Hello everyone! Long time no blog! It has been a very busy Summer, as I am sure it has been for all of you too! We just got back from our family vacation to Kansas City. Almost all of our school shopping is done, good thing because the first day is right around the corner! Whew… It seems like we blinked and Summer was over.
We finally got some relief today from the intense heat we have had. We went to the farmer’s market today and could sit out on the deck while our steaks grilled without breaking a sweat for the first time in many days! I hope where ever you are the weather is pleasant!
I haven’t blogged in a while and I have missed it. I have a few things to share. First, I think you all know by now that Fall is my most favorite season. Well, I got a couple new signs that I just have to show you. Obviously I haven’t started decorating for Fall yet, but now that I have these signs I am just itching to! They are both made by my talented friend Lisa. Check out her selling blog Black Sheep’s Mercantile. Thanks Lisa, I couldn’t be more happy with my signs!
This one Lisa custom made for me. Every year it is a tradition for our family to have a pumpkin carving contest after we have visited our local pumpkin patch. This sign has special meaning to our family!
Here is a close up. I just love the detail and the distressing.
And here is the second one. It is a great sign that I can easily find just the right spot for!
Another close up just for fun. I love the wood she used!
Doesn’t it just get you in the mood for Fall?
Here is something else that will get you into the Fall mood. I LOVE these 1803 Candles. Here is my little stash of Autumn scents. Some I have ordered straight from their website. And some I have purchased from a wonderful store called Aunt Patty’s Attic. Check out their blog HERE.
Scents from left to right are: Witches Cauldron, Pumpkin Hollow, Pumpkin Cornbread and Simply Autumn. All are wonderful, I just love the look of them. And the scents are to die for. Try these out, you won’t be disappointed. For those of you who already have them, you know what I am talking about!
Here is a makeover that I did a while back. And I am just now getting around to sharing it. I bought this little cabinet with four drawers a LONG time ago at Goodwill for $4.00. Just like all of my other goodies it sat in my garage and patiently waited for me to make it over.
Here it is before~
And here it is after~
I took off the porcelain knobs. Then I sanded the whole piece down and wiped it with a tack cloth. Gave it two coats of Americana black paint. Sanded and distressed it (I even hit it with a hammer in some places)! The new wood knobs I purchased at Michaels craft store, I attached those with a screw through the backside of the drawers. I predrilled a small hole first (in both the knob and the drawers) so I didn’t split any wood. I wiped off all of the excess saw dust with a tack cloth and then coated the whole thing with Minwax gel stain in Walnut.
It is the perfect length and width for the back of the tank on the toilet. It holds hair ties and bobby pins, q-tips etc. A great little wooden find! I love things with little drawers!
That is about it for this time! It has been fun chatting with you again! Next time I will be blogging about a wonderful swap I did with a very dear friend. But in the meantime, check out her blog! She is one very talented gal!! Homespun Treasures By Dana. Here is a link to her website too! Homespun Treasures.
Until next time, take care.