01 November 2017

a sweet painted cabinet.

i recently acquired a small cabinet .. 
one for my personal stash of books & music cd's,
writing tablets & stationary.
or whatever else suits my fancy.

found locally, this picture was in the ad:
much blue'r than how your computer screen shows.
caked on flat blue paint.
not horrible.
but not me.

so i painted it .. and didn't remove the hardware before painting!
ASCP old white
a bit of distressing here and there,
including the hardware so just a tich of metal shows through,
General Finishes clear coat in satin,
and a touch of Ralph Lauren Tobacco Glaze.
all that resulted in this .. and i rather love it.

just a bit of distressing makes it all purty-like.

now to go through my paper and pen and bookish stash 
and choose the best to fill this up.. 
the innards may change as my mood and season reflect.

i'm in love with the imperfect..
it's the new perfect. 
and as the nester says,
"it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."

31 October 2017

new to me autumn touches.


the other day i got away for a little bit. just me myself and i. so i went thrifting and found this little gem for my multiple daily servings of liquid life. why? because 
"life is too short to drink from an ugly cup.

the fact the cup says Vermont makes me want to
watch Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" ...

while one of my {431} sisters was in town to visit our dad, we did a little bit of retail therapy. i found this sweet espresso maker in speckled tan and grey. 
to go along with my new to me thrifted cup. 

 the same retail therapy opportunity led me to find this wreath
and i decided it would easily complete an otherwise empty
spot in my kitchen just right so i bought it and used
my smartypants 40% off coupon at holly bolly.

we're loving the falling leaves ..

and how welcoming our autumn porch is presently..
and those big peachy warty pumpykins.
and our new to us bistro set a neighbor put
out on her sidewalk with a big ole
FREE sign on it. 
well duh. 
of course i grabbed it!

and did you notice that evelyn the precious pooch
is dancing by the front door. she's darling.
and such a good dancer.