Easter cloche

I found this today at the GW. It stands about 14 inches high, one of the largest of these types of clocks I’ve seen. It was $5.00 and it’s glass, not plastic. The twirly thing at the bottom was missing. (edited to add, I've since learned that these are called anniversary clocks, who knew?)
I spray primed then a couple of coats of satin black, add cute ceramic bunnies holding giant carrot candles? Ha ha.  The bunnies I bought quite a while ago at the GW.  I can change it out with the seasons.
I’ve done a lot around the house this weekend, and worked a couple of hours OT too :)  I am working on one more project, which I will reveal later this week. It involves moulding and bedroom doors :)

I'm linking to Susan's Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and at Southern Hospitality


Butterfly art for my daughter

I used an Ikea Ribba frame, some foam core to make it more of a shadow box, sparkly letters and colour chip samples from the paint store. I made this for her for her upcoming 12th birthday. Her bedroom is black, white and red.
The two red butterflies represent her an I. She is the lone butterfly, flying in a different direction. I am in the pack, amongst her family and friends, who will always be there for her as she journeys through life.

Although this is an older project, I’m linking up to Fireflies and Jellybean’s Iron Crafter party. The theme is paint chips and this one fits the theme perfectly.

iron crafter 1

Crown moulding and baseboards are finally done

It took me weeks to finally get around to caulking and touch up painting.
The bulkhead was previously green
and now it’s painted out to match the cupboards. I think it looks so much nicer and gives the appearance of taller cabinets (sort of kind of)003
Then I tackled the baseboards. I purchased a big sheet of mdf and had the store cut it down to 4” strips. I painted it out and then added chair rail, upside down.
I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time getting to the final touch ups. I’m glad it’s completed.
Next I am going to install beadboard on the backsplash.


Computer nook update

I mod podged the counter with wall paper, used scrap book paper to cover cereal boxes and a coffee can, moved the bulletin board to cover the phone outlet and moved the broken down pc.  It’s not perfect but it’s a whole lot better.


Spring refreshing

A jute rug will replace the existing rug.
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