have the pieces I could make this.
 Not too bad...ignore the blue tape!

The faucet is a upside down paper mache "L". The sink is a pan from the dollar tree. Still need handles for the faucet and a "curtain" to cover the shelves. I wish I had kept the cabinet door...would have been perfect! The counter top is cardboard....I couldn't find a piece of wood the right size and I do not have any power tools to make the necessary cuts. After painting the cardboard it warped of course. So I decided to go to Lowe's to see if I could find a CHEAP piece of wood of some type. On my way out of the co-op I spotted a demolished entertainment center at the curb. Of course, I jumped out of the car I could hardly believe what I saw. About 8-10 shelf pieces of varying lengths and a long piece of trim, perfect for the back splash. I was speechless! As luck would have it I bought a saw over the weekend at the dollar tree . Yes, dollar tree. It worked surprisingly well and I was able to cut 8" off the shelf and 24" off the trim piece leaving about 4'.

 Yesterday I decided to try my luck with my DT saw, a screw, screwdriver and hammer to make a cut out for the sink. It worked but it took me about 2 hours. The proper tools sure would be a help! I had decide to make this a "use what you have project". I did pretty good...I only bought the "sink" (DT) and the fabric for the curtain (PTO thrift store $1.00). I used left over room paint. So the whole project cost $2.00 (OK, three if you count the saw but, I can use that again and again....)

The curtain "rod" is a piece of PVC tubing and doesn't fit well. If I can find a dowel or rod I might change it. Overall I am happy with my project and if I change my mind (what? who me change my mind...never!) none of the pieces are attached so I can take it apart re-paint and make something else. I am having so much fun with my projects!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Miniature Easter Tablescape

This is the table from my dollhouse decorated for Easter. I love the way the pieces look real scale up close. Sometimes it is fun to fool people with your new "house"!
 Here you can see the activities in the kitchen on Easter. Eggs are in the bowl ready to be colored, someone has made a batch of Bunny sugar cookies and they are on the counter "cooling". I am not sure what is in the pitcher, orange juice or something stronger?

There is miniature Sparky begging....just like the real Sparky! I will be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Thrift Store Finds

I found this table at the recycle center for $10.00. Someone had started to remove the veneer from the top. I guess I will finish that and paint it white (of course!).


This little shelf was found at Salvation Army for 3.99. I think it will be painted also!

Found this piece also at SA. I think is was 6.99 and the good thing is it is already white!! The little drawers are perfect for my miniature making supplies...Maybe I should stay out of the thrift stores for a while (probably  not!!)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trash to Treasure Tuesday March 23, 2010

I found this table at a resale shop...
I decided to paint it white..
Then I found this little chair at the recycle center for two bucks.....actually it wasn't in that bad shape but I wanted it white...
and recovered the seat. I found the fabric at the thrift store for $1.00....sooo the whole project cost three bucks plus a little white paint...that is a staple in my house!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grandma and Grandpa's Wedding Cake Topper

This was on my grandparents wedding cake, June 10, 1939. It is almost 71 years old. They look pretty good for that age! When I was younger I wanted a wedding cake with this topper on it. I never had the big dress, big wedding fantasy just this topper on a cake.When Alan and I were married last March it never occurred to me to have a cake. We had a VERY small wedding...just two witnesses. I guess I thought if I wasn't having a big wedding we didn't need a cake. Now I wish I had.... I am joining Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Click on the button and take a look.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Workroom Update.............

I have been busy painting for two days. I am out of white paint!!
This is an old kitchen cabinet that I had in the basement....
I decided to paint it white and use it as a small bookcase/dollhouse stand....
This side of the room is the pretty side with lots of storage in the dresser drawers...
Notice the bride and groom cake topper on the left in front of the flowers. It was on my grandparents wedding cake 71 years ago.
This side of the room is storage..not as pretty as the other side.
I still have work to do. I have not decided if I will paint the computer cart or try to find one that is white and black.  This is still a work in progress! I will post more pictures later.